Elegant Glass-walled Dining

Inspired by foraged ingredients and Ireland’s larder.
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The Orangery


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.

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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.

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“Inspiration is all around, I even take cues from the Cliff bees that sometimes come up and tap on the Orangery windows.”

Nathan Dimond Head Chef

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 executive chef, Martijn Kajuiter, 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.

The Orangery is open every day for breakfast (7.30am to 10:30am) and dinner (5.30pm to 9.30pm) seven days a week. Last orders 9.15pm. 

There is no dress code. Children are welcome, with half-portions available. 

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The Orangery Menu

By it’s very nature our menu is defined by the seasons and the ebb and flow of The Potager Garden. Therefore it is subject to change, naturally. Please note the menus should be treated as samples only. Vintages also may vary on our wine list, which is constantly updated by our CLIFF team of sommeliers.

Galway Bay Mussels

White Wine, Garlic, Shallot, Butter, Parsley

Kilkee Scallops

Confit Chervil Root, Ruby Grapefruit, Black Rice

30 Month Parmigiano Reggiano Risotto

Smoked Irish Oxtail, Confit Egg yolk

Jamón Ibérico Cebo De Campo

Macadamia Pesto, Coolattin Cheddar

Irish Crown Pumpkin Soup

Wild Mushrooms

Seafood Cocktail

Iceberg Lettuce, Lemon, Marie Rose Sauce, Smoked Paprika, Melba Toast

Annagassan Monkfish on the Bone

Coq au Vin Garnish

Black Sole Meunière

Baby Spinach, Lemon, Capers, Parsley

Grilled Annagassan Lobster

Chips, Garden Leaves, Garlic Butter, Béarnaise Sauce

Whole Wild Turbot 1kg Fish

Samphire, Dublin Bay Prawns

Duvillaun Beg Island Glazed Lamb Shoulder

Mashed Potato, Glazed Carrot, Rosemary Jus

1kg Cote de Boeuf

Sautéed Potatoes, Caramelised Onions, Red Wine Jus

Cliff at Lyons Seafood Platter

½ Annagassan Lobster, 4 Giga Oyster, 6 Clogherhead Crab Claws, 6 Gambas, Terry Butterly’s Smoked Salmon, Galway Bay Mussels, Cod Brandade

John Stone Beef Fillet 8oz

Steaks are served with home-cut chips and garden salad

Irish Venison

Loin & Ragu, Sage, Alsace Bacon, Homemade Pasta

Braeburn Apple

Carmamelised Apple, Spiced Cake, Toffee sauce, Clotted Cream

Organic Chocolate 75%

“Tanzania – Single Plantation 2015”

Olive Oil, Toasted White Chocolate Ice-cream, Sea Salt, Caramel

Pear Belle Hellene

White Wine Poached Pear, Vanilla Ice Cream, Toasted Almonds, Cliff Chocolate Sauce

Paris Brest

Guinness Creme Patissiere, Blackberry Ice Cream

Selection of Irish Farmhouse Cheeses

Homemade Crackers, Orangery Fig Jam, Pickled Walnuts

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;

2 June

4 August

1 September

6 October

3 November

1 December

Festive Afternoon Tea 15 December

Please note that all of our dishes are prepared-to-order and may contain allergens.

Our kitchen operation involves shared cooking and preparation areas; therefore we cannot guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens.

All menus changes daily according to seasonality and market availability. 



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If you want to book a table with us please use the booking engine below. This works for any table at The Orangery booked on the days we are open to the public.

Please remember to select The Orangery from the drop-down menu before making your booking.

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.

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