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The Coolbawn, Midleton, Ireland
353 (0)21 463 2771
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cork, Ireland
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213 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant recently for lunch and after a short wait we got a table (very busy a great sign) the food was very good as usual

Thank griff888
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch with my wife had the club sandwich and pot of tea it was delicious,very friendly and lovely atmosphere well worth a visit

Thank Finbarr C
County Donegal, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a bowl of soup for lunch and it was just devine could have another bowl no bother. Lovely fresh bread and cakes as you enter to restraunt. Well worth the money

Thank sueshanahan68
Cork, Ireland
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386 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here Friday night. Didn't have a reservation & had no problem getting a table. Lovely setting. Very nice staff, pleasant & efficient. Good food, although I did I think overpriced to be honest.

Thank LexiR
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect food couldn't be better , first time here, defo recommend it, Middleton has a few nice restaraunts but this is prob the best

Thank stt1972
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting the Farmgate occasionally for many years and always loved the experience provided. On a recent visit there was a lovely atmosphere in the main restaurant but we were disappointed to be seated in the anteroom where we couldn't enjoy the music or atmosphere. We ordered lamb which was requested pink but was slightly undercooked and definitely... More 

Thank spsullivan
Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding venue to dine for lunch! The atmosphere is a warm, cozy, welcoming farmhouse vibe. The community tables are a lovely idea for promoting social interaction. The food was over the top delicious. I started with the minestrone followed by the tagliatelle with chicken, spinach and bacon. My partner had the Irish stew. We finished with a scrumptious pear almond... More 

Thank susangsays
County Cork, Ireland
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

this restaurant covers everything from coffee and scones to lunch to coffee and cake to fine dining in the evening.you can buy food to take away.The quality is fab and i have never been disappointed.you would have to book at night.

Thank joely m
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Very cozy restaurant with excellent food and friendly staff. My advice is to try the ribeye and the beef fillet. Deserts also very fresh and delicious.

Thank Pedro F
Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

had coffee and cake and the cake is to die for !!, farm gate is everything that is good about food in Ireland, great home made food , homely surroundings and staff that know what they're about, no fuss, professional and charming. top marks guys

Thank David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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

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