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Ballymaloe House

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Shanagarry, Shanagarry, Ireland
+353 (0)21 4652531
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Treat

I ate at Ballymaloe House for my birthday in March and it was a real treat. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. We were shown to the drawing room first where we were given menus and our drink orders were taken. It was so relaxing. Shortly after we were shown to the dining room, there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Aine B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I ate at Ballymaloe House for my birthday in March and it was a real treat. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. We were shown to the drawing room first where we were given menus and our drink orders were taken. It was so relaxing. Shortly after we were shown to the dining room, there are different little dining... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I booked a special Sunday lunch in the restaurant of Ballymaloe, the service was fine, nothing spectacular, the menu choice was extremely poor, there was 5 choices, I was forced by the waitress to try the venison, what I received was exceptionally poor, it was a dish covered in watery mash potato and about 5 small dices of venison cut... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tasty food, but a very small restaurant. Again another lovely setting, service could be a little slow, but staff very friendly!

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

There may be some confusion here - we seat 130 - 150 in our restaurant. Hazel More 

Neuchatel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited Ballymaloe for a big family lunch on Easter Sunday. Given my knowledge that Ballymaloe ran a successful well renowned cookery school I had a high expectations for the restaurant and was therefore a little disappointed overall. I just expected more of 'wholesome Irish home cooked food'. We were 16 in all and were therefore seated at a long... More 

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you , so glad you enjoyed visting Ballymaloe , Easter Sunday was such a glorious day here, we tend to serve the shoulder and leg of lamb quite well done . Hazel More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My boyfriend treated me to dinner at Ballymaloe house as birthday gift. I think after the experience he has earnt several brownie points. The building is gorgeous, it has the old world charm so if you like your nuevo chic then this is not for you. All the staff were extremely friendly but without losing the professionalism that goes with... More 

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are delighted you enjoyed our more traditional style of food, much of which we produce on the farm or sourced locally. We serve the Hors d'Oeuvre Buffet every Friday & as a starter on most Sunday evenings Hazel More 

ireland
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I had a meal in Ballymaloe on Friday the 13th March. It was our first visit and hopefully won't be our last. The place has a lovely ambience, the staff are excellent and the food second to none. Everything tasted so fresh and wholesome. The Ballycotton cod was melt in the mouth delicious. Thank you for a... More 

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you , we are so lucky to have Ballycotton so close and local fishermen to supply us with fresh fish. H More 

Tipperary, Ireland
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful farm and grounds with a lovely little cafe to have some lunch. There is a shop there where you can purchase local produce, plenty of cook books and house hold items. Well worth visiting you will not be disappointed.

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment -we look forward to welcoming you back, the café is open every day for lunch we also serve lunch in the main house H More 

County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was a lovely experience in fantastic surroundings. The staff were so helpful and we were were offered extra helpings on all the courses.

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your Mothers Day treat, it was great to see all the Mums being spoiled. H More 

Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a meal at Ballymaloe house, in a group of 20. Really, one cannot do other than say that Ballymaloe is BEST. There is also a café, where you can have a scrumptious lunch. Ballymaloe is simply the best.

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you , we continue to try our best .. H More 

Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My cousin had her wedding here and they did an awesome job across the board. Great service, good charm, rooms need a little work.

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your cousins wedding . We have upgraded several rooms again this year concentrating on bathrooms -- we hope our guests will appreciate the work we have done ! H More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shanagarry, Shanagarry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Shanagarry
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)21 4652531

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 108
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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