Cook & Shop
The Cafe at the End of the Shop is located to the rear of the Ballymaloe Shop at Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork. Alison Henderson runs the cafe, and has brought her own twist on great food to this iconic location. Lunch is served between 12.30 and 4.00pm. At other times of day, a full range of coffees, teas and herb teas made with fresh herbs from the house gardens are on offer. Couple these with the renowned home baking displayed on the counter, and you're in business for a treat!
The shop is located right next to Ballymaloe House in East Cork, in what was originally the pig house and then stables. Thick stone walls were knocked through to create window and door openings, but apart from that, the rustic character of the building still remains. It stands firm in it's solidity, it's time honoured stone structure creating that cosy comforting feel only found in old buildings which have their own story to tell.
At the busy English Market off Patrick Street in Cork city, the counter at Ballycotton Seafood is an alive and vibrant spot for seafood lovers. Fresh fish beautifully displayed, served by helpful staff under the watchful eye of Alan Wiggins. A joy to watch the interaction between customers and the Ballycotton team. Alan knows all his fish inside out!