Brunch at the Baker's Table of Lismore
just the job after a walk on The Vee
The sun is shining as we approach the Baker’s Table of Lismore on a recent Friday morning. The restaurant has just opened for brunch and we could do with some sustenance after a jaunt around the Vee, a few miles outside of the town on Blackwater River, a town perhaps best known for its castle (you may visit the gardens).
While the sun is out, the temperatures are low and logs are burning in the large fireplace in the dining room. Not just a dining room, you may call here for takeouts including coffee (by Badger & Dodo), sandwiches and sweet pastries!
The menu has quite a selection to choose from including quiches, soups, salads, pancakes and various egg dishes. CL went for the traditional Quiche Lorraine, with all the usual ingredients and two salads. Just the job after that walk on the Vee.
From the selection of open sandwiches, my choice was the the Roast
Pepper and Ardsallagh Feta Toastie, served on their own sourdough, again with a choice of two salads. Full of flavour and texture, well cooked, well presented and well priced at 10.50, same as the Quiche.
We didn’t leave it at that. Two fine cups of the B&D coffee were ordered along with a couple from a list of tempting pastries, the Apple Crumble and Berry Crumble.
Sat back and enjoyed those, looking out at the sunny street through the large front window, taking in the display of chopping boards on one wall and a look at the nearby piano (lid closed at that hour!).
The Bakers also do a Supper Club on Friday and Saturday evenings and a Sunday Roast as well. Their hours are limited at present but do check their social media as they are more or less certain to expand opening times as the season progresses.
We did have a little hiccup with their online booking system though, as it gave us a slot at 10.00am when they weren’t actually opening until eleven. A late night phone call from the Bakers sorted it and that was why we were up on the Vee before our first meal of the day! Otherwise it would have been breakfast first and walk afterwards. As it happened, it worked out well.
On this trip
The Local, Dungarvan