Robert & Ursula Hales
Paul Street, Cork City,
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4276455
Being part-time residents of Kinsale, we often pop into Douglas in Cork en route from Dublin to do some shopping. Douglas is an area which has lots of lovely Boutiques and ...
How to get there
In the centre of Cork. Close to Paul St. car park.
Good to know
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – Late. Sat 8.30am – Late. Sun 12 noon – Late.
A La Carte: Mains €10.95 - €22.95
Table d’Hote: Available on request
Early Bird: €21 3 courses. Sun - Wed all evening. Thurs - Sat 5.30pm - 7pm
Sunday Lunch: Yes
Children’s Menu: Yes
Wheelchair Facilities: Yes
Credit Cards: Yes
Private Dining Facilities: Yes
About The Restaurant
Being part-time residents of Kinsale, we often pop into Douglas in Cork en route from Dublin to do some shopping. Douglas is an area which has lots of lovely Boutiques and shops with interesting things. Naturally, one also has to have something to eat, so Amicus in East Douglas Village is very popular with us. They have a great varied accessible and eclectic menu from morning thru’ evening.
Amicus was started out in Cork city by Ursula and Robert Hales, and where they now have a large restaurant in Paul Street, another favourite shopping area of mine, in the heart of Cork’s Huguenot quarter. With the very large Paul Street Carpark on its doorstep, it is another very convenient location to have a bite to eat and a nose around the dinky shops in the area. Located in a stunning 19th century listed warehouse with stone and brick walls, the amazing two story windows and exposed timber roof structure, creates a spectacular dining ambience be it day or night.
At night, starters include Bantry Bay mussels in white wine, or Ballycotton Seafood Chowder which you can have either by the bowl, or the smaller portion cup. Chicken liver pate comes with finger toast and Cumberland sauce while Garlic mushrooms are in a garlic cream sauce with dipping bread. They do great salads, which I love at lunchtime, you can have them either as a Medium size or a Large size and let me tell you both portions are copious. They do a Greek Salad with Feta cheese, mixed leaves, cucumber, tomato, red onion, olives and lemon dressing. They do a Caesar Salad, with or without chicken, and they do a great roast vegetable salad with roasted courgette, aubergines, peppers red onion with couscous, spinach, organic yogurt and hummus. I adore their warm beef salad with Cashel blue cheese and rustic potatoes. Try it, it's great stuff.
From the grill, they do great sirloin, ribeye and fillet steaks with all the trimmings of mushrooms, roast red onion, vegetables and home cut wedges – and of course choice of peppered or mushroom sauce, or garlic butter. They also do great burgers, an organic lamb burger or homemade beef burger. Mains include braised lamb shank with a tomato and root vegetable ragout on chive mash, whilst slow cooked pork belly is served with mixed vegetables, chive mash and an apple and Port jus. Fish cakes are served with salad, wedges and sweet chilli jam whilst baked haddock is served with sauteed courgette, chive mash and dill cream sauce. They do a cracking Symphony of Ballycotton seafood and there are also Fish Specials of the day. Pasta and Pizzas are big too at Amicus and there are also gluten free pastas available – an option which I just love. On the pasta scene they have Seafood Linguine, Lasagne, Linguine Pollo, Tagliatelle with salmon, Chorizo Organic Penne, and one of my favourites Tagliatelle with roast peppers, spinach and mushrooms, cooked in a nutmeg, Blue Cheese and wine cream sauce. Their pizza bases and sauces are made in house and you can have Pizza Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Cashel, Americana, Roma, Clonakilty, and much more. Oh yes, they also do a very popular medium curry, with a choice of either chicken, prawn, beef, or vegetable, which comes with poppadoms and mango chutney.
At lunchtime, they do gourmet sandwich plates and paninis using their freshly baked breads, tomato and fennel, bloomer white, health brown, Bap, wrap, Bagel or gluten free. They also do the salads, pastas and pizzas, and a light range of mains such as Chicken Creole in pitta bread with salad and home cut wedges, or baked haddock, a burger or ‘moules frites’ – mussels and fries. They do fab breakfasts and lovely Sunday brunch. Try their Eggs Benedict or, as Billy Connolly might say with a roll of the tongue, their Frittttatttaaaa….its a cracker!
They buy the best of local and seasonal produce.
Amicus is a restaurant for all times and all seasons.
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