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The Wooden Spoon

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1 euro Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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The Wooden Spoon
Bridge Street, Killaloe Co Clare
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Tel: +353 61 622 415

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Formerly the characterful premises of Crotty’s pub, owner Laura Kilkenny wisely made no unnecessary changes when she opened her café, bakery & deli here in 2009. She's since earned a following for local seasonal ingredients and good simple cooking, served with a generous dash of real hospitality.
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Al Fresco
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • Sunday Dining

The Wooden Spoon

Passing through tall wrought iron gates on the hilly street which looks down over the bridge between Killaloe and Ballina, you walk into a leafy bower set up with picnic tables, and then on into a delightfully appealing old-fashioned café interior.


Formerly the characterful premises of Crotty’s pub, owner Laura Kilkenny wisely made no unnecessary changes when she opened her café, bakery & deli here in 2009. You still get the sense of the old bar – complete with a welcome fire down at the far end – but now the bar tops are piled high with freshly baked scones and cakes and every kind of temptation you could think of, notably a huge bowl of meringues...


A short menu offers tempting savoury dishes too, so you can have a really tasty and (perhaps surprisingly) healthy, meal here. A gorgeous big bowl of homemade soup with predictably delicious freshly baked brown soda bread is perfect for a chilly day, for example, or perhaps a generous, richly flavoured beef and Guinness stew.


In warmer weather the tone will change to dishes with Mediterranean flavours, but you can expect the same principles of quality to apply - local seasonal ingredients and good simple cooking, served with a generous dash of real hospitality.


A gem of a place and deservedly popular.

Open Tue-Sun: Tue-Thu 9.30am-6pm, Fri & Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-6pm. Licensed. Children welcome. Closed Mon. The bakery next door (Church Street entrance) is open Tue-Sat. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 03-03-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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