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Our Menu

Opening Hours
Tara Cafe
9.30am to 8.30pm daily
Last orders: 7.30pm

Breakfast Specials
(9.30a.m to 12.30p.m)

Traditional Cooked Oat Flakes topped with Fresh Fruit & Irish Honey (Gluten, Dairy)

Freshly Chopped Fruit Mix with Natural Yogurt (Dairy)

Buttermilk Pancakes with Honey & Fresh Fruit (Gluten, Dairy)

Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese & Ham on our Homemade Brown Bread (Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Seeds)

Poached Eggs with Bacon & Spicy Tomato Relish on our Homemade Brown Bread (Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Seeds)

*Omelette with Sourdough Toast with a choice of two fillings (Cheese, Ham, Onion, Mushroom, Tomato or Bacon) *Each added extra filling €0.50

Breakfast Bagel with Bacon, Egg, Melted Cheese with Tangy Tomato Relish & Mayo (Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Seeds)

Tomatoes with Avocado & Poached Egg on Toasted Sourdough Bread (Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Seeds)

Chicken & Avocado Salad with Mixed Leaves, Tomatoes, Honey Glazed Bacon & a Hard-boiled Egg with a Herb Vinaigrette (Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Seeds)


Caesar Salad with Warm Chicken & Bacon (Gluten, Mustard, Eggs, Dairy)

Greek Salad with Fresh Lettuce, Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumber, Red Onions, Feta Cheese, Black Olives & Chicken Breast (Gluten, Seeds, Dairy, Nuts)

Goats Cheese Salad with Warm Goats Cheese on Organic Beetroot with Salad Leaves, Tomatoes & Olives (Gluten, Seeds, Dairy)

Chicken and Avocado Salad with Warm Chicken & Bacon on a Fresh Salad, Hard-boiled Egg & Avocado (Gluten, Egg, Dairy, Nuts)

Open Prawn Sandwich on our Homemade Brown Bread with Salad and Marie Rose Sauce (Gluten, Seafood, Mustard, Eggs, Dairy)

Smoked Salmon on our Homemade Brown Bread, with Cream Cheese, Salad & Our Dressing (Gluten, Seafood, Seeds, Dairy)


Ham, Cheese, Tomato, Onion & Black Pepper with Our Rich Tomato Relish (Gluten, Dairy)

Tuna, Melted Cheese, Onion with Sweet Chilli Sauce (Gluten, Dairy, Fish)

Steamed Chicken & Melted Brie Cheese with Our Spicy Mango Chutney (Gluten, Dairy, Nuts)



Chicken, Ham & Stuffing Wrap with Salad Leaves & Cranberry Sauce (Gluten, Dairy)

Turkey Breast with Fresh Lettuce, Tomato, Onion with Our Cream Cheese & Mustard Dressing (Gluten, Mustard, Eggs)

Tuna with Fresh Lettuce, Tomato, Sweetcorn, Onion & Mayo (Gluten, Eggs, Fish)

Chicken Pieces, Salsa Relish with Lettuce, Tomatoes & Onion (Gluten)



Warm Chicken Pieces, Lettuce, Tomato & Our Own Spicy Mayo (Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Mustard, Celery, Sesame Seeds)

B.L.T. Classic of Warm Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Our Own Mayo (Gluten, Eggs, Mustard, Sesame Seeds)

Breakfast Bagel of Bacon, Egg, Melted Cheese, Tangy Tomato Relish & Mayo (Gluten, Eggs, Dairy, Sesame Seeds)


Hill of Tara Goodies

Maguire’s Sea Food Pasta Tagliatelle with Creamy White Wine Sauce (Gluten, Crustaceans, Seafood, Celery, Dairy)

Smoked Bacon & Broccoli with Penne Pasta (Gluten, Eggs, Cheese, Dairy)

Irish Beef & Guinness Stew with Irish Beef Pieces, Chunky Vegetables & Potato Mash (Gluten, Celery, Dairy)

Donnelly’s Famous Homemade Cheese Burger with Tzatziki Sauce and Salad in a Brioche Bun with a Root Vegetable Side (Gluten, Eggs, Sesame Seeds, Cheese, Dairy)

