Isaac’s

48 MacCurtain Street
Cork city
Phone: 021 450 3805

I love this big room with its high ceiling, the tall Victorian windows, the menu that is almost frighteningly eclectic (until you realise that every item is executed with true panache), the friendly, smiling young staff, the randomness of the customers and the fact that I always bump into someone I know. Yes, eclectic menus usually scare me. All too often it means that the kitchen is a jack of all trades. But at Isaac's you get the impression that there is just a huge enthusiasm for food, for experiment, combined with real skill.