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 from June 29th onward.
1. The Castle Glanmire
We are very excited to announce The Castle Glanmire will REOPEN on Monday June 29th at 4pm. 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.
2. La Trattoria Family Restaurant
La Trattoria Family Restaurant are delighted to let everyone know they are reopening the restaurant on Monday, June 29th from 7.45 a.m. 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 – Ballincollig | BiteSize – Midleton
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. They have been open since June 25th, 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.
5. Ballymaloe House
Ballymaloe House is a must dine in experience within the Ring of Cork, and are reopening for guests for dinner from July 2nd and will continue to add more services as the summer goes by. Join them on the following dates:
- Thursdays from 2nd July – Dinner only
- Fridays from 3rd July – Dinner only
- Saturdays from 4th July – Lunch & Dinner
- Sundays from 5th July – Traditional Sunday Lunch only
Overnight guests will be welcome from Wednesday 22nd July, and from this date the restaurant will also be taking bookings as follows:
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.
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.
7. Aherne’s Townhouse & Restaurant
Aherne’s Townhouse & Seafood Bar are reopening for guests to join them on July 1st 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.
8. Ferrit & Lee
9. The Granary Foodstore, Midleton
The Granary have been open since April 30th for takeaway only, however there is plenty of outdoor space where you can sit and enjoy a coffee, a lovely granary sandwich, salad or slice of quiche . They won’t be able to provide table service so just pop up to the counter order and takeaway your food . They will also continue with their very popular click and collect and with their current opening hours of Tuesday – Saturday 9.30 – 4.30.
10. Tradehouse Central
Tradehouse Central are delighted to announce that they are re-opening on Thursday, July 2nd and customers can look forward to enjoying the Tradehouse experience that they know and love. Booking is essential!
They will reopen initially from Thursday to Sunday at the following times:
- Thursday: 12pm – 11:30pm
- Friday: 9am – 00:30am
- Saturday: 9am – 00.30am
- Sunday: 12pm – 3:00pm
11. The Old Thatch in Killeagh
The Old Thatch in Killeagh is reopening from June 29th.
They are taking bookings now all you have to do is phone us (024) 21859 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will also be taking walk ins but to avoid disappointment, bookings for large numbers would be advised.
12. The Elm Tree, Glounthaune
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
The Elm Tree Glounthaune will reopen from Monday, June 29th. And of course will still offer their Elm Tree at home service every day from 4pm.
13. Collins Bar at the Carrigaline Court Hotel
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.
There will be a capacity restriction due to social distancing measures, and Customers are encouraged to make reservations in advance due to limited table availability. A reasonable timeframe will also be allocated for each sitting to ensure everyone enjoys their visit.
For table reservations, please dial 021 4852100.
14. Robin Hill Sanctuary Wine & Tapas Lounge
Opening of Robin Hill Sanctuary Wine & Tapas Lounge. They are delighted to announce the opening of Robin Hill’s Wine & Tapas Lounge on Friday, July 3rd, 2020.
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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Share your Ring of Cork staycation images with #rocstaycation #ringofcork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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