AJLA Restaurant Clarinbridge is a new offering from PoppySeed gourmet cafes launching March 2018. AJLA restaurant is an exciting addition to the PoppySeed brand and brings an interesting dining experience to its Clarinbridge home.

AJLA offers an array of menus to tempt all palates and reflects seasonal Irish produce throughout. All menus items are freshly prepared by the team of qualified chefs under the stewardship of head Chef, Judy Forde, who has led the food story at PoppySeed since its opening in 2007.

Judy is an award-winning chef with extensive Industry experience. She has a genuine flare and passion for food and is always working to bring out the best from natural ingredients. AJLA menus are compiled using the best fresh, local produce treated with care and respect.

Head Chef Judy Forde



Judy trained in culinary arts at GMIT, Galway and immediately uncovered her natural flare and talent for food and flavour. Winning Student Chef of the year in her … year she quickly set challenges and high standards for herself. Judy has travelled throughout her career and has worked in London, Canada and around Ireland since graduating.


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


AJLA offers an exciting addition to the PoppySeed kitchens and menus. Judy is embracing the opportunity to add another layer to her menus. Classic selections and techniques are the cornerstone of the AJLA food journey and innovative specials will celebrate the newest of Irish food products in the coming months.

Judy Forde

AJLA Head Chef

Monday – Tuesday (Closed) | Wednesday – Thursday 5pm -9pm | Friday – Sunday 12pm – 9pm