In 2013 armed with a small budget we took over a tiny premises, without a toilet, in Blackrock Market.

Being the only food premises in the market it seemed only fitting that we should become the market canteen.

Regardless of the premises minor shortcomings we always knew great cooking and genuine hospitality would make up for the less than salubrious surroundings.

Over the next 2 years the Canteen brand was honed garnering universal praise from customers and media alike.

In 2015, the opportunity to move to a bigger premise in Celbridge presented itself. The Blackrock premises was taken over by a couple of lads who seem to have done alright and in June 2016 Canteen Celbridge opened its doors.

Following the same ethos of modern European cooking with a strong emphasis on sourcing the best ingredients, the restaurant has become a firm favourite with locals and travelling foodies alike.