The Roadside Tavern
Deliciousness is in the detail.
That’s what Kieran, and head chef Viv, understand in their work in the kitchen in Kieran's Kitchen, in the iconic Roadside Tavern, in pretty Lisdoonvarna.
The deliciousness means that they offer precise and refreshing cooking, served in what is one of the classic bars on the Wild Atlantic Way. The chowder is a beauty. The lamb stew is a masterpiece. Roasted monkfish with mango risotto makes you want to march up to the bar with an empty bowl and ask: “More, please!”
This cooking is, in the professional parlance, clean: everything tastes of itself, natural and alive, the flavours liberated by sure cooking technique, and it means the food eats beautifully, because Kieran and Viv and the crew have thought about the best way to confect a chowder, the best way to serve a fillet of monkfish. They know that the deliciousness lurks in the detail.
They are lucky, of course, to be able to serve their food in this great, sociable bar, with its fantastic craft beers, and its peerless atmosphere. The perfect cooking, in the perfect place.
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