Autumn & Winter Gourmet Getaway Breaks from the Good Food Ireland® Collection

Autumn & Winter Gourmet Getaway Breaks
from the Good Food Ireland® Collection

Immediate Release - October 2023


With the winter months fast approaching, there’s no better time to indulge in a relaxing getaway. Within the Good Food Ireland® Collection, we have a number of exciting short breaks that will help you relax and re-charge all in the comfort of luxurious accommodation. From coastal castles to city centre breaks along with spa retreats all across the island of Ireland, there’s something to suit all tastes. Of course, fabulous food, expertly prepared with the very best local ingredients will be a centre point for your much-deserved getaway. Browse and book now!


Hayfield manor

The Gourmet Experience 

Cork City, Co. Cork – October 2023 onwards Hayfield Manor, Cork City

Enjoy a relaxing two night break to Hayfield Manor and indulge in luxury accommodation with full Irish breakfast each morning and delightful gourmet experiences. Savour a delicious 4 course dinner on one evening in Orchids Restaurant or Perrotts Garden Bistro. On an afternoon of your choice, indulge in Hayfield Manor’s award-winning Afternoon Tea in the magnificent surrounds of Orchids Restaurant and soak up the Manor atmosphere as you enjoy a delicious assortment of pastries, cakes and dainty finger sandwiches. Residents also enjoy exclusive access to our indoor swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna & steam room.

Please note that should Afternoon Tea be unavailable on your chosen dates, you will be offered a 2-course Lunch with Tea & Coffee.






Cork City, Co. Cork – October 2023 onwardsHayfield Manor Offer, Co. Cork

Enjoy a luxury overnight stay at Hayfield Manor with full Irish Breakfast and a delicious dinner in your choice of Orchids Restaurant or Perrotts Garden Bistro. During your stay, take a trip to the boutique Rebel City Distillery in Cork’s historic docklands. Expect a warm welcome and a gin & tonic on arrival followed by a walk through this renovated Cork City landmark, imbedded in the history of the docklands and learn the science and art of gin and absinthe distillation.

The one hour tour includes a guided tour of the distillery, a welcome drink on arrival followed by a neat tasting of multi-award winning Maharani Gin & Ireland’s only Absinthe.

Tours run at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday & must be booked in advance with our team.

As part of this package you will also enjoy a Maharani Gin Cocktail in your choice of Bloom or The Manor Bar during your stay.



The K Club

Lillian Barton Wine Dinner

Straffan, Co. Kildare – Friday November 10th

On Friday, 10th November, Lillian Barton is returning to one of the most important addresses in her family’s long legacy to host this exclusive evening alongside The K Club’s very own Head Sommelier (and long-time friend) Lisa O’Doherty. The K Club, Co. Kildare

A Champagne reception in the Garden Room will be followed by a five course gala dinner from The Barton restaurant’s talented chefs, with each dish expertly matched with stunning Château Léoville Barton wines. Lillian – whose late father Sir Anthony Barton was the last Barton to be born at The K Club – will also be bringing an exclusive wine from her very own sought-after cellar to pair with the course of her choosing.

Tickets: €295 per person

B&B + Tickets: €395 per person sharing



Kilkea Castle

Discover Tranquility this Winter at the Spa at Kilkea Castle

Castledermot, Co. Kildare – November & December 2023 Kilkea Castle. Co. Kildare

Treat yourself to a relaxing Winter Break at Kilkea Castle Hotel & Spa. The Spa at Kilkea Castle Hotel offers the ultimate in relaxation and wellness. This offer includes luxurious overnight accommodation, foot and facial treatment along with the use of the thermal spa followed by a two-course lunch. Kilkea Castle’s setting on a 150-acre estate also lends itself to a relaxing getaway experience. Take a leisurely walk on the grounds in shadow of its majestic 12th-century castle. Magical to say the least!




The Granville Hotel

Flavours of Waterford

Waterford City, Co. Waterford – November & December 2023 Granville Hotel, Co.Waterford

Come for dinner and stay for breakfast!
Enjoy our Flavours of Waterford Offer which includes Bed, Full Irish Breakfast, an Evening Meal with a Bottle of Wine and a welcome treat for when you arrive in your room.

For dinner enjoy our new and improved Restaurant Menu brought to you by our Development Chef Elaine Cooper and Head Chef Stephen Hooper. On the menu you will find local, fresh produce, paired perfectly with a glass of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Sauvignon.

