Restaurants & Cafés

About Us

Hello, I'm Luis Martin, your chef-owner here at Mara in the heart of Waterford, Ireland. With a culinary journey that took me from the prestigious kitchens of a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain to the refined settings of five-star hotels in Ireland, I bring a wealth of experience and a passion for creating exceptional dining experiences.

My culinary journey is not just a career; it's a love affair with the art of food. I take pride in crafting every dish by hand, ensuring that each bite tells a story of dedication and craftsmanship. From my early days in Spain to the vibrant culinary scene in Ireland, my approach to cooking is grounded in a commitment to excellence.

At Mara, we go beyond creating exquisite dishes; we embrace a strong ethos of sustainability and waste reduction. Every plate is a testament to our dedication to responsible practices, from sourcing local, seasonal ingredients to minimizing our environmental footprint.

Join me on a culinary adventure that marries tradition with innovation, where every dish is a celebration of flavours, textures, and the joy of sharing a memorable meal. Welcome to Mara where passion meets plate.


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