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Outdoor dining in Cork - 19 places to choose from

By James Fenton

October 14, 2020 at 5:11pm


Outdoor dining in Cork is the new normal as, just like everywhere else in Ireland, the county gets used to level 3 Covid-19 restrictions.

While the rules couldn't really have come at a worse time (who wants to sit outside in October?), right now outdoor dining in Cork is the only option for people who want to catch up with friends or just get outside of the house.

To save you traipsing around town or spending ages ringing places up, we've made a list of some of the spots that are offering outdoor dining in Cork during these strange times.

Take your pick from the following...

The Shelbourne Bar

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The Shelbourne will continue to serve our customers in line with the new restrictions. We have added new canopies and heaters to our outside area. We can only serve 15 customers so we are not taking bookings. We are still serving up pizza from @pizzerianovecento9 or @thefishwifecork for those who are peckish. We are also doing take away - Growers - Whiskey - Irish Coffees - Hot Whiskey & Hot Port. We are open everyday from 3pm and hope to see you this weekend. Thank you for your continued love and support. . . .. #shelbournebarcork #shelbournebar #corkcity #bestofcork #theshelbournebar #whiskey #whiskeybar #bestwhiskeybarinireland #maccurtainstreet #corkcocktails #cocktailbar #whiskey

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Tara's Tea Room

A lovely little spot that we had the pleasure of visiting over the summer. Read our review here.

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We are open

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The Met


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👉 WE ARE OPEN 👈 . and are very lucky to have heated outdoor areas in both our Restaurants in Cork and Limerick Cities. . SAT & SUN open from 12 noon onwards so layer up and get out and about to support all local businesses over the next few weeks. . We have a lovely set menu designed for you this weekend: . 👉 Enjoy 2 COURSES for €28 or.. 👉 3 COURSES for €35.. . CORK you can make a booking on email co[email protected] OR phone us 021 4274777 . LIMERICK you can make a booking on email [email protected] or Phone is 061 609000 👍. . . obviously we will be dependant on the weather so here’s hoping 🙏.. . #restaurantsurvival #covid_19 #supportlocal #cornstorecork #cornstorelimerick #agedbeef #greatsteaks #cocktails #layerup #alfrescodining #dryagedbeef #seafood #cocktails #pizza

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Tedo Tapas Bar

Another gem we got to visit recently. Have a look at what we thought here.

The Long Valley



River Lee Hotel

Market Lane




Union Grind

Aye Cork



Orso Kitchen

Tom Barry's

Good Day Deli

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