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“Stick with the old forget the new!!”

Farmgate Resturant & Country Store
Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Midleton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We booked for 3 and were advised we would be in the newly converted courtyard as the main/old restaurant was full, we didn't mind as we love the ambiance of the old place and love the food and agreed...... How disappointing!! The place was full with tables squashed in anywhere they could, one unfortunately blocking a fire exit on the way towards the rest rooms. We felt we were in a cattle market and our thoughts drifted to if this is change forget it. Our other thoughts were is this a case of greed! We
asked if another table was available but unfortunately not. So we
prevailed..... The noise level was deafing drowning out not only ourselves but the guitarist. Our waiters were fab, but they were twisting side to side
uncomfortably through the over crowded place (good job they were slim and
trim). They smiled and were attentive throughout our uncomfortable ordeal
because that's what our night had become not what we were looking
forward to. The tables were marble topped, cold, no table cloths, very small
wine glasses, luckily our waiter got us some real ones after asked for them.
As we expected food was its usual first rate ...excellent but surroundings uncomfortable. At desert we were asked if we wanted it in the old part to
which we did not hesitate and jumped into atmospheric warm clothed table
where we were able to hear each other speak nobody near us and space. Our overall opinion was stick to the old... prices are the same in both parts but if your lucky you will have a clothed table, space, large wine glass and comfort! 10/10 for food...... Other 5/10 sad to say.

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4  Thank seanchailleach
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were invited by some friends to meet here for lunch. What a great choice! The food and service were both very good and the food was excellent. The dining area is behind a small grocery store area and is quite unusual. There is a diverse mix of tables and chairs and some of the tables are so large that a couple of groups of diners can share.

They have a number of specials and a regular menu. We all had different choices and a mix between specials and standard menu options … all of the food was excellent. the wine list was reasonable and sensibly priced. A great lunch.

There is no parking adjacent to the restaurant and locals may know where to park but we didn't. If you are a visitor, you need time to find a space … it is not easy as the restaurant is fairly central and Midleton is busy.

(NOTE: there seem to be two TA entries for this restaurant.)

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1  Thank Chris F
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Our driver mentioned this great little restaurant in Midleton on our way to Waterford. WOW, AMAZING, DELICIOUS, CHARMING are just a few adjectives to describe this place. The crab salad, potato leek soup, and quiche were out of this world. The desserts were so tempting we tried the lemon tart, which was "to die for". Wish we had a little place like this back home!

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a small grocery store, with dining area in back. Lots of character, with rustic wood tables, lots of natural light, very friendly staff and great food. I had potato leak soup & a simple salad, both delicious. Then there are the desserts - dizzying array. We shared apple tart and chocolate cake.

Thank Cheryl K
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

I rang at 7PM on Friday night and I was lucky enough to get a cancellation.I had a fantastic T-Bone cooked to perfection. My wife had the John Dory. Cheeseboard for desert was very good. Lovely meal.

Thank emmmceee
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