Just Ask Restaurant of the Month - Fiacri Country House Restaurant & Cookery School

Fiacri Country House Restaurant & Cookery School - Roscrea County Tipperary IrelandJust Ask!” is a public awareness campaign that aims to encourage consumers when eating out to look for information on where the food (particularly meat) on their plate comes from, and encourages chefs to provide this information on their menus. The programme supports both large and smaller artisan suppliers, encouraging both Irish diners and visitors from abroad to support restaurants that are in turn supporting their suppliers.

Here at Georgina Campbell Guides we have always been avid supporters of the ‘eat local’ concept, and we always enjoy reading menus that have a real sense of place. The dining experience is greatly enriched by knowing that the food on your plate is inspired by the produce and traditions of the area, and sourced nearby – and we would love to see more chefs sharing that precious information with their guests. 

If you are a visitor to the area, learning a little about local food and the people who produce it adds a special extra dimension to the visit – and, for residents, it reinforces a natural pride in the good things of their locality and makes a meal all the more enjoyable.

So, we are delighted by the high standard of menus that continue to be submitted for our ' “Just Ask!” Restaurant of the Month Competition', menus that really speak of the best of Irish foods – and the dedication of both the people who make them, and the chefs who select them to create wonderful dishes with real Irish flavour for our enjoyment.


The “Just Ask!” Restaurant of the Month winner for August is Fiacri Country House Restaurant & Cookery School, Roscrea, Co Tipperary

Fiacri Country House Restaurant & Cookery School has been known for its good food since it was set up by Enda and Ailish Hennessy in 1997 and attracts regular customers from a wide area.

Often cited as a great example of how a farming family can diversify into a thriving business, Enda and Ailish Hennessy have a strong commitment to quality in all areas of their business and state their support for local and Irish produce in a supplier list on the front page of their menu folder.

Here customers see that “All our Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Duck, Pork and Veal are guaranteed Irish and we try to source as much as possible from County Tipperary and surrounding areas.”  This is borne out by the detailed list:  the butcher is Jim Farrelly of Templemore, with chicken, duck, lamb and pork supplied by Templethouthy Foods; eggs come from Bill Harrahill Poultry at Rathdowney; fresh fish is delivered daily by Rene Cusack of Limerick; cheeses are supplied locally by Cooleeney Farm House, Moyne, and Grubbs  Farm House, Cashel.

The garden at Fiacri provides herbs and some of the fruit, vegetables and salads, others are supplied by Peters Veg in Templemore and Fresh Fields of Roscrea. Milk and butter come from Thurles Co-op, and Pallas Foods of Newcastle West supply dry ingredients such as nuts and chocolate, also oils and some meats.

This honest statement conveys a sense of place that is interesting to visitors, and a reassuring sense of the owners’ commitment to the quality produce of their area.

Together with good cooking, professional service and a lovely ambience, this makes Fiacri Country House Restaurant a very special dining destination.

Dinner Menu - Fiacri Country House Restaurant & Cookery School

The menu, with an emphasis on fresh preparation, features several specialty items such as hand-cut and aged steaks, a variety of seafood and chicken, freshly baked rolls, fresh-cut salads with special recipe salad dressings and for desert, chocolate cheese cake. Over the last 5 years, we have learned that the most important thing of all is that our customers do in fact come first. Whether stopping by for an excellent meal, a delicious dessert or to get together for dinner with family and friends, you'll find you're always in good company at Fiacri House.

Dinner Menu €55.00

* Fresh Mussels in a White Wine Cream Sauce and Garlic Bread.
* Smoked Irish Salmon with home-made Tagliatelle, Parmesan and Spring Onion Cream Sauce.
* Crown of Galia Melon with Summer Fruits and Irish Mist.
* Crispy Duck Spring Roll with a weet Chilli Sauce.
* Warm Salad of Prawns with Pine Nuts and Smoked Bacon.
* Crab and Avocado Salad with Chilli Mayonnaise.
* Salad of Baked Clonakility Black Pudding with Carmelized Apple.
* Chicken and Crispy Bacon Ceasar salad Fiacri House Stlye.
* Deep Fried cooleney Cheese with Home-made Chutney..

Homemade Soup of the Day, or Grapefruit and Champagne Sorbet.

• Sirloin Steak Diane with Garlic Mash.
• Rack of Tipperary Lamb with Herb, Pine nut and Apricot Stuffing, Rosemary Jus and Mint and Apple Sauce.
• Pan fried Breast of Chicken with a Spring Onion Mash and Whiskey Cream Sauce
• Honey Roast Breast of Silver Hill Duck with a Herb Potato Stuffing Carmelized Onion and Wild Berry Sauce.
•Pan fried Fillet of Veal with a Madeira Peppered Sauce.
• Escallope of Salmon with a butter leek Mash, Fresh Spinach and Champagne and Prawn Sauce
• Medallion of Monkfish with a Mussel and Saffron Sauce


Dessert Menu

* Assorted Fiacri House Dessert Plate.
* Baileys Cheesecake with a Chocolate Sauce.
* Fresh Fruit Pavlova with Raspberry and Mango Coulis & Homemade Ice Cream.
* Hazelnut Meringue Roulade with Raspberries and Raspberry coulis.
* Cr?me Brulle with Fresh Fruit and Homemade Ice-cream.
* Profiteroles with Bailey Cream, Chocolate Sauce and Homemade Ice-cream.
* Rhubarb, Strawberry and Ginger Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cream.
* Chocolate Roulade with Baileys Cream, Chocolate Sauce and Ice Cream.
* Fiacri House Cheese Board, with Tipperary Cheeses.

After Dinner Drinks

Home Made Petit FoursTea/Coffee.

Quinta de la Rosa 1997 Vintage Port…€8.00/Cockburns Fine Ruby Port…€5.70
Sandeman Tawny Port…€3.20/Chateau Jolys – Cuvee Jean…€20.00 per bottle..€4.00 per glass/ Hennesey Congac V.S/ Courvoiser V.S/ Martel V.S….€4.00 Remy Martin V.S.O.P….€8.50/ Grand Marnier/Drambuie/Cointreau/Benedictine…€5.00
Crème de Menthe/Crème de Frappe…€4.40
Irish Coffee/Baileys Coffee/ French Coffee/Calypso Coffee…€5.00

Please note: Switch off Mobile Phones in Dining Room or leave at Reception.

Children under Twelve years of age are not catered for.

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