Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs Welcomes New Executive Chef

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs has named Irish chef Mark O’Neill its new executive chef.

Raglan Road’s New Executive Chef Mark O’Neill (photo courtesy Raglan Road)

O’Neill, 33, has trained with top Irish and British Michelin Star chefs, and has worked in some of the finest restaurants in London, Dublin, Germany and Australia.

O’Neill says his vision for Raglan Road, which has made its home in Disney Springs for X years, is to offer great gastro-pub food that’s fresh and made from scratch. “It’s important that we stay in front of the modern Irish food trend,” he notes, “and keep our guests excited about great new dishes on the menu.”

Raglan Road interior

Throughout his culinary journey, O’Neill has refined his recipe development and menu skills and learned to butcher, age and tenderize meats, including deer, goats, lamb and pigs. His overall philosophy is to create visually pleasing, delicious dishes without over-complicating them,“using really fresh ingredients – from produce and straight-from-the-boat fish to top-quality meats.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mark to Raglan Road,” Pub co-owner John Cooke says. “His instinctive talent and creativity combined with his remarkable culinary journey make for a very exciting future for our diners at Raglan Road.”

Raglan Road Restaurant

Rating: 7.95 / 10 Recommended By: 88%
Menus: Lunch, Children's Lunch/Dinner, Brunch, Dinner
Services: Table Service

A new chef probably means menu changes for Raglan Road. Will you be visiting to try it out? Let us know what you think of this authentic Irish restaurant in the comments below, or leave a review in our Rate and Review section here.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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7 Replies to “Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs Welcomes New Executive Chef”

  1. We went in April and when (much to our dismay) the menu had changed…we were told that there was a new chef.
    In my party, we had a mix of people-one has celiac. They did still have GF options.
    I will say that the gluten free onion rings were better than they had been before but, the rest of the food was tasteless and kind of meh.
    Being that we really go for the entertainment—we were again disappointed that a new band was trying out for the week and they were not very good. We had a chance to dine there again before we left and we decided against it (which never happens!) So, overall….I am not sure if I would give it a go again because we really didn’t like the new menu.

  2. I hope they don’t get rid of the bread pudding. It was one of the most decadently delicious desserts we had on our trip last February.