Opened in the heart of the Viking Triangle in 2014, owned and run by Patrick Murphy, larder is two minutes walk from Reginald’s Tower, the world famous House of Waterford Crystal, and Waterford Museum of Treasures.
Patrick grew up surrounded by free range chickens and turkeys on his father’s Englishtown Farm but spent many years working for large retail chains before finally deciding to open his own business.
According to John & Sally McKenna, (Best in Ireland Guides), “ Patrick’s fantastic friendly manner, along with some careful sourcing and a determination that everything must be of the highest quality and local, whenever possible, is what has made Larder an instant success.” McKenna Guides went on to explain, when the decision was made to award the ‘Best in Ireland award for 2016 to larder, it was because “best in Ireland means exactly was it says on the plaque. If you see an up-to-date plaque displayed by any establishment, it is your guarantee that the people involved are providing the very best service possible, whether they are a fishmonger selling at a farmers’ market, or a pub with interesting food, a real bakery, or a hip, happening restaurant.”
According to Patrick, Larder is lucky to have daily deliveries of freshly baked goods, Rose Café in Mooncoin bakes the scones every day for the shop, SpeltBakers in Gowran and Seagull Bakery in Tramore supply the bread including amazing sourdough loaves. Coffee is supplied by the new kid on the block in the coffee world, Waterford’s own local coffee, the ‘Mean Bean’ brand which Larder brews with pride to make a cracking coffee, there is no doubt that Larder is a great addition to Waterford’s quayside
Now gearing up for Christmas and already selling out daily of the much desired and super delicious Handmade Mince pies, what a perfect place to check to see ‘what’s in Larder’ for the ideal foodies Christmas present?