In the historic, charming seaside village of Castletownshend, Mary Ann’s pub was once a 17th century coaching inn. And not a lot seems to have changed, other than the menu, which takes the very best from sea and field to create special dishes.
The historic fishing town of Kinsale, about a half-hour’s drive from Cork City, is one of Ireland’s gastronomic jewels. It’s long been famous for its high-quality producers and restaurants, and this walking tour takes in all the highlights, as well as plenty of local colour. And there is also a three-hour foraging tour in the fields and on the shores around the town.
Chef Takeshi has Miyazaki on Barrack Street, serving up stunning Japanese street-food from a tiny take-out kitchen (there are a small number of seats along one counter). Miyazaki’s has won a number of national awards, including Ireland’s Best Asian Take-Out 2017. This small but mighty kitchen has been reviewed in international journals and Takeshi’s take on classic Japanese dishes now draws people from all over Ireland and beyond to his door.
The Laughing Oyster Seaweed Company sustainably harvest, dry and prepare a variety of Irish seaweeds using traditional means gathered from the pristine Irish waters of Bere Island, West Cork for you to enjoy.
One of the latest arrivals, SOMA Coffee Company on Tuckey Street (just across from the Grand Parade entrance to the English Market) is cool, contemporary and has amazing brews made with beans from local micro-roasters West Cork Coffee.
An award winning, family run pub and restaurant near Blarney with a menu that includes traditional local dishes such as corned beef, stews and Shephard’s Pie. Blair's Inn is a warm, welcoming place with great food.