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Big Night: Myles and Ruth O’Brien

Where will you eat when everything goes back to normal?


At some point, our world will return to normal - even if it is a new normal. But where will we go for our first night out?

We asked some well-known names in the Irish food and drinks industry to tell us what they're planning when restrictions are lifted. Today, we spoke to Myles and Ruth O'Brien of The Tavern in Murrisk, just outside Westport:

"Thinking about the answer to this question has instantly transported us to Ballycotton in Cork and the coveted window seat overlooking the bay at Cush restaurant. We can taste the starter already - it's beautiful marinated wild salmon with homemade brown bread, and the flavours are stunning. 

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Head Chef @danguerin ready for another busy week at Pier 26!

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The main course is fresh Dover sole, just in from one of the Ballycotton fishing boats bobbing gently by the pier. It’s a sunny day, of course, and we are enjoying a glass of cool, crisp white wine; perhaps the house Sauvignon Blanc. 

Cush, formerly known as the Inn by the Harbour, is run by local man Pearce Flynn who also owns the Sea Church, an unusual concert venue that used to be a Protestant church. The word ‘cush’ is a local term for a walk along the nearby cliffs."

The Tavern is currently closed. Click here for more info.

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