About hook & ladder...

Our Story

Hook & Ladder “Living Café” offer’s customers a unique experience with a variety of store concepts under one roof – café, cookery school, furniture and home accessories store. Customers can relish the delicious café offerings, enhance their culinary skills in the Cookery School, buy locally sourced produce from the artisan display, or purchase a distinctive and inspiring range of occasional furniture and accessories. We are continuously striving to create and provide the ultimate customer experience by constantly evolving and introducing a ‘third place’ for our customers.

The first Hook & Ladder opened on the Tramore Road in Waterford in 2013; following the success of Waterford in May 2014 the “Flagship” Hook & Ladder arrived to Sarsfield Street in Limerick City, following this between 2015 and 2019, four more premises in Corbally Castletroy, Shannon and Dooradoyle opened and joined the Hook & Ladder family.

Hook & Ladder is proud to now have over 110 people employed with the business, and is committed to supporting local producers and suppliers.


Whether it’s lunch at the office, corporate events or parties at home, Hook & Ladder caters for all occasions. We offer an extensive menu to cater for all taste buds, from amazing breakfast platters, gourmet sandwiches and delicious hot food, to a scrumptious selection of home baked cakes and breads that are baked fresh in-house by our bakers daily. We aim to provide the ultimate ‘eating in’ experience with our exemplary service and our commitment to high quality, locally sourced ingredients. Whatever the occasion, make it perfect with Hook & Ladder Catering.

To ensure we can accommodate you to the highest standard, please order at least 48 hours in advance. To secure your booking a 50% deposit is required.

Some of our products may contain the following allergens: “gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, nuts, sulphites, lupin, molluscs”. If you have any dietary requirements please make us aware and we will do our best to accommodate you.

For house & office deliveries a minimum order of €200 is required. Delivery charges may apply based on location.


Hook & Ladder provides an excellent artisan food service for all taste buds, catering for breakfast through to evening meals. We offer a scrumptious section of home baked cakes from our in store bakery, as well as a wide selection of premium coffees, speciality teas and assortment of fine wines.

In addition there is unrestricted Wi-Fi, books and daily newspapers available to customers. At Hook & Ladder we are dedicated to sourcing the very best of Irish produce and are committed to supporting local suppliers.

Cookery School

Hook & Ladder Cookery School offers a wide range of classes and courses especially designed to cater for all levels and abilities, so whether you’re a complete beginner or an accomplished cook there will be a course for you.

The Cookery School is fully equipped with 12 work stations, which allows for a more personalised learning experience.

Our team of enthusiastic and friendly Chefs will ensure you gain the confidence, knowledge and techniques needed to improve your culinary skills, all within a warm and fun filled environment.

Private Events

Hook & Ladder Cookery School is the perfect venue for your special occasion, party or event, catering for, birthdays, reunions, corporate functions and much more. Each event is designed to meet your specific needs and requirements. It is a fantastic way to enhance your cooking skills all while having fun with family friends and colleagues!

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Please browse our website for menus, cookery school classes, products and our locations. If you would like to get in contact us, you will find several ways throughout the website or simply get join us on our social media channels. We hope you find everything you are looking for and we look forward to seeing you online or in one of our stores.

Drop by Hook & Ladder in Limerick or Waterford and we’ll be more than happy to show you all the store has to offer.

We look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you and would like to thank all our customers for supporting us this far.