Seasonal Irish produce is the order of the day at AJLA Restaurant in Clarinbridge. The new offering from PoppySeed Cafes opened its doors in March 2018 and is an exciting addition to the Clarinbridge dining scene.

With an array of menus to tempt all palates, AJLA takes pride in its seasonal local produce and offers a gastro experience that is contemporary, relaxed, and very much centred on delicious home cooking with fresh and real food cooked with respect.

Award-winning Head Chef, Judy Forde, has a real flare for food and flavour and bases her menu on the experience she has gathered over the years in Ireland, London and Canada.
Judy Forde
Judy Forde

Judy trained in culinary arts at GMIT, setting challenges and high standards for herself after she won Student Chef of the Year. Since then, she has travelled and broadened her culinary horizons, bringing a unique style of cooking to her new role at AJLA.

Judy has led the food story at PoppySeed since it opened in 2007, helping the brand’s distinctive offering to grow over 10 years by remaining committed to fresh food cooked on site daily. Flavour is at the core of each menu item and the relishes, chutneys and dressings are all made in-house by Judy and her team of chefs.

AJLA offers an exciting addition to the PoppySeed kitchens and menus. And, with Judy embracing the opportunity to add another layer to her menus, it’s no surprise that classic selections and techniques are the cornerstone of the AJLA food journey, with innovative specials celebrating the newest of Irish food products.

The delicious menu and Judy’s expertise are only enhanced by AJLA’s excellent location in Clarinbridge. With spectacular views and its close proximity to Galway, visitors benefit from the convenient location, but with free parking.

Add to that the extensive wine list and you’re onto a winner. With classic, continental favourites and a selection of special wines, the diverse list will be changed and updated on a regular basis, providing visitors with unique wine experience to boot.

AJLA also caters for private parties in the Oyster Room so you can celebrate any occasion with friends and family in the heart of Clarinbridge.


Opening Times: Monday – Tuesday (closed) | Wednesday: 10.30am – 5pm | Thursday – Saturday: 10.30am – Late | Sunday: 10.30am – 5pm

Address: The Bridge Centre, Clarinbridge,

Telephone: 091 485413