A drive for experience and love for good food led Bart Pawlukojc and Nicole Server-Pawlukojc to work in some of the best restaurants in Denmark, where they met, worked, fell in love and became happily married.
Although they come from different chef backgrounds, they come together in Arán Bakery & Bistro to bring you a taste of what they’ve learnt from all over the world.
Our Sourdough Breads and Citrus Tart were recently recognised by the Blas na hÉireann Awards 2022, where we were awarded ‘Supreme Champion’.
This year we were proud to be listed in the Irish Times 2022 ‘100 of the best restaurants, cafes and places to eat in Ireland’, as one of the best places dishing up great local produce, and also named in The Sunday Times 2022 ‘Ireland’s Best 100 Restaurants’ by John & Sally McKenna.
Arán Artisan Bakery & Bistro
Arán Bakery & Bistro is our creative outlet that allows us to make top-quality food accessible to everyone. We aim to make simple, yet delicious dishes made from local ingredients that everyone can enjoy. It is very important for us to not be bound by one single menu or one single concept.
Our menu showcases the best of local produce from Kilkenny and nearby counties, including locally grown stoneground flour from The Little Mill in Bennettsbridge, Goatsbridge trout, Dizzy Goat Farms goat cheese, Mooncoin Beetroot from Mooncoin, Apple Syrup, Vinegar and Treacle from Highbank Orchards in Cuffesgrange, Fresh Vegetables from Riversfield Organic Farm in Callan, and Boscos Garden, Kilkenny, and Ballon Farms Free Range Eggs from Ballylean, Ballon, Co Carlow.
Our dishes are like the weather – they can change from day to day depending on what’s in-season, and what our local producers have to offer. We bake our bread and grind our flour in house. We source as many ingredients as possible from our local producers and farmers.