The concept for Mikey Ryan’s Bar & Kitchen is for a distinctly Irish gastropub with a cooking from scratch ethos in our restaurant and a focus on local, seasonal ingredients of high quality, organic wherever possible. Working directly with local farmers and artisan producers such as The Good Herdsmen, Annie’s Organic Farm and Comfrey Cottage Cashel for vegetables and of course Cashel Blue Cheese, Mikey Ryan’s offers its local and international guests a ‘taste of Tipperary’.
Reflecting the chef’s food philosophy, the menu is founded on the culinary principles of freshness, seasonality and a focus on quality ingredients prepared with care to enhance their flavour. Expect food that conjures up feelings of home, nostalgia and comfort but that bit more delicious. It’s not such a long way to Tipperary after all...
Renowned chef, Liam Kirwan is heading up the kitchen and brings his creative flair and extensive experience to Cashel. After years in London working in gastropubs with a similar ethos, Kirwan also spent time cooking in restaurants in Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Portugal. Each of these experiences broadened his horizons and influenced his creativity, however it is his home county of Tipperary that is the source of most inspiration for him. He is passionate about the produce the county boasts and is keen to showcase it in his interpretation of local gastronomy.