Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cork Bites: An A - Z List of Cork City's Casual Dining Eateries

The vibrant food scene in Cork is the true lifeblood of the city, and pumping the Rebel’s blood at the heart of the city is the iconic and celebrated English Market. Cork City is home to world-class food producers, without whom a comprehensive list of Cork's casual dining eateries simply could not exist.

Below is an A-Z list of the very best casual dining eateries Cork has to offer where you will find excellent local food and the warmest welcomes showcasing Cork at its very best.


Amicus Restaurant - Paul Street, Cork.

Amicus is situated in the heart of Cork’s Huguenot Quarter; owned and operated by Ursula and Robert Hales. It’s housed within a listed warehouse, renovated in the late 19th century; stone and brick walls feature throughout to create a spectacular atmosphere and casual dining experience.

The contemporary, light filled, spacious setting creates a superb ambiance. Every morning, a delightful aroma wafts from the in-house bakery to fill the circumference and beyond of the historic building; sweet fresh treats served throughout the day include indulgent brownies, American style muffins, and of course fresh, soft scones and buttery, crisp croissants.

Their simple, pared back menu samples some of the finest, fresh and local produce, which is sourced daily from the English Market in the City centre. Enjoy Tom Durcan Beef strewn throughout fresh salad leaves with chunks of tangy yet firm Cashel Blue cheese from nearby Co. Tipperary and topped with drizzles of homemade dressing. Amicus is a popular spot when the sun comes out - where many avail of al fresco dining served with a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri:  10.00am - Late
Sat:          08:30am - Late
Sun:         12:00pm - Late

Annie's Bar & Restaurant - Sunday's Well, Cork.

Annie’s sets the standard impressively high for bar food in Cork City. Sitting on Sunday's Well, the gastropub serves local, seasonal fare in outstanding quality dishes - and is just a short stroll from the historic Cork City Gaol.

A chalkboard menu outside details the daily dishes which entice and excite passers-by and reflect the current season. The eatery has earned a reputation for offering a warm and homely welcome to both visitors and loving locals alike.

Unique dishes include pan roasted halibut, with puy lentils and a clam ragoût, as well as ostrich with parsnip and an apple crumble, dressed in a red wine and cinnamon jus. A comprehensive wine menu designed by the in-house Sommelier, Bruno Bistoquet, features fantastic wines alongside a selection of local craft beers to enjoy over a long leisurely lunch or evening dinner.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 12pm - 8pm


Bracken's Café - Paul Street, Cork

Bracken’s Café and Bakery has been serving traditional, homely comfort food in it’s little nook for decades, sitting pretty on Paul Street in The Hugenout Quarter. The menu offers the standard café fare, with warming, home style soup and fresh sandwiches made on the spot using bread baked in-house every morning.

Bracken's are well known within Cork for their traditional cakes, served within a warm, sweet-scented, traditional café. No sample menu. No Bookings. No website.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 9am - 5:30pm

Bodega at St. Peter's Market - Cornmarket Street, Cork

Bodega is a Cork staple, renowned as a bustling meeting spot for live music, great drinks, and of course outstanding food situated in the historic St. Peter’s Market on Cork’s Coal Quay - a home for many decades for local Irish food traders to present their produce.

The Bodega caters for everyone; whether providing a light lunch for friends, a relaxing mid-afternoon coffee with a slice of cake, or a nice glass of wine in the evening to wind down. The menu features a wide variety of tasty dishes, including grilled halloumi and fresh fig salad or a mild, fruity curry with chunks of sweet potato, courgette, red pepper and baby spinach.

This is a true dining experience, eating surrounded by breathtaking décor; hanging on the walls are the works of Irish artists like JB Yeats and Jim McCarthy. High ceilings bear elegant, long, crystal chandeliers throughout the bar, while the welcoming scent and selection of freshly baked scones, pastries and sweet treats decorate the Bodega's traditional pewter bar counters.

