About

Isaacs Restaurant on MacCurtain Street is one of Cork’s Best Restaurants. It has been a standard-bearer for good food in Cork for over 25 years, established by Michael and Catherine Ryan, and Canice Sharkey.

It’s not just the food that makes a visit to Isaacs a pleasurable dining experience – the building itself is an elegant former 18th century warehouse that has been tastefully restored. It’s located on one of Cork’s most atmospheric streets, directly across from another landmark: the Everyman Palace Theatre.

Our philosophy is simple: The menu changes twice daily, combining the finest seasonal ingredients, sourced locally and served simply.

Award-winning and regularly praised by leading food critics and guides as one of the finest restaurants on the island, Isaacs is a top dining experience for all food lovers.

We are open for lunch from Monday to Saturday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
We serve dinner seven nights a week: Monday to Saturday 5.30pm to 9.30pm, Sunday 5.30pm to 9pm.
Full Bar Licence

Dinner Menu

Spiced chickpea soup                                                                                                                                       6

Prawn Laksa with noodles, coriander & chili 7.50
Chargrilled chicken salad with crispy bacon, rustic potatoes & soy dressing 9.50
Potato pancake with grilled Clonakilty black pudding, glazed apples & whole grain mustard sauce 9.50
Crispy fried Brie with tomato & chilli jam & tossed greens
9.50
Tempura of prawns, scallions & aubergine with soy dipping sauce 13.00
West Cork Crab Crumble with toasted sourdough.
Warm salad with pan-fried lamb’s liver & kidneys, and forest mushrooms
11.00
8.50

 

Penne with meatballs, tomatoes & Parmesan shavings VTraditional French Cassoulet with Parmesan herb crust 19
Butternut Squash, lentil Dahl and side dishes 19/td>
Isaacs’ fish cakes with tossed green salad and tartar sauce 10/18
Pan-fried king prawns with chili & garlic butter (served with Provencal sauce, basmati rice & coriander) 24.50
Roast breast of free-range chicken with cherry tomatoes, basil & cream sauce 19.50
Crispy duck confit with caramelized shallots & puree potato 19.50
Mild madras lamb curry with basmati rice, side dishes & poppadoms 19.00
Grilled grass-fed Irish 8oz fillet steak 29.00
Grilled grass-fed Irish 10oz sirloin steak 26.00

Served with rosemary potatoes and a choice of Béarnaise sauce, pepper cream sauce, garlic butter.
V denotes vegetarian option available.

 

Raspberry, champagne & mint jelly €7
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce €7
Pear, rhubarb & ginger crumble €7
Meringues with strawberries €7
Chocolate St. Emillion with rum-soaked macaroon & cream €7
Caramel ice cream with butterscotch sauce & bananas €7
Pear & almond tart with creme anglaise €7
Plate of Irish cheese with oat biscuits €7.00

Please note that there is no service charge at Isaacs.
Please see blackboard for specials

Lunch Menu

Potato and herb soup with Basil pesto €6.50
Seafood chowder with garlic croutons
€7.00
Warm marinated chicken salad with smoked bacon, soy dressing & rustic potatoes €9.50/15.00
Potato pancake with grilled Clonakilty black pudding, glazed apples & whole grain mustard sauce €9.50
Salad of fried Ardsallagh goat’s cheese, roast beetroot & chickpeas €9.50
Market plate V €9.50

Please note that there is no service charge at Isaacs.
Please see blackboard for specials.

Tossed green salad €5.90
Potato wedges €3.90
Rustic roast potatoes €3.90

Please note that there is no service charge at Isaacs.
Please see blackboard for specials.

€9.50/15.00

Beef & pan-fried fillet of cod with buttered spinach & chives €16.00
Penne with bacon and flat mushroom cream sauce and Parmesan shavings. 
Selection of Indian vegetarian curries (Chana Masala & spiced lentils with potatoes) with basmati rice & side dishes V €15.00
Tempura of prawns, scallions & aubergine, soy dipping sauce & pickled ginger €17.00
Isaacs’ fish cakes with tossed green salad and tartare sauce €9.00/15.50
Roast breast of free-range stuffed chicken with spiced cranberries €16.00
Home made spiced Lamb Burger with chutneys and fries €15
Grilled 8oz grass-fed rib eye steak with rustic potatoes & garlic butter €17.50

V denotes vegetarian option available.

