In the heart of the city, the long-established and very popular Jacob's offers fine food in a great setting, a big space, that still feels intimate and is just as welcoming for couples or for larger groups on a special occasion. If, for instance, you were looking for a special place for a milestone birthday celebration with a few close friends, Jacob’s could be the perfect option.
Visiting the Jameson Distillery, a half-hour east of the city in Midleton, is an experience most visitors to Cork will have at the top of their list. A mere 200 years in the making, this is one of the most visited whiskey distilleries in the world, the spiritual home of a great spirit, and a place to see where one of Ireland’s most famous exports goes from grain to glass (with a little magic along the way).
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.