Behind the counter, a striking, silver-eagle catches your eye from the quality Elektra Italian style coffee maker producing some of the finest coffee the city has to offer. The Bodega is a place to indulge where you enjoy good food, a tipple or two, and exceptional coffee, entranced by an ambiance where a few leisurely hours can slip-by completely unnoticed.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 10am - Late
Sunday:      11am - Late


Café Anraith - English Market, Cork

Café Anraith is a boutique café located in the world famous English Market, with a focus on local food from neighbouring traders while the staff interact with customers as Gaelige. The menu consists of the best of the English Market as deliciously dressed up dishes, from their goat's cheese bruschetta and silky soups, to sandwiches and their famed cakes, especially their warm apple pie.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm

Café Gusto - 3 Washington Street, Cork

Café Gusto marries Mediterranean influence with local produce, resulting in a beautifully thought-out menu, served surrounded by minimalist décor with quirky and unique touches.

The café is owned and operated by Marianne and Denis Delaney, who provide both breakfast and lunch menus, as well as expertly crafted barista coffee. Some of the stellar mains include lamb tagine as well as Gubbeen chorizo and chickpea stew, served with Arbutus country bread.

If it is great coffee you are after, then you have come to the right place as Café Gusto take their coffee seriously, serving artistic basrista-style, slowly brewed coffee made to absolute perfection.

Opening Hours:

Mon -Wed: 7:45am - 5:00pm
Thurs - Sat. 7.45am - 10:00pm
Closed Sunday

Crawford Café - Emmett Place, Cork

A strong Ballymaloe influence keeps propelling Crawford Café, which is operated under the keen eyes of Ivan Whelan, grandson of Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House, and Jean Manning.

The café is located in one of Cork's most beautifully designed galleries and serves delicious lunch, alongside tea, coffee and homemade desserts. Crawford provides a friendly, informal yet elegant dining room, which is made exceptional by the works of art from the Crawford Collection which surround it.

The menu will always feature a savoury tart of some form, as well as a comforting, hearty casserole with lamb or beef from the English Market on the menu. The ingredients are all sourced and cooked in true Ballymaloe style, not least of all the selection of tempting delicious sweet treats.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 4 pm
Saturday: 9am – 4 pm

Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

Café Serendipity - Western Road, Cork

Aideen and Tim Cronin are the owners of Café Serendipity; a daytime café serving scrumptious cakes, breakfast, brunch and lunch.

The Cronins take a wholesome approach to their menu, focusing on local ingredients and taking a DIY approach to their offerings. They uniquely home-smoke their chicken and haddock, as well as preparing the entire menu from scratch daily - including a selection of quiches, soda bread and fishcakes.

Earlier this year, an evening offering started with an emphasis on seafood, followed by succulent meats like steak, duck and rabbit, constantly following and reflecting the current season, with daily specials incorporating what is freshly available from the local fishmonger.

Opening Times:

Mon - Sat: 8am - 5.30 pm

Evenings Tues - Sat 6pm - Close.


Electric Bar & Grill - South Mall, Cork

Electric has become one of the most popular restaurants in Cork with a reputation anchored by the use of high quality, local produce.

Nestled in the prestigious location of Cork City’s South Mall, Electric always has a busy and bustling atmosphere. A varied menu offers choices like grilled halloumi salad with orzo, nuts and seeds, sun-dried tomatoes and pitted olives, as well as succulent staples like Hereford beef burgers with caramelised onions, crowned with Wicklow Blue Cheese.

The bar is split into two levels; upstairs offering something a bit more formal and downstairs lending itself to a more casual bar menu. Special offers upstairs include a starter, main course, dessert and a glass of wine for only €20. While downstairs, you can enjoy soup, sandwiches, tea or coffee, and a cookie or pastry for just €10.

A new venture which landed this year, in the form of Electric Fish Bar, which takes inspiration from the simple Portuguese fish shacks and San Sebastian taverns serving the freshest, locally sourced fish. It’s simple cookery which allows the produce to speak for itself, and it definitely sings a sweet note with fresh oysters, grilled sardines, crab and crayfish salad and fish stew to tantalise tastebuds.

Electric Fish Bar offers a simple wine list, available by the glass, including cool chilled rosé, crisp Macon and pink bubbles to go with their smooth Balearic tunes.

Opening Hours:


Farm Gate Café - The English Market

Farm Gate café is situated on the first floor balcony of the English Market, offering the enviable position of overlooking the magnificent local food stalls below while dining on dishes featuring produce picked up from within the four walls.

Farm Gate is owned and operated by Kay Harte, one of Cork’s noted champions of good food, who personally welcomes customers as they arrive, whether a loyal regular or a first-time visitor.

