Sunday 24 October
5 course tasting menu at Fennel Restaurant
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With this exclusive offer from Rewarding Times we have a real treat in store, with a 5 course tasting menu with wine from Fennel Restaurant. 

Fennel is a new and exciting suburban eatery, offering a modern twist on classical food, locally sources fresh ingredients, beautiful wines, whilst giving value for money and friendly efficient service in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Chef Peter Clifford learnt his craft from his father, renowned Michelin star chef Michael Clifford. Peter, now aged 25, wants to own mark on the haute cuisine scene with his new restaurant, Fennel.

This April, Peter opened Fennel Restaurant, on the Swords Road in Drumcondra.

Looking to bring something a little different to Drumcondra, Fennel will give the customer a choice says Peter. “Fennel will serve simple, casual, modern food during the day, using the best of ingredients served in chilled atmosphere. For dinner, I will be pushing the boat out a little more, with more styled food to give the customer more of a culinary experience.”

The exciting new suburban eatery will offer a modern twist on classic food, with dishes such as Butter Roast Chicken, Polenta, Kale & Cep Butter Sauce, and Parpadelle Pasta, Braised Beef, Wild Garlic & Parmesan.

Fennel will integrate Peter’s culinary ethos ‘faites-simple’, or ‘keep it simple’; his father’s motto. He is passionate about seasonal ingredients and at Fennel will source as much local produce as possible. “I have always been inspired by my father and what he achieved through his food, a Michelin star is a dream for most chefs. But it’s more what he cooked and the creativity in his food rather then his awards and stars that inspires me,” says Peter.

Peter began learning the kitchen basics in his father’s restaurant from the age of 12. Despite the sudden death of his father when Peter was just 14 years old, he remained determined to continue cooking. With the skills he had learnt, and his father’s highly regarded reputation behind him, Peter went to work at the Nuremore Hotel and Country Club in Carrickmacross, with highly respected chef Ray McArdle. After a few years he made the move to London working in restaurants such as Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, 15 by Jamie Oliver, Tom Aikens.

Returning home to Ireland, Peter worked in Ireland’s top restaurants, including Ireland’s only two Michelin star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, and most recently was Head Chef in Stanley’s Restaurant & Wine Bar on Andrew’s Street in Dublin.

Peter has also published a cookery book Clifford & Son; a posthumous tribute to his father. The book compiles 30 of Michael Clifford’s oringinal dishes, and 30 of Peters.


 With this offer two people can enjoy the 5 course tasting menu with bottle of wine for €79 or for €89 you can enjoy five course with matching  wine.


Sample Tasting Menu


Mussels, kohlrabi, ponzu, roe


Beetroot, vinegar, sour onion, smoked eel


Turbot, celeriac roasted in hay, shrimp, prawn sauce


Suckling pig, sea beet, raisin, boudin noir


Pistachio, rose, yogurt, lime leaf 


 'We ve seen chefs brought in by publicans to break new ground and turn a place into a restaurant worth its salt. It rarely produces anything worth to visit. Fennel is a very good restaurant. They re breaking new ground in this part of the city.'


Catherine Cleary-The Irish Times.


  • Voucher must be referenced when booking. 
  • Voucher is valid 3 days a week, Thursday Friday Saturday.
  • Vouchers valid until 30th June 2017
  • Voucher cannot be paired with any other offer.
  • Upgrade to pairing wines for 2 people for an extra €10.



Fennel Restaurant
61 Swords Rd
Dublin 9,

T: +35317044005


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