Based in Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, Fota Retail Park, Carrittwohill, Bakestone was founded on the basis that we wanted to offer customers delicious food and drink, served with a smile in an environment that is comfortable, familiar and warm. We believe in sourcing and serving the very best, locally sourced produce and we are committed to offering the best of each season in a manner of service that is professional, courteous, warm and efficient.
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.
FinÍn O’Sullivan, a native of West Cork set up a restaurant on the main street in Midleton more than 40 years ago and has been there ever since. He has weathered two recessions and survived the Celtic Tiger retaining the character and charm that both locals and visitors know and love. He attributes his longevity to the very strong relationships he has built up with his loyal customers, staff and suppliers who have been with him for many years. He prides himself on serving consistently good food, sourced locally from recipes that he has tried and tested and that his customers have come to rely on. FinÍn’s is a family run restaurant with many of the staff there since it opened and with FinÍn’s family working alongside him. His personality is evident in his collection of beautiful Irish artwork around the walls which lets you know you really are in an extension of the family home. FinÍn’s has a full bar license and opens all day from 10.30 am through lunch and dinner. We close on Sundays to take a little rest. Drop in and say hello, you’ll find a warm welcome, friendly staff and familiar food that you are sure to enjoy!