Aherne’s Townhouse & Seafood, Youghal
The Fitzgibbon family have been running Aherne’s since 1923. Originally a traditional pub and shop, Aherne’s Seafood Restaurant specialises in the freshest, locally-caught seafood from the bountiful fishing grounds of East Cork, serving lunch & evening meals on a daily basis. Aherne’s Seafood Restaurant is internationally renowned as a gourmet landmark and has a place in all leading travel and food guides. And, if you’d like to extend your stay at Aherne’s, they offer spacious and inviting accommodation to compliment their delicious dining options. For more information and bookings, please call 024 93633 or visit www.ahernes.net
Pier 26 Café & Restaurant, Ballycotton
A beautiful restaurant, bar and café, set in the stunning surrounds of Ballycotton, Pier 26 serves local, organic produce morning, noon and night. A nourishing, tasty breakfast will set you up for a scenic coastal walk through the village, while a leisurely lunch is an ideal time to catch up with friends and family. Finally, dinner is a gourmand’s delight – we highly recommend their seafood and dessert options. For bookings and more information, please call 021 4646768 or find them on Facebook.
Midleton Oriental Chinese Cuisine & Take Away, Mill Road, Midleton
For authentic Asian delights, look no further than Midleton Oriental Cuisine. Using the finest ingredients, Midleton Oriental Cuisine’s Chefs (from Hong Kong) offer delicious dishes, that are fresh, filling and guaranteed to tempt your tastebuds. Customers can choose from a wide range of appetisers, soups, curries, sweet & sour dishes, satays, Thai style dishes, Kung Po, Szechuan, Black Bean & Green Pepper or Mushroom, Thai Curries, Penang dishes (coated in light batter, topped with chilli and peanut sauce on a bed of bean sprouts), Crispy dishes and fried rice dishes. Oh, and we forgot to mention the Chow Meins and European dishes. A lunch buffet is served on Fridays and Sundays. Midleton Oriental Cuisine is open every evening from 4pm. For more information and bookings, please call 021 4621512 or visit https://www.facebook.com/midletonoriental/
Ferrit & Lee, Distillery Walk, Midleton
Serving modern Irish food in delightful and quirky surroundings, Ferrit & Lee is located in the heart of Midleton and utilises quality, local suppliers including Ballycotton Seafood, Crowley’s Craft Butchers and O’Brien’s Butchers. All their beef and lamb is sourced from East Cork farms, while poultry and ducks don’t have far to travel either. Vegetables, cheese, eggs and herbs are all local and, therefore, guaranteed fresh. Ferrit & Lee, Distillery Walk, Midleton is open from 12noon to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm from Tuesday to Thursday; 12noon to 4pm and 5pm to 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; and from 12noon to 9pm on Sundays. For more information and bookings, please call 021 4635235 or visit www.ferritandlee.ie
Surf & Turf, Distillery Walk, Midleton
Climb a brief set of stairs at Distillery Walk, Midleton and you’ll find yourself in the relaxed environs of Surf & Turf, where customers can enjoy lobsters and oysters fresh from the tank, as well as a tempting selection of Ballycotton seafood. Open Monday to Wednesday from 12 noon to 9pm; Thursday to Saturday from 12 noon to 9.30pm and on Sundays from 12 noon to 9pm, Surf & Turf is a unique experience, so why not try it? Go on, don’t be shellfish! For more information and bookings, please contact 021 4634071 or visit www.surfandturf.ie
The Pan Café & Restaurant, 73 Main Street, Midleton
The Pan Café & Restaurant, 73 Main Street, Midleton offers the people of East Cork freshly-cooked, flavoursome food at reasonable prices in a relaxed, stylish and laid-back environment. Open seven days a week, The Pan Café & Restaurant’s funky, quirky interior is the perfect place to sit down and enjoy breakfast or lunch. Due to the use of local produce, the menu is subject to change but, rest assured, everything is well worth a try! For those fancying a lighter bite, there’s plenty of choice and all meals should be followed by an excellent cup of coffee. For more information, please call 021 4638309.
O’Briens Irish Sandwich Bar, 39 Main Street, Midleton
For those who ‘knead’ their daily bread, look no further than O’Brien’s Irish Sandwich Bar on Midleton’s Main Street. O’Briens’ reputation has been shaped on their famous, made-to-order hot or cold sandwiches, including their famous Triple Deckers, Wraps and Toasties. O’Briens also offers a range of Signature Salads, soups and a significant selection of coffees and teas. For more information, please call 021 4621848.
