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We are excited to welcome you to our home, where we hope that you will relax and enjoy an intimate dining experience and enjoy our home cooked foods with selected wine pairings

ABOUT GROOMS

About the house

The Ranch, previously known as ‘Groom’s Cottage’, was commissioned in 1882 by Henry Moore, 3rd Marquess and 8th Earl of Drogheda, for the head groom of his estate. 

The ornate Victorian home was designed by renowned architect William Isaac Chambers and has since been named a protected structure, with careful restoration undertaken in 2004. 

It is located in the heart of Monasterevin town, which is colloquially known as ‘the Venice of Ireland’ thanks to its waterways. In 2019, Sean and Audrey happened to drive by the house and spotted a ‘for sale’ sign. Having both secretly admired the house for many years, they immediately went about doing everything possible to make it their forever home.

About the food

It had long been a dream of Audrey’s to become a chef and upon buying this home she felt that it would be the perfect place to bring her dream to life, the historic house creating a wonderful venue for an intimate evening of good food and relaxation. 

Her hope is to make guests feel welcome and relaxed, by doing everything possible to make their evening both enjoyable and memorable. She has prepared a delicious seven-course tasting menu, which can be adapted to meet everyone’s preferences and needs. 

Additional plates will also be provided during the meal, such as homemade breads, butters and herb oils, sauces, vegetable dishes, along with teas, coffees and petit fours to finish off the evening. 

Wine pairing is also offered alongside the tasting menu, as is a full wine list should guests prefer to choose their own.  

Having eaten in JP McMahon’s Michelin starred restaurant Aniar in 2015, Audrey has been a great admirer of his work. 

In late 2019 she undertook a 6-week complete Irish cookery course with him, also going on to work with him in 2020 to improve upon her skills. 

Audrey Tyrell
Audrey takes the techniques that she has learned as well as her love of food and combines them with her own personal flair and ideas to create what she hopes is a menu that you will enjoy at Grooms

Everything served in Groom’s will be made by Audrey in her own kitchen in the Ranch, with each guest also receiving a small memento from the kitchen to bring home.

Wine pairings by Jean Smullen

Wine pairings will be chosen by Jean Smullen, WSET Dip, who has been working in the wine business in Ireland for over 27 years. 

A co-presenter for over twelve years on Newstalk’s popular wine slot, ‘Movies and Booze’ with Sean Moncrieff, Jean also writes a wine column for the Sunday World. Jean has presented wine on television for RTS’s 4 Live and is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers.

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UPCOMING EVENT DATES

Private Bookings

Our room is available for private bookings or meetings. We can cater for up to 10 people. 

Complete our form below with your details and we will get back in touch.

REVIEWS

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Louise Deegan

September 6, 2021

Fine dining at its best. Each course was as delicious as the next, from the home made selection of breads to the homemade chocolates at the end. Will definitely be back for more. Such a beautiful setting for a night of glorious food.

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Jet05874816318

August 24, 2021

Grooms @ The Ranch was one of the highlights of a recent visit to Ireland. The restaurant is located in Monasterevin town, a small intimate restaurant which was full of character. You can choose between a 7 course tasting menu paired with locally crafted artisanal...beers or paired with a variety of carefully selected wines. Grooms @ The Ranch was a real dining experience. Serving both Irish and French dishes which showcased local produce, every course had such attention to detail. Pan fried hake, chicken liver parfait, spiced tenderloin to name but a few courses ending with a stunning Lemon & Basil Shortcake dessert and a selection of homemade breads. I would highly recommend a visit to Grooms @ The Ranch More

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CONTACT / BOOK

We take Saturday bookings only.
If you wish to book, please complete our form with all relevant details and we will respond at our earliest convenience.
The Ranch, Dublin Rd, Monasterevin, Co Kildare, W34 T384

