A botanical-themed menu based on each day’s produce.
The Orangery, dominated by glass walls and a domed ceiling, is as elegant in construction as the simple design of each daily menu.
The Orangery is open every day for breakfast (7.30am to 10:30am), lunch (Monday to Friday 12.00pm-3.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm-4.00pm) and dinner (5.30pm to 9.30pm). Last orders 9.15pm.
A large fig tree dominates the single stone wall, which is kissed with the day’s sun. It is a room scented by nature, which is much in evidence in the botanical spirit of the plates created by Chef Nathan Dimond.
Nathan maintains very strong relationships with local suppliers for fish and meat. Nathan also forages ingredients in his menus: wild crab apples, damson plums, fungi, and elderberries, depending on what the Demesne brings to the table each day.
Botanical gardens and earthy greens are important features of the cooking.
The rosé veal is from Kildare, and the lobster from the back of Terry Butterly’s pier on Carlingford Loch, served alongside Galway oysters and outdoor-reared Tipperary pork.
“Inspiration is all around, I even take cues from the Cliff bees that sometimes come up and tap on the Orangery windows.”
Nathan is married to the daughter of the estate manager at Lyons Demesne. The fields are in his bones, the bee’s honey is in his cooking. Working alongside the Cliff philosophy spearheaded by our Michelin star team in Ardmore, who holds a Michelin star at Cliff at Lyons’ sister property in County Waterford, you can expect food of the highest order, which is as honest as it is flavoursome.
There is no dress code. Children are welcome, with half-portions available.
For Afternoon Tea at Cliff at Lyons, along with the sandwich selection – which includes Terry Butterly’s Smoked Salmon, Pickled Cucumber & Fennel on Guinness and Chestnut bread, BBQ Pork, Asian slaw on Sourdough Toast – there are delicious, freshly baked goodies to add to the treat too.
Warm, freshly baked scones with vanilla and raisins, homemade red fruit preserves, Battenberg cake with raspberry and vanilla, along with pistachio and apricot macaroons.
Afternoon Tea Dates;
1 December (served in Shackleton Mill)
Festive Afternoon Tea 15 December (served in Shackleton Mill)
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Alternatively, you can email us or contact us directly on +353 1 630 3500.
Note: resident guests are advised to make advance bookings at the time of their bedroom reservation.