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Dan Guerin's new outpost in Cork is now open.

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A new restaurant in Ballycotton in Co Cork has us planning a road trip.

The seaside village of Ballycotton in east Cork is the new home of chef Dan Guerin, whose career includes stints in Sage in Midleton and Campagne in Kilkenny.

Guerin is now running the kitchen at Cush, a new 40-seater restaurant overlooking Ballycotton pier and the Ballycotton lighthouse. “We’re so lucky to be surrounded by exceptional producers, and being located right on the coastline gives us instant access to a wide variety of ingredient,” says Guerin.

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The menu

The weekend lunchtime menu at Cush restaurant in Ballycotton includes slip sole on the bone with a seaweed butter sauce, roast king oyster mushrooms with a slow-cooked egg and crispy onions, and a Velvet Cloud panna cotta with poached rhubarb and gingerbread.

On the evening menu, expect main courses like roast rump of lamb with a harissa-spiced shoulder pastilla, and desserts like crème caramel with a raisin and vanilla tuille for dessert.

French 75s, espresso martinis and classic negronis feature on the cocktail menu in the bar, and we’re particularly looking forward to trying the basil gimlet. Best of all, you can book a room upstairs in the guesthouse from €95 per night – did someone say ‘road trip’?

Cush restaurant in Ballycotton is open Thursday to Sunday for now, but hours will be extended as we move into better weather. See you on the pier soon.

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