On Market Lane, at one of the entrances to the famous English Market, The Oyster Tavern has just been reopened and given a stylish facelift, offering a contemporary menu in a gorgeous space. And you have to try the Oysters from local waters.
Cork has just over 1,000kms of wild Atlantic coastline. And the many varieties of seaweed that grows along our coast are now being recognised as a great resource for everything from food and natural fertiliser to medical and beauty products. You can forage for your own seaweed, learn about edible types and taste some of the bounty of the West Cork shoreline with Wild Atlantic Way tours, led by a lady who is passionate about seaweed, Zita Dennehy.
This small, speciality tour company offers taste trails through the rich heartland of South West Cork, the Lee River Valley. You can meet the producers, drop in on farms and artisan craftspeople and visit some of the most historic and beautiful heritage and cultural sites of Cork.
The city’s first five-star hotel, close by the University, offers fine-dining in its Orchid Resturant & Perrots Garden Bistro – gourmet food in the beautiful surroundings of a heritage house and estate once owned by one of Cork’s leading Merchant families.