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25th Oct 2023

Laois restaurant makes the October Michelin Guide

Katy Thornton

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A huge achievement for such a new space.

18 restaurants have been added to the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland, two of which were Irish. One was Amy Austin, based in Dublin, while the other was Bramley based in Abbeyleix, County Laois.

Bramley is run by husband and wife duo Sam and Emily Moody, who have carefully refurbished the dining room to create a relaxed elegant space that re-captures the feel of the historic building.


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The menu is simple and seasonal, celebrating Irish food by using the very best of Laois’ larder and exceptional Irish suppliers. The setting is hugely welcoming, with a relaxed ambience and a friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to help with whatever their guests need.

This is what the Michelin Guide had to say about Bramley:

“There’s an endearing quality to this characterful restaurant run by a young, friendly team and set inside a former garage and shop. The cooking champions the County Laois larder and other Irish produce, in satisfying dishes with tried-and-tested flavour combinations. At dinner, choose from the concise à la carte or sample the kitchen’s full range of talents with the 6 course tasting menu. Drop in at lunchtime for simpler bites like cod goujons and mushrooms on toast.”

You can make a booking for Bramley on their website or through OpenTable.


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This is a huge achievement for the Laois restaurant, as they have only been up and running for five months and have already achieved Michelin Guide recommendation status.

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