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Reviews Of Ballymaloe Country House and Hotel
11Mar

Irish Restaurant Association award – Best Hotel Restaurant

We are proud to have been recognized in the 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards as the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ in Cork in the Munster region and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us, The Irish Restaurant Association and Elavon and you for continuing to visit and enjoy Ballymaloe House. https://www.elavon.ie/
04Mar

Top 100 Irish restaurants 2016

We were delighted to feature in the McKennas Guides "Top 100 Irish restaurants 2016". 
 
Their article says: 
 
29Oct

What is Ireland's most unique hotel? See our list of 30 gems

We were delighted to feature in the Irish Independent article "What is Ireland's most unique hotel? See our list of 30 gems".

Ballymaloe House comes in at number 18 on the list which reads:

22May

MSN: Top 10 wedding hotels in UK and Ireland

Celebrating its 51st anniversary this year is the family-run Ballymaloe Hotel, famed for its food and its idyllic setting in 400 acres of green land with ancient woodland and tranquil ponds. You can make a big entrance on the day by arriving at the hotel by helicopter, enjoying a bird’s eye view of the lush countryside of East Cork.
 
30Apr

Ireland's gourmet revolution: Restaurants, festivals and food trails

Myrtle Allen, who established the restaurant at Ballymaloe House in Cork in the 1960s, is considered by many to be the unofficial patron saint of Ireland's seasonal food movement. Fittingly, Ballymaloe House and its neighbouring cookery school are now also home to the annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine (litfest.ie).
 
19Feb

1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die

We would like to say a big thank you to Jenny Linford, well respected Freelance food writer, author of 15 books and member of the Guild of Food Writers (www.jennylinford.co.uk) for our entry in a new book she is General Editor of '1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die' 
 

Ballymaloe House | Archetypal warm Irish hospitality in the home of Ireland’s first family of food.

 
There is an incomparable warmth to the welcome at the dining room of the first family of Irish food, where sprightly matri
09Jan

Ballymaloe House on Travel Magazine Gold List 2015

All of us here at Ballymaloe House are delighted to have been acknowledged on Condé Nast Traveler Magazines Gold List 2015: 100 World’s Best Hotels.
20Nov

Darina Allen receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations from everyone at Ballymaloe House to Darina Allen on receiving an Outstanding Achievement Award from Cork Chamber in association with EY on Tuesday 18th November at a prestigious awards event at The DoubleTree Hilton, Dublin acknowledging and celebrating her commitment to promoting Irish food.

Gillian Keating, president of Cork Chamber, said that Darina Allen in her capacity as owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School had put Irish food on the world stage.

05Sep

The ethos of Ballymaloe in front of me

Runner Beans, Heritage Tomatoes, perfectly formed Cabbages are a few of the many delights we have in the Ballymaloe garden at the moment. Everyday when I walk through the Garden I can see the ethos of Ballymaloe in front of me. Growing & serving the Best Vegetables to inspire us and create a menu full of our own seasonal produce. Keeping up with the abundance of produce and doing it justice is a challenge in itself. What a fantastic way to cook Gillian
06Apr

Only at Ballymaloe # 3

So it’s been a while since I last updated my blog and I apologize for that. So much as happened since then. Where do I begin? After looking back at my last two posts I realized I never actually talked about what exactly I do here at Ballymaloe. My shift is split into two ( which I’m not used to but I have the afternoons to myself :) ). In the morning I go around and pick and arrange flowers into lovely clay pots for the dining rooms and the bedrooms for the guests when they arrive. In the evening I am the official “trolly dolly” as they say.

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