Thursday April 2, 2020

Restaurant review: Mixing quirky with trad to sublime effect in Adare

The Oak Room

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

23rd February, 2020
The Oak Room at Adare Manor: the fare is a mix of the slightly quirky and the traditional. Picture: True Media

I‘m telling a friend about my dinner in Adare Manor, when her brow furrows. “I don‘t think I’d have the neck to go up that driveway in my car – it‘s a bit of a banger,” she says.

I reassure her that there‘s nothing to worry about on that score. Adare Manor may be swanky – what am I saying, it’s super-swanky – but it‘s...

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