Find this good vegetarian restaurant with rooms opposite Lancaster Bridge, close to the River Lee.
Chef Denis Cotter is strong on the imagination stakes offering a seasonal-changing menu offering winter starters, such as 'Chocolate & Chili Soup with Avocado Salsa, Soured Cream & Corn Gougere'; 'Parsnip Ravioli with Roast Portobello, Ginger Brown Butter, Apple Balsamic & Brussel Sprout Leaves' and 'Toonsbridge Buffalo Mozzarella with Sprouting Broccoli, Blood Orange, Pinenut-Fennel Crumb & Chili-Citrus Oil'.
Mains, such as 'Risotto of Salsify with Roast Shallot & Parsley with Cratloe Hills Sheeps Cheese, Braised Fennel & Truffled Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) Broth'; 'Braised Turnip Galette with Portobello Mushroom & Chestnut Filling, Red Wine Sauce, Potato Mash and Orange & Caraway Brussels Sprouts'; 'Pan-Fried Oyster Mushrooms in Cider Butter with a Braised Cabbage Timbale of Roast Celeriac, Fennel & Pecans and Parsnip Chips' and 'Roast Aubergine Parcels of Spinach & Blue Cheese with Rosemary & Squash Broth, Green Pepper & Candied Walnut Salsa, Mustard Black Beans & Polenta Chips' might follow.
Puds are just as interesting - with perhaps 'Dark Chocolate Silk Cake with Dungarvan Stout Ice Cream & Hazelnut Praline'; 'Rosewater & Honey Baklava with Passion Fruit Syrup & Cardamom Ice Cream' and 'Lemon Curd Tart with Liquorice Ice Cream & Blood Orange Sauce' there to tempt you.
If you are travelling you could plan ahead and stay in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Vegetarian
- Lunch: Fri & Sat 12.00-14.30; mains about
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 17.00-22.00, Fri & Sat 12.00-15.00; Pre-Theatre 17.30-19.00
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list kicks off in the high
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Cork City Rail
- Closed: all Sun & Mon, L Tues-Thurs
- Rooms available