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Cork Culinary Tour
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Cork Culinary Tour

By Bonner Travel
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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€120.00
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Ages 6-101, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
English, French


  • Snacks
  • Sharing Platter and Brew
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Private transportation


Departure details
  • Cork Tourist Information Centre, 125 St Patrick's St, Centre, Cork, T12 AE81, Ireland Outside Tourist Office, Across from the Father Matthew Statue, Patrick's St. 11.30 Please arrive 10 mins before the tour start time. Please Note: If you are arriving by ship it is important to let us know in advance. You will need to organize a train ticket or book a taxi.
Return details
  • The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega, 44-45 Cornmarket St, Centre, Cork, T12 W27H, Ireland The tour will end in the restaurant/gastropub in the afternoon, 10-minute walk from the Tour starting point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 130751P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bokings through Viator/Tripadvsor must confim at least 24 hours before tour start date
  • For Cruise ship passengers you need to organise transportation either through us or privately. This tour is not within walking distance to ship.
  • Not recommened for those with difficulty standing.
  • Not recommended for those with dietary restrictions.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Cork Culinary Tour?
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How much is Cork Culinary Tour?
Cork Culinary Tour price starts from €113.28. Discover and book Cork Culinary Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Cork Culinary Tour cancellation policy?
Cork Culinary Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Cork Culinary Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Cork Culinary Tour?
Cork Culinary Tour is hosted by Bonner Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bonner Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Cork Culinary Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 130751P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cork Tourist Information Centre
    125 St Patrick's St, Centre, Cork, T12 AE81, Ireland
    Outside Tourist Office, Across from the Father Matthew Statue, Patrick's St. 11.30 Please arrive 10 mins before the tour start time. Please Note: If you are arriving by ship it is important to let us know in advance. You will need to organize a train ticket or book a taxi.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The English Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Coal Quay Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega
    44-45 Cornmarket St, Centre, Cork, T12 W27H, Ireland
    The tour will end in the restaurant/gastropub in the afternoon, 10-minute walk from the Tour starting point
    See address & details
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Tillie F
Tillie F
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Take this tour!!
Excellent information and experience ! Learned a lot and tasted great local foods and drink Also received info on
ge0rger0
ge0rger0
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Amanda was amazing!
Amanda was amazing! Scintillating and so interesting. She had some wonderful surprises for us that made this the b
lanieb2023
lanieb2023
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Great Experience!
My group had an absolutely great time! The town of Kinsale is charming and has an interesting history. The pacing o
Bridie L
Bridie L
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Fantastic introduction to Ireland - Beautiful Southwest Tour 2022
"I had an amazing first tour of Ireland with Frances and Bonner Travel! Our trip was Pottery based with a bonus of
109conora
109conora
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AWESOME TOUR and TOUR GUIDE
The tour and tour guide were the best I've ever been on! Frances was funny, knowledgeable and had a lovely Irish ac
Throne3
Throne3
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Breathtakingly Beautiful Southwest Tour 2022
"I've just returned from my best vacation ever, 2 weeks in Ireland, with the international potter's group (ICAN), a
jaymiwess
jaymiwess
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A great Tour with my Teens!
I never would have had the experience if I tried this on my own. This tour was filled with delicious food and histo
zoezard
zoezard
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Amazing culinary tour of Kinsale, Ireland
Frances was an incredibly knowledgeable, organized and insightful tour guide. I always like booking with natives of
Stephanie R
Stephanie R
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Really fun tour with a fabulous, accommodating guide
We had a great time on this tour. Fran was so knowledgeable and great fun. It's a brilliant tour for getting a real
aidanw689
aidanw689
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Highly recommended!
Frances ran a fantastic tour, gave us a great feel for Kinsale with a lot of local knowledge and stops along the wa
Eirus0302
Eirus0302
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Fun Tour of Kinsale's rich history with local food
Frances was a superb guide. This lively tour took was exactly what I was looking for. Fran's personality and in-dep
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James
Austin, TX1 contribution
May 2022
This is an absolutely essential destination and experience for the touring foodie, conducted by a friendly and knowledgeable guide!

