Just below Cobh's cathedral, a short step from the waterfront, this handsome cut-stone house dates to 1824. Locals can be seen lingering over coffee and newspapers through the streetfront windows of the café and bar area, and the elegant bistro-style restaurant, with bentwood chairs and contemporary art, has an equally relaxed Continental atmosphere. The food is locally sourced and contemporary in style, with many light dishes on the menu. Start with the spiced beef carpaccio, or smoked salmon, avocado and feta salad with honey mustard dressing; mains might include slow braised shank of venison or linguine with prawns and mussels. White chocolate mousse is a star among the desserts, but the lemon tart is equally popular. Five spacious bedrooms are also available.