13 fantastic places to eat during your Ring of Cork staycation

27 Jun 2020
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In our previous staycation blog posts we looked at where to stay and activities to do while you’re there but now, more importantly, it’s time to look at where to eat!

The Ring of Cork has many fabulous restaurants and eateries that just can’t wait to welcome guests.

1. The Castle Glanmire 

www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork | The Castle Glanmire

They will be serving pizza and drinks Monday to Sunday.

They are really looking forward to welcoming you all back safely. Its important to book ahead, as space can be limited.

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2. La Trattoria Family Restaurant

www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

They will be open 7 days until 9pm every night. Booking now is advisable and can be done by phoning restaurant 021 463 1341 message them via their Facebook page.

3 & 4. BiteSize – BallincolligBiteSize – Midleton

Bitesize Cafe Ballincollig

The staff at BiteSize in Ballincollig and Midleton are still getting up at 4am to ensure the most tantalising cakes and treats you’ve ever had are ready from Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm in Ballincollig and Wednesdays to Saturdays, 9am to 5pm; Sundays, 10am to 6pm in Midleton, and they’ve also added seating outside the cafes for all of their guests.

You can also order online if you choose to grab and go.

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5. Ballymaloe House

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Ballymaloe House is a must dine in experience within the Ring of Cork, and are reopening for guests for dinner and will continue to add more services as the summer goes by.

Lunch: Thursday to Sunday

Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday

Their 7 private dining rooms allow you to meet as a family, enjoying the Ballymaloe experience whilst complying with social distancing guidelines.

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6. Cush

Cush Ballycotton | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

Overlooking beautiful Ballycotton Lighthouse and a stones throwaway from the Ballycotton Cliff Walk, Cush is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the views of beautiful Ballycotton harbour.

They are only taking bookings for the moment through email, book a table here.

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7. Aherne’s Townhouse & Restaurant 

Ahernes Youghal Bar Food | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

Aherne’s Townhouse & Seafood Bar in addition to their drive through takeaway service (the only drive through in Youghal).

They will continue to use the freshest local produce, especially seafood from that day’s catch in Youghal harbour or off the South Coast of Ireland, locally reared beef & lamb, seasonal vegetables and a delicious array of homemade desserts and breads.

Table reservations will be essential.

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8. Ferrit & Lee

ferrit and lee | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

Ferrit & Lee, Midleton is located just off the main street, within 50 yards of the Midleton Heritage Centre. Any booking enquiries can be made through email: info@ferritandlee.ie.

9. Tradehouse Central

www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork | Tradehouse Central

Tradehouse Central are delighted to announce that they are looking forward to patrons enjoying the Tradehouse experience that they know and love. Booking is essential!

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10. The Elm Tree, Glounthaune

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The Elm Tree, Glounthaune have been operating their Elm Tree at home service for a few weeks now. The Elm Tree’s success is very much based upon their team, who enjoy providing quality and service in all areas of the business, and this is something they can not wait for you to join them again

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11. Collins Bar at the Carrigaline Court Hotel

Collins Bar Carrigaline Court Hotel | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

If you are looking for a first class Cork restaurant & bar, look no further than Collins Bar!

In line with current Government restrictions, the bar will only be able to host guests that wish to avail of food offerings on a table service basis.

Visitors to the hotel will also need to follow a one-way walking system to manage the flow of customers when visiting the bar and restaurant; please arrive at Collins Bar by entering only through the main Hotel entrance.

The hotel will also be implementing a ‘Meet, Greet & Seat’ dining approach where guests will be greeted on arrival to the Bar and Restaurant, and then will be shown to their seats.

For table reservations, please dial 021 4852100.

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13. Robin Hill Sanctuary Wine & Tapas Lounge

Robin Hill Wine & Tapas | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork

Opening of Robin Hill Sanctuary Wine & Tapas Lounge. They are delighted to announce the opening of Robin Hill’s Wine & Tapas Lounge on Friday.

Open Friday & Sat evenings and from 5pm last orders 9pm and Sundays from 1pm last orders 6pm. If you can play a few tunes on the piano you get a free drink!!! Savour sumptuous wine and tapas in the beautiful surroundings of Robin Hill House, Rushbrooke Cobh Co Cork.

Ample spacious seating arrangements will facilitate social distancing. Weather permitting relax in our mature gardens and enjoy Robin Hill’s beautiful vista’s of Cork Harbour

Tourism accounts for one in every ten jobs in Ireland, so now is the best time to enjoy what’s on offer locally and enjoy your perfect staycation staying local. Share your Ring of Cork staycation images with #rocstaycation #ringofcork on Facebook and Instagram.


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