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12 Tastes of Summer - South South West

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

Lemon meringue pie in Diva, Ballinspittle, Co Cork
Shannen Butler Keane is on roll these days, with everything cooked in Diva as good as it could possibly be. It comes as shock when you sit down to realise just how many people drive out from Kinsale just to eat here. They come to Diva for the amazing baking, and for the finest lemon meringue pie in the whole of Munster.

Manaeesh with za’atar in IZZ cafe, Cork city
Izz and Iman are killing it in Izz, their simple room on Cork's George's Quay. Their Palestinian cooking is earthy, unpretentious and echt, so much so that it is downright irresistible, not least the manasseh with za'atar. Just make sure to leave space for a cinnamon roll. @IzzCafe

Lobster roll in Julia's Lobster Truck, Kinvara and Bellharbour, Co Clare, and all points east
It's not easy to make a pitch-perfect lobster roll, and Julia Llewellyn's respect for the task explains why the rolls from Julia's Lobster Truck are sui generis in Ireland. Julia gets the interplay between ingredients and bread just so, making for sexy eating. Only problem is, after one, you crave another. @juliaslobstertruck

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