We were delighted to feature in the McKennas Guides "Top 100 Irish restaurants 2016".
Their article says:
"We have been going to stay at Ballymaloe House for twenty five years. We first arrived on our bicycles, having taken the train from Dublin, then cycled on the old road through Carrigtoohill and Cloyne. Ballymaloe surprised us back then – Myrtle Allen clearing tables late on a Saturday night! that Milleens cheese like nothing we had ever tasted! the dessert trolley! – and today, after twenty five years, Ballymaloe can still surprise you with the simplest things.
This time it was a breakfast in late September that seemed to have culled the trees and verges just to feed you something nice first thing in the morning. There is freshly grated apple muesli, with blackberries. There are apples stewed with sweet geranium. There is apple and blackberry compote. Jersey milk yogurt. Poached plums. There is breakfast fruit salad. There is Macroom porridge, and nut and grain muesli, and granola. And mustard-yellow jersey butter. It’s like a breakfast from the garden of Eden, a breakfast from before the Fall, from a time when the link between nature and the daily meal hadn’t been severed, but instead existed as an umbilical culinary fact. Unique."
Read the article on their website here.
Co. Cork, P25 Y070