Georges Street in Wexford town is the place to find The Little Yard. An off the wall daytime café which forms the main entrance to The Yard restaurant, situated up the stairs to the rear. General Manager Mary Codd runs both establishments in fine style. Chef Paul Roche takes responsibility for food at The Little Yard. The owner’s garden provides much fresh produce for both venues. Local meats, fish and cheeses head up the cast.
Busy shoppers, business people and local workers have this super destination to fill the hunger gap. Here is an upbeat spot with a retro feel from homely antique furnishings, bright cushions along the simple banquette seating in the window, colourful art posters displayed higgledy piggledy on one wall, and the smell of fresh ground coffee being poured. From early in the morning, The Little Yard serves homemade pastries, scones and tea and coffee to a happy crowd. Come lunchtime, it’s home cooked cold meats, charcuterie, Irish cheeses, house salads, quiche and freshly made sandwiches on your choice of home made brown soda, Waterford Blaa, bakery bread or crusty baguette.There is no menu here other than the daily specials from The Yard Restaurant. Have a look in the chill cabinet and see what you fancy. Dessert and afternoon cakes, tarts, buns and pastries look a treat. A brisk food and coffee to go service also operates all day.
Another persona takes over The Little Yard on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Music takes on a continental feel as an authentic Tapas and Wine menu is served. Spanish cured meats, cheeses, fish and meat dishes in small portions. Order as many as you like and share them in company. If it’s fine, grab the table outside. Wines by glass or bottle – Spain dominates, naturally. Offerings from Italy and France too and of course, Spanish beer. Irish Craft Beers are the focus, with selections from England and USA. The Little Yard has the real feel of any Tapas bar, from Barcelona to Seville. What a magic mix – a lively daytime café and Spain at night!