Review on Fenns Quay Restaurant
Chef Kate Lawlor and two friends recently took over from the O'Learys at this popular restaurant is housed in 250-year-old listed building adjacent to Cork's famous Courthouse. It's a relaxed, informal venue festooned with contemporary artwork and with the added bonus of an attractive outdoor space for alfresco meals.
The food has a refreshing clarity and it's all based around carefully sourced Irish ingredients - many from Cork's English Market. Culinary influences abound, but the kitchen keeps a tight rein on things. You might kick off with a plate of antipasti before sampling Moroccan-spiced roast chump of lamb with skewered potatoes, roasted vegetables and tzatziki or Indonesian-style chicken breast with herbed basmati rice.
Homely desserts could encompass anything from Bramley apple crumble to dark and white pannacotta; also try the house special of vanilla ice cream with a shot of luscious Pedro Ximenez sherry. The wine list offers good drinking at reasonable prices.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.15 - 11.30am Mon-Fri (8.15 - 11.00am Sat)
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri (11.00am - 4.00pm Sat Brunch)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card