Les Gourmandises on Cook Street, City Centre– An elegant, romantic dining room, fine French cooking and a menu that makes the best of local produce. As a port, Cork has traded food and drink with France since the 14th Century. Les Gourmandises keeps up a fine tradition of Cork-French co-operation.
The setting is amazing. The Quays is on the harbour front in the historic port town of Cobh, famous as the gateway to America for countless thousands of Irish emigrants in the decades after the famine, and as the last port of call for the Titanic. Have a bite to eat and a drink here in the summer and watch the fishing boats and giant cruise liners dock in the harbour. You can reach Cobh by a short, scenic train line from Cork.
Take a trip out West to Heir Island, travel by boat across the bay to the Firehouse School and enjoy a one-day course in bread baking in this magical setting. An award winning, unforgettable experience on a tiny island set in the wild grandeur of Roaring Water Bay. You’ll return on the late evening ferry with a bag of your own freshly baked bread from one of the most magical spots on the Wild Atlantic Way.
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.