I had seen so many pictures on Twitter of the dishes on the menu at Fenn’s Quay, that, during our recent mini-break to Cork, we decided to sample breakfast and dinner for ourselves.
The morning after Chef du Jour, we headed back to the restaurant and with visions of Eggs Benedict dancing in Hubs head, to say he (and I) were not disappointed would be an understatement!
Fenn’s Quay is co-owned by Head Chef Kate Lawlor. Kate is one of the very few female chefs in Ireland who are members of Euro-toques Ireland.
The atmosphere is really friendly, the front of house staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the dishes. Even though the restaurant is located in the city, customers all seemed to know each other. A cross section of people from all walks of life seem to feel comfortable and welcome here. I noticed solo diners, couples, families, professionals on a tea-break, you name it, they come here!
Dessert for me was Cork Dry Gin & Tonic, a clever idea with Gin Jelly, Lemon Curd, and a Tonic Sorbet. I don’t drink G & T’s, but this was really refreshing and might make me change my mind. Hubs chose the White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Rhubarb Compote, a lovely combination of flavours.
With so many great places to eat in Cork, Fenn’s Quay being one of them, it’s no wonder it is considered to be “the food capital of Ireland”. Needless to say that we will certainly be back.