The Tannery Restaurant, located in Dungarvan, Co Waterford in the South East of Ireland has long been regarded as one of Ireland's leading restaurants, and in June 2013 was awarded Irish Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurants Association of Ireland. The Tannery was opened in 1997 by leading chef Paul Flynn and his wife Máire and was followed in 2005 by the opening of the boutique style Tannery Townhouse. Over a decade later, the Tannery Cookery school is now open featuring a state of the art demonstration kitchen with further adjacent guest accommodation.

Paul Flynn, chef and owner of The Tannery Restaurant, Townhouse and Cookery School, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford is renowned for cooking modern Irish food. He started his cooking career with Nico Ladenis in London in the late 80s and returned to Ireland in 1993.

Paul’s dishes are known and loved for their deep earthy flavors and the menus give nothing away in their simplicity yet the tastes are hugely exciting. He was the cookery writer for the Irish Times and subsequently wrote three cookery books, “An Irish Adventure with Food” (Food and Wine cookbook of the year 2005) and "Second Helpings" which contains a selection of spectacular recipes using seasonal food. His third book, “Surf and Turf “is co-written with Martin Shanahan and was released in 2012. Most recently Paul has written a book in collaboration with with Lidl Ireland.


It’s the perfect place to hit your inner snooze button. The Tannery Townhouse offers 14 rooms combining the quiet luxury of great Irish hospitality with a bustling base at the heart of Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Set just around the corner from the restaurant, you’ll find chic décor imbued with The Tannery’s trademark attention to detail… free Wi-Fi, louvered shutters for that lie-in before strolling over to the Tannery Restaurant for a freshly cooked breakfast. No rush, no restrictions. Just an irresistible opportunity to park up and recharge.