Frequently Asked Questions


What time is breakfast?

Breakfast is served daily, from 08:00 to 10:30 and our residents can enjoy a wholesome buffet and hot cooked options on the menu.

What time is lunch served?

Light lunch is served in the Conservatory, Monday to Saturday, 13:00 to 15:00. On Sundays, a 4-course set lunch menu is available from 12:30 to 14:00, priced at €65 per person, €35 per child under 12 years of age.

What days are you open for dinner?

From April to November, dinner is served Monday to Saturday, from 18:30 to 21:00, throughout the dining rooms. The 5-course, seasonal farm-to-fork dinner menu, with a dessert trolley, is priced at €100 per person. On Sundays, we serve a 4-course dinner, from 19:00 to 21:00 at €85 per person. Browse sample menus

Do I need to book a table?

Yes, dining is by reservation only. Please email or call 021 465 2531

Do you have a dress code?

No, we don’t have an official dress code, although feel free to dress up.

Are children allowed in the dining room?

In the dining rooms, we accommodate children of the hotel residents who are under 12 years of age until 20:00.


What time is check-in and check-out?

Check-in is at 15:00 and check-out is at midday on the day of departure.

If you would like to enquire about early check-in or late check-out, please contact +353 (0)21 465 2531

What is the cancellation policy?

72 hours or 3 days before arrival.

How can I cancel or amend my booking?

Our reservations team will be happy to assist you, please email or call +353 21 465 2531

Guest Facilities

What can I do when in Ballymaloe?

We have a variety of Guest Activities and Guided Tours for our guests to experience for our guests to experience, as well as various walking trails on the grounds.

Do you have a swimming pool?

Yes, we have an outdoor swimming pool which is open once the weather gets warmer, normally from May to September. Although it is heated, it is only open through the summer season. For the rest of the year, we give the space to aquatic wildlife, and in the springtime, it becomes home to hundreds of tadpoles.

Ballymaloe Businesses

Can I visit Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens?

Yes, Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens are located 4km from Ballymaloe House. Our guests can get free entry, please ask the reception team to arrange a token for your complimentary visit.

Can I visit Ballymaloe Shop & Café?

Of course, Ballymaloe Shop and Café is open 7 days per week, from 09:00 to 18:00 and offers a wide selection of Irish-made gifts, crafts, knitwear and kitchenware. The Café at the rear of the gift shop serves homemade cakes and beverages daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Gift Vouchers

How can I use my Ballymaloe House gift card?

Monetary value Ballymaloe gift card can be redeemed against the Accommodation and Dining at Ballymaloe House Hotel, events at Ballymaloe Grainstore, cookery courses at the Ballymaloe Cookery School and Ballymaloe Shop and Café.

How can I purchase a gift voucher?

Gift vouchers can be purchased online or at Ballymaloe House Hotel reception.

To make a reservation or dining room booking click here, for more information call us on 021 465 2531