SAGE Restaurant, The Courtyard, Midleton
SAGE Restaurant, currently one of the McKenna Guide’s 100 Best Restaurants, is renowned for its remarkable 12 Mile Ethos, which embodies seasonality and sustainability by sourcing produce from within a 12 mile radius of the restaurant. The Greenroom at SAGE adds another dimension to the customer’s dining experience, with breakfast, lunch and evening options available in a relaxed, light, bright environment. And, if the sun shines, why not visit the SAGE Courtyard, an all-weather outdoor space, with a covered and heated seating area, which is available for private hire. For more information, please call 021 4639682 or visit www.sagerestaurant.ie
The Granary Foodstore, Coach Horse Lane, Midleton
The Granary Foodstore is a café, restaurant and bakery located at 6 The Square, Coach Horse Lane in Midleton. Eleanor O’Sullivan opened the Granary Foodstore in 1996 with the idea of providing quality, home-style cooking and baking for busy working families to take home and enjoy. The business thrived and within 10 years she moved to a larger premises in the square just off the main street. Eleanor’s son Jack took over the business in 2010. Family-friendly and homely, the Granary has a very busy breakfast and brunch trade, healthy and tasty sandwiches and salads and homemade cakes, scones and biscuits. For more information, please call 021 4613366 or visit www.granary-foodstore.com
Saturday Pizzas & Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm & Gardens
Saturday Pizzas started on the first weekend in May 2008 when Philip Dennhardt – who learnt from the pizza maestros of Italy – decided to make handmade pizzas in the wood burning oven at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. Since then Saturday Pizzas has garnered a cult following and is an institution for pizza lovers. You can pick up your very own Saturday Pizza every – you’ve guessed it – Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm & Gardens. And, if you want to immerse yourself even further in the Ballymaloe Cookery School experience, there’s a wide range of courses available, as well as afternoon cookery demonstrations and Farm Walks and Children’s Farm Tours, which are open to the public (guided tours available for pre-booked groups). For more information, please visit www.cookingisfun.ie
The Roma Grill, Youghal
Located at 50 North Main Street, Youghal, The Roma Grill Restaurant & Takeaway is renowned for its tasty fresh fish & chips. Dishing up delicious burgers, pizzas, ice-cream and mixed grills, The Roma Grill is your one-stop shop for a tasty sit-down or takeaway treat. While pizzas are a speciality, The Roma Grill caters for all appetites in their 50 seater, bustling restaurant. If the sun’s shining, we recommend getting your food to go and heading down to enjoy your fresh fish & chips by the sea! For more information, please call 024 92142.
Pak Fook Gardens Chinese Restaurant, Youghal
For an authentic taste of the Orient, a visit to Pak Fook Gardens at 116 North Main Street, Youghal is a must. Loved by locals and visitors alike, Pak Fook Gardens offers eat in, takeaway and delivery options (deliveries start from 5pm). Pak Fook Gardens is open seven days a week from 5pm to 11.30pm daily. An ideal place for a family meal, where you’re guaranteed great food and a warm welcome. For more information, please call 024 90668.
Doyle’s Traditional Takeaway, Youghal
Located on the town’s South Main Street, Doyle’s Traditional Takeaway offers marvellous Meal Deals, pizzas, kebabs, Southern Fried Chicken, seafood and children’s meals, at competitive prices. You can’t go wrong with a Doyle’s Burger, as their loyal customers will attest to! Doyle’s Traditional Takeaway is open daily from 12 noon with deliveries from 5pm to midnight. For more information, please call 024 93069.
Clancy’s Bar & Restaurant, Youghal
Clancy’s Bar & Restaurant combines time-honoured Irish hospitality with contemporary cuisine… while compromising on neither. With an impressive selection of beers, wines, whiskeys and cocktails, Clancy’s is among the premier locations for a good night out in East Cork—whether it’s to meet up with friends, celebrate a special occasion, enjoy the live music or a fine meal, or catch any and all international sporting events on the bar’s flat-screen TVs. For more information, please call 024 25444 or visit www.clancysyoughal.com
The Red Store Bar & Restaurant, Youghal
The Red Store Bar and Restaurant opened in 1999 in a renovated Grain Store which dates from the early 1900s. It retains many of the unique features of the original Grain Store including the large arched windows, high ceiling and much of the original brickwork. A carvery lunch is served daily in the bar, while an extensive bar menu is available after lunch through to 9.30pm. For more information, please call 024 90144 or visit www.redstore.ie
The Coffee Pot, Youghal
The Coffee Pot, at 77 North Main Street, Youghal is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack. With a wide range of homemade cakes, scones & bread – all made fresh every morning, and made-to-order sandwiches, The Coffee Pot also offers a top-quality teas and coffees. The Coffee Pot’s renowned Grill Menu is also definitely worth a try for that authentic Full Irish experience. For more information, please call 024 92523.
The Quays Bar & Niteclub, Youghal
The Quays Bar is the perfect place to enjoy an early morning coffee or a late evening glass of wine while soaking up their spectacular view of Youghal Bay. There is a full carvery lunch serving freshly roasted meats from local butcher fresh seasonal vegetables and potatoes available from Monday to Friday between the hours of 12noon and 2.30pm. Their Evening Bar Food Menu has something for all appetites ranging from open sandwiches to full main courses, as well as an extensive list of house and fine wines to suit every taste. For more information, please call 024 91566 or visit www.thequaysyoughal.ie
Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour, Youghal
Fantastic Flavours, North Main Street, Youghal has been declared as ‘One of Ireland’s Best Ice Cream Parlours’ by the Irish Independent and Taste magazine, as well as being consistently ranked number one on TripAdvisor for over years, Fantastic Flavours has built its reputation on a quality product and excellent customer service. With a reputation for handmade, artisan ice cream, Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour also serves exceptional specialty coffees, teas, pizza, crepes, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes, Coca-Cola floats, handmade baked cheesecakes, desserts, freshly baked cookies and more, including some tasty, warming winter warmers. For more information, please call 086 107 0017 or visit www.fantasticflavours.ie
The Pantry Café, Distillery Walk, Midleton
The Pantry Café, Bakery and Foodstore on Midleton’s Distillery Walk is a haven for homemade, top-quality dishes, served with a smile in a relaxed, cosy environment. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon meals six days a week (closed Sundays), The Pantry Café provides its customers with hearty starters, main courses and desserts, as well as freshly-baked scones, soups and sandwiches. There’s daily specials on offer as well as an All Day Breakfast which is guaranteed to impress. For more information, please call 021 4633335.