Sweet Chili Beef Noodle with Crispy Strips of Beef served with Red Chillies, Spring Onion & Garlic in a Sweet Chilli Sauce (Gluten, Soya, Eggs)

Maguire’s Steak Sandwich with Pan Fried Beef Strips, Caramelised Red Onion, Hints of Chilli & Garlic, topped with Red Wine Cheese served on Ciabatta Bread (Gluten, Dairy)

Surf & Turf Salad  with Seasoned Crispy Beef Strips & Pan Fried King Prawns on a Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Pepper Mayo & Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (Gluten, Fish, Dairy)

Mediterranean Penne Pasta with Chicken, Onion Tomato, Peppers, Olives & Capers (Gluten, Eggs, Cheese, Dairy)

Home Cooked Chicken and Stir-Fried Rice with Sugar Snap Peas, Coriander, Ginger, Chilli & Garlic (Gluten, Eggs, Celery)

Southern Fried Chicken Burger with Lime Vinaigrette Cabbage, Cheddar Cheese & Sweet Chilli Mayo (Gluten, Eggs, Mustard)


Our Essence Fairtrade Coffee:

(All available Decaff)

Rich 100% Arabica Ground Coffee
Americano Classic Black Coffee
Cappuccino Shot of Espresso with 1/3 Milk
Espresso Dark & Intense
Latté Shot of Espresso with 1/2 Milk
Mocha Hot Chocolate with a shot of Espresso

Jameson Whiskey Irish Coffee

Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur Coffee

Regular Tea
Decaffeinated Tea
Organic Peppermint Tea
Organic Camomile Tea
Organic Green Tea
Fruit Infusions (Choice)

Soft Drinks:
Coke/Diet Coke/7up/Club Orange
Orange Juice
Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate
Syrup’s: Caramel, Vanilla, Peppermint
Kids Hot Chocolate (half portion)

Wines, Beers & Spirits

Sparkling Wines:
Prosecco Frizzante, Rechsteiner dO’c Treviso
Apple & Pear aromas following through to a tingle, dry & fruity palate

White Wines:
Colombard/Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Les Chapelieres, IGP Cotes de Gascogne
Lively, fruity wine, full of character with delicious green apple flavours & refreshing acidity
Pinot Grigio 2012, Rechsteiner, d’Oc Venezia
Spritzy & fresh with ripe pears & peach fruit along with a dry, crisp finish
Macon Fuisse 2010, Château Vitallis, AOC Macon Fuisse
Subtle floral citrus aromas, fresh, dry & fruity with good underlying essence
Emer Chardonnay 2007, Setanta Wines, Adelaide Hills
Ripe Tropical flavours with hints of butterscotch. Subtle Oak gives complexity to this very elegant lighter style of Chardonnay

Red Wines:
Merlot 2012, Les Chapelieres, IGP Pays d’Oc
Attractive nose of red berries & spice. Smooth palate full of concentrated dark fruit flavours & a pleasantly long finish
Cuvee Signee 2008, Domaine des Jougla, AOC St Chinian
Intense cassis & pepper aromas with a palate of ripe, spicy blackcurrant fruit. A powerful yet elegant well-structured wine
Fleurie Vieilles Vignes 2011, Domaine Lardy, AOC Fleurie Vieilles
Beautiful summer berry fruit aromas & flavours follow through to an elegant, rich, structured finish
Shiraz 2008, Setanta Wines, Adelaide Hills
An elegant style of cool climate Shiraz with balance & structure to match the ripe, tasty fruits

8 Degree Hand Crafted Beers:
Howling Gale Ale
Barefoot Pilsner Larger
Knockmeal Down Porter
Sunburnt Irish Red

Jameson Whiskey
Gordons Gin
Smirnoff Vodka

Please advise us of allergies you may have.

We value our local butcher W. Donnely, Kilmessan who supply our meat
Millbrook Foods, who supply our Chicken & Martin O Connell for Quality Irish Baked Ham.