Sha-Roe Bistro is set in a welcoming 17C former coaching inn set in a picturesque village; its a simple place with a relaxed, intimate feel and candlelit tables in the evenings. Menus offer carefully presented, unfussy dishes with clear flavours and a classical base. Sourcing of local and farmers market ingredients is paramount. Henry Stone and his Swiss wife, Stephanie Barrillier met while working in Marlfield House in Gorey, where Henrys reputation as head chef was a major draw. In 2002 Henry was awarded a 3 AA Rosette whilst working there. While looking for a venue for their new restaurant idea, the newly-married couple spotted the 18th Century house in Clonegal in January 2005. They spent the summer of that year renovating it into Sha-Roe Bistro, which opened in September.
In 2007 they won The Georgina Campbell Best Newcomer of the Year. The award was based on the amazing food & wine experience, Stephanies front of house charm, as well as the immaculate setting of the beautifully restored restaurant.
This was the first of many awards, with Henry going on to win Best Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year 2010 and Best Chef of the Year 2011 with the Georgina Campbells Guide.