Farmgate Resturant & Country Store


Telephone: 021 463 27 71  

The Coolbawn 

Broderick Street, 

Midleton P25 DT99,


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In 1983 Mar�g O'Brien established Farmgate in Midleton, Co. Cork as a small food shop specialising in local, seasonal, fresh produce. In 1988 it expanded to a larger premises to develop, along with its shop, the now renowned Farmgate Restaurant and Bakery. A generation later Mar�g is now joined by her daughter, Sally O'Brien to further continue this well loved concept. Farmgate is supported and loved, particularly by local patrons, and has now become a national and international landmark.

The concept 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 Mar�g was joined by her sister Kay Harte when Farmgate Caf� was established in Cork's historic English Market, the most famous food emporium in Ireland.