The Peppermill Restaurant
27/28 Kenyon Street, Nenagh,
Telephone: +353 (0)67 34598
I went off to Killarney with some friends recently and we broke our journey by staying overnight just outside Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. A good restaurant, of course, was called for ...
How to get there
In Nenagh Town Centre
Good to know
Tuesday - Friday
Bar 'Boards' Menu Also
A La Carte:
Mains €18.50 - €25.95
2/3 Course €20/€25
Nightly Asian Fusion Specials from Malaysian Chef Karuna
Number of Covers:
Private Dining Room
Yes - Up to 50 covers
About The Restaurant
I went off to Killarney with some friends recently and we broke our journey by staying overnight just outside Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. A good restaurant, of course, was called for and this was how we found The Peppermill Restaurant in the heart of the town. The Peppermill struck us as being very much on the nose when it comes to the way people want to dine nowadays for, not only do they offer excellent well sourced local and season produce at good prices, they also have a fantastic bar boards menu of which we are seeing more and more tapas and boards being served in Dublin. On top of that, which I really like, they have gluten free options and also, having Malaysian chef, Karuna, on board for the last ten years, they do great Asian fusion specials each night.
The décor too is very smart, urban chic style, with a large feature chandelier setting the tone in the high foyer atrium area, whilst splashes of fashionable wallpaper blend with, dark wood Biedermeier style dining chairs and long cream banquette seating. I am never happier than when I manage to get my posterior on a banquette!
We kicked off downstairs with aperitifs whilst we took in the menu and the scene. They have a good range of fish, which they get in from Union Hall in West Cork so there will always be something different in the fishy fishy line on offer. Carmen put her eye on the Scallops St. Jacques, which were decent succulent molluscs served in a creamy white wine and which we all thought were excellent value at just under a tenner for they are pricey little divils. Rena had delicious peppered monkfish skewers, or brochettes as the French would say, served with a very nice roasted red pepper relish. I had a warm salad of Inch House black pudding which I like very much – it is different to most black puddings out there – it was served with caramelised apple and bacon. Yum. Other starters included goats’ cheese croquettes with red onion marmalade, Moules Mariniere, golden fried garlic mushrooms, and crisp curried chicken spring rolls with a mango salsa.
When it came to mains there was also a good selection of popular dishes including roast fillet of cod from Union Hall with a Newfoundland style chowder of mussels, potato and leek. Pan seared lemon sole was with a galette of leeks, peas, and bacon, with Chablis mustard grain cream. Carmen had a delicious succulent slow roasted shank of lamb which was melt in the mouth falling off the bone, served on lovely soft colcannon with a rich red wine jus. Rena opted for grilled seabass fillets, which were perfectly cooked and served on very nice Parmesan potatoes with sweet ‘ n sour tomatoes. I am rather partial to duck and this was really lovely crispy roast duckling served on traditional potato stuffing napped with an orange and ginger sauce – I love ginger so I really liked that tweak. There were also excellent looking steaks going out to neighbouring tables and you can have these with pepper sauce, horseradish cream or garlic butter – and all the trimmings.
I passed on puds as I was hard aground but Carmen had lovely lovely homemade icecreams whilst Rena had a perfect pannacotta.
We didn’t get a chance to try the tapas ourselves but they do over a dozen varieties – and not just tapas portions but slightly larger ‘raciones’ which are good for sharing with friends – so order a variety – I love that way of eating. My favourites are Boquerones – marinated anchovies with black olive tapenade and crispy crostini; Croquetas de Congrejo – fresh crab and goat’s cheese croquettes; Calamares a la Romana – crispy calamari with tartare sauce; Choriso Castellana – hot spicy Spanish sausage with crab apple jelly; Brochetas de gambas - fresh prawn skewers with warm garlic butter; Tortilla Espanola – traditional potato, egg and onion ommelette……..and more…..
The Peppermill - what a great place to eat!
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