Farm gate is split into two sections offering a café on one side where you can order a quick lunch or a more formal restaurant with table-service on the other - both offering relatively the same menu.

The blackboard menu offers fish dishes of the day using seafood caught that morning. The main courses available include Irish stew with local beef, a roast of the day and often a celebrated Cork dish, Tripe and Disheen, appears on the menu.

A long marble counter, filled with fresh, homemade and tempting sweet treats includes the likes of coffee cake, lemon meringue pie, bread & butter pudding or little rocky road chocolate treats, while a selection of pre-made sandwiches made from local artisan bread are also on display to wet appetites.

Fenn's Quay - No. 5 Fenn's Quay, Cork

Fenn’s Quay is situated adjacent to the historic Cork Court House; a small restaurant owned and operated by one of Cork’s most talented chefs Kate Lawlor. This is a chef who goes to great lengths to source the very best local ingredients, working with the seasons to bring customers innovative, flavoursome dishes.

Kate, a member of Euro-Toques and one of the few female head chefs in the country, continuously champions local food which is reflected in every aspect of the menu, sourcing most of the menu's ingredients from the nearby English Market or indigenous artisan producers who supply the restaurant daily.

Fenn's Quay offers daily lunch deals at a cosy and comfortable cost, like homemade soup and a sandwich for €5, adding a hot drink or mineral for €6.95. Evening meals are also excellent value for money, with early bird specials for €23. A unique tip for dining - substitute dessert for a glass of wine or a local craft beer!

Saturday Brunch has built up a loyal following with locally produced organic Feirm Úr buttermilk pancakes served with yogurt and poached strawberries and crispy West Cork bacon. This would be enough to entice any hungry punter, and brunch even comes served with a complimentary mimosa - the ultimate way to enjoy a lazy Saturday morning.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday:

Breakfast:  8:15 am – 11:30 am
Lunch:      12 Noon – 3pm
Dinner:      5:00 pm – 10pm


Brunch: 8:30 am – 04:00 pm

Dinner: 5:00 pm –10:00 pm

Closed Sundays

Fresco Bistro - Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork.

Fresco Bistro offers tasty, freshly prepared dishes focusing on quality local produce, located on the grounds of University College Cork. Fresco is fitted with floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the beautiful surrounds of the beautiful Lewis Glucksman Gallery.

Fresco offers a varied menu at affordable prices, with Malaysian chef Prakash at the helm creating dishes with an Asian influence. Traditional curry sits alongside fresh Ahi (yellowfin) tuna dishes and teriyaki on the menu. One of the highlights of the menu is a Japanese duck salad served with candied pecans and papaya, tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette. Fresco is a popular destination for locals, students and visitors alike.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:  9 - 5pm
Saturday:               10 - 5pm
Sunday:                 12 - 5pm


Green's Restaurant - 48 MacCurtain Street, Cork

Green’s - winner of 'Best Restaurant' by the Bridgestone Irish Food Guide - is located alongside well known Cork landmarks of The Metropole Hotel and The Everyman Palace.

Ranked as one of the top restaurants in Cork, the beautiful restaurant setting is located underneath a stone archway, overlooking a floodlit waterfall. Greens’ menu offers the finest and freshest local produce, serving up modern and tasty food combined with exceptionally good service.

The lunch menu offers value for money with a homemade burger or pasta and soft drink for under €10. If you’re looking for something a bit more, the evening meals feature the best of local produce including; grilled Skeaghanore Farm duck breast with ratatouille stuffed tomato, confit potatoes, red wine and shallot sauce.

Sample Menu


House Café, overall winner of Best Casual Dining at the recent Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards, is owned and operated by business partners Victor Murphy and Steve McGlynn. Exciting the senses with a host of culinary delights, House serves organic salads, home-baked treats and indulgent afternoon tea.

A small and passionate team of talented cooks create everything on the menu from scratch using the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Coffee and cake, pre-theatre bites or a substantial evening meal are all supplied to fill you up with great food in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere. The evening pre-theatre menu is available subject to show scheduling.

Opening Hours:

10am - Late (last orders vary subject to show schedule)

Idaho Café - Caroline Street, Cork

Idaho Café is a small offering on Cork's Caroline Street, nested nicely behind Brown Thomas and serving "real food, for real people".

