48 MacCurtain Street
From Patrick Street follow directions to Cork Railway Station. Hotel is on the left in one way traffic system.
Greene’s is a terrific brasserie style restaurant with a great buzz and atmosphere and with a rather extraordinary view of a magical waterfall running down a rockface. They have a great bar where you can have a cocktail or three before and after dinner, and there is an area where you can also sit out in front of the waterfall – and all of this is right in the heart of Cork City. If you are a visitor to Cork, you don’t have far to go to bed either because, although the bar and restaurant are quite separate and a dining venue in their own right, you can just go “next door” to go to bed.
Chef Bryan McCarthy raised the bar considerably, when he arrived at Greene's. A native of the beautiful village of Glandore in West Cork, has been immpressing foodies for some time now with his award winning contemporary fare.
Starters at Greene's might include pan-seared scallops with cauliflower, raisin, curry and sargussam or a local rare breed pork belly with black pudding served with apple, cider, crackling popcorn and celeriac. They also do halibut and Dublin bay prawn dumplings, served with organic chicken hearts, carrot, and spinach in a bisque, which are absolutely delicious.
There are some really great meat and fish dishes available for the mains, such as Macroom lamb with swede, carrot, preserved damson and organic veg; Skeaghanore duck with turnip, beetroot and kale; as well as a duo of braised feather blade and Angus beef. A pan-seared wild halibut fillet is served with sea beets, bacon, jus gras and seaweed, while a seared scallop and hake fillet dish comes with sea spinach, smoked sausage, dillisk, and a dashi veloute.
There's always something delicious on offer come dessert time, with sweet treats like Woodruff set cream pudding; yuzu cheesecake; or a chocolate pecan cremeux torte.
Wines are sensibly priced with a vast selection available by the glass – one of the biggest selections in fact that I have seen. They have an excellent Early Bird menu and a great Sunday lunch menu with something for everyone. Greene’s is undoubtedly a great place to eat in Cork.