Built into and around a luxurious country house set into 40 acres of woodland, the hotel is a wholehearted nod to classic décor and sumptuous, old-world glam – with an undoubtedly modern edge. But now it’s the hotel’s fine dining taking the spotlight.
In keeping with the hotel’s theme, the restaurant, too, impresses with exceptional country charm. The results for Leinster Region of the 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards have recently been released and the restaurant at Marlfield House has bagged the prestigious Best Customer Service award for County Wexford – for the third time in four years. And with good reason – it’s very, very special.
Head Chef Ruadhan Furlong cooks exquisite classical food drawing influence from French and Mediterranean cuisines. Expect fresh and healthy ingredients, with the herbs, vegetables and fruit grown in kitchen gardens. And the sumptuous proteins on offer include the likes of wild salmon, Wexford mussels, Slaney Rose veal and Wexford beef and lamb.
The presentation of the food doesn't disappoint either – each dish is artfully presented and befitting of the restaurant’s stunning setting. Diners enjoy a country-feel ambience from within the hotel’s flower-filled, Turner-style conservatory overlooking the manicured garden. Frescoed walls and sparkling silver top off this award-winning, fine dining experience.
Leading the team of customer service superstars are Hoteliers Margaret and Laura Bowe, Restaurant Manager Malgorzata Trochimiuk, Duty Manager Jacques Fournier, Reception Manager Majella Scully. “We are a small team.” Malgorzata says. “We all believe in what we do and we give our guests a warm welcome. We also aim to give the highest standard of service, which guests should expect from a country house like Marlfield House. We try to make our guests feel relaxed, comfortable, looked after and cosseted from the real world. We love and are proud of what we do. I feel that we won this award because, as a team, we all have the same belief in the importance of customer care and do our utmost to give it to our guests all the time.”
For more information about Marlfield House Hotel and Restaurant, please visit marlfieldhouse.com