Meet the Team

Norbert Neylon

Norbert Neylon

Chef Proprietor

Norbert trained and worked at Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare for three years. He then moved to Dublin to work with Kevin Thornton of the famed Thorntons Restaurant. Norbert was voted the Baileys Eurotoque Young Chef of the year in 1997. In June 2001 Norbert moved to Cavan and opened the Oak Room Restaurant in the Cavan Crystal Heritage centre. Here he ran a very successful restaurant until it was destroyed by fire in November 2003. In March 2006 The Oak Room Restaurant located in Cavan Town was launched.

Keith Hutton

Keith Hutton

Head Chef

Keith first started his career as a chef at The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan at the age of 18, he then took up the role as Sous Chef of The Side Door Restaurant and shortly after, he was promoted to Head Chef. In 2008, Keith started in The Four Star Slieve Russell Hotel where he spent 8 years as Sous Chef before moving on to The Olde Post Inn. Keith joined The Oak Room as Head Chef in October 2018.

Siobhan Mc Court

Siobhan Mc Court

Restaurant Manager

Siobhan first started working in the Hospitality Industry in The Side Door Restaurant, where she worked for five years. In 2009 Siobhan joined The Oak Room and was then promoted to Restaurant Manager in 2013, her favorite part of the job is meeting new people and interacting with customers.   

Daniel Jermyn

Daniel Jermyn

Restaurant Supervisor

Daniel first started in The Oak Room at the tender age of 17, after two years he went to train and work at The Five Star Dromoland Castle Hotel. In May 2017, he returned to The Oak Room as Restaurant Supervisor. Daniel also takes a keen interest in all Marketing and Social Media aspects of the restaurant.

About The Oak Room

The style of cuisine is modern Irish and the restaurant prides itself on using fresh produce in season; most of which is sourced locally. One of the main aims of The Oak Room is to give quality food and service at a reasonable price. We also offer an outdoor catering service where we deliver to your desired location.

Norbert Neylon is the Chef proprietor of The Oak Room Restaurant.

Norbert trained and worked at Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare for three years. He then moved to Dublin to work with Kevin Thornton of the famed Thorntons Restaurant. Kevin Thornton quickly recognised Norbert’s skills and promoted him to Sous Chef of his prestigious restaurant.

Continuing his career Norbert was voted the Baileys Eurotoque Young Chef of the year in 1997. Norbert decided to leave Dublin and took-up the position as Head Chef at the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare County Limerick where he stayed for two years before moving to London.

In June 2001 Norbert moved to Cavan and opened the Oak Room Restaurant in the Cavan Crystal Heritage centre. Here he ran a very successful restaurant until it was destroyed by fire in November 2003.

In March 2006 The Oak Room Restaurant located in Cavan Town was launched.

                                                             

                                                            

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