A special once a season night of exciting food with wine & beer pairings that we’ve run since 2017, Chef Sessions gives chefs from our five restaurants (Market Lane, The Castle Cafe, ORSO, Elbow Lane and Goldie fish & ale) the freedom to collaborate and create outside the normal structure of a daily menu. Each season we work together for six weeks to create a menu for this night which showcases new methods, ingredients and cooking styles that we’ve been experimenting with. We match many of the courses with beers from our own brewery as well as interesting wines chosen by our wine experts
Neatly slotted into the busy mix of Pembroke Street, just alongside the GPO in Cork city centre, Orso is a smart, compact and friendly city eatery. Feast your eyes on the freshly prepared fare displayed through the glass-fronted entrance – all food on their menu can be eaten in-house or packed to go. You can also pre-order online for immediate collection, or at a time that suits you. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday.
Nestled alongside the historic Blackrock Castle Observatory, just minutes from Cork city centre, the Castle Cafe is a stylish, modern, family-friendly restaurant. The restaurant also boasts an attractive outdoor terrace. Serving Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, and with a full bar and wine licence, all food is homemade using local, seasonal and artisan products where possible. Thin-crust pizza and flatbreads are also available. Free wi-fi. Open 7 days.
Eat where the locals eat…right in the heart of Cork city, in Ireland’s oldest most historic covered food market: enjoy a glass of Longueville Cider or Rebel Red Ale with a plate of market Corned Beef and East Cork jacket potatoes ‘skin ’n all’…or maybe a feed of Tripe and Onions, with Drisheen if you dare…and watch the hustle and bustle of market life drift by from the piano balcony. AA Gill did.
Opened in May 2013,
Gallo & Galetti is casual, modern and family friendly Italian restaurant in Cork.
Located at High street Wilton, Bishopstown it is ideally situated across from Cork’s university hospital (CUH) and close to Wilton shopping centre.
Miyazaki Japanese Take Away Restaurant brings you the real flavours of Japan. A unique experience in Cork, this beautiful and tiny takeaway (there are no more than half a dozen stools for eat-in customers), attracts great acclaim for both the quality and variety of its food. Open lunchtime and evenings, Tue–Sun.
We are an owner operated daytime Café that is proudly “Vocal about Local”. We are adjudged to be the Best Café in Ireland in 2013, but are more concerned with making people happy! We source nearly all our ingredients from a 90km radius, we also grow our own herbs and vegetables. Idaho is located on the corner behind Brown Thomas and we are ready to welcome you!
Situated at the entrance to one of Cork City’s cultural and historical landmarks, the ambience of the cafe is both informal and understated, yet redolent of an elegant urban bistro. From the ladies of Cork to trendy art students, business professionals, or tourists, the cafe offers something to everyone – a creative space in which to linger over coffee; the perfect spot for afternoon tea; or a lunch venue with a difference.
Cafe / Lunch (10:00–5:30): Serving all cakes / pastries baked in house. Lunch, Pies, Tarts, Fresh Fish, Soups & Sandwiches…
5:30–10:00 pm: Tapas /Small Plates in Bar & A La Carte in Restaurant. Serving simple, fresh Cork food, bursting with flavour in a friendly relaxed atmosphere using Local Suppliers
We create traditional and Dashi Style Sushi. From our simple rolls, to our more extravagant rolls, anything is possible in Dashi!
We have our own take on various Asian cuisines. The pick & mix sushi selection, platter deals, party platters of sushi and tasty noodles/rice dishes, ramen, weekly specials prove to be very popular. Every other week we have a new or returning sushi special rolls and a weekly changing menu for our Pan Asian Food
Situated on Oliver Plunkett St in the heart of Cork city centre, Market Lane is a contemporary, quality family-friendly restaurant. The menu is widely varied and regularly-updated using seasonal and artisan products from The English Market where possible. With a full bar licence, comprehensive wine-list and great selection of non-alcoholic beverages, it is known for providing great local food and friendly service always.
Set in a handsome building at the end of Oliver Plunkett Street, this restaurant combines an in-house nano brewery – producing a range of all-natural craft beers – with a smokehouse serving exciting food and drinks. Open 7 nights a week.
A Wine Bar situated in Cork city. Open for morning coffee, lunch and light evening meals. We have a wide selection of organic, biodynamic & natural wines from all over the world and our food is simple and based on traditional home-cooking found in French Bistros and Italian Trattorias. Regular wine-themed events (Speed Tasting, Cine Cafe, Wine Courses, etc…)
Serving fantastic fish and more, Goldie is a little restaurant in the big heart of Cork city.
We buy from small day boats and local producers to bring you our menu which changes daily. Open Wed to Sun, 5pm – late
Paradiso is a longstanding icon of the Cork food scene – 25 years in 2018 – that sources local vegetables to create a unique, flavour-driven vegetarian cuisine. The food is matched by a carefully curated wine list, with all wines available in a four measures …
Sites we like
Cork Past and Present
A site by Cork City Libraries on the history, genealogy and culture of Cork.
Stitch And Bear
Food blog which includes many reviews of Cork restaurants
A blog of restaurants and food in Cork by Billy Lyons