There is a fabulous new cafe and retail area within the Billiards Room and Gallery at Fota House. Opening times are in tandem with the house and it is a great place to call if you’ve been strolling in the world class arboretum.
Was in there during the week a bit before lunch and enjoyed my coffee and rhubarb tart in the dining room where the window looked out on the sunny lawn. Service was pleasant and efficient and the tart was the real thing and well cooked.
Would have no qualms about coming back here for dinner and they do that on Saturday nights. Three courses and a glass of Prosecco for twenty five euro. Promising!
Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Cork Tel: 021 481 5543