The kitchen is lead by chef patron JP McMahon. JP heads up a passionate culinary team committed to the local and the wild in contemporary Irish cooking. His small culinary team are ever attentive to new and exciting foraged elements that come daily to the door of the restaurant.
The tasting menu in Aniar changes daily. Each menu has a specific date and diners can take home the menu of that day. The sample menu below will give diners an indication towards the style and content of the food on offer. In writing his menus, JP keeps both tradition and innovation in mind. He always allowing the local product to speak for itself while ensuring that the other ingredients on the plate all complement each other. Plates consist of three to four food items in wonderful play with each other.
In relation to the tasting menu, we offer our customers an immersive dining experiences of the food from the west of Ireland. All of our floor staff have an intimate understanding of our tasting menu. Our tasting menu consists of 10 courses. You can download a sample menu below. We also offer an early evening menu which consists of 5 courses. This is available Tuesday-Thursday night, between 6 to 7pm and Friday & Saturday 5.30pm –6.30pm.
Jp likes to foster old traditional cooking and preservation methods, such as curing, pickling and fermenting. His aim is to look back in order to look forward, to the future of Irish food. Some of our preserved foods are displayed in the front of the restaurant.
The restaurant is managed by Zsolt Lukács, who currently holds an intermediate certificate in Wine and Spirits from WSET. Zsolt has many years of experience when it comes to the finer side of dining. Zsolt is also our Sommelier and keeps up to date with the both old and new trends in the wine industry. He has a special fondness for natural and biodynamic wines.
Our team in Aniar excel in matching wine and beer from around the world with the many different food stuffs that abound locally. All courses of the tasting menu are matched with individual wines. Alternatively, customers can choose their own bottle of wine with which to enjoy their meal.
The wine list features over 80 wines produced by small artisan wine producers who also take their ‘terroir’ into great consideration. Over 20 wines are available by the glass to allow customers to experience the diversity of wine on a global level.
New Lunch Menu
Aniar is introducing a weekly Saturday lunch offering. The five-course lunch menu will cost €55 and will be available on the 31st of December and 7th of January initially, and thereafter every Saturday from the 4th of February. First sitting is at 12 noon, with last sittings at 1.30pm.
The daytime lunch offering at Aniar is an answer to growing demand. It will give diners a similar experience to our evening menu albeit with less courses while also making the restaurant accessible.
Proprietors: Drigín Gaffey & JP McMahon
Chef Patron: JP McMahon
Restaurant Manager & Sommelier: Zsolt Lukács