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Ballyfin Demesne

AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Dazzling French-inspired cooking amid Regency opulence

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

In possibly Ireland's most opulent Regency house, the high-ceilinged dining room gazes out towards a temple where a water feature cascades. A walled garden supplies plenty of produce, as do the resident bees, and lucky humans are regaled with French-inspired contemporary cooking of considerable dazzle.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: January to 14 February
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Sam Moody

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines over £30: 200
  • Wines by the glass: 19

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 39
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 39
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: Valet parking

Getting here

M7 junction 18, follow signs to Mountrath. In Mountrath turn right at lights, follow Ballyfin Road for 8 kilometres. Entrance gate on left via intercom.

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