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Afternoon Tea in the Waterside Lounge…

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Afternoon Tea and The Tale of Two Annas

Anna, Afternoon Tea and The History:

Cream Tea, High Tea and Afternoon Tea. These terms are peculiar to a couple of Island off the west coast of Europe and perhaps, are not understood elsewhere. In 1840 Anna, Duchess of Bedford gave us Afternoon Tea when she decided to make an occasion of it!

 

Anna, Afternoon Tea and The Waterside:

The other Anna, is our Anna…! Together with Amy, she runs our ‘All Fresh’ Pastry Kitchen in The Strawberry Tree. When both came to us with the idea of serving Afternoon Tea, we had no choice!

 

Sandwiches from the Strawberry Tree

Our own Cured Beef Pastrami,

Pickled Red Onions, Horseradish, Ciabatta

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Macreddin Smoke House Salmon,

Wild Sorrel, Our Bakery Brown Bread

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Roasted Cornfed Chicken,

Lemon and Tarragon, Wild Garlic Bread

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Real Buffalo Mozzarella,

Tomato & Chive Grilled Crostini

Sweet Loaves from Macreddin Bakery

Macreddin Bakery Warm Fruit Scone

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Pastry Kitchen Ginger Bread

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Pastry Kitchen Banana Loaf

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With Clotted Cream and Our Own Curd & Jam

Sweetie Things from Macreddin Pastry

A Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Our Golden Honeycomb Cream Cheese,

Shortbread Biscuit Pot

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A Wild Bilberry, Lemon Meringue Roulade

Organic Fair Traded Teas and Coffees

A Selection of Traditional Dried Teas

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A Selection of Dried Herbal Teas

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Today’s Fresh Herbal Teas

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A Selection of Ground Coffees

€24.50 per person

Bubbles from The Wild Foods Pantry

Our Wild Elderflower Prosecco €9.70

Our Wild Elderflower Lemonade €4.70


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is served in the Waterside Lounge Wednesday-Sunday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

As we bake all items for our Afternoon Tea fresh we ask that guests book in advance.

Please email reception@brooklodge.com or call us on 0402 36444 to book.

 

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The Orchard Café gets a Makeover!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The Orchard Café has introduced an exciting new Lunch menu.

Orchard Cafe Image

A Jug of Macreddin Villages Wild Elder Flower Lemonade €8.95

A Flute of Organic Prosecco with our Wild Elder Berry Cassis €8.25

A Flute of High Bank Organic Cider with their Apple Syrup €3.75

A Real Farm Vegetable Soup from Denis Healy’s Organic Farm €5.50
Orchard Café Salads

Mary Regan’s Organic Duck Liver Parfait, Quince Cheese, Toasted Brioche €9.50

Crispy Whitebait, Salad Leaves, Smoked Chilli Aioli, €7.50

Our Own Smoked Salmon, Salad Leaves, Horseradish €12.50

Slow Cooked Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, Rocket Leaves, Balsamic €9.50

A Warm Organic Beef Fillet Salad, Pine Nuts, Roasted Red Onion €14.50

Fenit Crab Salad, Pickled Fennel, Chilli, Preserved Lemon Mayonnaise €14.95

 

Orchard Café Stone Oven Pizzas

Classic Margarita, Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, €12.50

St. Tola Goats Cheese, Courgettes, Red Onion, Rocket, €14.50

Anchovies, Mozzarella, Tomato, Capers, Kalamata Olives, Calzone, €16.50

Smoked Chicken, Bellingham Blue Cheese, Marinated Red Onion, Basil, €15.50

 

Orchard Café Mains

Chargrilled Organic Aged Sirloin with a Wild Cep Crust €24.50


Pan Seared Organic Salmon, Green Pea Risotto, Wild Sorrel Crème Fraiche €15.50

Crispy Rabbit Legs, Sweet Potato, Wild Garlic Aioli €14.50

Corn Fed Chicken Breast, Aubergine Caponata, Tomato Salsa €15.50

The Macreddin Organic Beef Burger, Mount Callan Cheddar, Pickled Cucumber €15.50

Homemade Macreddin Village Fish Fingers and Chips €15.50

Butternut Squash Ravioli, Roasted Peppers, Olives, Spinach, Gorgonzola Cream €13.50

