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Doneraile Court Tea Rooms

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Doneraile Court Tea Rooms
Doneraile Co Cork
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Tel: +353 87 251 5965

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Lovely tea rooms in the kitchen of Doneraile’s old “Big House”, with an 18th century landscaped park of over 400 acres alongside
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Café
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Tea Rooms

Doneraile Court Tea Rooms

Just off the main street of this quiet North Cork village, you’ll find one of Ireland’s hidden gems. Doneraile Court, once home to the St. Leger family, is surrounded by 400 acres of beautiful 18th century parkland, landscaped in the 'Capability Brown' style and open to the public. And here in the old kitchen of the ‘Big House’ there is a lovely tea room.


An atmospheric high-ceilinged room, complete with a set of servants’ bells. it offers tasty all-day fare for visitors to the Park.


A morning outing could begin with a bowl of traditional porridge with local honey and cream, perhaps, or a bacon butty, then there are scones and delicious cakes to enjoy with a cuppa in the morning or afternoon - and if you’re here for lunch you’re in for a treat, as there’s quite a varied lunch menu.


The regular menu offers soup or chowder to start with, and then all kinds of sandwiches, lasagne, quiche, ham on the bone with salad and brown bread. And don’t forget to check the specials board and see what they have for soup of the day and any extra hot dishes - an aromatic lamb curry, perhaps.


All very tasty, well priced and served with a smile in this very unusual setting. Well worth a visit


[The house, Doneraile Court, is not yet fully open to the public, but will be opened when the necessary restoration and safety work has been completed.]

Tea Rooms open 9.30-7 in summer, 10-4 in winter. Dogs on leads are allowed in the park. Main pathways are wheelchair accessible. abbreviations
Last Updated: 27-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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