The Strawberry Tree – Celebrating 25 Years

July 1st, 2013

The Strawberry Tree Restaurant of Macreddin Village celebrates its 25th Anniversary this July 2013. The Strawberry Tree is the only Licensed Organic Restaurant between Ireland and the UK and as such our menu is made up daily with produce that our Organic Farmers and Producers can provide to us with each morning. This has been [...]

Inis Turk Delights of Wild Elderflower and Poitin

July 1st, 2013

THE STRAWBERRY TREE RESTAURANT, JUNE/JULY RECIPE Well, the Elder is in full bloom, everywhere you look, every ditch and hedgerow is dappled with those wonderful white blossoms. Their evening scent, when it gets really heady and competes with the perfume of The Honey Suckle, is just a treat to engage with. The Elder Flower is [...]

Over 2 Million Indian Travellers to Tune in to Ireland

June 24th, 2013

Images of Ireland will be seen by over two million people across India later this year, after scenes for a popular food and travel TV show, Will Travel for Food, were filmed here – courtesy of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The resulting programme will air to over two million TV viewers around India later [...]

Cara Magazine – June 2013

June 14th, 2013

Cara Magazine’s Eoin Higgins goes Wild in the Country and discovers the natural attraction to Macreddin Villages Wild Foods Masterclass Cara Magazine 2013 – See page 12 Return to The BrookLodge Website

Chefs’ Irish Beef Club visit Macreddin

June 11th, 2013

Bord Bia invites 70 chefs to three-day Gourmet Gathering. Members of the Chefs’ Irish Beef Club stop for lunch in Macreddin Village followed by visits to farms and meat producers. Ireland’s beef exports, to more than 45 countries, were valued at €1.9 billion in 2012. Irish Times – 10th of June An Irish Lunch Menu [...]

The Wells Spa Summer Retreat – Just €75

June 5th, 2013

We are delighted to be able to give you details of our Midweek Summer Reatreat Offer we are running in the spa until the end of June. Why not take some time out and let our therapists treat you to a day of pampering bliss and leave de-stressed and re-energised for the Summer ahead For [...]

Fresh Food, Found

June 4th, 2013

Posted on June 4, 2013 by THE DAILY GLOSS Foraging. Something about that word excites the Explorer, the Girl Guide, the Cook in me. And sunny Ireland has the goods – in abundance. Not so sure which part of the hedge to choose? Not sure what to do with those leaves once back in the kitchen? Brook Lodge [...]


June 1st, 2013

At last, our May recipe…and yes we know that we’ve just tipped over the end of the month and into June, but Nature does not respect calendars, Nature just does what She does when She does it. We would normally have our Wild Elder Flower Fritters on our Strawberry Tree Menu weeks ago, however ground [...]

Review on Wild Food by

May 31st, 2013

The recommends Evan Doyle & Biddy White Lennon’s “Wild Food” book as a resource to Newbie Foragers Wild Food in the City & Country Wild Food Nature’s Harvest, Gathering Cooking & Preserving Written By: Evan Doyle & Biddy White Lennon ‘In this combination field guide and cookbook, Irish writer Biddy White Lennon and chef Evan Doyle focus [...]

The First Wild Salmon of 2013

May 17th, 2013

The 1st Wild Salmon of 2013,for The Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Macreddin Village… A twelve pounder out of The River Nore. Caught on Monday 13th of May, opening day of the season, by our licensed traditional ‘Snap-Net’ Fisherman, Mick Murphy. Evan Doyle, Mick Murphy & Tim Daly Return to The BrookLodge Website