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The Coolbawn, Midleton, Ireland
+353 21 463 2771
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner here recently with my wife, lovely experience, good service, nice ambience. Our food was good starters were excellent, squid and blackpudding although my duck for main course was a little tough but nevertheless and enjoyable meal.

Thank Ian R
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Five of us ate here on a Saturday evening and all had really superb meals. I had a warm black pudding based salad starter followed by roasted monkfish with a prawn and mussel sauce. It was terrific. The whole "feel" of the restaurant is excellent. Looking around the restaurant one could easily imaging that your were in the most expensive... More 

Thank Terence F
County Cork, Ireland
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend who wasnt feeling great. He loved the fact he could order stew and other comfort food! I had the duck leg which was lovely. There is so much choice on the menu. That is the difference between this restaurant and the one in the city centre. They have an array of lovely desserts. The seating... More 

Thank uplands99
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fresh, piping hot food... super choice between specials and normal menu... we went for all fish dishes.. mussels , chowder, fish cakes.. all full of flavour.. could be a short wait, reservation would be advised!!! Great treats to take home too!!

Thank travellerloveCork
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch here. Fried liver. Perfectly cooked. We eat here regularly and the food is always great. There is a very good wine list also.

Thank Mark H
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is first class Staff very excellent and immaculate Surroundings and tables sensational and food exquisite

Thank Anthony C
County Cork, Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good food friendly and good service very nice surrounding good atmosphere relaxed and comfortable ideal for coffee or meal

Thank dan h
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb lunch in exquisite surroundings. Delish steaks and wine pairing. Excellent host. Great menu selection at a good price. I look forward to returning soon.

1 Thank alm0
Midleton, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere in The Farmgate has remained constantly cosy, relaxing and friendly over the past 30 years I've known it. Reassuring to see it's being continued now by Maróg's daughter. Good, wholesome and healthy food.

Thank springbok2016
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always friendly, beautifully decorated for Christmas ,and spotlessly clean,we had lunch in the" garden room" .I had chargrilled ribeye steak and champ ,my husband had grilled hake both were beautifully cooked.I would highly recommend this restaurant (if you can get in)

Thank Margaret O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Coolbawn, Midleton, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Midleton
  • Phone Number: +353 21 463 2771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?