Recent recipients of the coveted Best Café In Ireland 2013 award by the Restaurant Association of Ireland, Richard and Mairead Jacob are passionately committed to sourcing all their produce for Idaho within a 100km radius of their café.

Doors open at 08:26am serving breakfast, including sizzling sausage baps or warm waffles drizzled in sweet delicious maple syrup, before the day veers quickly into a bustling lunch rush. On cold afternoons, you will be comforted by Mairead's popular shepherdess pie with homemade lemonade, and in the summer months, you can enjoy a Cashel Blue salad with a chilled crisp glass of Damson Prosecco which can be enjoyed in their small outdoor terrace.

If sweet treats are on your mind, then Idaho bear a barrage of tantalising treats with a colourful selection of handcrafted macaroons, comforting caramel squares, a silky smooth chocolate cake as well as the simple yet so satisfying crumble.

Since opening in 2001, the pair have built a loyal customer base, priding themselves on exceptional customer service at great value, which is certainly worth a visit for breakfast, lunch or a sweet treat.

Opening Hours:

Tues - Sat: 08:26 - 17:00
(Open until 18:00 Fri & Sat)


Jacques Restaurant - 23 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork

Jacques Restaurant is one of Cork's longest running restaurants, operated by sisters Eithne and Jacqueline Barry for over 30 years. The newly refurbished restaurant is located near the GPO, and has built a strong reputation alongside a fantastic network of local producers. The Jacques team follow a clear mission statement which is to provide simple fresh Cork food, which bursts with flavour, served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Freshly brewed coffee, homemade scones and sweet treats await morning customers before lunch launches with dishes like Jack McCarthy black pudding, Gubbeen cheese and caramelised onion tart or Mediterranean inspired Spanish lamb stew with chickpeas, chorizo served alongside some Cork baked Arbutus sourdough.

Opening Hours:

Mon:         10am - 4pm
Tues- Sat:  10am - 10pm.

Jacobs On The Mall - 30 South Mall, Cork

Jacobs On The Mall is a contemporary restaurant located in what was once an old Cork bathhouse in the heart of the South Mall.

Serving modern European food with an emphasis on locally sourced, free range and organic produce, over the years, Jacobs has received many awards and accolades including: a Michelin Bib Gourmand, Bridgestone Guide Award and The Bushmills Malt Award for Best Service Outside Dublin.

A new offering on a Thursday and Friday, sees a quality lunch menu flow seamlessly into a casual dining menu during the afternoon and evening. A firm Friday favourite is plaice with romanesco stuffing, with sweet pepper dressing and lemon mash, or beer battered fish & chips with mushy pea purée and tartare sauce all served at a very impressive price.

Opening Hours:

Lunch: Thurs - Fri: 12 noon - 3pm


L'Atitude 51 Wine Café - 1 Union Quay, Cork

L'Atitude 51 describes their offering as “a French bistro meets an Italian trattoria and an Irish pub”. The menu, though it’s short and simple, uses the best ingredients, which are well presented and quickly served. The lunch menu changes daily offering soup and sandwiches, as well as a hot dish of the day, and an evening menu based on small light dishes made for sharing with recommended matching wines.

Daily specials are expertly paired with wines to enable you to appreciate both wine and food to their full potential. If it is too early for wine then not to worry as their Badger & Dodo coffee (which is roasted locally in Fermoy, Co. Cork) is served by their experienced barista who takes pride in serving outstanding coffee to accompany their freshly baked scones, brioche and pastries.

Lunch Menu

12.30pm – 3.00pm

Monday - Friday

Evening Menu served 6pm to 10pm seven days a week

Liberty Grill - 32 Washington Street, Cork

Liberty Grill is a bright and beautiful eatery with an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with a New England influence. Open for breakfast, morning coffee, leisurely lunches or a special evening dinner date - it really is an eatery to suit all tastes. 

Alongside the all-day brunch menu is an offering of sandwiches made with local artisan bread, salads with the best quality English market ingredients, silky smooth soups, and finely-made burgers made with the very best Cork beef. Not to forget - the outstanding coffee brewed with perfection and love.