Please note that there is no service charge at Isaacs.
Please see blackboard for specials.

Home-made meringue with lemon curd & passion fruit €7.00
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce €7.00
Apple & chocolate crumble with cream €7.00
Bread & butter pudding with cream €7.00
Chocolate St. Emillion with rum-soaked macaroon & cream €7.00
Caramel ice cream with butterscotch sauce & bananas €7.00
Yoghurt & cardamom cream with poached spring rhubarb €7.00
Plate of Irish cheese with oat biscuits €7.50

Please note that there is no service charge at Isaacs.
Please see blackboard for specials.

Wine Menu

Italy Pinot Grigio San Giorgio €27.00
Italy Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi “Macrina” €30.00
Germany Carl Ehrhard €28.00
France Laforet Joseph Drouhin €30.00
Spain Albarino Martin Codax €30.00
New Zealand  Hunters €30.00
South Africa Neil Ellis Vinyard Selecion €30.00
France Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Lawsons Dry Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc €40.00
France Chablis “Domaine Le Verger” Alain Geoffrey Chardonnay €45.00
Spain Ribera Del Duero €28.00
Spain Rioja Vina Hermosa Crianza Tempranillo €28.50
South Africa Neil Ellis Aenigma €30.00
Chile Santa Rita Medalla Real €28.00
France Guigal Cote du Rhone – Syrah Grenach €29.50
Australia Peter Lehman Barossa Valley Shiraz €29.50
New Zealand Santa Clair Permium Pinot Noir €28.50
Argentina Old Vine Malbec Vistalba €33.00
France La Foret Pinot Noir Jospeh Drouhin €28.50
France St. Emilion Grand Cru Ch Tour Peyronneau 2000 €45.00

France Jerome Quiot €27.00

House Red & White Wines
Bottle ½litre 24.00
Carafe 16.00
Glass 7.50
Wines by the glass & ½ carafe
New Zealand Lawsons Dry Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc glass 6.25
½ litre 18.00
Rose Santa Digna Miguel Torres glass 6.25
½ litre 16.50
Spain Ribera Del Duero Gazur glass 5.50
½ litre 16.50
Champagne
Roederer NV Bottle 70.00
Half 28.00
Glass 11.00

Austria Kracher Auslese Half 20.00
Glass 7.00
France Thomas Barton Reserve Sauternes Bottle 36.00
Glass 6.75

Early Bird Menu

Isaacs Early Bird Menu

€25.00 – Two course
€28.00 – Three course

Wednesday to Saturday 5.30 to 7.00 / Monday to Tuesday 5.30 to 9.30

Soup of the Day

Seafood chowder with garlic croutons

Warm chicken salad with smoked bacon & soy dressing

Mixed market plate (selection of seasonal starters )

Mains

Isaacs’ fish cakes with tartar sauce & tossed green salad

Penne with wild and flat mushroom cream sauce & Parmesan shavings

Mild madras lamb curry with basmati rice & side dishes

Duck confit with chive champ & caramelized onions

Grilled 8oz rib eye steak with Bearnaise sauce & rosemary potatoes

(€5.00 supplement)

Caramel ice cream with butterscotch sauce & bananas

Rhubarb & apple and rhubarb crumble with cream

Chocolate St. Emillion with macaroon & cream

Outside Catering

We offer a full range of outside catering for any party size. We also offer a wide range of dishes that can be collected from the restaurant or delivered (minimum of 10 people). Ideal for home entertaining, Communions, etc. Call 021 450 3805 / 087 225 9247 for details.

Isaacs a la carte menu

Isaacs Canapé list

How to find Us

48 MacCurtain Street, Cork | +353 (0)21 450 3805 | isaacs@iol.ie

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