The French Table opened its doors in June 2008. Owned by Strasbourg born Thomas Fialon and his wife Deir
dre who is from County Limerick, the couple met in Paris where they were both on work placement. Thomas moved to Ireland with Deirdre where they spent a few years working, before travelling to Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Switzerland was their next destination, and together they managed a restaurant and bar in a busy ski resort. They married in France before moving home to Ireland and creating The French Table on the banks of the River Shannon.
Over the past few years the restaurant has continued to grow from strength to strength.
Our wish is to provide authentic, fresh French cuisine and demonstrate that simple flavours can go a long way. Service is relaxed and friendly providing customers with an enjoyable dining experience in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Thomas Fialon is a graduate of the Ecole Hoteliere de Strasbourg from where his love of French cuisine developed. H
aving worked in many restaurants in Strasbourg and Paris he continued his experience in Ireland joining the team in The Wild Geese restaurant in Adare before moving on to The Merrion Hotel in Dublin. His travels to Reunion Island and Switzerland broadened his knowledge by learning other cooking styles from these countries.
The person who has probably influenced Thomas’ love and knowledge of cooking the most is his Grandmother who taught him the simple basics in flavour combinations and tasty, authentic French cooking.
Tue – Fri: Lunch from 12 noon
Tue – Sun: Dinner from 6pm