Ireland
Taste Trail

A two and a half hour stroll through the city, taking in many of the highlights and finishing with a meal – relaxed, friendly and fun – you will be in very good company.

Baltimore
Restaurant

Mews Restaurant is a destination. The end of the road. You can find us down a lane, in the small seaside village of Baltimore; at the South-West tip of Ireland. An unlikely place for a restaurant, one might think. But, if you scratch the surface, you will see the reason why we chose here rather than anywhere else: the extraordinary ingredients.

Cork, Ireland
Cookery Class

Based in the grounds of stately Ballinacurra House near Kinsale, a half hour’s drive from Cork City, chef David Rice has his Kinsale Gourmet Academy offering a range of one-day or longer courses on everything from bread-baking and BBQ-ing to dessert making and the art of artisan pizza. Fun courses in a spectacular setting.

Cork
Beverages

Re-discovering the world's most ancient alcoholic drink, using natural ingredients to create refreshing and innovative products.

Cork, Ireland
Restaurant

The Ivory Tower is an intimate, quirky dining room above some shops on Oliver Plunkett Street, the busy heart of Cork city centre. Chef Seamus O’Connell is something of a Cork legend, a maverick, an inventor, a supremely talented chef who fuses Irish ingredients with French, Mexican and Japanese traditions. His tasting menus are famous, the experience is rarely less than intriguing and it will almost certainly be a meal to remember.

Bandon
Preserves

Poitin infused Irish marmalade homemade in West Cork by Betty Smith.

Youghal, Ireland

Twin brothers Padraig and Adrian Hyde say they like to talk about beer as much as brew it. Almost. At their medal-winning Munster Brewery, the brothers welcome all parties, big and small, to the port town of Youghal, once home to the Elizabethan explorer, adventurer and beer-lover Sir Walter Raleigh.

Cork, Ireland
Café

Another local favourite, Cafe Velo sits right on the river at George’s Quay, chooses local produce where possible and serves up brunch favourites in a bright, simple space. A fine Sunday morning option in the city.

Midleton
Cookery Class

Scratch the surface of almost anything to do with good food in Cork and you will find the Ballymaloe mark in there somewhere.

Bandon
Poultry & Eggs

Free range egg suppliers based in Cork.