Enjoy some delicious homemade food, light lunch, afternoon tea in a 1940’s setting.
Rediscover the ambiance of bygone days at O’Regan Restaurant. Stop in for a fresh, delicious lunch, home-baked desserts, afternoon tea, and the chance to drink rich, authentic Irish coffee where it was first invented many decades ago.
O'Regan's Restaurant Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm
Breakfast served daily
Start Your Day Right With a Healthy Breakfast
“Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life” – A. A. Gill
Breakfast served daily until 11.30 A.M.See our Breakfast Menu
The Story of Dr. Brendan O’Regan
Making a Name for Himself
Dr. Brendan O’Regan was born 15 May 1917 in Sixmilebridge, County Clare. The son of James O’Regan and Nora Ryan, he attended Sixmilebridge National School before going on to Blackrock College for his secondary education.
Brendan studied in Germany, France, Switzerland, and Britain, and in 1938 he returned to manage the catering at one of his father’s hotels. Here, senior civil servants were regular guests, and the caterer’s energy and verve soon caught their attention. He was asked to manage the St. Stephen’s Green Club in Dublin, which had been ailing for some time, and he successfully turned it into a profitable operation.Learn More
What Our Visitors Say
Good staff and really nice food with a nice friendly atmosphere
Fab food and location
We had a really nice lunch here last week. The portions are very generous. Service was quick and the staff were friendly
As Foynes is where Irish Coffee was first served, don’t miss trying one in the café
Everyone should visit here. The warm, friendly staff and great food make this a must to visit
How You Can Help
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In 1989, our patron Maureen O’Hara cut the red ribbon to officially open our museum. We are proud of our achievements since those early days and look forward to many more successful years ahead. Thanks to everyone for their support over the years.