Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre
Phone: (353) 23 8836400
Fax: (353) 23 8835404
Quality Hotel and Leisure Centre's restaurant successfully caters to food lovers. A part of the Lannigan's Restaurants, this one in Clonakilty takes up American style and food seriously. No wonder it serves up a wide range of steaks and 40 something Irish ice-creams in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lannignan's also maintains an intimate ambiance with a decor consisting of little chandeliers and small tables apt for two. For reservations, call the hotel.
This friendly restaurant has expanded into next door in response to its well-deserved popularity. The food served here is Italian in style and unpretentious in nature, in keeping with the relaxed atmosphere. Meals are tasty and pleasing: starters include spicy chicken wings and smoked mackerel pate, while the spinach and ricotta lasagne, or any of the pizzas are recommended for a main course. Service with a smile is guaranteed, and prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the cooking.
This informal restaurant is well worth a visit. The food is excellent and the atmosphere very friendly. There's lots of seafood on the menu; deep-fried Cajun-style oysters, scampi with a tartare sauce and roasted fresh hake to name just a few. Meat eaters - don't despair, for there are some fine fillet and sirloin steaks on offer too. There is also an excellent wine list and everything is reasonably priced.
This pub is a nice, quiet retreat from the busy street outside. The decor comprises teak furniture and framed newspaper clippings for the most part. Old stories of sporting glory and political upheavals are featured in the old headlines. The staff are friendly and often willing to have a chat about this and that. During the summer, it's often nice to sit back with a pint and enjoy the musicians playing an old traditional air.
Located within the Atlantic Manor Hotel, Seasons is a member of the Kinsale Good Food Circle; a visit to this restaurant pretty much guarantees an outstanding meal presented with style and flair. Head Chef, Peter Jordan, has represented Ireland at international level on many occasions. He is also quite well known for his television appearances. But the establishment does not rest on its name alone, and the menu reflects the best in modern Irish cuisine. Ingredients are all local and fresh, and it is no surprise that the restaurant has won a number of international awards. A piano and crystal chandeliers produce a delightful ambience, and the restaurant adjoins the Manor Pub.
The name says it all—it's all about fish! If that's what your taste buds prefer, then head towards Fishy Fishy Cafe. You'll find delectable shellfish, crab, cod, monkfish, haddock, lobsters, prawns, sandwiches and lip-smacking desserts. The menu changes daily and they also cook by order—just ask for your favorite fish and it shall be made! No credit cards are accepted so make sure you're carrying cash!
This roomy stylish bar is situated just off St Patrick's Street in Cork's main shopping area. It's frequently used for office parties and the like, offering a full late bar and food menu. It is also a good spot to watch a football match in comfortable surroundings; get there early and grab the leather couch. In the evenings, it tends to fill up quite quickly, as it's a convenient spot for a pint before heading out to a club. The odd karaoke session has been known to occur here, while live bands play regularly.
With its open fire and old oak beams, Max's Wine Bar is the perfect setting to sample an outstanding menu and wine list. Max's has won national awards for its wine list, and it really is unparalleled. But people don't only come here for the wine as the food being served is also top-notch. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed; the restaurant also has a great deal to recommend it. The menu is interesting, and offers a good selection of European dishes as well as a fine range of seafood dishes.
Annelie's restaurant is housed in a period building with its own attractive atmosphere and style, situated close to Denis Quay. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Kinsale Marina and Trident Hotel. Run by award-winning chef Bob Carpenter, the restaurant has an extensive à la carte menu with fresh seafood featuring daily along with Bob's renowned steaks. The wine list is quite extensive, and there are also some nice ports and brandies available too.
This delightful spot consists of a bar, restaurant and beer garden. It is a welcoming oasis whether you're looking for a coffee or a three-course meal, and has a fascinating history. It really is quite a wonderful spot, and though popular with locals, it is an absolute must for those wishing to get a sense of local history while enjoying the delightful food and drink as well. Traditional music sessions are held in the bar on Monday and Wednesday nights. Excellent conference and meeting facilities are also available.
Blair's Inn is an award-winning pub, situated in picturesque Blarney and renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Open fires, good food and friendly staff, willing to please their customers, all combine to create the unique ambiance. Whether you want a simple sandwich or a full meal, you won't be disappointed by what's on offer here. Specialties include fresh or smoked salmon plates, roast turkey, and honey-glazed ham. If you want something lighter, why not try the Dingle fresh crab open sandwich. Wash it down with a pint of plain beer.
This family-run restaurant is located in Bellavista House, built over two centuries ago and at one time the home of Napoleon Bonaparte's personal physician. Situated in picturesque Cobh, diners are afforded spectacular views of Cork harbour and St Coleman's Cathedral. Fresh seafood is a speciality with dishes varying according to the catch of local fishermen. Creamy seafood chowder, Barbarie duck, grilled fillet steak, spicy salmon, and stuffed fillet of plaice are all regular features on the menu.