LATEST NEWS

September 13, 2021
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Thank you for the lovely review 😀 #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarenow Thank you for the lovely review 😀 #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarenow
Can’t believe they enjoyed it so much to return the following week😂 #intokildare #kildarevillage #kildarerestaurant Can’t believe they enjoyed it so much to return the following week😂 #intokildare #kildarevillage #kildarerestaurant
We have a cancellation for available tomorrow night if anyone is interested give us a call on 086 8201264 #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarerestaurant We have a cancellation for available tomorrow night if anyone is interested give us a call on 086 8201264 #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarerestaurant
Thank you so much glad you enjoyed your evening and looking forward to welcoming you back anytime  #kikdarefoodie #kildarebusiness #kikdarefoodtourism Thank you so much glad you enjoyed your evening and looking forward to welcoming you back anytime  #kikdarefoodie #kildarebusiness #kikdarefoodtourism
Availability for tomorrow night if anyone is interested in a cancellation Availability for tomorrow night if anyone is interested in a cancellation
Another fab review thank you so much Another fab review thank you so much
A special cake for this evening’s private family booking #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarevillage #kildarerestaurant A special cake for this evening’s private family booking #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarevillage #kildarerestaurant
A table has become available for this Friday night due to a cancellation if anyone is interested just give us a call A table has become available for this Friday night due to a cancellation if anyone is interested just give us a call
Last minute cancellation for tomorrow evening if anyone is interested in a table for two Last minute cancellation for tomorrow evening if anyone is interested in a table for two
Lots of wine club boxes going out today. As always loving using the boxes and the new skrunch packaging from paper assist and the fresh flowers from the garden
Absolutely delighted and completely overwhelmed to the response from you all since re-opening earlier this month. We are now fully booked every Saturday night until the end of the year. We are operating a cancellation list and opening extra nights and continuing to take some private bookings. Thank you all so much for the support I am truly humbled 🥰 #kildarefoodie #kildarevillage #kildarerestaurant #intokildare Absolutely delighted and completely overwhelmed to the response from you all since re-opening earlier this month. We are now fully booked every Saturday night until the end of the year. We are operating a cancellation list and opening extra nights and continuing to take some private bookings. Thank you all so much for the support I am truly humbled 🥰 #kildarefoodie #kildarevillage #kildarerestaurant #intokildare
Amuse bouche #kildarefoodie #intokildare  #kildarerestaurant Amuse bouche #kildarefoodie #intokildare  #kildarerestaurant
Trying out a new dish this evening for our menu ............ fish and chips 😀 #kildarefoodie #kildaretourism #kildarerestaurants #intokildare
Just getting our first orders ready to send out, some people are buying some of our wines that they have enjoyed here in the restaurant to their friends to try and others are asking us to  choose some of our wines to enjoy themselves at home. Or sign up to receive 4 carefully chosen wines per month to enjoy. All sent with wine tasting notes give us a call for more information 😀
Falling a little bit in love with Sicily 🥰 Falling a little bit in love with Sicily 🥰
Overwhelmed by the reviews thank you #intokildare #kildarerestaurants  #kildarefoodie Overwhelmed by the reviews thank you #intokildare #kildarerestaurants  #kildarefoodie
Thank you for the lovely review Thank you for the lovely review
Another lovely review thank you so much Josephine Another lovely review thank you so much Josephine
Thank you so much Jean for the lovely article in today’s Sunday World. My dreams really have come true #intokildare #kildarefood #intimateirishwedding #kildarerestaurants Thank you so much Jean for the lovely article in today’s Sunday World. My dreams really have come true #intokildare #kildarefood #intimateirishwedding #kildarerestaurants
We had the pleasure of hosting private booking for a graduation last night, we did a special 7 course vegetarian tasting menu as requested #kildarefoodie #kildarefood #intokildare
Excited to be launching our new paired beer range this evening 🍻 @ballykilcavan Excited to be launching our new paired beer range this evening 🍻 @ballykilcavan
Absolutely delicious ....... just enjoying a secret passion peach and passion fruit pale ale from Ballykilcavan brewery our new beer pairing partner while cooking Absolutely delicious ....... just enjoying a secret passion peach and passion fruit pale ale from Ballykilcavan brewery our new beer pairing partner while cooking
A lovely shout out and welcome to the Irish food scene from the Irish Food Guide today ....🥰 A lovely shout out and welcome to the Irish food scene from the Irish Food Guide today ....🥰
Another great review thank you so much Louise glad you enjoyed your evening and looking forward to welcoming you back again #kildarefoodie #kildareweddings #kildarefood #tasteofkildare #intokildare Another great review thank you so much Louise glad you enjoyed your evening and looking forward to welcoming you back again #kildarefoodie #kildareweddings #kildarefood #tasteofkildare #intokildare
Because so many of you have really enjoyed our paired wines you can now buy your favourites from us to enjoy at home. Or send a wine you particularly enjoyed to a friend to try. All wines comes with tasting notes from our friends, suppliers and vineyards for you to enjoy along with some food suggestions to go with them. Buy as many bottles as you like or let us choose some carefully selected wines for you. Give us a call or pop us as email for more information. #kildaretourism #kikdarefoodtourism #kildarefood #kikdarefoodie
Tastes a bit like Christmas 😀
Tried a new bread today for the autumn season ........... Cinnamon and Apple Brioche #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #intokildare Tried a new bread today for the autumn season ........... Cinnamon and Apple Brioche #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #intokildare
