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Ballymaloe House Restaurant

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Shanagarry | Co Cork, Shanagarry P25 Y070, Ireland
+353 21 465 2531
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a daughter studying at the associated Ballymaloe Cookery School, the chance to enjoy a meal at the legendary Hotel was too good to miss. It did not disappoint. The 5 course evening menu is definitely NOT a Tasting menu- the portions are almost too generous- but there is quality in every mouthful- fresh locally sourced ingredients intelligently cooked. It's... More 

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Thank adrianh794
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We try not to give our customers too much on their plates, but its always a tricky balance! I hope your daughter is loving the Cookery School! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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256 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a wonderful lunch in Ballymaloe House Restaurant it really was excellent. The food, service and whole experience was amazing. The food was served to perfection even down to the desserts which we had a sampling of all deserts on the menu. We will be back it really is worth a visit.

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Thank JOC834
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us. The Dessert Trolley is a great favourite! We look forward to your return visit. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As committed foodies, my husband and I were eagerly anticipating a lunch here in early November with our two year old little boy. All of our expectations were met and exceeded! We were shown to our table in the comfortable and atmospheric main room and revelled in a menu that we heartily agreed was so well thought out that every... More 

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Thank Rebecca C
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are delighted that all three of you enjoyed your lunch at Ballymaloe. I have pointed out your comment about the lack of colour on the Dessert Trolley to our Pastry department, so that they can keep an eye on that in future. I have also passed on your compliments to Diana.... More 

Middlewich
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Ballymaloe House Restaurant this weekend and I must say our experience was very good. Everyone in our party had a lovely time and the food and drink was excellent. It was evident from the high standard of the food every consideration had been made to make it an excellent experience. We would not hesitate to return to... More 

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Thank Almafi
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us in Ballymaloe. We do hope to see you again soon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent as always! Great welcome professional staff outstanding local produce cooked to perfection

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Thank Brendan G
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed our food and the staff looked after you so well. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bridgeport
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136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Fine dining always rises to the top. Service was exceptional. Food delightfully prepared and served. Five courses of delicious meals. Much to choose from. We had a wonderful time. Hotel equally fine in beautiful, comfortable rooms.

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Thank Mora1234
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the super review. We are all delighted that you enjoyed being in Ballymaloe and we do look forward to seeing you again. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Lunch was served from 1-2 and the Ballymaloe staff was kind enough to allow us to begin a bit early so we could make a 2pm cooking course at Ballymaloe Cookery School down the road. The food was delicious and hotel was so comfortable and relaxing. Just Beautiful- Thank You Ballymaloe House

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Thank mw8055
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

You are so very welcome! We look forward to your return visit! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I have heard about Ballymaloe House Restaurant for years, and my expectations were high - and every one of them were met. The seafood buffet for hors d'oeuvres was spectacular and every dish that followed was perfectly calibrated so as to showcase local produce and meats and so we did not feel overstuffed. Desserts were magical - the carageen pudding... More 

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Thank LGOBrien
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

I am delighted you enjoyed your evening with us at Ballymaloe. The hors d'oeuvres buffet is a great way to show off the wonderful produce that we are so lucky to have. I am also delighted that you enjoyed the Carageen! It is a family favourite of ours! More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at ballymaloe on a Saturday night with my friend. We were allocated the east room which had 2 single beds and a lovely view of the garden. The beds were really comfortable and the room was finished to a high standard. We then had dinner in the Yates room which was a 5 course set menu with choice.... More 

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Thank Erika R
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your Dinner and overnight with us. The Oysters with Champagne Sauce is a Ballymaloe classic! We look forward to your next visit to us! More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This place is called overpriced by the locals but well worth the ride. The countryside is gorgeous in this part of County Cork, the food is nicely done, and the setting is magical. I have been making the trek to Ballymaloe House a regular visit whenever I am in Cork. The cafe/restaurant is warm, inviting, and casual. Lovely for families.

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Thank staceyfinn
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us, whether it was the Cafe or the House! We look forward to your return visit next time you are in Cork! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $80
Cuisine
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shanagarry | Co Cork, Shanagarry P25 Y070, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Shanagarry
  • Phone Number: +353 21 465 2531
Description
Irish Country House ,

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