Reservations are usually needed for the Italian restaurant, and are not always available if you wait until the day of (or sometimes a few days before) your stay. The alternative restaurant, The Strawberry Tree, is gorgeous and has amazing food, but is more expensive and their menu has less universal appeal compared to the staples of an Italian-themed menu.
I love the relaxing, comfortable ambiance of Brooklodge. This was my fourth stay and I'll be back many times more. Everything from the tucked-away in the mountains setting to the lighting, candlelight, fireplaces, decor, furniture to the spa and pool area facilities and staff contribute to the indulgent, relaxing environment. I love La Taverna Armento. The food in general at Brooklodge never disappoints- tasty, fresh, and wholesome, the wine and drink options are many and delicious, and the staff are exceptional and go out of their way to ensure your comfort and to accommodate their guests' requests. Many options for exploring the area (horseback riding, walking, visiting Glendalough) should you choose to leave the comfort of the village!