Gougane Barra Hotel Food & Wine

Good food and wine are a big part of what our guests enjoy at Gougane Barra Hotel.


Katy and her dedicated team take responsibility for the food. We really enjoy cooking and that’s reflected in the tastes and menus we offer.

In this unspoilt, natural landscape, we’re lucky to be able to source most of our food from a huge number of small, local producers. Damien from Inchigeelagh grows organic salad leaves for us and delights us with beets, rainbow carrots and organic produce in season. Since 2014, we have had our own organic herb garden where we also grow rhubarb, salad leaves and fruit bushes to supply the hotel.

“The way the team run this magical hotel feels good, and that is why we all love it. They make their pear and almond scones - and their poached eggs on Lynch's toast (in business in Macroom for 150 years) and their Aga-roasted Chicken with Gubbeen Bacon and rosemary gravy, and their baked crumble with homemade custard - not just because their customers love them, but because it is a happy and creative act, and a rewarding and generous testament of true hospitality.”

John McKenna and Sally McKenna, The Mc Kennas’ Guide 2020

Almost all our ingredients are local and our menus change with the seasons to reflect the produce that’s available. It’s not just the taste that’s good…

We are happy to accommodate special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of your stay/dinner with us if you have particular dietary needs.


(Available Friday and Saturday evenings in July)

And wine...

We offer an interesting wine list with old and new world choices from around the globe. 

Our wines come from small producers and we are always happy to help you choose the perfect wine to accompany your meal. 

All you need to do is ask!


"It is wonderfully homey and well-conceived country cooking"

Everett Potter, Forbes Magazine, 2018