Frequently Asked Question | Ballymaloe House
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Ballymaloe Café & Shop

Is the café open every-day?

Yes, 7 days a week. 10am – 5pm. See www.ballymaloeshop.ie for more information.

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Does the café take reservations?

No.

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What time does the café serve lunch?

Between 12.30 – 4 pm.

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What does the cafe serve?

Great coffee, tea and cake or a delicious café-style lunch. The menu is changed daily and everything is freshly made with an emphasis on serving delicious, organic, seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients where possible

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Ballymaloe Restaurant

What days are you open for lunch?

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the foreseeable future.

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What time is lunch served?

Lunch is served between 1 pm and 2 pm Thursday to Saturday and 12.30 pm to 3 pm on Sunday.

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How much is lunch?

Lunch Thursday to Saturday is a set menu of either three courses @ €45pp or two courses @ €38pp. Lunch on Sunday is a set menu of 3 courses @ €50pp.

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What days are you open for dinner?

We are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for an A La Carte dinner.

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What time is dinner?

Dinner is served between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm Wednesday to Saturday inclusive.

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How much is dinner?

We are currently offering an A La Carte dinner menu. See Sample Menus here https://ballymaloe.ie/our-restaurant-cork/our-restaurant

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Is there a dress code?

No.

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Do you have to leave after 90 minutes?

Not when joining us for a meal.

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Are you social distancing tables and guests?

Yes, absolutely. We are lucky enough to have 7 private dining rooms which make social distanced dining easy for us and in our larger dining rooms some tables have been removed to allow plenty of space between diners.

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Are children allowed in the dining room?

Yes, but they must stay with their parents and guardians at all times.

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Do you have a kids menu?

We can provide alternative options for children if requested but do not offer a separate children’s menu at mealtimes. We do organise a kids High-Tea menu daily at 5.30 pm for residents only.

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Do you cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, we will happily cater for all dietary requirements. Please let us know on arrival if you have specific requirements.

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Do you have to pay a deposit?

No, we do not ask for a deposit but do request that you give us plenty of time if you need to cancel your table, please.

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Do we still offer a Lunch Buffet on a Sunday?

No, unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions we are unable to serve any buffets at Ballymaloe House for now. This includes our Friday evening Hors d’oeuvre buffet or Sunday family evening buffet.

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Vouchers

Do Ballymaloe House gift cards expire?

No.

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Can you use gifts-card in the Ballymaloe Shop / Café, Cookery School and Grainstore as well as Ballymaloe House?

Yes, Ballymaloe gift cards can be redeemed against accommodation, dining, tuition and in the Ballymaloe Grainstore and onsite gift and kitchen shops too – something for everyone!

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Outdoor summer Swimming Pool

Is the Pool open to the public?

No, our swimming pool is for residents only.

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Do we have a Spa or Gym?

No, but we do have a reciprocal arrangement with the nearby Garryvoe Hotel Gym (less than 10 minutes by car) for our guests to use at a discounted fee.

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Ballymaloe Cookery School

Can we visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School gardens?

The Cookery School gardens are open to the public and you can purchase a ticket at the Cookery School Shop for €7.50 per adult. No charge for children.

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Is the Cookery School at Ballymaloe House?

No. The Ballymaloe Cookery School is located 4 kilometres from Ballymaloe House.

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