Review on Les Gourmandises Restaurant
A little corner of France just off Cork's South Mall, Les Gourmandises is easily spotted with its distinctive stained glass door. Inside, a part-glass roof lets in plenty of light, although the real focus of attention is the food on the plate.
Patrick and Soizic Kiely worked their way through some of the most prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and Ireland (including the Waterside Inn, Bray and Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin) before striking out on their own. Since opening in Cork, they have turned this 'little gem of a place' into a class act serving seriously good food.
Produce from Cork's English Market is used to telling effect, although luxuries such as foie gras are also added to the mix. Begin with an assiette of seafood or parsnip soup with roasted sweetbread, parsley and wild mushrooms before moving on to roast brill with crab ravioli, fondant potato and red wine sauce or guinea fowl with basil mousse, white radish and basil jus. Classic French technique is at the heart of desserts such as caramelised apple tart or pistachio crème brûlée with black cherry and lemon financier. The concise 20-bin wine list is a sharp, carefully selected assortment of bottles from elite French regional growers.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 4.00pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat (6.00 - 9.00pm Mon)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express