Our food emulates the best Irish Country House cooking with its emphasis on fresh home grown produce. Our restaurant serves locally sourced and home grown food from our walled garden and farm.
Enjoy your Ballymaloe breakfast between 8 am – 10.30 am; Fresh local ingredients, poached fruits, cereals and order your choice of hot, freshly cooked breakfast options too.
Join us for lunch between 1pm – 2pm for our à la carte seasonal Farm to Fork menu and conclude your meal with our award winning dessert trolley - a little of everything encouraged!
Dine with us between 6.30pm – 9.30pm and enjoy our seasonal Farm to Fork à la carte dinner menu. Take your time to ensure you still have room to enjoy a little of everything from our World Restaurant Award winning dessert trolley.see Sample Menus
Our chefs draw up the lunch and dinner menu every day depending on what comes in from the garden and the boats at Ballycotton.
Fruit and vegetables are sent up each morning from the gardens. Herbs, edible flowers, soft fruits and apples come from our walled garden as well as onions, potatoes, kale, cabbage and salad leaves and many other vegetables. We have rhubarb plants which come originally from the walled garden of Mrs. Allen’s childhood home in Cork. Lemon verbena and mint are gathered to make our own herbal infusions. Fish arrives fresh from Ballycotton every afternoon and it is not until then that the dinner menu is finally decided upon.
JR, our pastry chef, might turn loganberries in to a sorbet or make a pear tart depending on the fruits that are available. The gardening team at Ballymaloe are central to what we do in the kitchen. They are continually planting new varieties; last year they planted borlotti beans, swiss chard, peas and broad beans, Chioggia beetroot, Castelfranco and Tardivo Treviso radicchio, Romano courgettes and red onion squash.
At Ballymaloe House in the walled garden, we grow quantities of flat-leaf parsley, basil, sweet marjoram and mint.