Since arriving in Ireland twenty years ago, Susie Takaew has been sharing aromatic Thai food with the people of West Cork; first in Skibbereen and then from her own restaurant Baan Sujjitra in Clonakilty. The onset of the pandemic last year resulted in a move to the other side of […]

‘Good seafood cooked simply and skillfully’. That’s the ethos behind O’Connor’s Seafood Restaurant Bantry and one that has stood the restaurant in good stead, particularly faced with the challenges thrown out by this pandemic. Over a year-and-a-half ago, in March 2020, Shane Spillane and his wife Carly opened the doors […]

Just finding The Field Kitchen licensed restaurant at Camus Farm is part of its indelible charm. If you’re lucky, with the help of Google Maps, you’ll arrive at a boreen bordered by native hedgerows teeming with wildlife and on one side framed by the farm’s veg beds. This marks the […]

At the beginning of March 2020, Hannah and Rachel Dare, the sisters behind West Cork’s much-loved Organico in Bantry, were celebrating the introduction of a more efficient kitchen system that was to make life easier in their busy café. Just a few weeks later, with the onset of the pandemic, […]