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The Orchard Cafe – Now open Wednesday – Sunday!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Orchard Cafe

 The Orchard Cafe at Macreddin Village is now open Wednesday – Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday’s serving food from 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Call us on 0402 36444 to reserve your table.

Have a read through our mouthwatering menu HERE

Perfect for you ladies who lunch OR for you gentlemen who have worked up an appetite on Macreddin Golf Course…

The Orchard Cafe (3) June 2015

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Good Eating Guide Awards 2015

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Winner yet again! The Strawberry takes home another award…

Restaurateurs from all over the country expressed optimism for the crucial peak tourism season at the Good Eating Guide awards ceremony in Dublin on Monday 11th May. The ceremony, which took place at Dylan McGrath’s Fade Street Social, was attended by top chefs and proprietors from the crème de la crème of the national scene. The Strawberry Tree Restaurant  was awarded Ireland’s Best Organic Restaurant. Tim Daly, Head Chef of the Strawberry Tree Brigade accepted the award on the night.

The Good Eating Guide Awards 2015 - Best Organic Restuarant

Pictured above from left to right - Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, Tim Daly, Karen Scanlon & Paddy McCarthy.

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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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Festive Afternoon Tea

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Sit back, relax and enjoy Festive Afternoon Tea

in the warm surroundings of the Waterside Lounge

Afternoon Tea BrookLodge

Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Sauce & Garlic Bread…Our Pastry Kitchen Mince Pies… Our Christmas Pudding Parfait… Our own Orchard Sherry Trifle… just some of the home-made Christmas delights on offer. Just what you need to get you into that Festive spirit.

Click below for our full Festive Afternoon Tea Menu

Festive Afternoon Tea

Wild Elderberry and Orange Pudding

 

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Movember MO’creddin

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

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Well Groomed Moustached Greetings from Macreddin Village…

Yes, it’s Movember!

And once more, we are proud to say that there are dozens of ‘taches being grown and sported by us here in Macreddin…some good, some struggling!

But it’s all for a great reason, to collect much needed funds for Movember, which is supporting men’s physical and mental health worldwide.

Movember has become our big Annual Charity Event. We even change our name regarding this to MO’creddin for the month!

Last year through everyone’s support, we raised over €5,000 for this great cause with:

MO’creddin Bro’s growing over 42 manly moustaches

MO’creddin Sista’s fully supporting…even with the guys looking silly!

This year with your assistance, we can top this and we’ve made it so easy for you!!!!

All you have to do is click on this tab to make your official donation

Donate to MO’creddin here

It’s so simple… with just five or so clicks; you will have made a difference to men’s health worldwide and at the same time supported all our silly moustaches, here in MO’creddin!

With Big Thanks,

From all the MO’creddin…Mo’ Bros and Mo’ Sistas 2014

Movember

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Wild&Slow2014

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Wild&Slow Banner 2014

Slow Food Ireland is delighted to announce that Wild&Slow2014, its unique biennial Wild Foods Festival celebrating all that is good about Ireland’s unique wild game and wild foods will take place this 8th/9th November in Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow.

Wild&Slow is now Europe’s largest Wild Foods Festival and is dedicated solely to the education and conservation of our wonderful Irish wild foods heritage. It falls at a perfect time of year with the closing of the wild food harvesting season and the opening of our wild game season.

Wild&Slow2012, attracted over 5,000 to its unique Wild Foods Street Market, 1,700 people attended over 22 Wild Foods Master Classes and as always the unique Wild Food Dinner sold out!

Check out Wild&Slow 2011 & 2012 videos & gallery here.

Wild&Slow2014 promises to be no different…just with more Wild Foods Stalls at the Street Market, more Wild Foods Master Classes, but unfortunately still the same amount of places available for the unique Wild Food Dinner!

Here’s a unique opportunity to enjoy and graze at the Wild Foods Street Market, warming your hands at the wood braziers, tasting a mulled elderberry wine, filling a bag full of goodies to take home and learning everything there is to know about wild Irish foods by attending as many Wild Foods Workshops as possible over the two days.

Now all we need is a couple of those crisp November days that Ireland is famous for and that Wild&Slow has become synonymous with…!

Wild&Slow Evening Shot

 Over Night Packages including 7 course Wild Foods Dinner

available from just €145pps Book Now.

For Further information see:

www.wildandslow.com  www.slowfoodireland.com  www.brooklodge.com

ANTLER LOGO STRIP

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National Heritage Week 23rd – 31st August

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014


Self-guided walk along the Macreddin PURE Mile to celebrate National Heritage Week

National-Heritage-Week

We have chosen to celebrate the historical importance of local hedgerows this Heritage Week as a tribute to the hard work and dedication of Macreddin Village residents in establishing the Macreddin PURE Mile. We have created a Macreddin PURE Mile walking guide for guests to use as a way of identifying edible herbs, leaves, berries, mushrooms and fruits as well as a range of native wildlife as they amble alongside the hedgerows.

Our commitment to the local environment and the use of wild and organic ingredients in the Strawberry Tree restaurant made the Macreddin PURE Mile initiative a natural fit for National Heritage week.

As the site of one of the few 17th century Plantation Towns, Macreddin is steeped in local history and heritage.  However, we felt it would be more appropriate to focus on our natural heritage this Heritage Week, particularly given the fact that the Macreddin PURE Mile won the National Heritage Award in 2013 and are hopeful for further success this year.

We want our guests to learn how to open their eyes to the wonderful native plant, wild life and heritage that surrounds us.  And, because of this we decided to create a self-guided walk to help people spot a range of plants, fruits and mushrooms, many of which have been used as ingredients for generations, as well as native Irish red squirrels, pheasants, foxes, kingfishers, deer and rabbits.

QR Code - Pure Mile

The Macreddin PURE Mile QR Code (ScanLife app required)

Scan code for further information on The Macreddin PURE Mile

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