Prior to visiting Cork, I had booked this tour for my family; me, my wife and 2 little girls (4, 6). Immediately, Frances, our tour guide, reached out to confirm a few details and worked through a few changes as we needed to add another guest. She was more than accommodating, highly responsive, and easy to work with.

On the day of the tour, we arrived late due to a few early morning delays. I also recommend arriving early as parking in the central Cork area can be a little complicated for first timers like us. Regardless, we joined the tour as Frances was explaining the historical significance of the tour's first stop. I could see we were in for something truly unique as she led the group inside a tiny pub off the beaten path to enjoy the most outstanding, authentic Irish coffee (and orange juice for the girls :)). This gave us time to settle in with the other folks and get to know who we would be spending the next few hours with. From there, we entered the English Market which was sprawling with activity and featured local vendors who showcased the finest selections from the Cork region. Frances took us to several of the more popular vendors where we tried a wide variety of foods, which we happily munched while listening to Frances' historical accounts and personal anecdotes. Highlights include; local cheeses, breads, and sausage, as well as a deep dive into a variety of seafoods. The oysters were a personal favorite while my girls indicated that, after a visit to the local chocolatier, "the chocolate was the best". From the English Market, Frances led us out again to the streets where we concluded our tour in another rare gem of a pub. Lunch was served alongside a pint and we enjoyed a few other items we had picked up along the way.

The tour was a complete success. We had been educated on the local area cuisine and were quite full. This is due entirely to the reception, hospitality, and accommodation we received from Frances. I intend to stay in touch and go again when we visit in the future.
Written 25 June 2022
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Frances B
Wow, James, you're giving me a swollen head! I loved having you guys on the tour, especially the girls who were just adorable and so well behaved. I will always think of them when they asked "Is this Irish" for all the food tastings. Come back and see us another time. Take care James and give the girls a big Irish hug from me. Frances
Written 27 June 2022
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Tena A
2 contributions
May 2023
The history is great, the sights are awesome, of course. But the highlight of our tour was the guide herself, Cork-native Amanda. She knows the area, personally knows the people at all the stops, and provides joyful surprises along the way. Look, if a 3-hour experience can make me cry simply because it has to end, it's just a winner. Bravo to Amanda, and the delightful history, art, shopping, and cuisine of Cork! Prepare to be charmed, and bring your appetite!
Written 19 May 2023
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Jaymi W
2 contributions
Jun 2022
I highly recommend this tour as not only a way to appreciate what the beautiful city of Cork has to offer, but to get a taste of local life. I brought my kids on tour tour and Frances and team were very accommodating and engaging with all of our party. Thank you for a great experience--Anyone who tours with you is in for a treat!
Written 6 July 2022
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Frances B
Thank you, Jyamie, it was a pleasure to host you on tour. You guys are welcome anytime. Frances
Written 6 July 2022
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Maria K
1 contribution
Aug 2022
For me, a culinary tour should show case how culinary impacted society andhow history impacts culinary art of today. This tour was a nice day in cork and we gained a better under standing of buildings, butter abd the market. Yet for culinary, it lacked the rich aspects of culinary arts in Cork. We did not talk about foods, flavors, ethinic impacts, and history driving food. For the cost of the tour, I would have expected more... two drinks, market snacks, and pub appetizers without significant historical context for 60 euros per person was expensive. Yet, I am glad we went, it was an average experience.
Written 27 August 2022
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Frances B
Hello Maria, I am confused with this review to be honest. The tour begins with the story of Irish butter and the value of trading, exportation of Irish food products from the 1800's and how food impacted Irish history culturally, economically and politically. I also explain the story of the Allen family in Ballymaloe House and the impact they had on launching Cork as a food destination with their creativite and inventive "country home cooking" The traders in the market go above and beyond to introduce their specific Cork products that you sampled and the wait staff at the brewery explain in detail the types and names of the local beers and stouts guests can choose from. I gave a history of the English market, its origins, and its struggle to survive in an ever changing Irish economy, the story of the Queen's visit and much more. I am sorry you seem to have missed this attention to detail that Bonner Travel strives for on each and every tour but your review will keep me on my toes going forward with other tours. Thank you for keeping me in check. Regards, Frances
Written 30 August 2022
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LWF
10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Four of us had a fabulous tour with Frances. She immersed us in the history of Cork while introducing us to the burgeoning culinary scene of Cork via the abundance of the English Market. Irish coffee and tasty nibbles rounded out our tour. As an added bonus, she provided us with great suggestions for the remainder of our trip to Ireland. From a visit to Cobh and recommendations of pubs with authentic Irish music, Frances is an amazing resource. We were thrilled to learn that the Culinary Tour of Cork was only one of her tour offerings. In fact, she will happily put together a customized tour for your group. Engaging, knowledgeable and welcoming, we highly recommend Frances!
Written 14 June 2022
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Frances B
Hello Lisa, Thank you for such a great review. It was my pleasure to host you and your party. Glad you enjoyed Cobh and the rest of your trip. Keep in touch and keep safe. x x Fran
Written 24 June 2022
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Marsha C
Madison, WI6 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Amanda was an absolutely wonderful tour guide. Her knowledge of the city’s history was top notch and she completely impressed us with her singing skills! We so enjoyed her serenading us with Irish ballads - a highlight of our trip to Cork.

