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O'Briens Bandon Road Junction Bishopstown

Cork pat It's been a strange year, but finding excellent food in a service station, run by a chef who has been in the Michelin guide ten years running is one of the books.

2020 and 2021 have been extremely unusual for the food Industry with all the restaurant,bars, hotels and cafes having to close because of COVID. So the Industry has had to adapt and the click and collect or takeaway option for a treat has become the new going out.

Instead of a Friday night out in town in a good restaurant and a few drinks in a bar or club after we are now looking for good food to takeaway and have at home and while most people would look for a restaurant or cafe for takeaway dinners I came across O’Briens Amber fuel station in Bishopstown where I did not expect to find a Carvery dinner menu on offer with roast rib of beef with all the trimmings,  madras chicken curry and smoked haddock in a onion white sauce the day I was here. 

If you didn’t want a dinner there is a huge  selection of hot and cool food on offer like scotched eggs with Clonakilty black pudding filling, blue cheese and pork sausage rolls, sourdough toasted specials , handmade fresh rolls with over 30 different fillings and the best of all was the homemade Southern fried potato wedges . 

O’Briens opened in 2014 by owners Michelle and Anthony O’Brien who over the years have built up a good reputation for food but in the last year they have really stepped up their game by hiring a new chef manager to improve there food offering and start using local ...

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