Our Awards

Ballymaloe House Hotel has been honoured to receive countless far-reaching award categories since opening to the public in 1964.

The Yeats Room was one of the first Irish restaurants to be recommended in the UK's Good Hotel Guide in the 1960s and has remained there ever since. Myrtle Allen was awarded a Michelin star in 1975.

This year:

So far this year, we are the proud winners of Best Sustainable Business Innovation Award 2023, awarded by Cork Business Association and the Regional Winner for Cork for the Best Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurant 2023 by Irish Restaurant Awards.

In April, we were the winners of a Culinary Haven of the Year, recognised as an exceptional food and drink destination with culinary excellence, awarded by Good Food Ireland.

In October, we were awarded the Best Hotel in Ireland 2024, awarded by Good Hotel Guide, amongst only 12 hotels to receive a Ceasar Award 2024, a prestigious award for hoteliers, we are truly proud of.

Other recent awards include:

  • Silver for Ireland's Menu Provenance 2022 at Hotel and Catering Gold Medal Award
  • Pastry Chef of the Year 2022 awarded to JR Ryall Head Pastry Chef at Ballymaloe House by Food & Wine Ireland. Later in 2022, JR has published a cookbook named Ballymaloe Desserts
  • Trolley of the Year 2021 at the World Restaurant Awards in Paris – recognising the incredible dessert trolley served at Ballymaloe House.
  • World's Best Wine List 2021 at the World of Fine Wine Awards, becoming the best European Regional winner for the Best Short Wine List category, winning a 2-star wine list award.
  • Best Restaurant Wine List and Wine Service 2019, awarded by Tomas Clancy, Sunday Business Post