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Ballymaloe House Restaurant

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Shanagarry | Co Cork, Shanagarry P25 Y070, Ireland
+353 21 465 2531
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a delightful five course meal at the Ballymaloe House Restaurant during our recent visit. Each course was carefully prepared and delicious. Truly outstanding.

Thank Karen D
Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the evening on Mon with 6 friends and had a fantastic night. Food selection from every course was superb. What a great location to spend an eveni g with friends...staff were incredibly attentive but the stand out was Becky...thank you for a great experience. Michael & Helen

Thank Michael M
Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited last night for our second night of our Ireland tour with friends. Had the most fantastic menu and left me not knowing what to choose! Opted for the fish soup, pork, cheese board. Would like to thank Becky - a great waitress who made our evening very special - what a great girl! Lovely house and would recommend a... More 

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amherst ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner was extraordinary- some familiar dishes and some new things to try, like the dessert made with seaweed. The house wine is perfectly adequate, although you can peruse the wine cellar ahead to select your bottle. Exquisite food here!!

Thank tantrictraveler
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to treat my wife and I to a romantic meal. Upon arrival we were seated in the living area and given menus to choose from. We were then shown to our seats and had Pre ordered in the living room area. It was a 5 course dinner and we sat at our table at 8.30pm and by 9pm we... More 

Thank Conor K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite simply, our meals in this restaurant were the most enjoyable that we have ever experienced. The Allen family pride themselves in being a part of the "slow food" movement and also in sourcing food locally wherever possible. It pays dividends in terms of the quality, which was uniformly outstanding One of the the nights that we ate there was... More 

Thank Peter T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Received a gift of a voucher for Sunday lunch here as a wedding present & it was the best present ever. The lunch is expensive but just amazing. The location, service & food was second to none and is definitely 5+ stars. The portions are perfect size but we were asked if we needed seconds which was nice if it... More 

Thank Juneygogs
Cork, Ireland
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This place is officially my favourite place ever. Fantastic place, the food was to die for. Five course meal, you would imagine you couldn't eat that much but it's done to perfection & I wasn't bloated or even too full. The atmosphere is so old world it's amazing, I thought I was on Downton Abbey, the staff dressed in a... More 

Thank Gitoverit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoy a three course lunch in a historic setting. Start with pre-lunch drinks in the sitting room.....have stuffed mussels to start with either lamb or fish or pick your own choice it will be delicious. Finish with something from the sweet trolley before ending with tea or coffee and home made fudge. Before you leave have a walk around the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Was visiting Cork in December with family and it was my idea to go for lunch at Ballymaloe as I knew of their cookery school and books. Beautiful old house and grounds. Very old fashioned atmosphere but that I suppose is part of its character. Unfortunately it didn't end there and carried over to the food. Menu was quite simple... More 

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

We are all terribly sorry that you did not enjoy your lunch with us. We will certainly take your comments on board and take steps to improve. Thank you for the compliments about The Ballymaloe Shop. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$81
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?