Liberty is one of the best places in Cork for Saturday brunch, and the kitchen is famed for eggs Benedict, so it’s not unusual to see an eager queue forming on a glorious sunny Saturday waiting for a seat in one of Cork's hottest eateries - which in itself tells its own story.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 8am - Late

Closed Sundays


Market Lane - 5 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork

Market Lane is a beautiful food restaurant and bar located on Oliver Plunkett Street, which serves great food in a relaxing atmosphere at a very decent price. The menu at Market Lane is sourced from their neighbours at the nearby English Market with daily deliveries of some of Cork's best produce.

Since opening, Market Lane has earned a great reputation for value and excellent quality, serving delicious sandwich choices including warm mushroom and blue cheese with poached pear on local artisan walnut bread. For those with bellies a little bigger at lunchtime, the baked moussaka with aubergine, fennel, beans, lentils and Gruyère cheese with a feta, orange and rocket salad will surely stave off those hunger pangs until at least dinnertime!

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 12 – Late
Fri - Sat: 12-10.30pm
Sun: 1pm – 9pm (10pm on bank holidays) 


Nash 19 Café & Restaurant - 19 Princess Street, Cork

Nash 19 is an iconic Cork eatery, situated comfortably on 19 Princes Street and serving the Rebel City for the past 20 years. The café and restaurant is owned and operated by Claire Nash, who is wholly committed to local, artisan food made fresh everyday, and provides outstanding service at the forefront of every visit.

Early morning, the wonderful aroma of freshly baked buttermilk scones wafts down Princes Street, while upstairs in the kitchen bacon and sausages sizzle forming the basis of the much loved ‘Full Corker’ breakfast menu.

The Nash 19 name is synonymous with a good quality lunch offering; seasonal produce is presented beautifully in dishes like O' Connell's hake on rainbow chard with anchovy butter or Crowe’s loin of pork stuffed with almonds, apricots and crackling. Another exceptionally popular offering is the Good Food Ireland Producer’s Plate which is a tapas-style selection of the finest Irish artisan producers - members of Good Food Ireland.

Freshly baked artisan loaves of brown bread are baked daily while comforting homemade cakes are on offer throughout the day. Think freshly baked lemon drizzle cake, brownies and other sweet treats. A small deli shop offering take-out meals and artisan produce is located on site, designed to take the hassle out of an evening's cooking.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 07:30am - 05:30pm
Sat: 08:30am - 04:30pm


ORSO Kitchen & Bar - 8 Pembroke Street, Cork (across from GPO)

ORSO is a relatively new, young and vibrant food establishment in Cork City located at the side of the GPO and operated by Conrad and Judy Howard, with Tracey Corbett. 

As the name suggests, a Mediterranean themed menu starts with breakfast and runs throughout lunch and the afternoon. For breakfast, try some healthy Granola served with greek yoghurt, berry compote and fresh fruit, or a freshly prepared, sprightly fruit salad. The Breakfast Manoushi is particularly special, with poached egg, black pudding and caramelised onion or smoked bacon with a mushroom, cheesy breakfast pie.

A mixed group gathers for lunch ranging from nearby office workers and visiting tourists to students who all enjoy soups, baguettes and sandwiches, across a hot and cold menu. Warm harissa chicken koftas in a home baked pitta cost a reasonable €6.50, while Manoushi Lebanese flat bread with spicy beef, peppers, fontina cheese and spring onion costs €8.90. On the cold menu, cous cous with coriander, apricots, almonds, roast saffron vegetables and hummus is on offer for just €6.50.

Sweet treats are available right throughout the day: white chocolate hazelnut and caramel shortbread, lemon meringue pie, triple chocolate muffins, Pain Au Chocolat and Almond Croissants.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Wed: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Thu: 08:00 am -10:00pm
Fri & Sat: 08:00 am -10:30pm


Quay Co-op - 24 Sullivan's Quay, Cork

Quay Co-op is a self-service, vegetarian restaurant renowned for the relaxed atmosphere in the bright dining room which overlooks Cork City.

The Co-Op has been operating on Sullivan's Quay for the past 30 years. An extensive and varied menu bears generous portions of lovingly cooked local ingredients. An abundant and delicious choice of cakes and desserts is always on offer, all of which are homemade using the best natural ingredients from both local suppliers and abroad.


Restaurant 14A - French Church Street, Cork

Restaurant 14A is the sister restaurant of Amicus where you can expect real, uncomplicated food using organic, locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by a select wine list.

