Char Bistro


Opening Times

Friday- Sunday 6pm-9.30pm

Please speak to our team about reserving this area midweek. Available for Groups.

Char Bistro at The Bridge House Hotel Tullamore gives patrons the opportunity to dine in luxurious yet comfortable surroundings & to enjoy a masterfully prepared cocktail or drink of your choice! The recently refurbished restaurant come bar is now a must visit for anyone visiting Offaly. The Char Bistro Tullamore has a varied menu choice with something on offer to suit all tastes!

The lighting strategy is moody and atmospheric, the perfect setting for the casual yet carefully considered food offers available. The bar itself is the centerpiece of the room and has been ergonomically designed as the perfect mixologists bar, with tiered illuminated liquors, gins, whiskeys and premium spirits from around the world. Other design features include the 1930s painted paneled walls, a fireside setting, personalised drinks cabinets, cozy corners for parties and a beautifully decorated dedicated cocktail bar. 

Let your senses guide you towards exquisite dishes, palette enticing wine menus, and traditional yet chic furnishings in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Excellent service and attention to detail make for a unique dining experience in Offaly.

Char Bistro is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion, family gathering or night out with friends. Speak with our team and reserve your own VIP booth. After our kitchen closes, Char Bistro transforms itself into Tullamore’s top bar and entertainment venue with live music seven nights per week. Don't miss ladies night every Friday night in the Bridge House Bar with a range of drinks specials & entertainment!

Our award-winning Head Chef at the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore brings a culinary edge to the bistro that has been honed in some of the finest restaurants in the world, and he has created a signature menu that is certain to appeal to food lovers of all descriptions.

Char Bistro has a fabulous new steak menu with a range of different meats and cuts available from rib eye, tomahawk, medallions of beef fillet & much more!

To view more info on The Char Bistro and Bridge House Bar, you can check out their dedicated webpage:



Bridge House Hotel

Soup of the Day €5.50
Freshly Baked Breads

Atlantic Seafood Chowder Finished with Saffron €8.50
Homemade Brown Soda Bread

Bridge House Caesar Salad S €8.95 | L €12.95
Cos Lettuce, Lardons of Bacon Herb Croutons, Parmesan Shavings

House Chicken Wings S €8.95 | L €12.95
Choice of Spicy or BBQ Sauce Blue Cheese Dip, Celery Sticks

Mozzarella Stuffed & Fried Mushrooms €9.95
Garlic Dipping Sauce, Mixed Greens

Homemade Duck & Cornish Hen Spring Roll €9.95
Teriyaki Sauce

Vegetarian Wok-Fried Seasonal Vegetables & Noodles €8.95
Finished with a Light Soy Sauce

Loaded Potato Skins €8.50
Filled with Cheese, Spring Onion & Bacon Garlic Aioli Dressing

Marinated Chicken Skewer €9.95
Assorted Bell Pepper, Mushroom & Onion Hoi Sin Glaze

Bridge House Fish Cake €9.95
Sweet Chilli, Ginger, Mixed Herb Salsa, Rocket Leaves

Sharing Platter For 2 €12.95
Mozzarella Mushrooms, Spring Roll Potato Skin, Chicken Skewer

Roasted Half Chicken €16.95
Garlic & Herb Seasoning Roasted Root Vegetables, Mashed Potato

Chicken Pot Pie €16.95
Velouté Sauce, Carrots, Peas & Onion, Topped with a Puff Pastry Lid

Hungarian Style Beef Goulash €16.95
Delicious & Crispy Potato Cakes Finished with Sweet Paprika

Gnocchi of Ricotta Cheese & Spinach €15.95
Creamy Velouté

Karela Chicken Curry €16.95
Accompanied with Rice & Naan Bread

Homemade 8oz Irish Beef Burger €16.95
Grilled Emmental Cheese Crispy Tullamore Smoked Bacon, Jalapenos Caramelized Red Onion, Lettuce, House Sauce Flowery Bap served with Chunky Chips

Creole Style Monkfish €18.95
Sautéed in a Zesty Tomato Sauce served with Rice

Ballykilcaven Pale Ale Battered Cod €16.95
Crushed Peas, Tartare Sauce, Chunky Chips

