Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

County Cork Restaurants

Island Cottage

  • European

Fodor's Review

On Heir Island—a four-minute ferry ride—this unlikely venture is a pilgrimage spot for food lovers, who praise the high standard of cooking and the location. The five-course (no choices) set menu focuses on local produce, some of it picked in the wild on the island. Expect good, honest, unfussy food. The restaurant is country-casual and tables seat 10, so be prepared to share. Cape Clear turbot with sea spinach is typical; for dessert, you might have hot Grand Marnier crepe soufflé with black-currant coulis. The proprietors also operate "the world's smallest cooking school" here. Call for details about the ferry.

Restaurant Information


Heir Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland



Restaurant Details:

  • Closed mid-Sept.–mid-June and Sun.–Tues. mid-June–mid-Sept. No lunch (except for groups)
  • Reservations essential


What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.