A funky French gourmet Fish n’Chip shop perched on the pier wall of a fishing village located about as far west as you can go in Europe? If you are travelling through West Cork, you have to see (and taste) L'Escale to believe it.
Open on Sundays - A relaxed, contemporary space on Paul Street, Amicus has a classic Sunday Brunch Menu with the Hangover Brunch in particular (with Veggie option) a favourite with regulars.
The Tea Room in the West Wing of this great country house, overlooking the harbour in Bantry, has history, charm and gently faded grandeur. Buy a ticket to view the house and the gardens and finish your visit with a classic Irish grand house High Tea.
A newcomer on the Cork scene (every Wednesday 9am to 2pm), this Farmers Market takes place in the grounds of Ballyseedy Garden Centre, Carrigtwohill, East Cork (about 25 minute drive from the City) and offers a great mid-week option for the best of local and regional produce. It’s very close to the historic great country house and gardens at Fota House – one of Cork’s best-loved attractions - and combining the two would be a great day out.
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.
First opened at Ballylickey near Bantry in 1948, as a simple store selling produce from the family farm, Mannings remains in the same family and has become famous for its farm store and café, serving up and selling local produce and artisan foods. They have a classic Brunch menu at the weekends. If you ask where the ingredients come from, they’ll most likely point at the nearest fields.