Succulent Rump of Lamb €18.95
Finished in a Rosemary Jus with Champ Potatoes

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich €15.95
Sautéed Onions & Mushrooms Melted Monterey Jack Cheese, Rich Jus

10oz Bridge House Irish Steak Sirloin €28.95 | Fillet €29.95
Roast Cherry Tomato, Spiced Onion Rings Triple-Cooked Chips, Garlic Butter Pepper Sauce or Wine Jus

House BBQ Pork Ribs €15.95
Coleslaw and Twice Cooked Chunky Fries

Confit of Duck Leg €17.95
Orange Sauce and Blackcurrants

Pot of Drunken Mussels €16.95
Garlic, Lemon, White Wine accompanied by Crusty Brown Bread

Zuppa del giorno
Homemade soup of the day

Balcone Bruschetta
Ciabatta toasted in the pizza oven, topped with fresh cherry tomato, garlic, basil, virgin olive oil and finished with mozzarella

Smoked Salmon Roulade
Stuffed with black pepper & lime cream cheese, beetroot puree and pickled cucumber

Cajun Style Golden Fried Mushrooms
Dressed with house style taco sauce

Balcone Caesar Salad
Tossed with bacon, cherry tomato, red onion confit, ciabatta crouton, Parmesan and Caesar dressing

Succulent Roast Breast of Turkey
With herb stuffing and a rich pan gravy

Baked Supreme of Salmon
With basil whipped potatoes, saffron lemon sauce with pickled red onion

Roasted Half Duck
Served with braised red cabbage and a red current & orange sauce

Pan Roasted Supreme of Chicken
Finished with red onion confit and a Tullamore Dew & mushroom Gaelic sauce

Goats Cheese and Pepper Tortellini
Tomato and basil sauce with freshly grated parmesan cheese, garlic bread and pesto

Balcone Carbonara
Pan-fried pancetta, spring onion & garlic in a white wine, cream & Parmesan sauce with sun –dried tomato pesto

Pizza Picante
Fajita spiced chicken, bell peppers, red onion, fresh tomato sauce, premium mozzarella drizzled with crème fraiche

Pizza Pepperoni
Premium mozzarella, fresh tomato sauce and Italian pepperoni

Balcone Margaretta
Fresh tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, smoked Applewood cheese and basil pesto


Meringue Nest with Fresh Fruit & Whipped Cream

Mixed Berry Cheesecake

Warm Apple Crumble with Sauce Anglaise

Soup of the Day
Served with Fresh Homemade Brown Bread

Spicy Chicken Wings
Louisiana Hot Sauce, Blue Cheese Dip, Pesto Vinaigrette

Golden Fried Mushroom Fritters
Served with garlic dipping sauce & baby leaf salad

Char Char chicken
Wok tossed chicken, lightly battered, char chilli dressing & mixed leaves

Golden Fried Panko-Flaked Squid Rings
Rings Mixed leaves & garlic aioli

Golden Mini Camembert Cheese
With sweet orange & berry compote Baby leaf salad, Pot Dressing

10oz Bridge House Irish Sirloin Steak (€5 supplement)
Served with Hand Cut Triple Cooked Chips, Roast Cherry Tomato, and Onion Rings Garlic Butter, Pepper Sauce or Red Wine Jus All Steaks are 28 days dry aged

8oz Irish Beef Burger
Succulent 8oz Irish Beef Burger, grilled Emmenthal Cheese, crispy tullamore smoked bacon, caramelized red onion, jalapenos House Sauce, Lettuce, floury Bap & Chunky Chips

Char Chicken Curry
Tender chicken breast in a mildly spiced curry sauce Flavoured with coriander and coconut milk, Served with basmati rice and naan bread

Chicken and Mushroom Vol au Vent
Tender chicken pieces in white wine mushroom cream sauce served in a puff pastry case and chips

Braised Leek & Porcini Mushroom Taglietelle
Al dente pasta tossed in a creamy white wine sauce, Braised leeks, garden peas and porcini mushrooms, Topped with fresh parmesan & served with garlic bread

Beer Battered Fillet of Cod
Fillet of cod, Served with Minted Pea & Tartar Sauce Chunky Triple Cooked Chips

Seafood Vol au Vent
Cod, smoked & fresh salmon, prawns, pieces in white wine mushroom cream sauce served in a puff pastry case and chips