VISUAL is one of Ireland’s largest and most spectacular venues for contemporary art. Downstairs from the entrance lobby, the award winning Lennon’s Restaurant echoes the sleek modern feel of the building’s exterior with its unfussy, open plan layout and original art hanging on the walls. There is a sheltered terrace for al fresco dining with lovely views of the historic St. Patrick’s College and Carlow Cathedral.
An interesting feature inside is the black glass wall which separates the kitchen from the dining room, listing daily specials with full details of local suppliers. Premium ingredients are at the very heart of Lennon’s philosophy.
‘We are committed to providing good honest food produced with passion and attention to detail while using only the finest Irish meat and poultry, sustainably caught fish and locally sourced ingredients. We are passionate about supporting local and artisan producers and constantly seeking quality produce which is the basis of our food.’
This approach has resulted in a carefully chosen menu to suit all preferences and dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian and healthy options. Open daily from 10.30am, with dinner on Thursday to Saturday and Sunday Brunch, Lennon’s is a vibrant and cosmopolitan eatery at the heart of Carlow town.
Head Chef Gail Johnson is the Restaurant Association Awards Carlow Chef of the Year 2016
Members of Good Food Ireland and Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide
Included in John and Sally McKenna’s Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland in 2014 and 2015