The beauty of ordering from our local food suppliers is that we are able to serve you, our customers the freshest produce – and we can choose exactly what farm it came from. This is key. This means that by going local, we have access to products that you may have been previously unfamiliar with. It also means that we change our menus to reflect seasonal produce to serve up our finest local dishes.
I would like to give a mention to some of our locals suppliers that we use to create our dishes in Randaddy’s:
St. Tola Irish Organic Goats Cheese range, a hand-made cheese that is produced in Inagh, just south of the Burren in County Clare since the early 1980s. It is known internationally as one of the premium artisan products in Ireland. This cheese is still hand made in small batches however as the artisanal quality of their cheese is paramount. This cheese, spreadable curd, is used in the restaurant in a selection of our dishes including our pizzas, omelettes & salads.
Our seafood suppliers come from Garrihy’s Seafood and SeaLyons Seafood. Both companies are fully Irish owned family run business. Garrihy’s operate from Doolin, Co. Clare and SeaLyons are based in Carrigaholt, Co. Clare. Both companies have a wealth of knowledge about the sea and its creatures as they are based along the coast and catch as much as they can from the locality. Products we like to use in the restaurant include: crab, mussels, lobster, seabass, cod, pollack, salmon, prawns and mackerel to name but a few.
Another fantastic product we use that we can’t stop raving about is Burren Smoked Salmon. Based in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Birgitta and Peter Curtin have been smoking their own salmon for the past 24 years in the Burren Smokehouse. They not only smoke salmon, they have expanded their range of smoking to trout and mackerel too. Burren Smoked Salmon, which melts in your mouth, is great in pasta dishes and we love to use it with Poached Eggs. Go on, try it!
The Guru Tea House is where we source all our different teas. Based in Ennistymon, Co. Clare, here you can find over 100 types of organic loose teas from all around the world. Sit back, relax and enjoy an oasis of peace and calm while you let your mind wander to faraway places.
All our meats are sourced locally from our friendly butcher, Bernard Roughan who is also based in Ennistymon. His produce is second to now and is extremely tender to work with.
Finally just a mention to some of our other local suppliers that help us keep Randaddys bustling from year to year: James Devitt’s in Ennitymon provides us with our flower baskets that brighten up our outdoor seating; West Clare Flowers, Ennistymon that provide our beautiful flowers for our tables; Cullinan’s, Ennistymon for their materials that help us revamp the look and feel of the restaurant – we use all local tradesmen for all construction work carried out; Philip Morrison who has a selection of paintings on show in the restaurant that are available to purchase. And finally a special thank you to Pat Kenny, George Karbus, Jenny Martin Photography who assist us throughout the year with all our photography needs.
Thank you to all our suppliers, without you we wouldn’t be able to serve you, our customers with the best produce that Co. Clare has to offer.