Early Evening Glass of Wine and Tapas – Drop into Meade’s Wine Bar on Oliver Plunkett Street, cosy, understated Georgian rooms with a great wine list and small bites with locally sourced ingredients. Or, you could go nearby to Orso , offering vibrant, North African influenced dishes and salads in a small space. Orso is a firm favourite with the locals, so you may have a short wait for a table. Just put your name and number on the list and go next door to Arthur Mayne’s Pharmacy. It looks just like an old Chemist or Drugstore, the surprise comes when you push open the door.
Or – for fine dining – try critically acclaimed Paradiso on Lancaster Quay. One of the stars of the Cork restaurant scene, this award winning vegetarian restaurant mixes international influences with the best of locally sourced, organic and artisan produce.
A Pint & Some Trad – Wind down your day with a pint of the local stout (Beamish or Murphy’s) in a nearby pub such the famous traditional Irish music bar, Sin É on Coburg Street, The Corner House right next door, or An Spailpín Fánach .
To find out about some of Cork’s best-loved, old-fashioned pubs – and get listings for nightly music sessions – visit our What's On section.