Once only opened during the busy season has just been given a new lease of life. Reopened since last year by Lenka Forrest, the Blarney café is filled with a smorgasbord of scrumptious home-baked goodies, and proud users of high-end Badger & Dodo coffee roaster.
Each October, experience two nights of fine dining in the restaurants of the famous foodie harbour town of Kinsale, about half an hour’s drive from the city centre.
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.
One of the oldest and best loved craft brewers in Cork, the Franciscan Well boys have their own micro-brewery, pub & pizzeria in the heart of Cork, you can visit them at the Franciscan Well and there are organised tours, tastings and demonstrations of the fine art of craft brewing.
This elegant, high-ceilinged space in the city’s main art-gallery has been a favourite since it was opened in 1986 by the Allen family of Ballymaloe House fame. Breakfast and brunch is served from 8.30am to 11.30am, Monday-to-Saturday. The Crawford Cafe offers great food in a charming, relaxing space, right in the heart of the city.
For weekday and Saturday brunches – ask a Cork City friend where they are going for brunch, and they may well be heading for the classic menu at The Liberty Grill, on Washington Street, right in the city centre.