Restaurants Association of Ireland

Trade Partner 2017

We are delighted to be a trade partner with the Restaurants Association of Ireland.  This makes Houseware International one of a select group of businesses who are approved as suppliers of products and services to the members.  We look forward to engaging with its community.


About Us

Houseware International is a specialist distributor of quality tableware and food service products to Irish hotels and restaurants for nearly 25 years.  Houseware International acts as exclusive distributor for some of the catering industry’s most important manufacturers.

We have been the suppler of choice, for many years, to some of the country’s most renowned hotels and restaurants: such as Ashford Castle, The Shelbourne Hotel, The Herbert Park Hotel, Druid Glen Resort, The Marker Hotel and the Cliff Collection.


Some of Our Specialist Products

Schott Zwiesel Glassware and Professional Barware

Houseware International is the sole agent in Ireland for this exclusive collection. Within this range we have wine glasses, decanters, water carafes, cocktail glasses, whiskey glasses, and much more. To see the collections please go to

Hepp and WMF Cutlery and Flatware

Cutlery, more than simply a useful table utensil, is the visual and tactile expression of culture and lifestyle. Which is why HEPP and WMF are offering a diverse product range, a wide choice of designs and styles manufactured from the finest materials. To view the collections please go to

Tafelstern and Bauscher Chinaware

Tafelstern is the brand name for the ambitious international restaurant. It stands for the passion in table culture that impresses again and again with new inspirations for the world of table settings. To see the Tafelstern range and other chinaware collections please go to


Restaurants Association of Ireland

The Restaurants Association of Ireland was formed in 1970 with the initial goal of forming a strong lobby that would represent the industry at Government level on issues of importance to the Irish restaurant industry.

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) now represents in excess of 1,400 members with establishments representing restaurants, coffees shops, hotel restaurants, gastropubs, golf clubs and cookery schools. Houseware International are part of over 100 trade partners, businesses that are approved suppliers of products and services for restaurants.




An Irish family owned business, specialising is the distribution of the highest quality tabletop and foodservice products, from Europe's major manufacturers, to the hotel and restaurant trade throughout Ireland.

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