Fota Island Resort is renowned as one of the leading destinations for gourmet dining in Cork thanks mainly to the culinary skills of Executive Chef Craid Coady and Executive Pastry Chef Rachid Zaouia. As one of the leading 5 star hotels in Ireland, the resort prides itself on providing visitors with the finest dining experience in Cork with a tempting selection of culinary delights at each of our hotel restaurants in Cork.

Executive Pastry Chef Rachid Zaouia at work in Fota Island ResortGuests can choose from the refined surroundings of the Fota Restaurant or, perhaps, if you’re looking for something a little more casual after a day of exploration or a challenging round of golf then the Amber Lounge might be your choice for a restaurant in Cork. The Amber Lounge is also home to our delicious Afternoon Tea which is served daily with a wide selection of gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delicate pastries, and desserts. For that extra special event then the Cove Restaurant provides a more luxurious venue, ideal for private dining events with an unforgettable intimate ambience for small to medium sized groups.

Not forgetting the Spike Bar located in the clubhouse at our championship golf course in Cork, ideal for those seeking a light snack before setting out for or returning from a round of golf. What makes this dining location extra special is its proximity to the iconic 18th island green of the original Deerpark course, the climatic hole to the 2014 Irish Open.

For those hoping to learn a few secrets about how to create one of Fota Island’s delicious deserts then keep on eye out for the resort’s Executive Pastry Chef Rachid Zaouia who will be appearing on TV3’s The Seven O’Clock Show with Lucy Kennedy and Martin King on Wednesday, 20th May 2015. To view the show click here.