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Lava Rock Restaurant

Castle Street | The Square, Cahir 0000, Ireland
+353 52 744 5359
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Irish, International, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Castle Street | The Square, Cahir 0000, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food & service with just the right amount of “chef” touches for a relaxed small town restaurant. Friendly vibe from all the team, I couldn’t fault it! BYO but very reasonable corkage. If you’re hungry and in/near Cahir, then just go.

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here many many times as the food is always fantastic. But the service for our last visit was most poor and the responsive action for same was disapointing.Staff who served us were very rude and we will not be returning.

Thank maf7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gem of a restaurant in Cahir, Co Tipperary never disapoints with its seasonal menu of high quality exquisitively prepared food. Last night i had the Beetroot & Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan Crisps, a taste & colour explosion, so tasty!! I also had mackerel...More

1  Thank marcosf82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Lava Rock 21st September for dinner from the A la carte menu. Menu choice was excellent as was the quality of the food. Couldn't find fault with a single thing. Setting, staff and food was very high standard. Will definitely visit again.

1  Thank Kerry4sam
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is so good here. Staff are friendly and helpful. It is a bright, clean and modern style restaurant. Fully recommend.

1  Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is a real hidden gem, the food is outstanding. Freshly baked bread and soup is the best I have ever had, and main course is always such a delight and desert is wow! What a amazing team with great service and the head chef...More

3  Thank Janeann G
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We had an excellent meal here with first rate ingredients and presentation. The desserts were even better! This is a bring your own wine restaurant which means I drank more expensive wine than I would normally buy from a menu. Attentive and knowledgable staff. Best...More

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

One day you drive into chair for the first time in your life. On Main st sits Lava Rocks. It’s an unexpected gourmand experience in the middle a town in the middle of Ireland. That’s the only thing that’s middleling about the place. Layout is...More

Thank ciscosid
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

For an inland Irish country town the food at this restaurant was excellent to outstanding. Real care and attention went into the dishes. Externally its not so imposing but internally its a classy place. Only issue is the noise levels are high as its all...More

2  Thank DBOR1
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My wife and I had a lunch time meal here last Thursday. We had an excellent meal. My wife had the chicken dish and I had hake. Both meals were superb and came with a nice selection of vegetables. The lady serving us was both...More

1  Thank Mike15abg
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Fern J
4 January 2017|
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Response from roycog | Reviewed this property |
It's right next door
14 September 2015|
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Response from margaretquirke | Reviewed this property |
6.30 pm
Caroline B
2 September 2015|
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Response from Vivienne N | Reviewed this property |
Hope you enjoy it. We were there again on Tuesday evening and we had the Lamb, it was delicious. If you want wine take your own.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | The Square, Cahir 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Tipperary  >  Cahir
  • Phone Number: +353 52 744 5359
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Lava Rock restaurant is a newly opened restaurant (November-2014) in the town of Cahir. We offer a modern style of international and grill cuisine, in a contemporary designed layout with a view of an open kitchen. It is a fifty seater restaurant with two dining areas and an optional outside seating area during the summer months. Private parking is also available on the same ground. The restaurant offers a BYO (Bring Your Own Wine) service.
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