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The Wild Geese

august 2011

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The Wild Geese Review

There's a charming, old-world atmosphere in the series of small dining rooms in this low-ceiling thatch cottage, one of the prettiest in a village famed for its fairy-tale looks. Co-owner and chef David Foley uses the best local produce to create imaginative and seriously good dishes. Try roast rack of lamb with a potato-and-garlic gratin, or pan-seared Castletownbere scallops with Clonakilty black pudding and deep-fried leeks. Lobster—grilled with snow peas and shallots and topped with a chive mayonnaise—is a popular summer option. The house dessert platter for two lets you sample all desserts, including the fantastic homemade ice cream. For a real bargain, try the Sunday lunch (€25 for three courses). The restaurant is opposite the Dunraven Arms.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rose Cottage, Main St., Adare, Co. Limerick
  • Phone: 061/396–451
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  • Location: Adare

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon. and 3 wks in Jan. No dinner Sun. No lunch Tues.–Sat.
Updated: 04-10-2014

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    Excellent Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

    We got married in Adare in February 07. We live in Boston (he's originally from Dublin) and realized fairly late in the process that we needed a venue for about 30 people, from both sides of the Atlantic, for the rehearsal dinner. We hadn't been to the Wild Geese but took a chance based on the recommendation of the concierge at Adare Manor, where we were holding the reception. We couldn't have been happier. We wanted the occasion to be a relaxing lead-in to the big day, but our friends know their food, so the bar was set pretty high. The Wild Geese turned out to be the perfect combination of excellent food and relaxed, friendly service in a cosy private dining room. We'd go back again in a heartbeat.

    by KPMacD, 4/13/07

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