The original, sister establishment to Cork city's Farmgate Cafe, the Midleton restaurant offers the same superb blend of traditional and modern Irish cuisine. Squeeze through the deli (open 9am to 6pm Tuesday to Saturday) selling amazing baked goods and local produce to the subtly lit, art-clad, 'farmhouse shed' cafe-restaurant, where you'll eat as well as you would anywhere in Ireland.
Farmgate is supported and loved, particularly by local patrons, and has now become a national and international landmark.
The concept, created by founder Maróg O'Brien, is based on regional food, supporting in particular local producers. Cheeses are local; duck is free-range; lamb and beef are locally reared; fish is landed at Ballycotton Pier. These are handled simply, with a minimum of fuss and delivered with an honest simplicity. Our cooking style is a blend of traditional and modern Irish.
In 1994 Maróg was joined by her sister Kay Harte when Farmgate Café was established in Cork's historic English Market, the most famous food emporium in Ireland.