Restaurants

Top Choice Irish in Midleton

Farmgate Restaurant

The original, sister establishment to Cork city's Farmgate Cafe, the Midleton restaurant offers the same superb blend of traditional and modern Irish cuisine. Squeeze through the deli (open 9am to 6pm Tuesday to Sat…
Top Choice International in Cork City

Nash 19

A superb bistro and deli where locally sourced food is honoured at breakfast and lunch, either sit-in or take away. Fresh scones draw in the crowds early; daily lunch specials (soups, salads, desserts etc), free-ran…
Top Choice Irish in Kinsale

Black Pig Wine Bar

This sophisticated hideaway is set in an 18th-century coach house with a charming cobbled courtyard out the back, and offers a mouth-watering menu of gourmet nibbles, charcuterie platters and cheese boards sourced f…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Northside of the Beara

Josie's Lakeview House

Captivating views over Glanmore Lake accompany scrumptious, home-cooked food at Josie's, set on a hill just north of the water. Choose from salads and sandwiches for lunch, cakes at tea, or a heartier rack of lamb a…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Kinsale

Bastion

Awarded a Bib Gourmand in 2016, the newest addition to Kinsale's lengthy list of top restaurants offers diners a relaxed and informal entry into the world of haute cuisine. Waitstaff will guide you through the conci…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Kinsale

Finn's Table

Owning a gourmet restaurant in Kinsale means plenty of competition, but John and Julie Finn's venture is more than up to the challenge. Elegant but unstuffy, Finn's Table offers a warm welcome, and its menu of seaso…
Top Choice Cafe in Cork City

Farmgate Cafe

An unmissable experience at the heart of the English Market, the Farmgate is perched on a balcony overlooking the food stalls below, the source of all that fresh local produce on your plate – everything from crab an…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Baltimore

Glebe Gardens & Café

The beautiful gardens here are an attraction in themselves (admission is €5). If you're dining, lavender and other herbs add fragrant aromas that waft over the tables inside and out. Food, sourced from the gardens a…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Cork City

Cafe Paradiso

A contender for best restaurant in town of any genre, Paradiso serves contemporary vegetarian dishes, including vegan fare: how about confit artichokes, broad beans and scallions with lemon risotto and hazelnut crum…
Top Choice Seafood in Kinsale

Fishy Fishy Cafe

One of the most famous seafood restaurants in the country, Fishy Fishy has a wonderful setting with stark white walls splashed with bright artwork and striking steel fish sculptures, and a terrific decked terrace at…