I am often asked for recommendations, so I am making a list of my favorite spots for various things. Sometimes it is specific, sometimes it is vague. But these are just a few because, as we know, Cork city has so much to offer and this list is just a tiny fraction of all it has to offer.
If you’re hankering for something specific and had not tried it at the spot I mention, it just may inspire you to check out a new place. Then you can come back here and tell me that it isn’t nearly as good as your favorite spot and advice me to check that place out.
I’ll keep adding to this!
The Best place for…
…breakfast or elevenses.
Tea, Scones, and Homemade Jam – Hassetts Bakery
Fluffy Potato Cakes – Nash 19
Porridge – Nash 19
Cherry scones – Idaho Cafe or Hassetts Bakery
Scones – Filter Coffee
€5 breakfast – Parlour Cafe
Made-to-order omelets – Currans
Yogurt with granola – Brick Lane
Sourdough bread-based dishes – Bodega
Waffles – Idaho and Brick Lane
Creative seasonal menus – Ali’s Kitchen
Fluffy buttermilk pancakes – Oytster Tavern and Parlour Cafe
Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes – White Rabbit
Crepes – Serendipity Cafe
Bacon butty – Electric
Food with a View – Farmgate Cafe in English Market
Corned Beef Sandwich – Long Valley Bar (available at lunch only)
Spiced Beef Sandwich – Oyster Tavern (available at lunch only)
Tuna Sandwich – Bracken’s
Perfect Lunch – Nash 19
Prix fixe lunch – Market Lane, Luigi Malone’s,
…food on the go or take away.
Sausage in a roll – O’Flynn’s in English Market or Winthrop Street
Clay-Oven Pizza – Knockout Pizza (no fixed location)
Falafel wrap – Rocketman East
Grilled cheese – Rocketman East
Salads – Loving Salads or Rocketman
Fried haloumi, tabouleh, and mint lemonade – Umi Falafel
Burritos – Boojum
Leisurely Dinner – Market Lane or Oyster Tavern
Pre-Fixe Menu Lunch – Market Lane
Lunch that feels like a spa retreat – Greene’s
BBQ – Holy Smoke, White Rabbit
Buffalo Wings – Luigi Malone’s
Steak – Brick Lane and Pembroke
Pizza and local pint deal – Rising Sons
Burger – Bunsen and Son of a Bun
Risotto – Oyster Tavern
Creamy Salmon Pasta – Nostra
Duck – Greene’s
Meaty Salads – Son of a Bun and Brick Lane and SoHo
Tapas – Parlour Cafe
Tender slow-cooked featherblade of beef – Greene’s and Oyster Tavern
Pizza and local pint deal – Rising Sons (they offer kid sizes too)
Pompeii Pizza at Franciscan Well
Luigi Malone’s (they offer kid sizes too)
Markets and Events Mobile Clay-Oven Pizza – Knockout Pizza (no fixed location) & Volcano
Fun toppings – Sober Lane
On a menu with other ‘dinner out’ foods – Luigi Malone’s and Nosta
Gluten-free – Uncle Pete’s
Loving Salads (dine-in or take away, daytime only)
Son of a Bun (lunch and dinner)
SoHo (lunch and dinner)
Rocketman (take away, daytime hours)
…ingredients and supplies to cook.
Sausage – O’Flynn’s in English Market
Spiced Beef [to cook at home] – Chicken Inn, Durcan’s, or Coughlan’s in English Market
…something sweet or spiked.
Nibbles/Tapas & Cocktails – The Bridge, Parlour Cafe, Electric, Les Gourmandises
Classic pint – The Castle Inn
Cream-filled buns or cinnamon rolls – Ali’s Kitchen
Donuts – Sticky Fingers
Gingerbread/Shortbread Man Cookie – ABC (gingerbread) or Healy’s (shortbread with chocolate trousers) in English Market
Hot Port – Le Chateau
Step Back In Time – Hi-B Bar
Afternoon Tea – There was a separate post for this.
Boozy Hot Chocolate – Idaho Cafe
Moscow Mule – Oyster Tavern (they even have the proper copper mugs)
Here are links to my previous blog posts about Cork:
Your Guide to Visiting Cork City
Guest Post by Glass of Win: A Day In Cork
Visiting Ireland: An Extended Q&A Session
Now come on, Leesiders, comment with your favourites!
2 thoughts on “The Best Place for…”
Best seafood chowder Nash 19. Best unusual soups Orso Pembroke Street. Best table service Isaacs Mc Curtain Street
Thanks, Aodán! I’ll add those to the list and my To Do list!