The Fairways Bar and Orchard RestaurantSubmit a review
Reviewed 05th October 2014 (visited 4 October 2014)
fabulous meal. My partners appetizer was small but delicious. Same with his main. My chicken fajita was amazing. He ate a lot of it as it was huge. staff lovely. top class
Reviewed 30th May 2014 (visited 29 May 2014)
Has best value lunch in a long time - 11 euros including pot of tea. Very generous portion of delicious roast beef with similar helping of vegetables and potatoes.
Reviewed 15th September 2013 (visited 14 September 2013)
My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our first year together as a couple and I booked this restaurant. The one problem we encountered was that although I had received an email that the booking was confirmed when we arrived we were not listed as having pre booked a table. Luckily there were extra tables and the staff were very nice about it. So I would advise ringing ahead just in case. The staff were very personable and polite. My mother had recommended the restaurant for this reason. Although it is also a bar in the style of a good old fashion pub it wasn't too noisy and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The food was terrific, I had a steak which was medium just as I asked for. I have been going to restaurants since I was quite young so I know how common it is for the chef to overcook steak. It also was good quality steak. Again sometimes when I've gone out and ordered steak it is served with thick layer of greasy fat on it. Luckily this was the exception. The boyfriend ordered beef fajita as he is not an adventurous eater. It was very nicely done and was presented very well. I thought it was good but he said he would have preferred a bit more meat. Dessert was lovely. I would highly recommend the blackberry meringue. Although it would be nice if there had been more blackberries as the meringue was quite large and extra fruit would have added a refreshing zing to it. The boyfriend had a chocolate raspberry sponge torte cake which was again lovely but fresh whole raspberries would have been a welcome addition. When we got the bill it wasn't bad considering although I think it could have been a bit less costly. Also there wasn't anywhere nearby other then Nenagh to draw out cash which could be a problem. On the whole it was a nice night out and we throughly enjoyed ourselves so thank you very much
Reviewed 03rd November 2010 (visited 27 October 2010)
This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. There is lots of space for parking outside and the location is great if you're on a long country drive. The atmosphere is cosy and homely but with a classy edge! Wine list is good, we ordered a Rioja Boarte 2007 which I would recommend to everyone. Their seafood is what they are renound for. I had the seafood pasta which was amazing. Their was plenty of seafood in the dish and the white wine sauce it was made with was perfect. My partner had the catch of the day with chips which he said was devine. They brought over warm breads while we were waiting which was very good as we were starving!
Reviewed 27th February 2010 (visited 20 February 2010)
I was treated to dinner out for my birthday and was taken to The Fairways Bar for a maincourse & dessert. On arrival there was ample parking outside & the establishment was well presented with a lovely welcoming glow & charm to the place. You could see into the Orchard Restaurant from outside & it looked nicely busy [always a good sign]. On arrival into the bar we were greeted & seated in the snug [we had opted for barfood option rather than the dining room] the snug was lovely, cosy & had three good sized four seater tables. The atmosphere was a little lacking though as there were candles on the table that were burnt out & even though we were not seated in the bar I felt it was a little bit of a halfway land - not enough bar atmosphere to be part of the bar but too much bright light & no music to be in a restaurant. The server was very pleasant & the menu was fantastic. There was a great choice of selection & the prices were very reasonable. The bread basket was amazing with different types, a scone and some crostini with what appeared to be warmed bolognase & cheese on top [that said we were given no butter & by the time we saw the server again we had polished off the lot as they were too tempting to leave & wait] The food arrived in good time & was nothing short of fabulous. My boyfriend had the TBone which was cooked to perfection [medium] & came with a fantasticly large portion of chunky chips. I had the duck which was amazing, the sauce was light but packed full of flavour & the veg and potato [garlic cream cheese potatoes!] portion was well varied & very tastey. Needless to say the plates were cleaned when they were collected. Then onto dessert. Which I would reccommend to anyone who goes there, they were homemade, well portioned and nothing short of outstanding. The tiramisu was moist and indulgent while the fresh pavlova with strawberries and cream was to die for. To top it off the coffee was great quality. We'll definetly be going back! A++++