If you can come to Cork in mid-June, this unique celebration of Cork city cuisine is not to be missed – 12 of Cork’s finest restaurants and chefs come together to seat 400 diners along one, huge, elegantly decorated table running the length of one of the city’s finest Georgian streets. A small army of serving staff ferry four courses, with wine, to the diners in what is – for one glorious evening – an eccentric, joyous, open-air feast. It’s all part of the fabulous Cork Midsummer festival and further details can be found on their website.
The Rocket Man ethos is “Quick Food – Not Fast Food”. And you can find us at two locations in the city centre – in the Winthrop Arcade on Oliver Plunkett Street and at our main café on nearby Princes Street.
Climb into a sea-kayak and go on a three-hour seaweed foraging tour along the coast with Atlantic Sea Kayaking in Union Hall – learn how to harvest and use edible sea-weed and other foraged foodstuff from the West Cork coast. They also do foraging walks.
Heir Island is a tiny island in majestic Roaring Water Bay in West Cork, and home to The Island Cottage Restaurant. It is, as the name would suggest, a traditional farm cottage, home to a unique restaurant, created by John Desmond & Ellmary Fenton. For the past 25 years, they have accepted small numbers of bookings, the island can only be reached by small boat from a tiny nearby harbour and the menu is set, featuring only what they have harvested locally or sourced from local fishermen and farmers on the day. It is a true one-off experience. An unforgettable evening in a magical setting. Very West Cork. However, they can only accommodate small numbers so please book well in advance.
Holy Smoke is an award-winning BBQ restaurant in Cork, that specialises in pit-smoked barbecue, cooking the 100% Irish meat low-and-slow for 4 to 16 hours. All our custom cuts of fresh meats are smoked in-house daily, dry-rubbed with a house blend of herbs and spices, and cooked using only best wood and 100% chemical-free charcoal.