Close by Mizen Head – the most southerly point in Ireland – and sitting on the pier of a tiny harbour village, you’ll find O’Sullivans, an old-fashioned fisherman’s bar with a simple yet tasty menu of stuffed crab sandwiches, steaming bowls of chowder, soda breads and salads.
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.
A fine kitchen café in the little village of Ballydehob on the Wild Atlantic Way - Budds is a much-loved spot for late, lazy breakfasts, especially with the summer crowds who flock to this beautiful, wild coastal region of Cork. Well worth a visit if you are driving through.
Based in the grounds of stately Ballinacurra House near Kinsale, a half hour’s drive from Cork City, chef David Rice has his Kinsale Gourmet Academy offering a range of one-day or longer courses on everything from bread-baking and BBQ-ing to dessert making and the art of artisan pizza. Fun courses in a spectacular setting.
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.