Gourmet Food in Cork

Just around the corner from the Imperial Hotel Cork and basking in the glow of a delightful visit from Queen Elizabeth II, is the unique surroundings of the covered English Market. Take time out and savour its delights - it showcases some of the very best of Cork and Irish food produce, from the land and the sea. Enjoy a tasty lunch at the excellent Farm Gate Restaurant, upstairs in the English Market. 

Kinsale, with its winding streets and eclectic shops, boasts the title of Ireland's Gourmet Capital. Delight in intimate, award-winning restaurants with top-class cooking, including Fishy Fishy, Man Friday and Toddies. Make sure to try out the unique craft ales from Kinsale Brewing Company.

The world-renowned Ballymaloe House & Cookery School is located in the village of Shanagarry, less than an hours drive from the city. 

Brews of note from Cork city include Murphy's Irish Stout and Midleton Irish Whiskey.