The Big Harvest

August 5th, 2015

The Big Harvest arrives to The Strawberry Tree

Friday 21st August 2015

Farm harvest arrives to The Strawberry Tree Kitchen daily, and our daily menu reflects this and is only decided upon when all is delivered…this is what we are proud of, and this is what we do with produce from our Farmers, 365!

The Big Harvest only arrives ONCE A YEAR when our menu bursts with all this wonderful produce, for all too brief cameo appearances, with a menu dedicated totally to the Farm.

The Big Harvest menu is available until the fresh harvest runs out, and this depends on a number of things e.g. the weather! However, we hope it will be available right up to the end of September.

The Big Harvest – Sample Menu

The Big Harvest - All about the farm

 The Big Harvest menu is priced at €75pp 

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The Sunday Business Post – Woodruff Panna Cotta

July 6th, 2015

Our very own Tim Daly – Head Chef of  The Strawberry Tree was featured in yesterday’s Chef’s Table in The Sunday Business Post.

Tim provides a recipe for Wild Woodruff Panna Cotta with rhubarb and short bread biscuits. One of his favourites…



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The Orchard Cafe – Now open Wednesday – Sunday!

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

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

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!

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…


“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



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

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

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

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

November 1st, 2014


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


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