O'Donovan's

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O'Donovan's
58 Main Street, Midleton Co Cork
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Tel: +353 21 4631255

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Nothing but the best ingredients are allowed in this kitchen, and they are locally sourced where possible

O'Donovan's

An attractive limestone-fronted building on the main street in Midleton, Pat O’Donovan’s highly-regarded restaurant blends traditional and modern decor - some features have been retained from its previous use as a pub, tables are elegantly set up with classic white linen tablecloths and napkins, and original modern oil paintings adorn the walls.


But the most interesting feature is the hand-written mouthwateringly promising menu which, with a choice of about nine starters and main courses and half a dozen desserts, offers a varied and adventurous meal and excellent value. Nothing but the best ingredients are allowed in this kitchen, and they are locally sourced where possible - fish comes from Ballycotton, mussels from Rossmore and scallops (when available) from Castletownbere.


The cooking is excellent, and some typical dishes will give the flavour - baked Ardsallagh goat’s cheese on puff pastry topped with fennel seeds, with a tomato chutney, blueberry and rosemary dressing, followed by a main course of roast chicken breast with chorizo and smoked paprika stuffing, with a wild mushroom and brandy sauce, and a delicious dessert of poached plum meringue roulade, with raspberry coulis: all perfectly cooked well presented and full of flavour.


Efficient, informative staff ensure that guests will enjoy their meal to the full, and a good wine list includes some interesting, unusual wines, and a fair choice of half bottles.


An early dinner menu offers outstanding value at about €25 for three courses, with a choice of five starters and mains and three desserts, many of which are off the main menu.

Seats 60. D Tue-Sat, 5-9pm (from 6pm Sat). A la Carte; house wine about €21. Closed Sun, Mon. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 02-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Travelling eastwards, at eastern end of Main Street, on right-hand side - opposite entrance to Midleton Distillery.

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