The next morning for your cooked to order breakfast, continue the feast of local food which includes Eggs Benedict with a Waterford Blaa, the Granville Porridge Experience featuring locally milled Flahavan’s and more.





The Rusty Mackerel The Rusty Mackerel, Co. Donegal

Autumn and Winter Getaway to coastal Donegal  

Teelin, Co. Donegal – November & December 2023

Looking for an adventure this November? Why not journey to stunning Donegal for a winter getaway? Famous for its beaches and scenic sights, Donegal is home to award winning The Rusty Mackerel. This charming combination of traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant along with boutique accommodation is the ideal place to base yourself when discovering the beauty of Donegal. Located near the famous Sliabh Liag Cliffs, the team at The Rusty Mackerel will happily offer suggestions on the local hidden gems to visit. After a busy day exploring, make sure to call into their amazing traditional pub and find a seat close to the roaring open fire. Enjoy a pint while you dine on a meal created with the best local seafood and ingredients from the area.



Maryborough Hotel & Spa

Winter Whispers Offer 

October 2023 – March 2024 Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Co. Cork

Whether you’re planning a Halloween Midterm break, Christmas shopping, a Christmas break, a January getaway, or a Bank Holiday escape, The Maryborough is the perfect destination.



Whether you’re planning a Halloween Midterm break, Christmas shopping, a Christmas break, a January getaway, or a Bank Holiday escape, The Maryborough is the perfect destination.





Everglades Hotel

Relax, Dine & Stay

Derry – October & November 2023

Let the team at The Everglades Hotel take care of everything when you stay with them. Enjoy a sumptuous 3-course evening meal in The Grill with some of the nicest starters, filling mains and best desserts before a heavenly night’s sleep on their King Koil Pillow Top Cloud Beds, then wake up refreshed the next morning before one final treat with a fresh full Irish breakfast before you depart. All you have to do is relax, dine and stay! Everglades Hotel, Northern Ireland

From £185 per room per night. Valid until 13th November


North-West Mini Break

Derry – October & November 2023The Everglades, Derry

Midweek is the new weekend! It’s time to banish those midweek blues with a mini break at the luxurious Everglades Hotel and enjoy what the North-West has to offer. An overnight stay, a bite to eat and sheer comfort – what else could you possibly need?

From £185 per room per night



Stormont Hotel

Relax, Dine & Stay

Belfast – October & November 2023 Stormont Hotel, Belfast


Make the most of a stay at the Stormont Hotel. Check-in and then take a walk on one of the walking trails around the picturesque Stormont Estate woodlands situated adjacent to the hotel, before returning to the lounge and sitting by the roaring wood burning stove. Your evening plans are taken care of with a sumptuous two course meal in La Scala Bistro then a dreamy night’s sleep on our pillow top cloud bed, leaving your refreshed ahead of a filling full Irish breakfast in the morning.


From £190 per room per night




Ballygally Castle

Coastal Mini Break 

Larne – October & November 2023 Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland

Breathtaking views, sweeping sea, and timeless elegance. Change up your week with a midweek mini-break to remember at Ballygally Castle. Explore the wild and wonderful North Coast, go waterfall chasing, take in the fresh sea air, and stunning coastal views. After a day spent making memories, tuck into a hearty meal in the Garden Restaurant along with the choice of a glass of wine or a soft drink – a wonderful way to make a special day last that little bit longer.


From £170 per room per night





Gourmet Mini Break

Larne – October & November 2023Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland

Experience a peaceful Mini Break by the sea, at Ballygally Castle filled with fine dining, luxurious accommodation and unbeatable views. With Ballygally Bay on the doorstep as well as vast parks & woodlands to explore, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the quality of food Ballygally has to offer all guilt-free. Make the most of your two nights luxurious accommodation, full Irish breakfast, and three course evening meal in the Garden Restaurant on the first evening.


From £180 per room per night



Romance by the Sea

Larne – October & November 2023 Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland

What can be more romantic than a castle getaway by the sea, with a romantic 3 course dinner using the finest local produce, accompanied by a glass of Prosecco. And with the luxurious hotel surroundings including the immaculate castle gardens it might just be the perfect way to say I love you.


From £225 per room per night




Relax, Dine & Stay

Larne – October & November 2023

Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland

Set in a stunning 17th Century Castle that overlooks the golden sands of Ballygally Bay, relax in luxury accommodation with fine dining and ultimate scenic views. Enjoy relaxing accommodation, a delicious three-course dinner and a Full Irish Breakfast before you depart.


