Farmgate

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Bakery / Food Market / Restaurant

1 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Farmgate
The Coolbawn, Midleton Co Cork
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Tel: +353 21 463 2771

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This unique shop and restaurant has been drawing people to Midleton in growing numbers since 1985
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Private Parties
  • Shop - Lifestyle
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • European Classic
  • Traditional Irish
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Music - Other Live
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Romantic
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

Farmgate

This unique shop and restaurant has been drawing people to Midleton in growing numbers since 1985 and it’s a great credit to sisters Marog O’Brien and Kay Harte. Kay now runs the younger version at the English Market in Cork (see entry), while Marog looks after Midleton.


The shop at the front is full of wonderful local produce - organic fruit and vegetables, cheeses, honey - and their own great home baking, while the evocatively decorated, comfortable restaurant at the back, with its old pine furniture and modern sculpture, is regularly transformed from bustling daytime café to sophisticated evening restaurant complete with pianist on Saturday evening.


A tempting display of fresh home bakes and luscious desserts is the first thing to catch your eye on entering the restaurant and, as would be expected from the fresh produce on sale in the shop, wholesome vegetables and salads are always irresistible too.


Marog O’Brien is a founder and stall holder of the hugely successful Midleton Farmers’ Market, which is held on Saturday mornings.


*Farmgate was the winner of our Natural Food Award in 2007.

Seats 100 (outdoors, 30; private room, 30); children welcome (high chair); broadband wi/fi. Open Tue-Sat, 9-5pm, L 12-3.30, D Thu-Sat, 6.30 - 9.30pm. Pianist on Sat nights. Closed Sun, Mon, Bank Hols, 24 Dec-3 Jan. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 17-08-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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