Ballymaloe House

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Ballymaloe House
Restaurant information
Established 1964
Head chef Jason Fahey & Gillian Hegarty
Food type European
Rating 1 Michelin star Michelin Guide (1975-1980)
Street address Shanagarry
City Midleton
State County Cork
Country Ireland
Website www.ballymaloe.ie

Restaurant The Yeats Room of Ballymaloe House is a restaurant located in Shanagarry in County Cork, Ireland. It is a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in the period 1975-1980.[1][2] The Michelin Guide awarded the restaurant the "Red M", indicating 'good food at a reasonable price', in the period 1981-1994.[3] The Egon Ronay Guide awarded the restaurant one star in the period 1975-1981, 1983-1984 and 1987-1988.[4]

The kitchen style of Ballymaloe House is Modern Irish.

The oldest parts in the present Ballymaloe House can be traced back to an Anglo-Norman castle built on this site around 1450. After many demolition works and rebuilding, most of the present building was completed in 1820. In 1990 and 2000 limited works were done on the building.[5]

In 1964 the Allen family, owners of the Ballymaloe estate, converted the old dining room into a restaurant. They named the restaurant The Yeat's Room. In 1967 the first few rooms were converted into hotel rooms, to accommodate guests who liked to stay.

A spin off of the restaurant is the Ballymaloe Cookery School.

In the time Ballymaloe House was awarded the Michelin star, Myrtle Allen was the head chef. As of 2010, Jason Fahey is the head chef.

The Fitz-Gerald of Cloyne and Ballymaloe House[edit]

Ballymaloe House can be traced back to an Anglo-Norman square castle built on this site around 1450, held by Desmond FitzGerald families' generations, particularly Sir John FitzEdmund FitzGerald.[6][7]

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Coordinates: 51°51′53.22″N 8°4′36.4″W / 51.8647833°N 8.076778°W / 51.8647833; -8.076778