The Cafe at Fota House enjoys a reputation for serving scrumptious home baking and delicious meals: these are served in the atmospheric Billiard Room. In summer you can dine al fresco and enjoy the views over Fota’s parklands.

Try our famous rhubarb crumble, the delicious chocolate brownies (GF) or the lemon and poppy seed cake for a special treat!
Groups can be catered for by arrangement in the historic Long Gallery and families are always welcome and we include a selection of children’s options.
The choice of food available is varied and favourites such as homemade soups and brown bread, Panini’s with appetising fillings, quiches, pies and pasta dishes are prepared on a daily basis often using organic produce from Fota’s kitchen garden.
Our menu always includes vegetarian and gluten free dishes.

A Distinctive Event Venue

Fota House is a unique gala venue and the ideal place to hold distinctive events and corporate and private functions. In addition the historic house setting is ideal for special celebrations such as small wedding ceremonies, birthdays, anniversaries and Communion and Confirmation lunches.

Catering for group tours

At Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens there is so much to see both inside the house and in the gardens and arboretum and special group rates are available for house and garden tours that include morning coffee, afternoon tea or lunches.
Bookings now being taken for 2015 and out of season functions can be organised by special arrangement.

Get in touch
If you would like more information on planning an event at Fota House please contact us as


Pauline serves lunch on the terrace

'So many visitors ask for the brown bread recipe!'