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  • Bars & Cafes

    »The Bosun

    This is one of the most famous and popular restaurants in the Cork area. A delightful pub, bar and restaurant, The Bosun is an ongoing winner of the Black and White Pub of the Year Award. Situated on the water, the pub and restaurant have interiors to match the charm of the surroundings. The restaurant offers an excellent set menu as well as an à la carte selection. The chef is outstanding, and though seafood is obviously a popular option, any dish on offer is sure to satisfy.The Bosun is fifteen minutes drive from Cork city - the trip is always worthwhile!

    The Pier

    »The Schooner

    Located on the main street at Crosshaven, this is a popular watering hole with the locals. The staff is quite friendly, and locals flock to the bar for the evening drink and conversation. It gets really loud on weekends, and that too only from the talking!

    Main Street

    »Watermarq Restaurant

    Watermarq, at the Silver Springs Moran Hotel, presents a perfect blend of traditional Irish and international cuisine. Watch expert chefs create wonders right in front of you in the open kitchen as you gulp down your kind of drink from the bar. Watermarq also accepts bookings for corporate events and private parties that can be held indoors or outdoors. For reservations, call the Silver Springs.


    »The Cotton Ball Lounge

    A visit to beautiful Youghal is hardly complete without a stop at The Cotton Ball Lounge. Established in 1874, the Cotton Ball has seen its share of history, and its tastefully-furbished interiors tell the tale. A cosy charm prevails, despite the considerable size of the lounge, and the staff are friendly and personable. Soup and sandwiches are available all day until about 7p. Whether off on a day's sightseeing, or escaping the weather, the Cotton Ball Lounge promises a warm reception.

    18 Old Youghal Road

    »Eco Douglas

    Just four miles from the city centre, Eco Douglas is a recently opened restaurant specializing in contemporary world cuisine. The menu ranges from modern Mediterranean to new Thai cooking and includes dishes such as roast red pepper salad, escalope of pork Parmesan, and stir-fried vegetables with chilli, crushed peanuts and coriander. Hot beverages include anything from a Korean ginseng to a steaming cappuccino, and the wine list is extensive, with over eighty different wines to choose from.

    1/2 Eastville

    »Café Gusto

    It could be argued that there are enough coffee shops in Cork already, but Café Gusto is nonetheless a welcome addition. It's only just opened, and already a friend of mine (who happens to be a professional coffee roaster!) has proclaimed their espresso to be the best in town. Lunch is served between noon and 4p and consists mainly of wraps and rolls, expertly prepared. Fillings include a smashing goat's cheese salad with roast peppers, and "homestyle" roast beef. You can sit in or take away; if you choose to stay, you're sure to find the decor quite interesting. The big window allows a panoramic view of busy Washington Street, while the seating inside is park-bench style. The relaxing atmosphere is further enhanced by the courteous and efficient staff.

    The Boardwalk, Lappas Quay

    »Met Cafe Bar

    Situated in the excellent Gresham Metropole Hotel, this bar is a friendly, well-run establishment. The building has recently been totally refurbished and the plush, relaxed atmosphere of the hotel spills over into the delightful, well lit bar area. The walls are adorned with pictures of jazz legends; many of whom have played at the hotel in the course of Cork's famous Cork Jazz Festival. An interesting range of clientele assembles every night, from hotel guests to local business people, to enjoy the classy but unpretentious atmosphere. Check website for restaurant timings.

    MacCurtain Street


    The proverbial home of Cork hurling, this pub is all about passion for sport with the odd drop of alcohol thrown in for good measure. If the crowds here aren't actually watching some sport on the extra large TV, chances are they're discussing the finer points of the match last night, this morning or next week. During the annual Cork Jazz Festival everyone drinks deep in silence or dances around (depending on the mood) as the live bands play soulful music in the background. Open Monday to Saturday 10am onwards and Sunday 11am onwards.

    19 Parnell Place

    »O'Flaherty's Bar

    O'Flaherty's is a large mainstream bar, conveniently located close to the city centre. Regulars of all shapes and sizes enter this watering hole. Live gigs are held every Tuesday and Sunday, and DJs play chart hits on the weekend. Cocktails are popular here; those who have had enough of them might consider participating in a spot of karaoke, normally held on Wednesday evenings.

    21-22 Parnell Place

    »Dan Lowry's Tavern

    This pub is named after the founder of the Everyman Palace Theatre next door, and is naturally popular amongst theatre goers. The bar boasts a fine selection of antique mirrors, making it easy to confirm that your hair or make-up is still in good shape. Some stained glass windows, originally from a church in Killarney, are a prime feature, though no one will say how they ended up here. Lunch and dinner are served during the day, with an emphasis on fresh seafood dishes.

    13 MacCurtain Street


    This cafe is busy, buzzing and friendly. It is known locally as "The Cafe with the Couch", and a coffee on the couch is certainly a great way to start or end the day. They serve a wide variety of breakfasts until 11:30a, followed by a huge selection of mouth-watering lunches try out the famous hot chicken baguette or the wholesome home-made soup. For friendly helpful service, Kafka's is hard to beat.

    7 Maylor Street


    Caesar's is like a lost little world, into which one can escape from it all. Featuring a pleasant lemon-yellow decor, with its bits of Rome and Caesar busts about the walls, the pub is like a breath of fresh air. Pine furniture sets the place off nicely, though at night one sees nothing but the smart and stylish clientele. Caesar's is a popular spot, due mainly to its good management. Lunches are offered Mon-Sat, though they'll probably put together a sandwich even on a Sunday if you ask them nicely. DJs play a pleasing mix on Friday to Sunday nights. A large front window makes it the perfect place to sit back with a pint, and watch all the poor people stuck in Cork's traffic.

    34 MacCurtain Street
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