We would highly recommend Amanda and the Cork culinary tour to everyone!

Marsha Camp
Madison, Wisconsin
USA
Written 18 March 2023
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Bailey P
5 contributions
This was one of the best things we did as Americans in Ireland for the first time. Fran was our tour guide and she made us feel so welcome. She took us to some of her favorite local spots, and taught us city history. You can tell she's a big part of the community and loved by all of her vendors. We lucked out being the only 4 to book the tour that day and we're excited to be shown around cork by a local! We started with an Irish coffee at a really cool little pub and then spent most of our time in the English market sampling items from different booths and meeting the vendors, then ended in another of Frans favorite pubs for a light lunch. We weren't expecting it but we're completely full by the end! We let her know our next location and she made so many great recommendations she ended up basically planning our next two days for us. Highly recommended for groups of any size it's clear they are very organized and know their stuff!! Thanks again Fran we loved our tour!! -The Phegleys
Written 20 May 2023
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Frances B
Thank you so much for all the kind words. People like you make my job easy and fun. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation and don't forget to return to us. Plenty more to see. x Fran
Written 23 May 2023
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tcm1111
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
The Cork Culinary tour was great! Our tour guide Amanda was very friendly and knowledgeable and an amazing singer. We really enjoyed the sights including a quick visit to the Crawford Art Gallery and the English Market especially the cheese tasting and seafood platter. Highly recommend it!
Written 23 September 2022
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Frances B
thank you for the lovely review. Amanda is great and we are lucky to have her. Enjoy the rest of your vacation if you are still in Ireland. Until next time, regards, Frances
Written 29 September 2022
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wayward56
Calgary, Canada15 contributions
Sep 2022
My partner and I visited Ireland in September and thoroughly enjoyed a culinary tour of Cork. It was a small group with just one other couple and the guide (Val). She was very knowledgeable about Irish history, culture, the city and obviously the food. Given we were such a small group it gave us a lot of opportunity to learn more about Cork as we went from one location to the next. We started off with an Irish coffee and ended with Irish stew and Guinness in one of the oldest pubs in Cork. The English Market was one of the highlights and we tasted sausages, cheeses, fresh oysters and fish, fresh local produce and chocolates. We were able to converse directly with the vendors and heard many stories about the market and how long they’d been in operation. Overall, it was a very enjoyable tour and one that foodies to Cork should consider.
Written 22 September 2022
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Frances B
Thank you for the great review. Yes, Val is a superstar, so warm and friendly. I am blessed to have her on the team. I will pass the review on to her. Thank you, Frances
Written 25 September 2022
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TheJens324
Saint Louis, MO5 contributions
Nov 2021
This was an absolute lovely tour and I consider it a "must do" for anyone visiting Cork. Fran Bonner is an excellent tour guide - extremely knowledgeable, highly entertaining, up on the local lore and tapped into the the best places to visit in Cork from a culinary and historical perspective. She made our family feel so welcome - as if we were part of her family. The tastings were outstanding, diverse and delicious. I highly recommend this tour - we would take it again and would love to book her Kinsale tour in the future.
Written 8 November 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review. I enjoyed having you on the tour and we did have a great day! 😊
Written 23 February 2022
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