Clonmel Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Clonmel

September 6, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Clonmel (Irish: Cluain Meala, meaning "honey meadow") is the county town and largest settlement of County Tipperary, Ireland. The town is noted in Irish history for its resistance to the Cromwellian army which sacked the towns of Drogheda and Wexford. With the exception of the townland of Suir Island, most of the borough is situated in the civil parish of "St Mary's" which is part of the ancient barony of Iffa and Offa East.
Things to do in Clonmel

1. Emperor

6 Parnell Street, Clonmel, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards European, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$196 +353 52 612 4162
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Emperor

Reviewed By noel k - Clonmel

Have been using the Emperor restaurant for twenty odd years now, and their standards never drop.Often have a takeaway and find a surprise which the staff add without charge.such as prawn crackers or extra sauce.Especially like their duckling or Chop Suey. They have been in Clonmel for many a year, so they must be doing something right.

2. Catalpa

5 Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +353 (0)52 26821
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 102 reviews

Catalpa

Reviewed By dons8417

We love catalpa and come here every few months for special occasions. We usually get a three course meal with a bottle of wine and on average it works out at about 85 euro. The food is always beautiful and lovely service from staff. Portions are a nice size and wine in a cooler. Lovely ambience, nice, romantic and cosy. One of our favourite spots in Clonmel

3. Mr. Bumbles Restaurant and B&B

Mr Bumbles Kickham Street, Clonmel E91 D7V2, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar Irish, European Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner +353 52 612 9188
Excellent
44%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 129 reviews

Mr. Bumbles Restaurant and B&B

You can bring your own wine and there's no corkage fee!!! "No Service Charge Included - We believe that our customers should have the option to reward good service personally". Spending 50 euro,you'll get €10 off on your next meal at Mr.Bumbles Restaurant.Your ''SAVE €10'' voucher you will receive once you have dined&spend 50 euro and is valid all day every day for 2 weeks..(Only valid when dining in and there's a minimum spend of 50 euro required,this offer excludes when you buy a gift voucher or B&B.)

Reviewed By Barry M

good lunch specials 2 course for 12.50. you can bring your own wine with no charge for corkage. Dawn the waitress is very good

4. Befani's Restaurant & Townhouse

Befani's 6 Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Ireland (Formerly Befani's) Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$141 - HK$290 +353 52 617 7893
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Befani's Restaurant & Townhouse

Reviewed By BJohn1952 - Eastleigh, United Kingdom

A business dinner for 6 was a joy. The choice of food on the menu was varied and well presented. I had the duck terrine followed by Hake, both of which were very tasty. The service was efficient but unobtrusive. If I was being ultra critical I would say the wine list could have provided better choices but that is a minor thing and should not detract from the overall good experience.

5. Sean Tierney's Bar and Restaurant

13 O'Connell Street | Old Bridge, Clonmel, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +353 52 612 4467
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 347 reviews

Sean Tierney's Bar and Restaurant

Sean Tierney's award-winning Bar and Restaurant in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Four-times winner of the best Munster pub, and voted fourteen times winner of Tipperary Pub of the Year. We have a wide selection of Irish and international beers, cocktails, wines and spirits, including a number of local Irish craft beers.Tierney's Bar and Restaurant is located at 13 O'Connell Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Food is served from 12.30 p.m. 'till late, with lunches, evening meals, food-to-go and party menus available. Also, a special lunch menu is available on Sundays.Tierney's is a family owned and operated bar, located in the center of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Since 1991 Seán Tierney has been running his bar and restaurant, providing quality food and drink to the people of South Tipperary and North Waterford. Clonmel itself is home to vibrant cultural life, including the annual Clonmel Junction Festival, as well as hosting the premier traditional Irish music festival, the Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann, five times in the past two decades.Tierney's bar sits on the site of the previous Phelan's pub, and like its predecessor, Tierney's is the haunt of many sportsmen from all over Tipperary. As well as providing a large selection of quality Irish craft beers and locally-produced cuisine, the bar offers a venue for many watching many sporting events from home and abroad, including rugby, football, horse-racing and Gaelic games

Reviewed By radleydog - northern Ireland

Had food here one night which was lovely, big Turkey and ham dinner . Lady who served us was lovely, nothing too much trouble. Lots of little nik knacks around bar. Could be doing with music early evening . Most bars don't have music until...MoreThank you very much for taking the time to place a review with us. We really appreciate it. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. We will take your suggestion in board it's something we have been considering.

6. Quimby's Cafe & Deli

97/98 Irishtown, Clonmel, Ireland Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 3536180255
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Quimby's Cafe & Deli

Reviewed By Gonzo185 - Cork, Ireland

Having had breakfast here on a couple of occasions, I had resolved to try lunch when I had the chance. So, three people, one warm chicken salad, one omelet, one steak Sandwich. Cokes, water. (no wine licence sadly) Three absolutely delicious desserts, freshly made, vibrant, super presentation. Various sorts of coffees; each plate declared fantastic, by all at the table. Great value at €47 or so. Very attentive service by a number of enthusiastic staff. Great place, well run. We'll be back!

7. Hickeys Bakery and Cafe

West Gate, Clonmel, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$110 +353 52 612 1587
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Hickeys Bakery and Cafe

Hickeys Bakery and Café is a fourth generation Bakery renowned for Barm Bracks, fresh crusty breads and sweet cakes. Our Café serves Breakfast, morning coffees, 11s`s,Tasty Lunch Specials, Saturday Brunch and Bubbles and lots more!

Reviewed By bannergirl - Ennis, Ireland

As we had already eaten breakfast, it was unfortunate that we were not hungry enough to try some of the lunch menu at Hickey's. All the food leaving the kitchen looked delicious.
We ate tea and scones, which were lovely and the staff were very friendly and efficient, even though the cafe was packed.
We bought one of their famous bracks to take away and it did not disappoint!

8. Mulcahy's

47 Gladstone Street, Clonmel, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Irish, Bar, Pub, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Mulcahy's

Reviewed By Martin H - Clonmel, Ireland

excellent establishment. very good service staff very good food very good. plenty of comfortable Seating.

9. Lemongrass Restaurant

The Butter Market Market Street, Clonmel, Ireland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night +353 52 617 0880
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
10%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 119 reviews

Lemongrass Restaurant

Reviewed By MadgeM64 - Cork, Ireland

Ambiance top class
Staff too casual could do with a course in how to be a waiter/hostess
We were on time for Early bird menu portions matched cheap/sale prices ....
I am a small person so I don't eat too much but these portions were tiny had starter main course desert and coffee came out still hungry unfulfilled so disappointing

10. Buttermarket Coffee House

Market Street, Clonmel, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Irish, Cafe, European Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +353 52 618 7876
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Buttermarket Coffee House

Reviewed By John L - Dungarvan, Ireland

The Buttermarket Coffee House is a nice handy place for a coffee and snack. Food is good, service is prompt and friendly. An additional word about the food; you get what you pay for here and there’s lots of menu items to choose from which will not break the bank. It’s frequented by locals and that’s a good sign; as a result it can be quite busy at lunchtime. As it is located in the centre of town the only parking which is available is paid parking. I have had lunch here a few times and a few coffees on other occasions. At all times I was happy with the experience.

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