A new cafe is to open at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork

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A new cafe is due to open next week in the famous Crawford art gallery in Cork.

The gallery breaks the news this week, revealing that the new cafe, dubbed The Green Room, will open on Friday, November 25.

The Green Room, run by well-known restaurateurs Beth Haughton and Harold Lynch, will serve breakfast from 9 a.m., lunch from 12 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. with a late opening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings .

It will feature a mix of “traditional food offerings alongside contemporary trends” serving “the best of local produce from Cork and Ireland”.

In August, the original Crawford cafe closed after more than three decades in business.

“Unfortunately and with great regret, we will not be reopening.

“It was a very difficult decision to make, and we would like to thank all of our valued customers and friends for your loyal support over the years,” the cafe operators said in a statement at the time.

The cafe was first opened in 1986 by Myrtle Allen and her daughter, Fern.

Over the years, many Ballymaloe chefs and Ballymaloe Cookery School graduates, including Rachel Allen, have earned their stripes at this popular venue in town.

To celebrate the arrival of the new operators at the café, Crawford launched a competition offering a tour of the gallery followed by a prosecco lunch for four at the new café.

For details on how to enter, see the gallery instagram.

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