We don’t know anyone who chines and grills a better lamb chop than Kevin O’Sullivan, the chef in the Samphire Restaurant, at the Garryvoe Hotel, on Ballycotton Bay in east County Cork. But Mr O’Sullivan’s cooking isn’t the only special thing about the Garryvoe. The refurb of the restaurant has created a lovely space – informal; comfortable; inviting – and the staff, under manager Stephen Belton, are as good as it gets. If you are lucky enough to have one of the rooms that faces out onto Ballycotton Bay, you pull the curtains back in the morning and inhale a mighty lungful of one of the finest views in Ireland, right across the bay to the island. And when that is followed by an excellent breakfast, again served by superb staff, then you know you are in someplace special, a place of special charm.
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