Sha-Roe Bistro is situated between Huntington Castle and Osborne’s Pub in the centre of Clonegal, winner of Ireland’s Tidiest Village in 2014 and 2015. The restaurant, originally an 18th century inn, has been sympathetically restored and retains many old features which add to the welcoming ambience, including a large open stone fireplace and a tiny cottage window that reveals a glimpse into the kitchen.
A more contemporary detail is the presence of a Chef ’s Table which allows 4-6 guests dine in the kitchen and observe the spectacle of chefs at work. Henry Stone, formerly at Marlfield House, has designed a menu that has a simple, classical feel but with a number of creative twists. The quality of ingredients is paramount, highlighting the abundance of suppliers in the neighbouring area.
The blend of exceptional cuisine, warm hospitality, chic yet intimate surroundings and the expertly chosen wine list ensures Sha-Roe receives consistently good reviews and numerous awards and is widely regarded as a hidden gem which should not be missed.
We try to have as much local produce as possible; and we follow the seasons throughout the year – that’s how to get the best flavour.
Henry Stone, Head Chef
- Best New Comer of the Year 2007, Georgina Campbell’s Guide,
- Bib Gourmand Michelin Guide 2008-2017
- Best Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year 2010 Georgina Campbell’s Guide
- Best Chef of the Year 2011, Georgina Campbell’s Guide,
- Best Carlow Restaurant 2016, Irish Restaurant Awards
Local Suppliers: Carlow Cheese; Tom Nolan (game); Kavanagh’s Meat; Seatrade (fish); Cullen’s Fruit and Vegetable