Goldie is a small restaurant aiming to have a big impact on Cork's dining scene, serving the freshest and most exciting fish dishes in the city. It is the result of an exciting collaboration between Aishling Moore, former head chef of Elbow Lane, and Stephen Kehoe, executive chef of the Market Lane Group.
Goldie sources its fish from the day boats that operate out of Ballycotton in East Cork and the English Market, when the weather is very bad. The restaurant takes the ‘whole catch’ from these boats (so they take whatever is caught on the day, regardless of the quantity and species) ensuring a daily changing menu featuring the freshest produce available.
The name of the restaurant is a nod to the much loved ‘Goldie’ fish-shaped weather vane that sits on top of the famous Shandon Bells at the ancient St Anne’s church in Shandon, just north of the city centre. The weather vane symbolises the historical importance of fishing to Cork.
Moore and Kehoe show excellent form. Under their stewardship, Elbow Lane regularly appears in the top 100 list of the best eateries in Ireland and they were arguably at the vanguard of open fire cooking in Ireland. With Goldie, the pair has spread their wings and created a mostly fish menu that will delight and surprise.