From £190 per room per night




Culloden Estate and Spa

The Taste of Culloden Estate

Holywood, Belfast – October & November 2023Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland

Experience more than just a joyous stay at the Culloden Estate & Spa, experience a fine dining culinary masterclass to complete your stay. As you drive through the estate grounds you’ll be hit with the grandeur before you even step out of your car, and inside you’ll notice the stained glass window on the staircase and accompanying views over Belfast Lough before you reach your bedroom. In the evening arrive at Vespers for a refined evening meal with our 7-course tasting menu curated using only the best local produce with an optional wine pairing to enhance your evening.


From £345 per room per night




Midweek Spa & Dine Retreat

Holywood, Belfast – October & November 2023

Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a Midweek Spa & Dine Retreat at the prestigious Culloden Estate & Spa. Relax in our oasis of tranquility at the Spa with a treatment for two for a complete body and mind experience, and in the evening stroll through the Culloden Estate gardens down the path to the Cultra Inn for a 3 course dinner.


From £535 per room per night based on two sharing





Cultra Inn Mini Break

Holywood, Belfast – October & November 2023Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland

A mini break in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland at the Culloden Estate and Spa. With luxurious overnight accommodation and full Irish breakfast within the hotel, a 3 course dinner in the Cultra Inn situated within the estate grounds and use of the Health Club & Spa overlooking Belfast Lough your mini break has it all without needing to leave for anything.


From £370 per room per night





The Finer Things

Holywood, Belfast – October & November 2023Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland

From the moment, you drive through the gates of the Estate and see the Culloden at the end of the beautiful sweeping drive, you can be guaranteed a very special stay full of the finer things in life. You’ll be greeted by the Concierge as you walk through the front door to check in and assist you to your opulent bedroom with a garden view or lough view as an added bonus. Later in the evening be seated in the fine dining restaurant Vespers and experience an elegant 3 course dinner made only using the freshest and best local produce. Sink into your Cloud Bed for a blissful night’s sleep before awakening ahead of a freshly prepared full Irish breakfast.


From £430 per room per night based on two sharing




Grand Central

The Taste of Grand Central 

Belfast – October & November 2023 Grand Central, Belfast

A city break where sophistication meets style and great taste, all under the one roof. As you arrive into Belfast you’ll instantly notice the hotel towering above the city’s skyline, and when you arrive at the doorstep where you’ll be greeted by one of our Concierge you’ll embrace the magnitude of the surroundings. From the open spaces on the ground floor and first floor, all the way to your bedroom looking out to the city and Ireland’s tallest bar The Observatory located on the 23rd floor. In the evening proceed to the AA Rosette awarded Seahorse Restaurant to experience eight courses of intricate delicacy with our brand new Tasting Menu, made using only the most exquisite local produce.


From £380 per room per night based on two sharing





An Evening of Fine Dining with Oliver Zeter Wines (Accommodation and ticket package – avail. 26th October only)

Belfast – 26th Ocotber 2023 Europa Hotel, Belfast

Join the team at the Europa on Thursday 26th October for an evening of exquisite fine dining and flavorful wines. Their executive Head Chef Kyle Greer and his talented team have created a sumptuous dining experience through the careful selection of local and seasonal quality foods, inspiring culinary delights for you to savor, paired perfectly with the most delectable wines from the Oliver Zeter Wines collection.


Oliver Zeter is committed to changing the face of German winemaking, with a focus on incredible single varietal wines that showcase the very best of each grape. Your host for the evening, Robin Spitz, Export Director of Oliver Zeter Wines, will be discussing the wine pairings with guests and sharing his knowledge and expertise of the collection. Afterward, retire to your room for a comfortable night’s stay before enjoying a full Irish breakfast in the morning.


From £400 per room per night based on two sharing




Wine & Dine

Belfast – October & November 2023 Europa Hotel, Northern Ireland

Spend a night in the city without fuss or queues. Receive the fond Europa warm welcome as soon as you arrive and check in, before taking the short journey to your bedroom which has been recently refurbished and completed with a modern chic feel. In the evening there’s no need to go far as you will enjoy a 2 course evening meal in the Causerie accompanied with a glass of wine. Once finished why not sit in the ever-popular Piano Lounge sipping on a cocktail and embracing the atmosphere, before retiring to your room with a King Koil Pillow Top Cloud Bed ready to give you the ultimate night’s sleep.


From £252 per room per night based on two sharing





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