Since Paul and Máire Flynn opened The Tannery in 1997, it has become one of the most original and welcoming experiences in Irish food. Its Waterford produce, changing menus and mouth-watering focus on flavour make this place a hotspot for locals.
The unique location is in the seaside town of Dungarvan, a short walk from the Copper Coast and Comeragh Mountains. Most of all, there is Tannery’s gift for serving up that most important of ingredients, a great time.
Paul Flynn, chef and owner of The Tannery Restaurant 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 flavours 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. Most recently Paul has written a book in collaboration with Lidl Ireland. He is a familiar face on Irish television where he shows viewers how to cook with ease.
Paul lives in Dungarvan, Co Waterford with his wife Máire, also involved in the business and two daughters.