It has been a busy year for the couple behind 1826 Adare, which scooped the prize for Best Restaurant in Munster at the Irish Restaurant Awards on Monday June 9th, 2014.
Top chef Wade Murphy and his wife Elaine took the plunge in May 2013 and opened their own restaurant in this postcard pretty village's most charming thatched cottage. The rustic cottage setting and chic country décor, paired with food offering freshness, simplicity and keen pricing to match, make a winning combination. Seasonal local produce is the foundation of Wade's food philosophy, so menus change on a monthly basis, and there are blackboard specials such as whole sole, braised meats and so on changing daily.
Signature dishes include: Warm Chicken Liver salad, with Piccalilli, pickles and Bally greens and Head to Tail Free Range Pork Tasting Plate.
Wade commented "it's a great achievement for all the team, we're delighted, honoured & humbled"
Run by Elaine and Wade Murphy, the thatched cottage restaurant that is 1826 Adare, gets its name from the year the first Lord of Dunraven, built the cottage. Situated in the picturesque village of Adare, Wade and Elaine strive to maintain the old world charm and character of the cottage, whilst offering you modern Irish cooking, matched with friendly and attentive service. It was refurbished in May 2013, including a reclaimed mahogany floor, to blend contemporary and traditional styling in this unique setting. Wade and Elaine combine modern comforts for diners with the intimacy of a family-run establishment.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact 1826 Adare for directions and precise location prior to your visit.