2007 Award Winners NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 2007

Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co Carlow

Newcomer of the Year 2007 - Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co Carlow Visitors to the pretty village of Clonegal (“on the road to nowhere, on the border of Carlow and Wexford…”) have treat in store, as this is where Henry Stone and Stphanie Barrillier chose to set up their beautifully appointed little restaurant, which is in an immaculately maintained 18th century building of warmth and character.

Henry, who was formerly head chef at Marlfield House and had already a earned a keen following in the area, is an exceptionally talented chef and this delightful spot is definitely worth a detour – both for Henry’s delicious seasonal menus and outstanding cooking, and for the place itself and an atmosphere of relaxed efficiency created by Stephanie and her front-of-house team.

Our shortlist for Newcomer of the Year was exceptionally strong this year, and it is a great pleasure to hand the title on to such an outstanding little restaurant.    

Sha Roe Bistro, Clonegal, County Carlow
54 votes

Sha-Roe Bistro

Clonegal, Co. Carlow
Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Away from the main road to anywhere, the pretty and well-preserved riverside village of Clonegal is on the borders of Wexford, Carlow and Wicklow. And here, in a fine 18th century building, you will find Henry and Stephanie Stone's small but beautifull ...

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