Every dining experience at Ballyfin is a gastronomic affair. Throughout the year our Head Chef and his team along with our gardeners and local suppliers work together to produce not only mouth watering dishes but to make the most of what Ballyfin walled gardens and the Irish countryside has to offer. From “garden to plate” at the very best.

Guests hiking, biking or simply relaxing may opt to take with them a traditional gourmet picnic hamper to enjoy in any location across the grounds, or select an al fresco meal on the terrace of the main house. Alternatively, enjoy the panoramic views from the picnic house (additional cost applies).

The cocktail hour is back at Ballyfin, ushering in dinner where you will enjoy the grandeur of the State Dining Room and the Van Der Hagen Room.

Downstairs the Cellar Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and informal setting and provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy a more casual dinner experience.

Private dining can be arranged in the Porcelain Room lined with the famous ‘Flora Danica’ set of china or in the atmospheric Wine Cellar. (pre-booking 24 hours in advance required for private dining and additional cost applies).  At Ballyfin the architectural splendour of the rooms and their historical resonances combine with the food to make for truly memorable dining experiences.

Guests dine at individual tables unless a preference is expressed to dine with other guests.


Evening Dining Experience for Non-Resident Guests

We are delighted to welcome guests for dinner only. Guests are welcome to arrive from 5.30pm to enjoy the house and demesne before dinner at 7.00pm in the State Dining Room and Van Der Hagan Room.  Reservations must be made in advance and children from the age of 9 years welcome.

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