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The Wild Geese

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Fifteen years of creative cooking – allied to the highest levels of service you will find in Ireland – explains the enduring success of The Wild Geese, one of the prettiest places to eat in one of the prettiest villages in the country.
David and Julie’s The Wild Geese restaurant defines the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” maxim almost better than anywhere else in Ireland’s restaurant culture.
Over the course of fifteen years, David has cooked and Julie has managed the front of house, and everything has run like clockwork. The seeming effortlessness the pair exude masks just how hard they work, however, for there is a great deal of graft and professionalism underpinning everything at The Wild Geese. But they have that sprezzatura ease: the effort never shows, the ease of delivery is total. It’s no surprise to learn that Mr Foley once worked with one of the great master professionals, Stephen Bull, early on in his career, for he has the same sense of order and logic in his food as Mr Bull always epitomised. So, settle into this absurdly pretty series of rooms, and enjoy the great Wild Geese signature dishes such as Kenmare smoked salmon stuffed with crab meat; Castletownbere scallops with black pudding and deep-fried leeks; corn-fed chicken with Bluebell Falls goats’ cheese wrapped in Parma ham; lemon tart with raspberry sorbet. The food is delicious and postcard pretty, the setting is sublime, whilst the service from Ms Randles is simply as good as it gets.


David Foley & Julie Randles
Rose Cottage, Main Street, Adare, County Limerick.
+ 353 61 396451

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