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At The Waterside Lounge, a light all day menu runs from 12.30pm till early evening, seven days a week.

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Afternoon Tea at The Waterside Lounge at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Wicklow

The Waterside Lounge

At The Waterside Lounge, a light all day menu runs from 12.30pm till early evening, seven days a week. Find BrookLodge's own home smoked salmon, Irish beef, sandwiches and snacks to enjoy in the comfy lounge with river views and squashy sofas to recline on. Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the laid back surroundings of The Waterside Lounge, pre-booking is essential. Discover More About The Waterside Lounge In Our Review Below.
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The Strawberry Tree Restaurant

The Strawberry Tree at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village is an experience not to be missed. Evan Doyle has created a magnificent dining room, with a menu totally devoted to organic ingredients. There is nothing on the menu here which is not organic or wild, and that's stated clearly. Inspections from the Organic Trust certifying body are tough and at random, so not even a hint of non-organic ingredients are allowed in the kitchens.
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La Taverna Armento

La Taverna Armento is the second restaurant in the grounds of BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Co Wicklow. This casual dining restaurant is named after Armento, a village in southern Italy around which all the ingredients to produce authentic Italian dishes are sourced. This area in the province of Basilicata is known for its good olives and olive oils amongst other delicious items, which form the basis of the dishes on the menu here.
Actons Pub at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Wicklow

Actons Country Pub

Actons Pub, situated in BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Wicklow, is home to a traditional Irish pub where you can enjoy your favourite pint in an atmosphere that speaks of times gone-by. Actons pub makes the most of its picturesque surroundings in Wicklow and pays homage to the traditional Irish pub with its homely interior, and hospitable bar tenders.

The Orchard Cafe

The Orchard Cafe at Brooklodge is located in a lovely glazed all weather courtyard. Whatever the time of year, you can sit here in this space bathed in natural light, to enjoy a casual dining menu which has good ingredients at its core.

Spacious Surroundings with a Homely Feel

Mezzanine Suite at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Wicklow

Stay at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

Accommodation at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village mixes time honoured looks with a modern slant and the rooms are gloriously simple in their luxury. Choose from Mezzanine Suites, modern Junior Suites or Standard rooms offering a spacious yet homely feel. Large comfy beds, hidden flat screen TV, beautiful en-suite bathrooms decorated in keeping with the country feel, make a very pleasant place for relaxation and a crucial good night’s sleep.

Adult Only Destination Spa

The Wells Spa at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Wicklow

Relax and Rejuvenate in The Wells Spa

There has been a settlement at Macreddin Village since the fifth century and The Wells Spa takes its name from the ancient wells which supply water to the site. Today all the water used on site is sourced and purified from these natural springs. The Wells Spa heating and hot water comes from Ireland’s largest hotel geo-thermal heat recovery system. The Wells Spa is an adult only ‘Destination Spa’, featuring a Hammam massage room, wet and dry flotation rooms, heated relaxation loungers, a serail mud chamber, aroma steam room, sauna, outdoor hot tub, numerous water features and a stunning indoor to outdoor swimming pool.

Sample Menu

Head Chef: 

James Kavanagh

Sample Menu PDF: 

Visiting Information

Opening Hours
Serving food 12.30pm – 6.30pm daily
Afternoon Tea available Wednesday to Sunday - 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Our Review of The Waterside Lounge

When you enter the world of BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, you walk into paradise. Yes this place is in its own private little world. Here at Good Food Ireland, we call it heaven. Macreddin Village is in the heart of the Wicklow Valley. You drive in the gate and there it is, a gorgeous village tucked in among the trees, quite out of the way from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet only a short drive from the busy motorway that takes you to Dublin. BrookLodge lies at the centre of this village - a traditional lodge style building facing an old fashioned idyllic village green, complete with church.

The lodge's own rooster Elvis has his harem of hens following him over the perfectly mowed grass - and provides a natural alarm clock for hotel residents. BrookLodge has been built over years - grown over time, organically - an extension to the original building that occupied the space. Organic is the right word here, since this also is home to Ireland's first organically certified restaurant The Strawberry Tree.

When owner Evan Doyle was cooking at the original organically certified Strawberry Tree in Kerry, the opportunity to move to Macreddin arose. He brought the restaurant here, and built onto the old house to create a place dedicated to good food and comfort in accommodation.

At The Waterside Lounge, a light all day menu runs from 12.30pm till early evening, seven days a week. Find BrookLodge's own home smoked salmon, Irish beef, sandwiches and snacks to enjoy in the comfy lounge with river views and squashy sofas to recline on. Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the laid back surroundings of The Waterside Lounge, pre-booking is essential. 

Evan Doyle's ethos of local and seasonal runs through all the menus at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village. 

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