Thursday 23 March 2017

Three to Try The Fairways Bar & Orchard Hargadon's

Going Gastro

Lucinda O’Sullivan

Lucinda O’Sullivan

The Elm Tree,

Glounthaune,

Cork,

Co Cork.

Tel: (021) 435-1024

Style

Large contemporary gastropub on the old road out of Cork. Dine indoors or outdoors. This place is hopping. From morning coffee and pastries, through daily carvery and sambos, to evening menu of popular dishes. Under 12s menu

Price

€9.95-€29.95

Try

Roasted fillet of salmon, wasabi crust, braised fennel and a saffron cream sauce

Wine

From €19

The Fairways Bar & Orchard

Kilruane,

Nenagh,

Co Tipperary.

Tel: (067) 41444

Style

Atmospheric pub restaurant with rustic brick, high-beamed ceilings

and memorabilia. Close to Nenagh Golf Club. Extensive menu offers very good fish. Good spot for refuelling on the way to Limerick

Price

€9.95-€24.95

Try

Medallions of monkfish, smoked bacon, new-potato salad with tarragon hollandaise

Wine

From €18

Hargadon's

4-5 O'Connell St,

Sligo,

Co Sligo.

Tel: (071) 915-3709

Style

Landmark historic Sligo pub. Has its own vineyard in south of France. Wine shops in Sligo and Dublin. Great casual gastropub food at decent prices. Mussels, duck confit, oysters, bangers and mash

Price

€7.50-€12.95

Try

Fish paella -- salmon, cod, prawns and mussels, in saffron-flavoured rice

Wine

From €18

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