This great country estate, with 163 acres of woodlands, lakes and fields, was once the home of the powerful O’Donavan clan chiefs and their grand Georgian mansion is now a luxury hotel - and a restaurant which is situated in the great room of the mansion. Liss Ard is a special place in a majestic setting.
A herd of Italian Water Buffalo on a farm in North Cork? It may sound quixotic – but Macroom Buffalo Cheese, the passion project of farmer Johnny Lynch – is Ireland’s only herd of water buffalo and their milk produces Johnny’s award winning cheese. They welcome groups of visitors (if you contact them through their website) and the farm hosts open days once a month.
In the heart of the city, the long-established and very popular Jacob's offers fine food in a great setting, a big space, that still feels intimate and is just as welcoming for couples or for larger groups on a special occasion. If, for instance, you were looking for a special place for a milestone birthday celebration with a few close friends, Jacob’s could be the perfect option.
Award-winning fully-licenced Wine Bar in Cork City, open for morning coffee, lunch and light evening meals. We serve a wide selection of organic, biodynamic & natural wine and honest and simple food based on traditional home-cooking found in French Bistros and Italian Trattorias.
In the historic, charming seaside village of Castletownshend, Mary Ann’s pub was once a 17th century coaching inn. And not a lot seems to have changed, other than the menu, which takes the very best from sea and field to create special dishes.
Roots Kitchen caters for all every kind of event including office breakfasts, canape parties, lunch buffets or boxes, sit-down meals, weddings, communions, confirmations, press days and private parties.
On tiny Ring Harbour, some ten minutes drive along the water from Clonakilty, Deasy’s is an old-fashioned fisherman’s pub which is home to chef Kaitlin Ruth and her marvellous, inventive approach to cooking. A real gem. Try not to miss it.
Chef Takeshi has Miyazaki on Barrack Street, serving up stunning Japanese street-food from a tiny take-out kitchen (there are a small number of seats along one counter). Miyazaki’s has won a number of national awards, including Ireland’s Best Asian Take-Out 2017. This small but mighty kitchen has been reviewed in international journals and Takeshi’s take on classic Japanese dishes now draws people from all over Ireland and beyond to his door.