From Our Fields & Wates

In Cork, we take great pride in our food and our food heritage and culture. Many of our best chefs now insist on championing and using only locally sourced ingredients as far as is possible.

These are our local heroes. The chefs, cafes and restaurants that believe that as we have some of the best produce in the world, we should look to our own fields and waters, to guarantee quality and encourage sustainability.


From award-winning restaurants to craft butchers and country house cafes, what you see on our tables or in our stores is often from local fields and shores. It is a big part of who we are.

In Cork, those championing local ingredients include:

Sage Restaurant

Midleton, Ireland

In the market town of Midleton, close by the famous Jameson Whiskey Distillery, you will find the celebrated Sage Resturant with its famous “12-Mil...

Cork Character Cafes

Cork, Ireland

This confederation of some of Cork’s best-loved and most characterful cafes is an initiative of Ruth Healy of Urru Culinary Store in the town of Ba...

Pilgrim's Restaurant

Cork, Ireland

This restaurant, in the charming West Cork village of Rosscarbery has built a fine reputation by using the very best of West Cork growers and produ...

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons, Ireland

This historic Irish country house has grace, warmth and style, and a restaurant (under head chef Teena Mahon) which focuses heavily on locally sour...

Rachel's Restaurant

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 k...

The Farmgate

Cork, Ireland

From small beginnings, as a family farm store and café in the market town of Midleton in the early ‘80s, the Farmgate has become a Cork institution...


Cork, Ireland

This innovative, award-winning vegetarian restaurant first opened its doors in 1993 and has since become a Cork icon.