Executive Head Chef David Porter… ‘Savour every moment’
Our Executive Head Chef David Porter focuses on sourcing superior quality produce from the North west of Ireland and treats it delicately with respect to create his Irish/European dishes that taste very subtle yet outstanding.
David Porter, recently awarded Chef of the Year at The Irish Hotel Awards, and proud holder of a 2AA Rosette Award originates from Australia he moved to Ireland a number of years ago, he joined Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa with a view to showcase his talents and to take the guests dining experience to a whole new level. Through passion, drive, experience and knowledge David has dedicated his time to provide “consistency, creativity and giving the customer an incredible dining experience” using old school dishes which he learnt from many summers spent cooking with his Gran back home in Australia then putting his own contemporary twist on them. ‘I was so lucky to spend time with her, the last really of that generation, who grew and cooked most of their own food.’
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa is built on a foundation of unforgettable gastronomic delights that comes from our award-winning kitchen. With unrivalled service and unbeatable settings, ours is a truly spectacular location for everything from casual bites with friends, to very special dinners with family.
Whether you’re fine-dining in the revered Douglas Hyde Restaurant, snacking in the classic surroundings of the Drawing Room or taking afternoon tea next to the piano in the Palm Court, enjoy being looked after in style by some of the best chefs and waiters that Ireland has to offer. With a variety of mouthwatering menus, spectacular locations, private dining and impeccable locally-sourced produce, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.