This historic Irish country house is located in beautiful East Cork and is still managed by the Allen family and continues to be celebrated internationally as the home of Irish Country cuisine and warm hospitality since 1964..
Condé Nast Traveller Magazine acknowledged Ballymaloe House on their Gold List, and it was the only Irish venue on this prestigious list of the World’s top 100 hotels in 2015. The Ballymaloe House restaurant continues to receive International recognition as home to the best modern Irish cuisine.
Set deep in a 300 acre farm, the menus are written daily around the seasonal vegetables grown on the farm just as Mrs Allen always did. Although times have changed, the essential spirit of Ballymaloe House is rooted in the relationship from the farm to the table which underlies the elegance of Irish Country House cooking.
There has been a hotel on the beach at Garryvoe since the early 1900s and while the world and that little summer hut have changed beyond recognition, some things have thankfully stayed the same – the golden five-mile beach, the view of Ballycotton and the island, the sea sparkling in the morning sun, and the smiling faces at the Garryvoe.