The Matthiae brothers – Jason, Stefan and Hansi – head up a trilogy of restaurants in County Tipperary, with Chez Hans and Café Hans now joined by the excellent Stef Hans Café in Thurles. But it is the original of the species – Chez Hans, a de-consecrated church sitting under the shadow of the Rock of Cashel, founded in 1968 – that remains the beloved destination for food lovers in the county. Jason Matthiae’s lush, rich cooking never swerves from its classical path, so you come here to eat King’s Farm chicken with Madeira sauce, and Dublin Bay prawn cocktail, and Dover sole on the bone with crab meuniere, and vanilla rice pudding with prunes and Armagnac. The cooking never misses a beat, and the room is one of the best big night out destinations in Ireland.
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