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Irish, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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A welcoming 17C former coaching inn set in a picturesque village; it’s a simple place with a relaxed, intimate feel and candlelit tables in the evening...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food here was excellent and a must do if you’re seeing clonegal or visiting Huntington castle (it’s right at the end of the driveway!). It’s a small place so reservations are a must but worth it since the food is AMAZING.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous experience form start to finish. Had been waiting a while to visit this little gem due to past two years of turmoil. Well worth the wait. Food was the best I have tasted in Ireland for quite a long time. Service was top notch,...friendly, efficient & unobtrusive. Stephanie & Henry deserve much praise for showcasing Local produce presented to the highest standards. I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

Really wonderful service , and utterly delicious food. We really hope to come back here and repeat the experience. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

Would rate this 6 stars if we could. The most amazing fresh locally produced foot and the loveliest staff. Exceptionally reasonably price for the quality that you are getting. We had a very relaxed lunch and although we were some of the last diners there,...it was so calmed and relaxed and we did not feel rushed in any way. My only comment would be that it would be nice if they had a tip option for the card machine - we didn’t have any cash on us so we weren’t able to leave a tip which we felt the staff more than deserved but we will know for next time. Already looking forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

Wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent and service was top notch. Lovely room full of life and ambiance. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2021

I have wanted to try here for quite some time and had very high expectations which were met and even exceeded! One of the nicest dinners I have ever eaten. Dishes were beautifully presented and the service was fantastic. Also noted how particular they were...with sanitising - excellent to see. Highly recommend and can’t wait to visit soon again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

What a fantastic evening we had in this magnificent restaurant ! The four of us thoroughly enjoyed each course served to us by superb staff who were do welcoming and attentive. The ambiance was lovely and each dish was just so wellpresented and cooked to...perfection. Fabulous evening. Thanks to all... we will be back ! Great value too.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021

We had a great Sunday lunch at Sha Roe today. A lovely, well balanced menu, and the food is beautifully presented and cooked. Service is accomplished, unintrusive and very friendly. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Fabulous lunch in this lovely spot. Very interesting menu, great wines, lovely service. Certainly a hidden gem.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Went for dinner here on Friday 28th of August and thankfully we managed to get in, now I know why you need to book in advance. The food was delightfully presented and tasted as good as it looked. The staff were attentive and catered for...all of our needs. It’s a very unique and rustic bistro, certainly leaves an impression. The only slight criticism we would have is that the online menu needs to be updated to fit what we were offered. Just an idea. Will attach some photos to show you what we had. Well done and we will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 15 August 2020

We spent a week in Clonegal at the Gate Lodge and we were recommended Sha-Roe as THE dining experience. Very difficult to get a next day reservation, fortunately due to a cancellation we got a table and had a very pleasant evening. The food itself...is already an event, cooked to perfection. The staff and the owner were great too, very professional and efficient but still very friendly. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the area, just don't forget to book well in advance.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

My wife and I along with friends recently travelled to Clonegal, in county Carlow, for dinner at a lovely bistro called " Sha Roe ". This establishment is renowned for its quisine locally and in Carlow. Clonegal is a quiet village, and there is a...homely local next door to the restaurant. The menu is varied and has something for everyone. My starter was a Japanese seafood ramen, with salmon, crab, noodles and vegeatables in a soy broth. Most unusual and gorgeaus. Other starters were Monkfish fritters with poached prawns, or pheasant burger with braised red cabbage. All winners, as were the main courses. Loin of Wicklow venison, fillet of Cod, Butternut squash, pan fried roasted rack of pork chop, or the one I had, braised beef cheek with mushroom and pancetta. All main courses were incredible and the service and atmosphere were great. I cannot praise Sha Roe enough. Prices are reasonable and the couple who run the place have a little gem on their hands. Booking here is essential as they are fairly busy for the forseeable future. We will return soon dv.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

Last Saturday night I brought my boyfriend down to Sha-Roe for his birthday dinner out. It was the night of storm Jorge and it was absolutely wonderful to arrive in such a fabulous Georgian house to be greeted by the wonderful Stephanie. The atmosphere in...the restaurant is just perfect, dimly lit with stove lighting and customers all in the one room with a view of the kitchen which I always love. We had a fantastic 4 course meal. We were served freshly baked mini rolls on a lovely rustic board after we ordered. Then out came our starters, I opted for the monkfish fritters on tartar sauce with picked prawns on Marie rose sauce with a variation of hot and cold this was wonderful and I had some roll to wipe up the sauces! Himself went for pheasant burger with game chips in a red cabbage sauce and my god was the pheasant so tender. We both loved our starters. Our meal continued to get better with my cod for mains topped with leeks and brown mushrooms and my other half had a rack of pork lion in a cider and apple sauce and then we had wonderful side of sauteed baby potatoes, cheesy cauliflower in a delicious sauce and homemade chips. We cleared away every bite it was just wonderful. Eventhough we were full we just knew we needed to order dessert if starters and mains were anything to go by. We both had a dark chocolate moouse cake with vanilla ice cream and I actually spotted salted caramel ice cream with another dessert and asked Stephanie for this with mine and it wasn't a problem! This dessert was mouth watering, I'm still dreaming of it!! The moouse was truely amazing I cannot recommend it enough. We finished our meal with a coffee and a fresh mint tea and chatted about our Michelin worthy meal. There's a lovely room off the dining area to relax in by another fire and lovely country pub next door - it was a wonderful night from start to finish and I thank Stephanie and her husband Henry profusely for a fantastic night. I cannot wait to go back again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

Superb food, intimate and romantic environment, worth the drive out and we most certainly will be returning....

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

We've been going to Sha Roe for 10 years. Its never let us down for lifes special moments. Had the pleasure of dining again in November and again the food was stunning. However it is the little touches that truly sets it apart. Beautiful home...made scones on arrival, the attentive staff, the warm welcome. I would have been happy dining on the side dishes. The leek gratin was very hearty. How they continue to produce food at this level without any noticeable change in pricing escapes me. Looking forward to our next booking already. As a special extra we got some of Henry Stones chicken Pate for Christmas. Superb.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Q8105RTmaureenc
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Response from moorecaroline07 | Reviewed this property |
Hi,Its Clonegal,Carlow
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Response from moorecaroline07 | Reviewed this property |
Hi,It opens at 7pm.im not sure whats days it closes but I think if you have a large booking on a day they dont open,they will accomadate you
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Sha-Roe Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5