Blairscove House is one of the jewels of wild West Cork, a beautifully restored Georgian country house with cobbled courtyard, accommodation and a restaurant housed inside a spacious, stone-built former barn. The food is famous, the setting is magical, with views out over majestic Dunmanus Bay.
A busy bake-house on Rory Gallagher Place right in the city centre, Ali's Kitchen has full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, but is also home to one of the city’s best Bakery Counters with Ali’s donuts in particular fast approaching legendary status. Sit in with tea and coffee or take-out. Chef Ali Honour puts a modern twist on classic bakery fare.
Ballymaloe House could be seen as the spiritual home for Cork’s food culture, with the Allen family providing several generations of great cooks, teachers, writers and innovators. A classic Irish Country house is at the centre of a restaurant, cookery school, organic farm, regular festivals and so much more.
The Iberian Way on Douglas Street – For something very different, an unassuming Tapas bar run by two young Spanish chefs on Douglas Street, a short stroll across the bridge from the South Mall, by day, the Iberian way is a shop and deli, in the evenings, it serves up fab tapas in very modest but pleasant surroundings – a real hidden jewel, for the adventurous.
A recent addition to the city’s roster of top-class restaurants, Rachel's Resturant is named for restaurateur Rachel Allen, one of Ireland’s best known chefs, authors and food personalities.
Dukes is a family-owned and run business which has been serving exceptional coffee and food to the people of Cork since 2005. Since day one, the Dukes philosophy has been to create inclusive, welcoming, comfortable spaces. Coffee has become extremely hip, but everyone at Dukes is very proud of the fact that no matter who their customers may be – trend-setters, jet-setters, mammies with kids, nanas, grandads or anything in between – they feel right at home the second they walk in our door.