Dining Out

Restaurant review: Come for the cooking, stay for the hospitality at Bramley in Abbeyleix

A few minor glitches aren’t enough to deter a return visit to this Laois restaurant run by Sam and Emily Moody

Sam Moody in the kitchen at Bramley. Picture: Bryan Meade

After driving 90 minutes to get there, I send a silent hope into the universe that Bramley in Abbeyleix, Co Laois, will be worth the trek. The restaurant is run by Sam and Emily Moody, and with the former having previously worked at Ballyfin Demesne, my hopes were fairly high.

Previously a much-loved home before it was a department store and a different restaurant, the doors to Bramley open up into a space that gives ...