Greenes Restaurant in Cork City Reopens with an Opulent New Look and Menu

Greenes Restaurant on MacCurtain Street in Cork has reopened with a brand new image, plush interiors, statement lighting and a contemporary, producer-led, traditional Irish food style menu. 

After closing its doors in February, the team at Greenes has been busy behind the scenes creating a fresh new look for the space and a recreated food offering.  

The Hotel Isaacs courtyard waterfall is reflected inside with cascading plants, plush green velvet booth-style seating, brass chairs with dark leather coverings, and marble table tops.  Warm lighting from oversized opulent lampshades contrasts with the walls’ darker colours. The result is a warm and inviting intimate space that sets the scene for the new menu and traditional Irish dishes.  

David O’Brien, Interior Designer, Project Manager & Creative Director at RJ O’Brien Building Contractors, said, ‘It was an absolute honour to work on the redesign of Greenes Restaurant. We wanted to transform a Cork gem into something that really connected to its incredible surroundings, bringing the outdoors in to create an oasis in the heart of the city.’

The menu and style of food at the new restaurant have been created to feature dishes with local producer-led hero ingredients as the focus of each dish. Diners can expect classic mains such as Beef and Beamish Stout Stew, English Market Chicken Supreme, and Quigley’s Lamb Shank served with traditional colcannon. Starters include Glenmar Scallops and Jack McCarthy’s Cork Spiced Beef. Greenes’ new menu also offers ‘Steak On The Stone’ with three types of cuts that are seared and served on sizzling hot lava stone to cook to the diners liking. Ricardo Pinto heads up the Front of House.

Nicolas Alegre, Executive Chef at Greenes Restaurant, says, “We have been busy behind the scenes, reinventing the menu and watching the interiors come to life. The new menu features local, Irish suppliers forming a basis for what we want the food at Greenes to represent”. 

Greenes Restaurant is open Tuesday to Friday 4 pm to 9:30 pm,  Saturdays 3 pm to 10 pm and Bank Holidays Sundays. It is located at 48 MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter, Cork, T23 F6EK. 

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