Can’t believe that I sold my first piece 😀 packaged in organza and fresh flowers from the garden ready to be collected
Great to hear the phone ringing it doesn’t seem to have stopped at all today 😀 we are now fully booked for September and a lot of October. Give us a ring if you want to book a table and dint forget we do private bookings as well #kildarefood #intokildare #kikdarefoodie  #flavoursofkildare #kildarerestaurants Great to hear the phone ringing it doesn’t seem to have stopped at all today 😀 we are now fully booked for September and a lot of October. Give us a ring if you want to book a table and dint forget we do private bookings as well #kildarefood #intokildare #kikdarefoodie  #flavoursofkildare #kildarerestaurants
From spatula’s to crochet hooks second blanket finished tonight From spatula’s to crochet hooks second blanket finished tonight
Trying a new dish this evening black truffle risotto #intokildare #kildarefoodie #kildarefood #kildarerestaurants #flavoursofkildare #smallweddingvenue #intimateweddingvenue #monasterevin #monasterevinblueway
Lovely to get a review like this 😁 @tripadvisor Lovely to get a review like this 😁 @tripadvisor
We have a cancellation for this Saturday night, if anyone is interested in booking a table We have a cancellation for this Saturday night, if anyone is interested in booking a table
Some tables available for afternoon tea this Friday if you fancy a treat 😀 #kildarevillage  #kildarerestaurants  #kildarefood  #kildarefoodie Some tables available for afternoon tea this Friday if you fancy a treat 😀 #kildarevillage  #kildarerestaurants  #kildarefood  #kildarefoodie
All ready for a photo shoot today about small intimate wedding venues in Ireland #irishweddings #smallweddingvenue #smallweddingideas #smallweddings #kildareweddings #intimateweddingvenue  #intimatewedding #flavoursofkildare
Two of our gift vouchers ready to be collected #flavoursofkildare #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #finefoods #monasterevin #kildarevillage Two of our gift vouchers ready to be collected #flavoursofkildare #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #finefoods #monasterevin #kildarevillage
Sometimes it’s just wonderful to get such a amazing thank you from a local couple who enjoyed a private dining experience here on Wednesday night #flavoursofkildare #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #finedining #kildare #kildarenow #intokildare Sometimes it’s just wonderful to get such a amazing thank you from a local couple who enjoyed a private dining experience here on Wednesday night #flavoursofkildare #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #finedining #kildare #kildarenow #intokildare
End of Summer Concert at The Ranch ............. 21st August 2021 ............. save the date, ticket details to follow @dmcmusic96 End of Summer Concert at The Ranch ............. 21st August 2021 ............. save the date, ticket details to follow @dmcmusic96
And the lilies from the garden smell just as good #intokildare #tasteofkildare #monasterevin And the lilies from the garden smell just as good #intokildare #tasteofkildare #monasterevin
How fab are sweet pea from the garden the smell is just amazing #intokildare #tasteofkildare #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #kildarefarmshop How fab are sweet pea from the garden the smell is just amazing #intokildare #tasteofkildare #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #kildarefarmshop
We have made the decision to re-open on Saturday the 14th of August, so looking forward to welcoming you back, please contact us to book your table #intokildare #kildarefoodie #kildarefood #tasteofkildare We have made the decision to re-open on Saturday the 14th of August, so looking forward to welcoming you back, please contact us to book your table #intokildare #kildarefoodie #kildarefood #tasteofkildare
We had another wonderful evening last night and thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising for Crumlin Children’s Hospital over the last 7 days we have raised €2,025 for this great cause xxx We had another wonderful evening last night and thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising for Crumlin Children’s Hospital over the last 7 days we have raised €2,025 for this great cause xxx
It was a pleasure It was a pleasure
New concept coming to Grooms At The Ranch .......... beer pairings thanks to The Dew Drop #kildarefood #kikdarefoodie #intokildare #monasterevinblueway #monasterevin New concept coming to Grooms At The Ranch .......... beer pairings thanks to The Dew Drop #kildarefood #kikdarefoodie #intokildare #monasterevinblueway #monasterevin
We are now fully booked for the month of July with the exception of a table in the 17th if anyone is looking for a reservation We are now fully booked for the month of July with the exception of a table in the 17th if anyone is looking for a reservation
The garden is just popping 😀 #kildarefoodie  #kildarefood #intokildare The garden is just popping 😀 #kildarefoodie  #kildarefood #intokildare
Beautiful baby figs beginning to pop out in the garden 😍 #kildarefood #intokildare #kildarerestaurants #monasterevin Beautiful baby figs beginning to pop out in the garden 😍 #kildarefood #intokildare #kildarerestaurants #monasterevin
In line with government guidelines recently announced with are hoping to re-open on Saturday the 10th of July. The opening night is going to be a fundraiser for Crumlin Children’s Hospital which we had to cancel late last year due to Covid. Bookings available now by email or phone. Looking forward to welcoming you all back 😀 In line with government guidelines recently announced with are hoping to re-open on Saturday the 10th of July. The opening night is going to be a fundraiser for Crumlin Children’s Hospital which we had to cancel late last year due to Covid. Bookings available now by email or phone. Looking forward to welcoming you all back 😀
A few nibbles for the evening #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarefoodie
Absolutely live getting feedback like this ‘Was gifted an ‘eat at home’...take away doesn’t really cover it!  Absolutely delicious!
Will look forward to a sit down meal in the restaurant soon! 👏👏👏👏’ Absolutely live getting feedback like this ‘Was gifted an ‘eat at home’...take away doesn’t really cover it!  Absolutely delicious!
Will look forward to a sit down meal in the restaurant soon! 👏👏👏👏’
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