The Dining Room at Farmgate Café offers table service in the heart of the English Market, and is run by the inimitable Mirco Fondrini who also chooses the best of European wines to complement the menu. Speciality dishes are chalked up on the blackboard daily. Cooked breakfast is served Monday to Saturday, with lunch 12pm–3pm and an afternoon menu 3pm–4pm.
A choice of market charcuterie or smoked fish plate, paired with a glass of Longueville House Cider, with Farmgate tart tatin (made with Longueville House Cider!) to finish
The origins of Longueville House Cider lie in the Longueville House Apple Brandy, which was first developed by the late Michael O’Callaghan back in 2000. Michael planted 20 acres of Dabinett and Michelin cider apples at the north-west side of the property in orchards situated on the gentle slope of the Blackwater River Valley. The underlying rock is limestone and shale and the soil is loamy. In 2011 his son William took over from where his father left off, and has brought it to a new level as well as developing this fine craft cider.