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Farmgate

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The Coolbawn, Midleton, Ireland
353 (0)21 463 2771
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent staff and food

Really lovely atmosphere in this restaurant - on a very cold winter evening. The food was great and the staff very friendly and accommodating. We had fish for mains, vegetables were cooked just right with choice of sauces. Prices are a little above average but always worth it when the meal is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
GeraldineM53
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Dublin Ireland
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Dublin Ireland
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Really lovely atmosphere in this restaurant - on a very cold winter evening. The food was great and the staff very friendly and accommodating. We had fish for mains, vegetables were cooked just right with choice of sauces. Prices are a little above average but always worth it when the meal is good.

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1 Thank GeraldineM53
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to bringing my boyfriend here as had been years ago and it was great night. We ordered a steak and a lamb main course. So disappointing the food was cold. We should've sent it back. We would've stayed for desert but main course put us off. When we went to counter to pay, the waiter... More 

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2 Thank Southeastfoodie
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I was lucky enough to be treated to dinner here recently. The restaurant is charming, very relaxed and informal. I loved the artwork on the walls. The staff are really friendly and unobtrusive. I had mussels to start which were absolutely delicious, and one person had calamari which she said was lovely and perfectly cooked. I had lamb for my... More 

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1 Thank mskirstylou
Dublin Ireland
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We had a fine meal here on Friday night last. Beautiful old style shop at the front with lots food and drink to buy.Restaurant is also a treat in terms of ambiance and food. The fish is particularly good and the service is excellent. We would highly recommend it.

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1 Thank Michaelk_7
Ireland
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We had another fab meal here two weeks ago. I had the Mussel starter and hubby had the Clonakilty Pudding Salad. I had the Rib eye steak for Mains and hubby had the Lamb. I had the Bread and Butter pudding and hubby had the Cheesecake. From start to finish, everything was perfect! The service was fantastic. We had a... More 

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Arona
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I have been many times to this restaurant & it doesn't disappoint - we had some friends visiting who wanted a child free night out so thankfully you can go here, relax & talk without the noise of kids running riot around you - note to anyone wanting same experience ( book after 7 30pm) - Staff are wonderful. great... More 

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Thank Anne O
Simsbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in the area. They have great traditional Irish foods, and delicious desserts! Especially the carrot cake. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is quaint. I recommend the lamb stew.

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Thank Kayla F
Carlow, Ireland
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We recently visited here after a quick scout on trip advisor to see where we could grab a lunch. It was beautiful, this just goes to show you can rely on TA! The staff were super helpful and very kind to my little boy who was sitting with us in a high chair. Service was quick and attentive. We had... More 

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Thank creamybeamy
Boston, Massachusetts
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479 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had dinner at Farmgate in Midleton, Ireland outside of Cork. The food was outstanding in its freshness and preparation. The featured dishes of the day were displayed on a blackboard. The fish was all freshly caught locally. I had a John Dory which was the best I have every had, moist and flavorful. My other dinner companions had similarly... More 

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Thank CarpeNox
Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food all the time, I have been for both dinner & lunch & can honestly say it's one of the few places you can be guaranteed the best food at all times in both Cork & Midleton. Service is also excellent, fabulous friendly staff. It's a bit overpriced for evening meal & take away food which is a real... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Coolbawn, Midleton, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Midleton
  • Phone Number: 353 (0)21 463 2771

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?