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.
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.
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.
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 Tue to Sat, 5pm – late
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.
Greenwich is a daytime cafe nestled at the back of Brown Thomas, Cork City. A warm welcome, freshly brewed coffee, a locally sourced menu including our much loved breakfast baps and crisp freshly baked waffles.
Open Tue to Sat, 8:30am – 5pm
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
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…)
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.
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 …
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.
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
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Stitch And Bear
Food blog which includes many reviews of Cork restaurants