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The Bianconi specialises in seasonal dishes which highlight Irish produce. A showcase for all that is good in Irish eating.

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Seasonal Dishes Highlighting Irish Produce

The Bianconi Restaurant

The Bianconi specialises in seasonal dishes which highlight Irish produce. A showcase for all that is good in Irish eating. You’ll find smart appetizers featuring south east coast seafood, Irish smoked salmon, and house favourites like the Granville Hotel pate. Meats mains may include Comeragh Mountain Lamb, the fresh catch of the day from local boats, and good Irish steaks and beef dishes. House desserts follow with a good choice of specialist teas and coffees.Discover More About The Bianconi Restaurant In Our Review Below.
Thomas Meagher Bar at The Granville Hotel Waterford

Granville’s Thomas Meagher Bar

The Granville’s Thomas Meagher Bar is named after the designer of the Tricolour – the Irish national flag. An intimate cosy space, with the feel of an Irish pub rather than hotel bar. That means a warm welcome from the staff and a fine array of food and drinks. Book in for a Whiskey flight from the ever growing Irish Whiskey collection that General Manager Richard Hurley has sourced personally and is proud to speak about.

Traditional Style with Modern Conveniences

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Stay at The Granville Hotel

Traditions of comfort, excellent service and hospitality are upheld by second generation Cusacks and of course, Richard and his team. Want for nothing in accommodation terms. Rooms are luxuriously furnished and equipped with all you need for a comfy stay. Parking for all guests is conveniently situated on the quay right across the road from the hotel entrance – The Granville has an arrangement for overnight parking.

Explore The Waterford Greenway

The Perfect Base to Explore The Waterford Greenway

From mountain regions, seaside towns, the 46km Waterford Greenway, coastal views of stunning cliffs and a rich and bountiful history, Waterford has something for everyone in this historic, vibrant and cultural county. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with lots of Waterford specialities, before setting off to explore Waterford's Greenway with a picnic lunch full of the best local food and a route map. Bikes can be delivered to the hotel for your convenience.

Gold Medal Winners

Gold Medal for Raspberry Jam and Best in Waterford Award in the Blas na hEireann Awards

Gold at 2017 Blas na hÉireann Awards

The Blas na hÉireann Awards celebrate the top class food products that are produced across the island of Ireland. Over 2500 products and growing are entered each year with judging coming in the form of blind tasting and is organised in partnership with University College Cork and The Baking Academy in Dublin. The Granville Hotel are delighted to have won Gold Medal for our Raspberry Jam and Best in Waterford Award in the Blas na hEireann Awards.

Sample Menu

Head Chef: 

Stephen Hooper

Sample Menu PDF: 

Our Review of Granville Hotel - The Bianconi Restaurant

The Bianconi Restaurant is named after Charles Bianconi, an Italian from Lombardy who moved to Ireland in 1802. He started the first commercial horsedrawn carriage service here in 1815, then in 1831, set up a stagecoach service from the Commin’s Family and Commercial Hotel, now The Granville, in Waterford city. Within a year he had become founder of the public transport system in Ireland and was known as The King of The Irish Roads.

Executive Head Chef Stephen Hooper, has worked with General Manager Richard Hurley to devise menus throughout the hotel. Local was always a key focus, but in recent years, it has taken a lead role in designing seasonal dishes. This extends to a herb garden on the roof of the hotel – ensuring fragrant greenery is always available and now also incorporating a cocktail herb collection. Consequently, the restaurant is the showcase for all good in Irish eating.

This is a gracious dining room with the Lobby Room attached, which can be used as a private dining area for small parties. Another annexe at the rear of the restaurant is used as part of the main dining room at busy times, or can be closed off to cater for tour groups and other parties. Décor is charming and ambience is ‘old fashioned elegant hotel restaurant’. Great light fills this space with views over the water and quays out front.

Richard’s particularly high end vision of quality non-compromised service means staff are well equipped to glide through a busy trade, and knowledgeable in what they are serving. Dinner is served from 5pm each evening. An excellent value early bird menu, priced for two or three courses, operates until 6.30pm. Find a concise selection of tempting appetisers, interesting mains and house desserts. After 6.30pm, a three course Value Menu runs till closing time.

The tempo moves up a gear with the A La Carte, where you’ll find smart appetizers featuring south east coast seafood, Irish smoked salmon, and house favourites like the Granville Hotel Pâté. Meat mains include Comeragh Mountain Lamb, fresh catch of the day from local boats and good Irish steak and beef dishes. House desserts follow with a good choice of specialist teas and coffees.

Stephen’s particular style of cooking is modern Irish with some eclectic touches. He believes in chic presentation but not at the risk of leaving people hungry. Portions are generous with plenty of accompanying vegetables. Wines come from the well stocked Granville cellar and serving staff are happy to recommend. Tours, groups and larger private parties are in good hands here. Smaller family gatherings and intimate date night dinners are well looked after too. The restaurant also serves lunch on Sundays.  

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