Open Daily (check with restaurant)
About Fota Island
Fota Island Resort is one of the most luxurious 5 stars hotels in Ireland and provides a tempting selection of gourmet restaurants with excellent food to choose from, including fine dining at the delightful Fota Restaurant, or more casual dining in the surroundings of the Amber Lounge or The Spike Bar at the Clubhouse.
Afternoon Tea is served daily 12.00 - 17.00
Nice dinner, a little expensive
Beautiful location and the staff could not do enough for us
Wonderful resort with strikingly fantastic staff! Despite a mix up with our dinner order and some missing dressing gowns in our rooms, the staff's unique flavour of professional pleasantness meant that anything world be forgiven. The team is a credit to you. No availability in the spa a week before arrival was a shame, but I'll certainly be back and hope I can secure a treatment next time :) overall the resort is a real jewel in Cork's crown.
Very poor service and expensive food in Amber lounge. €11 for toasted ham&cheese sandwich with processed ham outrageous. Thai curry very nice but small portion and came with no side i.e. Nan bread. Must be the most expensive curry in Ireland ( shelbourne hotel €18 with side). Every time we order a sandwich we told the staff we did not want chips with our food, and every time chips came??On the one occasion we ordered room service, my wife ordered tea&toast,the toast came cold followed 10min later by the tea. Certainly not 5star service. The old amber lounge menue was still up in the lobby.Glass Shelf above bar very dusty and lounge seats outside amber dirty. I am confused as to what the amber lounge is, it's a cross between a bar and a restaurant with expensive food and very small portions. Not very comfortable for a relaxing no fuss food. Rooms very nice and relaxing, the one negative was dust coming out of ceiling lamp shade with the hairdryer on. On one occasion because we had enough of the amber lounge we went down to the golf club for some food, we were made to feel very Unwelcomed. There was a couple of functions on and it was like they didn't want anyone else there. So we left without eating. Hotel decor and grounds very nice,breakfast excellent. I spoke to the food manager before I left and told him my disappointments with the hotel.I found him polite and respectful. Kind regards Neill OHara
Our experience from beginning to end was outstanding. We were left wanting for nothing and were thoroughly impressed by food/drink & the service throughout our stay. We're planning our next visit already!!
We went to the restaurant for a special lunch to mark the final few weeks before one of my friends gives birth to her second child! Now I know this is a five star restaurant and I have no problem paying for five star food and service. While the service was excellent the food was not. The portions were tiny for the price, some food was cold and it took forty minutes for the mains to arrive and thirty minutes for the desserts. They brought out a diet coke that wasn't ordered and it wasn't used but because I was the last one to pay I had to pay for it anyway. I like being full after I pay money like that for a meal but I went home and had to order more food! Very disappointing.
Amazing staff Not so amazing room (149)
We had Sunday lunch in Fota Island. We were very disappointed with the quality of the food and thought that the meal was expensive and not good value for money. We paid nearly 50 euros for two mains and two soft drinks, no starters or desserts. We thought the choice of desserts was really poor - most had chocolate and/or nuts in them. Not everyone likes chocolate or nuts! We probably won't eat in Fota Island again.