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Jul 26, 2007 12:53 PM

Cork City, Ireland - Dinner Options

I will be in Cork City, Ireland for business next week.

Looking for dinner choices, definitely want to eat some seafood and of course local Irish cooking.

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  1. You have to go to Kinsale. If it's seafood you are looking for you will find none better!

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    1. re: Mangas4

      Although you would have to be very selective about where you ate. We spent a week in Kinsale in June 08 and found many of the places disappointing. For seafood, Fishy Fishy gets all the play but our meal there was, to be polite, underwhelming.

      I suspect you'll do better in Cork itself but if you do venture to Kinsale, Max's was the stand-out place.

      1. re: Harters

        I agree with Harters, Kinsale has a lot of restuarants but very few are up to much-certainly nothing worth the trek from Cork.
        For a city, Cork is limited enough aswell when it comes to dining options. It's been a while since I've been there but from memory, those worth a visit are:
        Les Gourmandises
        Jacobs on The Mall
        Cafe Paradiso ( good quality vegetarian)
        Details for all can be found on the menupages link posted earlier.

    2. Serious flooding in the city has knocked out a few restaurants most notably Cafe Paradiso which is a real pity and maybe your hotel! A friend recommended Les Gourmandises for formal french but i always went to cafe paradiso when visiting - hope it recovers! And i think Augustines closed down recently.

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