Charles Bianconi was an Italian from Lombardy who moved to Ireland in 1802. He started the first commercial horsedrawn carriage service here in 1815, then in 1831 set up a stagecoach service from the Commin’s Family & Commercial Hotel, now the Granville Hotel, in Waterford City. The Granville Hotel has proudly named the Restaurant after him and it is now the Bianconi Restaurant.
The Granville Hotel is delighted to have a much coveted AA Rosette Award for the Bianconi Restaurant. The AA Rosette Award is awarded to restaurants who provide "truly outstanding food". For properties vying to stand at Rosette level, evidence of quality ingredients, accurate cooking, and clarity of flavour will earn top marks for an AA Food Inspector. A restaurant must truly possess a distinct creative flair; achieving standards that demand recognition nationally, and are well-established in their own right. Most integral to a Restaurant Inspector’s judgment is the taste and freshness of the food on offer, as well as accuracy of cookery. Indeed, it is not the plate of food that is being assessed, but the food on the plate.
Sunday Lunch: 12.30pm-5.00pm
Early Bird: 5.00pm-6.00pm
Dinner Menu: 6.30pm-9.30pm
“Start your day the Granville way” with our excellent variety and wholesome breakfast menu. Treats on offer include Flahavan’s Organic Porridge which is produced locally. Here in the Granville you can add an extra treat such as honey, Highbank Orchard Organic Apple Syrup or for a real kick start to the day add a 'Granville Twist' such as an Irish Whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream or Waterford’s own Muldoon Whiskey Liqueur which has a tasty hazelnut and caramel flavour.
Our cooked to order breakfast ranges from a traditional Full Irish Breakfast, Baked Soft Eggs, Smoked Irish Kippers to our specialty dish the ‘Blaa Eggs Benedict’ to name but a few.
Also available you will find our fresh breads, scones, award winning jams and marmalades made in house by our chefs along with cereals, juices, Killowen Farm yoghurts, fresh fruit, cold hams and cheeses.
The Waterford ‘Blaa’ is a soft floury breadroll which has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status which means it can only be produced within Co. Waterford. The PGI status puts it on a list populated by the likes of Parma Ham, Camembert de Normandie Cheese and Champagne.
Traditional Sunday Lunch
The Granville Hotel offers a traditional Sunday Lunch from 12.30pm-5.00pm
We offer a 4 course Sunday Lunch menu where you will find a concise selection of Granville Hotel tempting appetisers, wholesome main courses, fresh, made in house desserts and freshly brewed Tea/Coffee.
While peppered with some modern fusion dishes Head Chef Stephen Hooper and his teams overall style is proudly traditional.
Dinner is served in the Bianconi Restaurant daily from 5.00pm until 9.30pm.
Here you will find a wholesome and varied selection to suit all tastes featuring favourites such as South East Coast Seafood, Irish Smoked Salmon, Granville Hotel Paté, Lamb from the Comeragh Mountains and fresh seafood sourced from local fishermen. Our Head Chef Stephen Hooper has a modern Irish cooking style with some eclectic touches, Stephen truly believes in chic presentation but without the risk of leaving people hungry!
Our Bianconi Restaurant offers you the option of booking a private space for your family gathering or private celebrations. There are 2 annexe rooms off the restaurant called the Library and Bells, these spaces can accommodate up to 20 and 32 persons respectively.