Fota Island

Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Co. Cork, Fota Island, Ireland, T45 HX62
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Opening Information

Breakfast available from 07:30 to 11:30 daily.
Lunch and dinner menu available from 12:30 to 21:00.
Please note that at this time only guests from the same household can join on one table.

Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Valet Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Private Dining
  • Play Area
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Full Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Facilities
  • Event Space
  • Easy Access
  • Disabled Access
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children's Menu available
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Car Parking
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Bar
  • Baby Chairs
  • Age Restricted in Bar
  • Accommodation

About Fota Island

From dusk until dawn, the team at Fota Island Resort led by Executive Head Chef Cedric Bottarlini are on stand by with a tempting selection of dining options to satisfy the appetite of every guest. Each menu is carefully crafted to highlight the skills of the culinary team and showcase the local area’s abundance of wonderful ingredients, whether it is fresh seafood from Castletownbere or Ballycotton, fabulous local cheeses or organic produce from nearby farms.

Fota Restaurant is the Resort’s leading dining venue with an extensive à la carte dinner menu inspired by the region’s fantastic seasonal ingredients, changing weekly to showcase the very best of what local producers have to offer. This is smart food served in a stylish and elegant setting, where every detail has been considered and every experience is truly memorable.

The Amber Lounge is a family-friendly all-day dining venue with an outdoor terrace that serves freshly prepared lunches and relaxed, bistro-style evening meals. The charming Amber Lounge provides a wonderful, mellow setting for a bite to eat with beautiful views overlooking the Resort. From afternoon tea and desserts, salads, and sandwiches to pizzas and a wide range of mains, it is the ideal spot for a more casual lunch or dinner. Also perfect for an evening drink, The Amber Bar boasts a delicious cocktail menu and an impressive selection of over 75 fine whiskeys, including a number from the nearby Midleton Distillery. The colour and popularity of this local tipple inspired the venue's unique name and the cosy ambiance created there every evening is reflective of this wonderful, heart-warming blend.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 July 2020

Just completed a 3 day/ 3 dinner stay at Fota. Despite they just opening , they were very organized and as a couple we felt our safety was their priority. The breakfast, lunch and dinners were excellent . Special call out to Sonia Cribben who ensured our visit was peaceful and yet totally luxurious/ non invasive . Missed the pre COVID people gathering buzz but the hotel team were amazing in their care with very welcoming with fantastic positive team spirit. We wanted to get away from us both working form home but do so safely. This was exactly what we needed/ were looking for so I would highly recommend . We will be back for both meals and a future stay . Thank you Fota Island

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Visited On Thursday, 02 July 2020

Visited the lodges during week 1 of opening post lockdown. Staff in the restaurants (and across the whole resort) worked so hard to make the restrictions "invisible". We ate in the Amber lounge on 2 nights and the Clubhouse on 1 and all were excellent on both food and service. Highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 July 2020

Didn't like the fact you had to download an app on your phone to read the drinks menu. I understand in these times we are trying to reduce the sharing objects but a laminated menu would be more helpful. I had to the browse a 18 page document on my phone to find a wine. Otherwise I could not fault it. Food and service was amazing

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 July 2020

I recently had lunch in Fota Island Resort in the Amber Lounge. Despite all the covid restrictions (making work much more difficult for the staff I imagine!!) the staff there made me feel very safe and very welcome. Staff were very friendly and professional,the meal was superb and I enjoyed my afternoon. Would highly recommend!

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Pool experience was disappointing.

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Visited On Monday, 29 June 2020

Excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Service was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Jack served us at lunch time. The service we received was excellent. He was very attentive and nothing was too much for him. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch experience and will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Excellent afternoon tea with variety on the menu, and beautiful scones. Our waiter was exceptionally helpful and we had a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Friendly staff and beautiful afternoon tea child friendly also will def return and recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

A fantastic way to spend Sunday Afternoon. The food was lovely and the service second to none. We will be returning very soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

I found that the prosecco was over priced at €14 per small glass

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Visited On Monday, 13 January 2020

Absolutely fabulous afternoon tea, and can’t praise the staff highly enough

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Great location and wonderful atmosphere. The afternoon tea was great with attention to detail and fabulous service from all of the staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

My sister Angela treated me to a voucher for afternoon tea for two in Fota. The service and food were excellent. I have an egg allergy and we were given 2 separate afternoon teas which was amazing. Many thanks for a wonderful dining experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

I had the afternoon tea. The food was great. And the Service was also superb.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Staff were amazing - super friendly and always there to top us up when needed and to ask us if we were ok for everything. Really relaxing atmosphere, we didn't even feel the time pass! Food was delicious and staff were really helpful, boxing up our extras for us afterwards that we didnt manage to eat! Lovely afternoon, thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Stayed for a weekend & was treated like royalty!! Staff super friendly & helpful!! Food top class & facilities even better !! Really enjoyed my stay!! Will definitely be back & will be recommending to a friend !!!

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Amazing service ! Your staff excel in their roles. Nothing was to much trouble and definitely delivered a 5 star experience .

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Visited On Monday, 07 October 2019

Amazing staff hospitality. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

I was pleasantly surprised by the vegan option, without even asking the waiter also brought the bar menu to me with additional vegan options as they had spotted on the booking that one of the party was vegan. Service & atmosphere were lovely.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Very relaxing atmosphere for Afternoon Tea. Waited on by friendly attentive staff. Couldn’t have been a nicer afternoon at Fota Island.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Absolutely fantastic day. Ye were amazing and we really appreciated the opportunity to decorate for the occasion without any hesitation on your part 😊Thank u

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

We had a fantastic evening in Fota- we had dinner in the restaurant and the staff had kindly arranged two desserts to celebrate both my Moms recent birthday and my sisters upcoming emigration,which we really appreciated!The room was perfect and we had a lovely swim and breakfast the next mornignl Staff were very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to stay again soon

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