MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View on The Oak Room: “The dining room of the impressive 1830s mansion Adare Manor, exhibits all the comfort and grandeur one would expect. It’s named after the wood-panelled walls commissioned by architect Augustus Pugin and comes with a dark green colour scheme, period artwork and lavish chandeliers; in summer, ask for a table in the small glass-enclosed terrace for wonderful views over the parterre and 850 acres of grounds.
Michael Tweedie’s assured, refreshingly understated modern cooking champions top ingredients from Ireland’s artisan producers, and dishes comprise just 3 or 4 ingredients, as he has the experience and courage to know when to hold back. The resulting combinations are refined and well-balanced, with complex flavours and great attention to detail. The wine list is a labour of love and offers a superb range by the glass.”