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Well priced and extensive choice at The Yard in Wexford town.

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The Yard, Co. Wexford, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

Fresh Produce from The Yard's Custom Garden

The team at The Yard in Co. Wexford are passionate about bringing local and fresh ingredients to the plate and are in the enviable position of having their very own own from which they are able to access plenty of seasonal fresh produce. This produce is combined perfectly with meat and fish from local suppliers, giving diners a true local dining experience.
The Yard, Co. Wexford, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

The Little Yard

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.

Our Review of The Yard Restaurant & Little Yard

Under the stewardship of Mary Codd, General Manager, The Yard presents a lesson in day and night time dining. Enter through the yard from whence the restaurant is named. Rather more a stylish enclosed patio, alive with verdant greenery, ivy covered walls, and a real olive tree in the corner. During the day, customers enjoy this sheltered spot. In the evenings, it becomes quite Mediterranean, with flickering candles and soul and jazz on the CD. Heaters keep you snug in colder months.  

French doors lead into the main dining room. Designed in one of the extended old town houses of Wexford’s George’s Street, with original windows to the front and a light open space to the rear. Furnishings have been gathered from antique shops and bric a brac outlets. Nothing really matches and it’s all pretty cool. The loos here are must see. The optical illusion in the sloping effect of the tiles could make you think you’ve had one too many glasses of wine! During the day there is a further entrance on the main shopping street – through The Little Yard Café, Tapas and Wine Bar.

Mary manages with aplomb. The kitchen team cooks with style. They're lucky because the owner of The Yard has a managed French Potage garden bearing a plethora of seasonal fruits, herbs, salads and vegetables. That’s the starting point for the menu. Top that with meat from the local butcher, fish from suppliers in coastal Wexford, free range chicken, Irish farmed pork and extra veggies from a north county Dublin grower and wholesaler. There is plenty to play with and imagination to create.  

Lunch is well priced and extensive in choice. From a bowl of soup, to a full on main – The Yard Burger being the house speciality. At dinner, the culinary tempo picks up with a mix of modern Irish and eclectic specialities. A good value daytime specials menu runs, as does an Early Bird menu priced for two or three courses. On Thursdays and Fridays, the set four course Table d’Hote menu is very affordable. Desserts are all made in house and seasonal in style. The Irish cheeseboard is served in tip top condition. Well priced wines by glass and bottle and Irish craft beers support the food choices. Great dining in Wexford’s own back yard.  

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