 

Orchard Café Side’s €4.50

Rosemary Potatoes                                                   

Mixed Leaf Salad, Balsamic Dressing

Orchard Fries                                                             

Macreddin Bakery Wild Garlic Bread

 

Orchard Café  The Sweet Things

Today’s Macreddin Village Organic Ice Cream €6.25

The Orchard Café Desert Pot €7.50

The Chocolate Mousse Tart, Pistachio Ice Cream €6.75

A Warm Hazelnut Ricotta Slice, Lemon Curd €5.50

Our Homemade Orchard Apple Pie €5.50

A Selection of Irish Raw Milk Cheeses €9.50

 

Orchard Café Organic Beverages

Coffee €2.80

Decaffeinated Coffee €2.80

Tea €2.80

Cappuccino €2.90

Espresso €2.50     Double Espresso €3.50

Latté €3.50

Green & Blacks Hot Chocolate €3.50

Earl Grey €3.50

A  Selection of Herbal and Fruit Teas €3.50

A Glass of Real Orange Juice €3.95

The Orchard Cafe

Opening hours:

Wednesday-Sunday 12.30-4.30pm

To reserve a table please call The BrookLodge Hotel 0402 36444.

Menu subject to change

 

 

 

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Emma & Dave Kearney – 13th June 2014

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Some much appreciated feedback from Emma & Dave

who got married with us on Friday 13th of June

We got married in BrookLodge on the 13th June 2014. From the moment we arrived, the hotel did everything and more to make us feel very welcome. Every guest we spoke to on the day complemented us on a stunning choice of venue, and the food was out of this world! Some even went as far as to say it was the best meal they’ve ever had! BrookLodge was the first and only hotel we viewed as a venue for our wedding, because we knew nowhere thereafter would ever compare! We cannot give the staff at BrookLodge enough thanks for providing us with an experience that was truly magical. To all the staff at BrookLodge, thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, Emma & Dave xx

Emma & Dave - 13th June 2014

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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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3 Night Easter Break 18th – 20th April 2014

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Easter Special Logo 2

 3 Night Easter Break

  Friday 18th – Sunday 20th April

 €290pps

  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation with Full Breakfast.
  • Dinner on one evening in La Taverna Armento.
  • Dinner on one evening in The Wild & Organic, Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Ireland’s only certified Organic Restaurant.
  • As residents you can enjoy complimentary use of The Thermal Suite in The Wells Spa.
  • A sharing plate of Organic Easter Chocolate Treats from The Strawberry Tree delivered to your room.
  • Wellies and Mapped Walks available from reception to enjoy the countryside around Macreddin Village or why not take a packed lunch with you?
  • Music Entertainment in Actons Pub for a “resident’s private session” on Good Friday.
  • Some fresh eggs from Macreddin Village’s hens to take home on Monday morning (Ask when you’re checking out if there’s any left?)

Make Easter Eggstra Special (to be booked in advance):

  • Upgrade to one of our fabulous Suite for €25pp per night.
  • Arrange for bottle of bubbly on ice served to your room on arrival for €42.
  • Take home a Hamper Basket filled with Organic goodies €75.
  • Avail of a 30 minute Treatment in The Wells Spa – Aroma Pamper Facial or Back Massage €35.
  • Macreddin Village Back Pack €15pp or Macreddin Village Picnic €30pp.

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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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The Irish Chamber Orchestra Performs at Macreddin

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The Irish Chamber Orchestra are on tour with Bosco Hogan and Patrick Mason in a performance based on the life of Tchaikovsky as told by his younger brother.

The performance takes place in BrookLodge on

Thursday the 20th of February 2014.

Irish Chamber Orchestra Image (Low Low Res)

Package includes:

One Night Bed & Breakfast

Pre Performance Dinner in the Strawberry Tree at 6:30pm

Bubbly reception at 8:15pm in the River Lounge

Performance Ticket

Package Price: €155pps Book Now

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