The Oliver Plunkett, formerly Scott's Bar and Restaurant is on Caroline street right in the heart of Cork City. It is a favourite among the office workers and professionals of near by South Mall for morning coffee or carvery lunch because of its cosy atmosphere and great staff that all ways make you feel welcome ever time you go in there. Scotts is that rare thing, a sort of all things to all people, great for a casual lunch, serves a nice pint and is popular with locals. You can’t go too far wrong from there.
The interior is nicely laid out, with a comfy dining area, plants to add colour and lots of exposed brickwork, especially on the chimney rising from the open fire.
As well as the popular carvery, the early bird menu is great value, offering three courses for only €20. You can choose from starters of spicy Buffalo wings, smoked mackerel salad or wild mushroom risotto. Main courses will tempt you with char grilled 6oz steak, grilled fillet of plaice or roast of the day. Desserts include rhubarb tart or sticky toffee pudding.
We love the evening menu because it has so much to offer everyone. From a light snack of mouth watering chicken wings to a pan seared Barbary duck breast, it’s what ever you’re in the mode for.
On the night that we were there we had the homemade seafood chowder served with homemade brown bread, which was a meal by itself. All the fish came from the English market in Cork, where most of all the food on the menu comes from. It’s great to see support like this for local suppliers. For main course I had the Irish Hereford sirloin steak with pepper sauce and hand cut chip. The steak was cooked perfectly pink as requested and as all ways the staff on the night could not be more helpful.
Next time you are in Cork City and are looking for morning coffee, carvery lunch or a evening meal just head to Scott's bar and you will be well looked after.