Best Outdoor Dining in Cork City

Did you know that Cork is the foodie capital of Ireland?

If you are looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining then Cork City is the best place to be.

The gastronomic delights of Cork City have always been changing and improving. It takes us on a whole new journey of trying delicious dishes and various ambiences.

If you, your friends and your family are certified foodies then these great finds that we have listed of outdoor dining places should be boxed in your bucket list for every holiday.

Here are five must-try al fresco restaurants in Cork so you can safely relax and have fun without worries.

1. Electric

Electric is one of the few city centre bars with an outside seating area to catch the evening sun. Electric has become a very popular bar attracting a big early evening crowd with its large selection of wines and pinchos (Basque tapas). The first floor restaurant and terrace with its unrivalled views of St. Finbarr’s cathedral and the prestigious South Mall, affords visiting tourists, corporate clients and proud Corkonian’s a lasting impression of our great city.

2. Princes Street Outdoor Dining

Princes Street is only a stone’s throw away from Clayton Hotel Cork City and other city destinations such as the historic Grand Parade, Patrick Street, Opera Lane, and Oliver Plunkett Street. This place features some of the finest cuisine in Cork, and with the English Market only steps away, you’re guaranteed premium, fresh ingredients. Whether you come for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or just sweet treats and coffee, your taste buds will be delighted.

Enjoy a range of lovely range of outdoor dining shops here like Ristorante Rossini’s, Clancy’s, Quinlan’s Seafood Bar, Nash 19 and Kings Cork.  For more information about Prince’s Street check out their website here.

3. Tequila Jacks

If you like Mexican dishes then Tequila Jacks is a go-to place.  Experience a Mexican vibe under leafy trees on Tequila Jack’s outdoor dining area, or have a fine dining experience in their Dine at Dome. A restaurant and a tequila Bar nestled on the River Lee will bring you innovative food and cocktails from the beautiful Cork City.

4. Good Day Deli Nano Nagle Place

Known as a sustainable foods café, Good Day Deli is situated in the gorgeous gardens of Nano Nagle Place. A little slice of heaven in the city of Cork. Good Day Deli gets very busy so calling in advance is advised.

5. Marina Market

The Marina Market has been a staple for most people in Cork since Covid. Don’t fret if you are a little bit late to the party, you’ll be amazed to watch this nest grow to what it is now.

There is a tasty variety of food and drinks to suit everyone. Absolutely delicious and there is so much more seating and an easy place to meet friends. You will love the great vibes and dog friendly spot. It’s Cork’s largest indoor and outdoor space with an amazing range of food, retail and lifestyle.

So that’s our top 5! Enjoy the outdoor dining spots in Cork. There’s more to list but we got you started in our food hunting business to enjoy with your friends and family outdoors. Don’t forget that Clayton Hotel Cork City is just a door step away to most of these outdoor dining spots. Also, check out the instagrammable places in the Rebel City and get inspiration for your next trip!

Start planning your next trip to Cork and book that perfect break at Clayton Hotel Cork City now and check out our special offers to make the most out of your trip to Cork!

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