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Awards Ballymaloe Country House has recieved

Awarded World's Best Trolley of the Year 2019

We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted in World Restaurant Awards in their Small Plates: Trolley of the Year category for our dessert trolley and in such incredible company too.
Huge thank you to all the World Restaurant Awards globetrotting judges. 
WE WON!  'Trolley of the Year 2019' at the World Restaurant Awards

Irish Restaurant Association award Best Hotels Restaurant in Ireland

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.

Top 100 Irish restaurants 2016

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

#IndoTravelAwards Ireland's Favourite Foodie Experience 2019

We were absolutely delighted to receive this Independent Travel Reader award, and to read the wonderful things our guests said about us... thank you, what a fabulous start to the year! 

The Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards 2019 are sponsored by Iarnród Eireann and curated by Independent travel editor and travel expert Pól Ó Conghaile 


100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2018

We are absolutely thrilled and humbled to be acknowledged as one of  #100bestrestaurantsinireland for 2018 in The Sunday Times via John & Sally McKennas' Restaurant Guide - thank you for the kind words. 


Best breakfasts in Ireland 2017

We are delighted to win the Best "Country House Breakfast" in the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards.


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 ( 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

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.

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.


Darina Wins Cookbook of the Year!

We are delighted to announce that Darina Allen's latest book '30 Years at Ballymaloe' was awarded The 'Avonmore Cookbook of the Year' award at the Irish Book Awards last night. Darina's book celebrates her 30 years at Ballymaloe Cookery School which first opened it's doors to students in 1983, at which time there were 15 cookery courses available. Now there are over 100 courses each year. These are reflected in the recipes collected in this book.

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