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“Fabulous food, beautiful surroundings and very reasonable prices!”

Rowan Tree Cafe Bar
Ranked #6 of 105 Restaurants in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Rowan Tree Café Bar is in the most beautiful location overlooking the river Fergus in the centre of Ennis. Our building is one of the oldest in Ennis, a former Gentleman's Club built in 1740, steeped in history and character where our high ceilings, open fire and covered riverside terrace give you an experience like no other in Town. Our large seating capacity of 120 guests and our 3 different rooms including one 25 guest private dining room and lends itself perfectly to small and large group dining, we have a variety of menu options to suit all tastes and occasions. Our team are passionate about sourcing and preparing the very best of Irish, Locally sourced and ethically produced ingredients and show the best food that Ireland has to offer, all of which is served to you with a Mediterranean style by people who take pride in the fact that food is only one of the ingredients that makes for a fantastic dining experience. We encourage our staff to be show off their own personalities while ensuring our guests are given a warm and genuine "Cead Mile Failte". The restaurants approachable staff ensures smooth service in one of Ennis's busiest and yet most relaxed establishments. Our listed building brings the warmth of old Ireland where you will dine in former dance halls and billiards rooms into the our 21st Century café bar experience with big bay windows, high ceilings, original artworks by renowned Clare artists and pitched pine floors all add to the relaxed atmosphere we try to create. There is no better way to start or finish the day then with a cup of Illy coffee or a glass of wine in hand while sitting and watching the majestic river Fergus flow by. Find us on social media by using the #rowan3
Tralee, Ireland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, beautiful surroundings and very reasonable prices!”
Reviewed July 19, 2011

The Rowan Tree is an absolute must when you visit Ennis. The service is friendly and professional, but not overly fussy. The food is tasty and there is a good selection. They also have very good Paulaner alcohol-free beer which I loved as I was driving.

  • Visited June 2011
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Ennis, Ireland
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10 reviews
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“great locationr, food poor”
Reviewed July 12, 2011

My husband and I went there for early dinner, he had a pizza, I choose ravioli. Pizza was cardboard, dough was frozen and precooked. For 12 euros it is not good enough. Service was slow. Restaurant was empty that time and cooked dinner for as still took them around 45 minutes. My ravioli itself wasn't to bad but the sauce just not tasty at all. Just disapointining!

  • Visited July 2011
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Ennis, Ireland
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“much improved”
Reviewed July 3, 2011

we ate in the rowan tree on friday night, food and service have improved so much, keep it up and we willl see ye again soon

  • Visited July 2011
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Ennis, Ireland
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11 reviews
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“lovely- as always :)”
Reviewed June 19, 2011

i have been to the rowan tree a good few times and i must say that the food each time was fantastic! I have ordered lots of different things off the lunch and dinner menu. Their lasagne is the best in town, the salads are just fab and plenty big and all the pasta dishes are yummy! The service can be quite slow at times but that can be expected as it is always quite busy whenever i go in. It wouldnt be the best valu in ennis but i will happily pay an extra 1 or 2 euro to get the level of quality and yumminess their food has! it is also lovely to sit outside watching the ducks on the water as the inside seat setting can be cramped and noisy- so i always sit outside :)

  • Visited April 2011
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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed April 30, 2011

Great food, great value and even great service. I was there on my own and had a Caesar salad. it was big, fresh and tasty, and came with a basket of fresh bread with a selection of brown and white

  • Visited April 2011
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