1826 Adare, Adare, Co Limerick

1826 Adare

“Just Ask!” is a public awareness campaign that aims to encourage consumers when eating out to look for information on where the food (particularly meat) on their plate comes from, and encourages chefs to provide this information on their menus. The programme supports both large and smaller artisan suppliers, encouraging both Irish diners and visitors from abroad to support restaurants that are in turn supporting their suppliers. The Bord Bia “Just Ask!” Restaurant of the Year Award is chosen from the year’s winners selected for the Guide’s monthly e-zine.

There have been some superb “Just Ask!” winners over the years, and none better than Wade and Elaine Murphy’s charming restaurant in Adare. Wade, a Euro-Toques chef who lives the philosophy and takes enormous pride in showcasing the best of local produce, also loves keeping his customers informed.

A statement on the menu confirms that all beef, lamb, pork & chicken is born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland and his valued suppliers are meticulously detailed, with many name checked on dishes too. Delicious starters may feature Doughmore Bay crab from Doonbeg fisherman Charlie Sexton, for example, while Kerry Hill lamb and free range pork from Garretts butchers in Limerick are staples among the main courses, which also feature exceptional poultry including pasture reared chicken from The Friendly Farmer of Athenry, and Skeaghanore duck, from West Cork.

Superb fresh fish and seafood comes from CS Fish in Doonbeg, Co Clare, and specially created vegetarian tasting platters include produce from Bally Salad and Clancy Lewis in Limerick and the famed Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms of County Cork.

A well chosen and informative drinks list includes a good sprinkling of Irish names across spirits, beers and cider too - and, as with the excellent cooking, the difference is in the taste.

An exemplary winner, this former Commissioner General of Euro-Toques is the embodiment of the principles of that organisation and the Just Ask programme - a great role model for young chefs.

Elaine and Wade Murphy.jpg
25 votes

1826 Adare

Adare, Co. Limerick
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Just across the road from the Dunraven Arms, this charming restaurant was established by well known chef Wade Murphy and his wife, Elaine, in 2013. Wade - former Commissioner General of Euro-Toques Ireland and well known as the head chef in several pre ...

Show me all 2017 Award Winners