Overlooking Lisloughrey Quay with a spectacular view of Lough Corrib with Head Chef Jonathan Keane in situ, Wilde's at the Lodge's Restaurant serves contemporary Irish cuisine in a unique setting.
Recently referred to as “one of the country’s most exciting chefs”, and already with ‘Best Chef’ nominations under his belt, Jonathan Keane is originally from Kylemore in Connemara, where he grew up surrounded by many of the excellent ingredients that feature so prominently in his innovative and delicious food.
Under Jonathan’s direction, Wilde’s at the Lodge at Ashford Castle has become a destination not just for local foodies but for guests from further afield, looking for an interesting and authentic experience showcasing the very finest local produce The entire first floor of the original house has been authentically restored and features a collection of intimate spaces for you to enjoy the delights of fine food and wine. Click here for a sample Table d'Hote Menu
Wilde's at the Lodge at Ashford Castle is named after Sir William Wilde, an extraordinary man by any standard who was a surgeon at 24 years and founded the first eye and ear Hospital in Dublin, which made him famous throughout Europe and the USA. He was a renowned writer with a deep interest in Archaeology and spent his holidays at his home in Moytura, Cong overlooking Lough Corrib. In his later years following his knighthood, William retired to Moytura House and wrote his book on his beloved Lough Corrib, it's Islands and rich Archaeological heritage. It has become the accepted documentary and distinguished jewel in the crown of this area and is still treasured since its first publication in 1867, two years after the Lodge was built.
Our kitchen following the inspiration of Sir William Wilde is distinguishing itself too by producing exceptional food in a modern Irish style featuring fresh local ingredients, matched by genuinely friendly and attentive service.