Feast on the best local produce as you watch the world go by, enjoy fresh seafood in a scenic courtyard or tuck into woodfired pizza on a rooftop terrace. The chefs and restaurateurs in Cork are hard at work to make Cork’s outdoor dining scene the best in the country.
Cork on a Fork Festival is a fantastic opportunity to experience the buzz of the city’s vibrant new outdoor dining scene which has recently seen investment to the tune of €1.3 million worth of new bespoke weatherproofing infrastructure on Princes Street, Caroline Street, Pembroke Street, Beasley Street and Union Quay.
Princes Street: Princes Street has a street party vibe with colourful umbrellas and a range of eateries from the best local produce to rustic Italian, high end fish and chips, tapas, and craft cocktails and beers. Choose from favourites like Nash19, Clancy’s, Quinlans Seafood, Tedo, Ristorante Rossini, Oak Fire Pizza, Burnt Pizza, Kings and more. The street is collaborating on a Taste of Princes Street Dinner for the festival opening night on 17th August @ 6pm.
Beasley Street: Beasley Street features the renowned Market Lane, which uses the best local ingredients, and the new Maldron Hotel. The street was historically an ice-house for storing dairy coming into the city, and so, the Maldon is putting on a special bread and butter pudding for the festival weekend. They will also create a Beasley Street BBQ over the weekend with a pop-up play street for kids young and old.
Caroline Street: Caroline street is a fantastic spot for casual dining, drinks, craic and ceol. And it's even more vibrant now with its stunning new mural. Choose from Greenwich, Scoozis, the Oliver Plunkett, the Old Oak, and 115 cafe and wine bar. There will also be a pop-up play street and for kids on Friday 19th August from 2-4pm.
Union Quay: Relax at this scenic riverside location with cave-à-manger style dining and wine tastings at L'Atitude 51 or drinks at traditional Cork bars El Fenix and Charlie’s Bar.
Pembroke Street: Pembroke Street is the newest outdoor offering. It has a great vibe with gorgeous local produce birdcages and tapas on offer, along with live music. Choose from Sketch, Arthur Maynes, Orso and more. The street is putting on a jazz lunch on Sunday 21st from 1pm.