About Us


Introducing Head Chefs and Proprietors Ray and Mags O’Connor. Having cooked in some of the best Irish and International kitchens, they bring a wealth of cooking experience to The Old Stone House Restaurant Ballinlough. 



Our Story

About Us 

Cooking is our passion and what brought us together. Married over ten years we make a great team in and out of the kitchen. Having worked as Head Chefs in The Old Stone House Restaurant Ballinlough for three years, in 2019 we became proprietors too. We are loving this challenge and are delighted to be in such a great community here in Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon. Customer feedback is what drives us. We scratch-cook all our meals and use the freshest, and where possible locally sourced ingredients. We hope you enjoy your dining experience with us.  

“Our mission is simple – to provide exceptional food, wine, service and atmosphere for all our customers.”
Ray & Mags O’Connor, Head Chefs & Proprietors

the old stone house restaurant

Why Dine With Us 

Thursday & Friday Value Menu

Our Value Menu Offer of two courses with tea/coffee €25 or three courses with tea/coffee €28 is available every Thursday and Friday. The perfect excuse to catch up with friends and family!

Fresh Ingredients

We choose the freshest of in-season ingredients in our all dishes. We strive for organic and locally sourced (where possible).

Tasty Meals

Our extensive menu selection has something for everyone. Taste is key. We only cook dishes that we personally love and eat. 

Creative Chefs

As professional chefs with years of experience, we are always pushing ourselves to improve our recipes and recipe ideas. Our menu is evolving all the time with creative ideas and mouthwatering flavour combinations. 

Local Suppliers

We are very proud to work with the following superb local suppliers, Castlemine Farm Roscommon, The Galway Goat FarmMill House Organic Farm Galway, Black Donkey Brewing Ballinlough and Andarl Farm Galway

Home Roasted Coffee

We too love good coffee and use a traditional Italian coffee machine. All our coffees can be made with a single or double shot of espresso. Just let us know! 


Customer Reviews

“Great Sunday lunch”

Great Sunday lunch went two weeks in a row and even better it was served by exceptional staff. Lots of parking. Would highly recommend. A must-try.

Marina C

“Best food ever”

We have had the pleasure to dine in The Stone House. Even though the sun was shining a cosy fire and candlelight created a really warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were super friendly and efficient with superb service throughout our meal…The food was amazing very generous portions, hot plates with each course arriving just on time! We were here courtesy of a prize voucher…..we seriously can’t wait to return. Travelled from Sligo and would have no hesitation in recommending “The Old Stone House” to other North West folks. A trip well worth the journey …. well-done folks we need more places like here to give Ireland a good name for eating out. “

Siobhan & Grainne


Had a fabulous meal here yesterday. Didn’t have a table booked but the lovely lady ensured we didn’t have to wait very long. Beautiful starters and incredibly tasty main courses set us up for our journey. Very nice staff and a beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend.

Coochiecoo4 (TripAdvisor)

“Cannot praise the meal enough”

“Had the pleasure of dining at this wonderful restaurant this evening. Cannot praise the meal enough, all courses were one better than the other. The staff were wonderful and could not do enough to accommodate all our requests. Would definitely recommend a visit. My friends and I will be back soon.

Ger Casey Waldron

Temporary Opening Hours

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our dine-in area is temporarily closed. We are running a pre-order and collect Sunday takeaway service. Please call 094 964 0332 or email bookings@oldstonehouse.ie at any stage to place your takeaway order or to purchase gift cards. Thank you, Ray, Mags & Team. 



Contact us to book in your collection time between 1 pm – 6 pm


The Old Stone House Restaurant Ballinough, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon F45 XH67

Call: 094 964 0332