Breakfast is served right throughout the day offering Eggs Florentine, pancakes or creamy mushrooms on toast. Lunch is a simple offering of soup, sandwiches, pasta and burgers. An outdoor heated terrace is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a cold glass of wine or one of their delicious selection of craft beers on a warm summer evening.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Wed: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu - Sat: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
Sun 12:00pm - 9:00pm


The Natural Foods Bakery & Café - 26 Paul Street, Cork

The Natural Foods bakery is small, sweet and expertly formed, located on Paul Street. The team behind the bakery passionately believe in good bread, which is baked slowly in a time-honoured tradition from scratch each morning.

The Natural Foods bakery is one of the best sandwich outlets in Cork. A wide selection of loaves are on display - from granary to wholemeal, spelt to herb and seed. A Mediterranean inspired tomato and olive loaf is particularly perfect.

A sweet selection of cakes, available by the slice, include coffee cake, divine chocolate slices, freshly baked croissants and home-style scones - all readily available to accompany their barista coffee.

The Pavilion

The Pavilion Bar is a well known live music venue located just off Paul Street in Cork which transforms into a haven for good food lovers during the day. The bar offers a number of daily specials, including a glass of wine and scrumptious bruschetta for just €6.50. A simple menu, showcasing the best of local food, is served within relaxing surroundings and is well worth a visit.

Opening Hours:

Café open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm – 8pm

Table Brown Thomas Cork - Patrick's Street, Cork City

Table restaurant at Brown Thomas Cork is the highly regarded subsidiary of the well known Itsa... company, which is run by talented chef siblings Domini and Peaches Kemp.

Table has created quite a stir among the food lovers of Cork City on its premises at level 2 of Brown Thomas since opening in November 2006. The menu caters for everyone from the frugal foodie to the savvy shopper about town, serving delicious breakfast and lunch daily, with a more relaxed brunch offering at the weekend. Throughout the day the team serves glorious homemade cakes and scones.

Opening Hours:

Mon -Wed: 9.15am - 6.30pm
Thurs - Fri: 9.15am - 8.00pm
Sat: 9.15am - 6.30pm
Sun: 12.15pm - 6.00pm

The Sandwich Stall - English Market, Cork City

The famous Sandwich Stall in Cork City’s English Market is where the magic is truly sliced and dished up from Jenny Rose Clarke and Rachel McCormack.

Unusual fillings, exceptional local artisan bread and a small, exclusive seating counter all add to the amazing concept of The Sandwich Stall. The small counter seats only eight, and if you arrive at the right time, you can nab a seat or two and tuck into one of their signature sandwiches while sipping on Spanish Cofessa coffee and watching the hustle and bustle of the iconic market. 

The counter is stacked high with sandwiches of numerous fillings on all sorts of breads. Many famed Irish cheeses are present, including Gubbeen, Ardrahan and Mossfield Organic, while the salad leaves are sourced from Springfield Organics. Smoked fish comes from neighbouring stall Ballycotton Seafood, while the fresh meat is supplied by O’Mahony Family Butchers, who are located a stone’s through away at the Grand Parade entrance to the market.

A Cork Reuben stands confidently up to the New York favourite with a flavoursome mix of Irish Spiced Beef, tomato, sauerkraut and gherkins served on sourdough. The home-cooked ham served with salad on their tomato foccacia combines a taste of tradition and an air of internationality.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 9am - 4pm


Woodford Bar - Paul Street, Cork

Woodford Bar was named Cork’s Best Gastropub of the year, and it’s the mix of excellent food and the location set in the historic building, once owned by Cork wine merchants Woodford, Bourne & Co., it’s been standing since the mid-eighteenth century in Cork’s Hugenot Quarter. The bar still offers an extensive wine menu and a wide variety of locally crafted beers in a relaxed atmosphere. 

People flock to The Woodford, so it’s no surprise they have begun earning accolades and applause for their locally sourced food. One delectable dish is the Bluebell Falls goat cheese crostini, served with beetroot relish, walnuts, tomato chilli jam and honey dressing. For a dark yet sweeter fix, try one of their delicious coffees served with chocolate and rum roulade with poached mixed berries.

Opening Hours:


Mon - Sat:12pm - 4pm

Evening Food:

Tues - Sat: 5pm - 8:30pm

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Written By: Dermot O' Sullivan (Contact Details here)
Edited By: Patrick Hanlon (Contact Details here)

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