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Food in Cork | Imperial Hotel Cork

Posted on: 2022-10-03 14:12:35Cork City
Afternoon Tea at Sketch

Cork, The Food Capital of Ireland 

Cork is known as the foodie capital of Ireland. Not only the county but also the city. It has enjoyed the reputution of serving the best food in Ireland for quite some time. Many quality producers who offer high quality and locally produced cuisine as well as many talented chefs are based in the county.

The county Cork offers multiple restaurants that are listed in the Michelin guide, as well as some of the best coffee roasteries. 

Cork City also has to offer many different culinary specialties – you will find a large variety of different cafes, restaurants and food markets. 

The English Market in the centre of Cork City is very well known for its variety of stalls with different local but also international goods. You will be able to try some of the Cork-known specialties, like Tripe, Drisheen or Spiced Beef. The English Market is one of the oldest in Europe and still remains a strong part of Cork’s heritage. The market focuses on offering fresh local produce as well as many international dishes. 

Make sure to also head to the Marina Market for Cork's largest indoor and outdoor food and retail market. Over 30 food vendors and 5 retail units are based here. Open from 8am - 8pm Monday to Sunday, the Marina Market also has the option to host an event, from festivals, wedding ceremonies, corporate workshops and more, there are numerous event options available at the Marina Market see here. This market is also dog friendly and there is parking available.

If you’re thinking of visiting Cork this Summer, the Cork on a Fork Fest runs for 5 days every August. With food trails, masterclasses, a live stage, events, demos, talks and more, there is something for everyone to see, do and of course eat! See everything that is happening at Cork on a Fork Fest here




If you’re looking for the perfect place to catch up with friends, visit Sketch restaurant for some of Cork City’s best cocktails and dishes. Enjoy birdcage-sharing platters, light bites, and an extensive range of cocktails in a vibrant and relaxed setting.

Or, enjoy an evening of amazing drink creations and an extensive wine list at our No.76 bar. With the best service, live music and an inviting energy. We also offer small plates and snacks made with fresh local ingredients. 

Stay at the Imperial Hotel, right in the city centre so you don’t miss out on any of the delicious food in our gourmet capital. With luxury rooms and suites designed with comfort in mind, our guest rooms are perfect for exploring Corky city. Book your foodie getaway today.