The Oak Room
Limerick's first Michelin Star restaurant
Our Michelin star restaurant, The Oak Room at Adare Manor welcomes you to a showcase of the best produce from our travels around the four corners of this island. Head Chef Michael Tweedie and his team cook with restraint and according to the seasons in one of the most magical settings in Ireland. We work closely with our family of producers who we celebrate at the heart of our polished and relaxed dining experience.
Less than two years following its debut, The Oak Room received Michelin star recognition in October 2019, becoming the only starred restaurant in County Limerick. A handsome oak-panelled room that has always been the heart of the house, The Oak Room at Adare Manor was the original family dining room and, once again, it is where you are invited to enjoy food cooked with love and skill, sourced from throughout the island of Ireland.
Head Chef Michael Tweedie and his team create elegant seasonal menus inspired by exceptional Irish ingredients. The community of growers, farmers, fishermen and producers celebrated in The Oak Room are from all four corners of the island — from as close by as the lush vegetable farms of Ballyneety and quail sourced locally from Birdhill; to the clean cold waters off the Connemara coast where Dooncastle oyster beds lie, and the wild hillsides of West Cork, the home of award-winning Durrus cheese.
Ahead of our opening, Chef Tweedie and his fellow head chefs covered almost 3,000km together on a road-trip tour of Ireland getting to know growers and farmers, going right to the source to try some of the country’s best produce for themselves. That all-island adventure was an essential step in building The Oak Room’s family of suppliers, and an inspiration for the simple but refined dishes on the menu.
The gorgeous views of our golf course and formal gardens from The Oak Room’s setting by the River Maigue and in the pasturelands of the Golden Vale, on the doorstep of the Wild Atlantic Way, are all referenced on the plate — echoed in the fine seafood, sustainably farmed meats and game, local vegetables and some touches from the grounds of Adare Manor itself. Honey from our bees, foraged plants and herbs bring a taste of our estate and the Irish landscape to you.
The experience in The Oak Room is polished and sophisticated, but relaxed. Our sommelier's have curated an extensive and adventurous wine list to be enjoyed in The Oak Room, while our Restaurant Manager, Liam Simpson, has overseen the introduction of a remarkable handmade cheese trolley, home to the island’s finest cheese, that are expertly served tableside.
On long summer evenings when the golden hour stretches until late, allowing extended views of the formal gardens and the meandering river; or on dark winter nights when the candlelight makes the silk damask curtains glow; The Oak Room reflects the changing seasons on its contemporary menus.
The Dress Standard
Smart dress is requested when dining in The Oak Room.
The Oak Room welcomes children aged 6 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, for their own safety.
You can view our wine list and Oak Room menu below. Our list of wines and vintages are subject to change, along with The Oak Room menu which features only the highest quality ingredients in their current season. Please enquire with our team for more information.
One Michelin Star
Michelin Guide 2020
Hotel Restaurant of the Year
Food & Wine Awards 2019
Best Wine Experience
Irish Restaurant Awards 2019
Best of: Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator 2019
Chef of the Year - Mike Tweedie
Yes Chef 2018
Restaurant of the Year
Yes Chef 2018