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Irish Restaurant Awards 2015

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Congratulations & Celebrations…

The Leinster Regional Final of Irish Restaurant Awards took place in Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Tuesday night and Macreddin Village took home not one, not two but three awards…

  • Best Hotel Restaurant – The Strawberry Tree
  • Best Chef – Tim Daly, The Strawberry Tree
  • Best Gastro Pub – Actons Pub & The Orchard Café

This means, we now go forward in 3 categories for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Monday 25th May, 2015.

Restaurant Association

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McKennas’ 100 Best!

Monday, March 9th, 2015

We are absolutely thrilled that both The Strawberry Tree Restaurant and The BrookLodge are once again recommended in John & Sally McKennas’ Guides to 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland and 100 Best Places to stay in Ireland. Here’s what John & Sally said in their guides…

BEST RESTAURANTS – THE STRAWBERRY TREE

“Evan Doyle’s unwavering vision has powered the unique Organic Strawberry Tree for more than 25 years”.

Evan Doyle and his team organise such splendifereous feasts and special occasion dinners at the BrookLodge in Macreddin – their Wild&Slow feasts, the Summer School feasts – that it can be easy to forget that running a superb day-after-day restaurant is actually what they do almost all of the time, and that day-after-day restaurant, The Strawberry Tree, is as singular as any food destination in Ireland and the specialist in Wild, foraged, Organic and local foods. You will find flavours here that you will not find anywhere else in the world. But remember that there is also La Taverna Armento in the restaurant complex and the Italian cooking here is really very fine indeed. Our advice, then, is simple; stay two nights at the BrookLodge and enjoy both restaurants, for both are different, distinctive and serve superb, unique food.

McKennas' 100 Best

 

BEST PLACES TO STAY – THE BROOKLODGE HOTEL

Evan Doyle and the team in the BrookLodge stay ahead of the curve all the time, realising their holistic vision in the most practical, delicious fashion.

Twenty Years ago we wrote this “In Evan Doyle’s lovely restaurant you can eat the tastes of the future, and boy do they taste good” Twenty years ago he was ahead of the curve, sourcing all his foods from local Organic suppliers and – are you ready for this – that was when the Strawberry Tree was operating in Killarney! Mr Doyle has spent the last decade fashioning his a small world-unto-itself at Macreddin, having found a place where he and his family team could build their own world. We have written that his vision of BrookLodge Inn is to create Cockaigne, the mythical land of plenty, of luxury, of ease. But Doyle’s vision is not fairy tale: Macreddin is Cockaigne made real, made tangible, made delicious. His Cockaigne is not an historical construct: it is an ideal for Organic food and Wild food and instinctive hospitality that is striving to establish the future. And, tellingly his Cockaigne is  a political place, for Mr Doyle is always educating, agitating, organising. He has allied himself with a formidable team who run this fantastic hotel like the finest piece of horlogerie, making every visit an utter delight.

McKennas' 100 Best..

 

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Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Macreddin Golf Course wins “Best Hidden Gem” in Leinster at the Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards 2015, held last night in Druids Glen Resort. Massive Congratulations to Aindriu and his team!

Golfers Guide to Ireland 2015

Captain David Parle & General Manager Aindriu Jackson

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McKennas’ Guides Person & Plate of the Year

Monday, January 5th, 2015

John & Sally McKennas’ Person of the Year goes to… Evan Doyle!

“If all Evan Doyle ever did was to have created and run the Brook Lodge Inn, he would be forever recognised as the foremost hotelier of his generation” Read More

McKennas' Guides Person of the Year

And if that wasn’t enough… Plate of the year goes to…

Evan & The Strawberry Tree Brigade!

 “Mick Murphy’s salmon, with Evan Doyle’s laverbread and Tim Daly’s cod’s roe, was a dish that was simply profound” Read More

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Euro-Toques Food Awards 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Farm and dairy producers

honoured for their quality…

 

The recipients of the Euro-Toques Food Awards 2014 – at a gala lunch at The Residence Club in Dublin yesterday – included  two of Macreddin’s very own suppliers, Ed Hick of J Hick & Sons for their smoked wild venison and Mick Healy of Wild Irish Game Ltd in Co. Wicklow. Also awarded were  Cork dairy farmers Toby Simmonds and Johnny Lynch for their traditional mozzarella cheese,  Lucy Deegan and Mark Cribben of Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms in Co Cork for their specialty mushrooms and Marjorie and Kieran O’Malley of Achill Island Sea Salt.

 Group pic

They were selected by 160 of Ireland’s top chefs for what they called “rare gems in the Irish culinary scene“.

 Massive congratulations to all winners!

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Hot Press Magazine – Best Restaurant

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Yet again… further congratulations to the Strawberry Tree Restaurant staff. The Strawberry Tree has been named in the country’s Best Restaurants in the Hot Press Best of Ireland 2014 magazine.

Hot Press

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Good Eating Guide Awards 2014

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

We’re on a roll… After great success in the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards, the Strawberry Tree takes home yet another award!

Celebrations and Congratulations to the crew of The Strawberry Tree on winning Best Restaurant in Leinster at The Good Eating Guide Awards 2014

The Good Eating Guide Awards 2014 - Best Restaurant Leinster..

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3 of the Best… Restaurant Association Awards 2014

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Wednesday the 16th of April The Restaurant Association of Ireland held their regional awards ceremony in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Our Strawberry Tree Restaurant took home not just one award but three awards in the same night… Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Wine Experience and our head chef Tim took home the Best Chef award.

Irish Restaurant Awards

Best Hotel Restaurant: This category recognises a hotel restaurant that demonstrates the very best in a dining experience as evidenced by a high level of attentiveness, impeccable service and well-structured, balanced and appropriate menu creating the ultimate experience for the visitor.

Best Wine Experience: This Award goes to the restaurant offering a balanced and appropriate wine list, an interesting range of producers and which strives for excellence in the service of wine.

Best Chef: This Award goes to the Chef who most impresses in their approach, design and execution of dishes and who is clearly pushing at culinary boundaries in Ireland.

A massive thanks to all who voted, we very much appreciate it!

RAI Awards 2014 - Best Hotel Restaurant

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Exclusive Wedding Venue of the Year 2014

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Exclusive-Venue-of-the-Year - Weddingsonline 2014.

A massive thank you to all those who took the time to vote for us in the recent Weddingsonline Awards. We are proud to announce we won “Exclusive Wedding Venue of the Year 2014″ at Monday nights Weddingsonline Awards Ceremony.

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Pure Mile – Winner of Natural Heritage Award

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

 Hard work and dedication has paid off for the residents of Macreddin. The Macreddin Pure Mile is winner of the Natural Heritage Award.

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Natural Heritage Award.

Natural Heritage Award

Evan with his Macreddin Pure Mile Neighbours

Photo’s: courtesy of Ann Egan  

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