One of the best restaurants in Portlaoise can be found right on Main Street at Bloom, and it’s making waves with its innovative and modern approach to Irish cuisine.
While it’s one of the newer restaurants to open on Main Street, Bloom Restaurant is already gaining quite a reputation as one of the best places for dining out in Portlaoise with of their excellent service, delicious dishes and cosy atmosphere.
Just around the corner from Dunamaise Arts Centre and Laois Shopping Centre, diners will find one of the cosiest Portlaoise restaurants conveniently located on Main Street at Bloom Restaurant. And as it’s just a short walk to Portlaoise train station and the tourist information office, it’s makes for a wonderful spot for locals to settle into after a day of sightseeing.
The restaurant is the first solo project of chef and owner, Martin Hayes, who realised that Portlaoise needed a place where people could get a quality, casual dining experience. Aiming to give his customers the best, he has worked hard to form relationships with local producers, sourcing quality fish, vegetables and meats for all his dishes. Hayes is very passionate about his food and will take the time to cook each dish to order and speak to his guests.
Diners can look forward to a menu of exceptional modern Irish dishes which have included the likes of roast chicken supreme with cheddar mash and Tuscany-inspired smoked salmon linguine. The menu also changes with the seasons, giving diners a new experience every time they dine. It’s this dedication to quality that makes Bloom one of the best places to eat in Portlaoise.
Whether it’s date night with the significant other, a celebration or catch-up with a good friend, there is no better way to spend an evening in Portlaoise than at Bloom. Savvy diners looking for restaurant offers can make this experience unforgettable when they become tastecard members. By calling to book ahead and presenting their cards, they’ll enjoy big restaurant savings that can go towards an extra beverage or an indulgent dessert.
Please note: The tastecard restaurant discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days – including, but not limited to, Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December. You must also book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.