A popular restaurant with excellent food quality in a serene environment.
This popular restaurant can get very busy but there is a bar on the way in, where guests are greeted and set up in comfort, and the attitude throughout is laid back but not without care. Ingredients are carefully sourced - fresh produce comes from organic farmers' markets, cheeses from Sheridan's cheesemongers, smoked fish from Frank Hederman's smokehouse in Cobh, Co Cork. Seasonal menus - which considerately indicate dishes containing nuts or nut oil - offer eight or ten tempting choices per course. Starters will almost certainly include the ever-popular Bistro One's salad with pancetta, rocket and pine nuts - while the pasta and risotto selection can be starter or main course as preferred: typically, spaghetti with organic meatballs & fresh basil, perhaps, or Carnaroli risotto with green pea and organic mint. Main courses include classics - in seafood dishes, maybe, or roast duck - and organic meats, perhaps in an old fashioned dish like pan fried lambs liver & organic streaky bacon with a red onion mash. There are generous side vegetables and a choice of French and Irish cheese; home-made ice creams or classic puddings to finish.
Southbound on N11, first right after Foxrock church
Georgina Campbell Tipperary Water guide
No smoking area
Closed Sun, Mon & Christmas/New Year