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Ballymaloe House Restaurant

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Shanagarry | Co Cork, Shanagarry P25 Y070, Ireland
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and dined at the restaurant a few weeks back. Beautiful meal, nice selection of craft beers and wines at a reasonable price. 5 course dinner was beautiful from the soup to the fish to the duck. Excellent. Big let down by dessert trolley. I have been told about this trolley from my friends before and I was looking... More 

Thank robjdowd
Lynchburg, Virginia
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoying meals at Ballymaloe is very special. The atmosphere is warm and the wait staff are great. Especially the young women who are college students. The menu offers several great selections - especially the fish. The desserts are delicious. We were lucky to be there on a Friday evening to take advantage of a great special first course variety.

Thank James K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm lucky enough to live within easy driving distance of this wonderful spot, and my family and I try to eat here a couple of times a year, generally special occasions. I've never been disappointed with the food here, and this visit was no different. A comprehensive menu, simple food but beautifully cooked and presented, and all the little touches... More 

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

Thank you so much for the praise. We really appreciate it. We source our food carefully and at the moment we are using primarily all our own vegetables, so we are very happy that you have enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you for your next occasion! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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126 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We partook of the Sunday evening buffet last week and were most impressed as usual - a really appetising display of delicious food.

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

Thank you for your super report. The Sunday night Buffet is a great way to showcase all the fresh Seafood, Pates, Meats and Vegetables. It is a joy to serve! Looking forward to seeing you here again soon! More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our meals there. Pork, beef , chicken and veggies all were raised right on the grounds of the hotel/restaurant

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

I am delighted that you have enjoyed your meals with us. Thank you very much for the great report and we look forward to your return visit! More 

Cork, Ireland
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this business is overrated the food is too expensive and if u walk around to the back of the house is is quite dirty the portions are quite small I was there with friends las year for a 4 course meal the starter was nice the main course was small and when the dessert trolly came asked for a small... More 

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

We always serve customers as many of the desserts from the Trolley as they want. We do not have a policy of only 3! So sorry you did not enjoy your meal. More 

Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ballymaloe house has a great reputation stretching over many years. It is know for its approach to natural products and the use of seasonal products. This reputation is both good and bad. One can visit expecting high standards and equally it can work against them should they slip up in any way. We stayed in the house for several days.... More 

Thank Shameless2
fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will certainly remind staff to be quieter so that our customers do not get disturbed. Our food almost always have sauces appropriate to the particular dish, which you can see from our menu, so I do not know what happened there. We are disappointed you did not enjoy our dessert trolley, as this is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing carrot cake, orange cake, pecan slices and homemade lemonade! Atmosphere pleasant, some staff could be more friendly but cakes make up for it!

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

So glad you enjoyed the Cakes and Lemonade in 'The Cafe at The End of The Shop'. Dervilla and her team make everything on site with the best ingredients. We look forward to seeing you again sometime either in Ballymaloe House or in the Shop/Cafe. More 

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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens and an excellent cafe! The food is very fresh with great variety. The kitchen shop is great to look through while waiting for a table!

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

Thank you for visiting The Ballymaloe Shop and Cafe situated on the grounds of Ballymaloe House. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it. If you are close by over the Summer we also have a Sculpture exhibition on the front lawn to have a wander around! More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We ate at the Ballymaloe Cafe (the one at the end of the shop) three times last week while on a self-catering holiday at Ballymaloe House. Each experience was fabulous. We had two late lunches (main course plus coffee and cake). The food was so good we didn't have room for dinner on those days. There was a choice of... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the food at The Cafe at the End of The Shop! Dervilla runs the Cafe with her wonderful team. Next time you will have to stay longer so that you can sample everything!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $83
Irish, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shanagarry | Co Cork, Shanagarry P25 Y070, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Shanagarry
  • Phone Number: 353214652531
Irish Country House ,

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