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 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 momento 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.

Wine Gift Boxes

Treat someone this year with a choice of our 3 or 4 bottle Wine Gift Boxes from our wine selection. Complete with tasting notes.
€59 / €75 delivered anywhere in Ireland.
Call us or complete our contact form below to order.


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.



Èadaoin Nì Dhubhslaine

December 12, 2021

Absolutely brilliant experience from start to finish! Food was amazing, so tasty and cooked to perfection! Staff go well beyond their duties to cater for us! 1st time diner and definitely not the last can’t wait for next time will really look forward to it ☺️ thank you guys for such wonderful memories hope you all have a great Christmas ☺️


Lesa Porter

November 21, 2021

Wonderful tasting menu @ Grooms. Beautifully presented food with wine tasting notes in a cosy intimate atmosphere. Highly recommend this to all food enthusiasts, couples, friends and small groups with an interest in fine dining. Additional wine pairing with each course for the wine buffs & those that want an optimal tasting experience. Top it off and purchase your favourite tasting wines to bring home and join Grooms Wine Club ! #support local business



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


September 13, 2021
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Family time at The Ranch Merry Christmas to everyone x
Some gifts for our guests going home tonight thank you Paper Assist for the beautiful boxes
So that is us closed again until February thank you to all of our customers who have helped our dreams come true and a very Happy Christmas we look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year 🥰
Another lovely review thank you so much #intokildare #tasteofkildare #kildarefood
Doing it all again this evening .......... with my wonderful staff who helps my dream come true every single sitting ......... thank you 🥰
What a beautiful moment
All ready for our guests to arrive
It’s all go here this morning and we are very excited to be preparing for our very first wedding here at The Ranch. May we wish local couple Sara and Sean the very happiest of days today and thank you so much for choosing to have your special day with us 🥰
Treat someone special this year with one of our Wine Gift Boxes which include extensive tasting notes. Choose from a 3 or 4 bottle box and have it delivered anywhere in Ireland. Call us on 086-8201264 or email to order. #kildarefood #groomsattheranch #historicirishhomes #finedining #irishfood #historicirishhouses #periodhouse #christmasgifts #winelover
Treat someone special this year with one of our Wine Gift Boxes which include extensive tasting notes. Choose from a 3 or 4 bottle box and have it delivered anywhere in Ireland. Call us on 086-8201264 or email to order.

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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
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
Availability for tomorrow night if anyone is interested in a cancellation
Another fab review thank you so much
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
Last minute cancellation for tomorrow evening if anyone is interested in a table for two
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
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Falling a little bit in love with Sicily 🥰
Overwhelmed by the reviews thank you #intokildare #kildarerestaurants  #kildarefoodie
Thank you for the lovely review
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
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
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
Tried a new bread today for the autumn season ........... Cinnamon and Apple Brioche #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #intokildare
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
Lovely to get a review like this 😁 @tripadvisor
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
Two of our gift vouchers ready to be collected #flavoursofkildare #intokildare #kildarefood #kildarefoodie #finefoods #monasterevin #kildarevillage
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