Blue Book: Rise and shine

Irish country house hotels have always taken great pride in providing a sumptuous spread for their guests to enjoy each morning, with tables laden with cold meats and cheeses, cereals, granola, home-baked breads and scones, preserves and fresh juices. We’ve put together a list of some of the places doing it best when it comes to the most important meal of the day

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
29th September, 2019

Breakfast at Ballymaloe is a treat not to be missed. Perfect in its simplicity, it celebrates seasonal flavours, so expect summer fruits and berries in the summer months and apples and pears in the autumn.

A long table sits loaded with cereals, fruit salads, seasonal fruit compotes, poached fruits and fresh natural yogurt from the Ballymaloe Cookery School Farm. Even the cereals are made on-site, including homemade granola and Ballymaloe’s own nut and grain muesli...

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