Wade’s style is influenced by the rugged West Coast of Ireland, with its abundance of produce.
Situated in the picturesque village of Adare, Wade and Elaine strive to maintain the old world charm and character of the cottage, whilst offering you modern Irish cooking, matched with friendly and attentive service.
It was refurbished in May 2013, including a reclaimed mahogany floor, to blend contemporary and traditional styling in this unique setting.
Wade’s cooking ethos is based on the use of wild, free-range, seasonal and local produce that is then cooked with modern and classical techniques in order to ensure the quality ingredients are the centre piece of each dish.
The Murphys have opened with considerable aplomb, enhancing Adare. If this very good meal was indicative they will continue in that vein.
Jack Powe,The Irish Examiner
1826 is one of the defining examples of the modern creative casual Irish restaurant. The cooking is serious and ambitious but the food is delivered without a jot of pretension and served in the most charming, relaxed style.
John McKenna, Editor, The McKenna Guide
While you can take fine dining out of the equation, what you get from a classically trained chef of this calibre is the same top notch cooking in a more relaxed style – and at a very accessible price.
The opening of the year that should have been talked about a great deal more was 1826 Restaurant in Adare, Co Limerick, where Wade Murphy’s cooking demonstrates wonderful imagination and refinement, and where tradition and modern twists (a phrase I generally dread) work in perfect harmony.
Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail, The DiningRoom.ie
1826 Adare is a small, special place where the good stuff from its hinterland is being used by a talented kitchen.
Catherine Cleary, The Irish Times
1826 Adare is a chic little spot doing upmarket contemporary casual food. Well worth a visit.
Lucinda O’Sullivan, Sunday Independent
“Husband and Wife team bring personal touch to a small, special place”
The Irish Times
“The opening of the year that should have been talked about a great deal more was 1826 Restaurant in Adare, Co Limerick, where Wade Murphy’s cooking demonstrates wonderful imagination and refinement, and where tradition and modern twists (a phrase I generally dread) work in perfect harmony.”