By: Sue Hill  05/12/2011
Keywords: wine, Cheese, fresh fish

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The Heron's Cove™
Fresh Fish and Wine on the Harbour

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The Heron's Cove™ Irish Restaurant is open daily from 19.00 April to October.
From November to March we are open for dinner by prior booking.
We are open all year for special occasions and small functions, lunch or dinner
Open for dinner for B&B guests all year round.
Book a table to avoid disappointment Call (+ 353)28 35225

We use the very best of Irish and local West Cork fresh produce with no shortcuts or compromises to give you a special dining experience.

The Heron's Cove Breakfast Menu

Full Irish Breakfast is served in the Restaurant between 9am and 10am. If you prefer, we can arrange a Continental Breakfast for you at any time convenient to you.

Our breakfast is simply whatever you would like us to cook for you. We have Fresh Fruit, Cereals, Bunalun Organic Oats and West Cork Yogurts followed by Traditional Irish Breakfast - as full as you like. Choose from West Cork Smoked Bacon, Tim McCarthy's Sausages, Clonakilty Black and White Pudding, Tomatoes, Irish Mushrooms and Irish Hash Browns. Murphy's Upton Eggs can be boiled, fried, poached, scrambled or made into an omelette with Ballineen Cheddar, Gubbeen or Durrus Cheese. Or perhaps you would like a cheese plate with Irish Farmhouse Cheeses. If the breakfast you prefer is something else, we can cook that too. Our homemade Brown Soda Bread, Toast, Bandon Creamery Butter, Irene's Marmalade, Michael Pat's Honey and Jennifer Burchill's Jams are there for you too.

The Heron’s Cove Set Menu (30 euro)


Homemade Vegetable Soup  
Full of fresh flavour

Heron’s Cove Duck Parfait  
Duck Liver Pâté Grand Marnier served with crackers

A Trio of Goat Cheeses 
3 kinds of Bluebell Falls Fresh Creamy Goat Cheese served warm & garnished with fresh tomato salad


Chicken Irene
Chicken Fillet with goats’ cheese, sundried tomatoes
and honey mustard glaze.

Sirloin Steak
6oz Sirloin Steak chargrilled and served with garlic butter

Organic Salmon Fillet
Served with herb butter

Vegetarian Dish
Please ask


Sticky Toffee Pudding
Ice Cream

Sample á la Carte Dinner Menu

Homemade Vegetable Soup
Full of fresh flavour Heron's Cove Duck Parfait
A smooth Duck Liver Pâté Grand Marnier served with crackers Peking Duck
Aromatic Duck served with pancakes, hoisin sauce, spring onion, cucumber and leavesMoules Marinières
Famous Bantry Bay Mussels served in the shell with a wine and cream sauceA Trio of Goat Cheeses
3 kinds of Bluebell Falls Fresh Creamy Goats' Cheeses served with fresh tomato, salad, honey and rhubarb/date relish.The Heron's Cove Crab Cakes
West Cork white Crabmeat Cakes served with wasabi mayonnaiseSmoked Salmon Platter
Locally Smoked Salmon served with capers, onion, black pepper and melonCalamares
Atlantic squid served tempura style with mixed leaves and Japanese style dipping sauceCrab Cocktail (summer only)
Succulent West Cork White crabmeat served with shredded leaves and Marie Rose sauce

Collops 'n' Scallops Dunmanus Scallops
In a creamy bacon sauce & Goleen Lamb ChopsIrish Fillet Steak
Chargrilled and served with garlic butter, Cashel Blue or pepper sauceSkeaghanore Breast of Duckling
Roasted, and served with ginger & honey soy sauceGoleen Lamb Chops
Served with rosemary jus

Fish is subject to availability. The choice can change depending on the catch. Dunmanus Bay Scallops
Seared and served with smoked bacon cream sauceMonkfish
Tempura style served with walnut mayonnaiseJohn Dory Fillet
Panfried served with balsamic butterCod Fillet
Ovenbaked and served with or without wine and cream sauceLemon Sole Fillets
Served panfried with tartare sauce or poached with wine and cream sauceIn the summer, we serve Lobster, Prawns, Surf 'n Turf and whatever the catch is. Lobster
Boiled, served with hot butterHalf Lobster Thermidor
Cognac, mustard and sizzling cheese cream sauce or plain with hot butterSurf 'n Turf
Half Lobster and a Fillet Steak grilled grilled to your liking

For example
Moroccan Vegetable Cake served with fresh tomato sauce and riceAll diets catered for. Please tell staff what you need and would like - even if it's 'a surprise'All main courses served with Potatoes and VegetablesSide Salad French Fries Portion Extra Vegetables

Stunning Selection of Homemade DessertsSamples:Russian Cheese Cake
The Heron's Cove Signature Dessert. A stunning Baked Chocolate and Vanilla CheesecakeStick Toffee Pudding (STP)
Warm Toffee Sponge covered in Creamy Butterscotch SauceLuxury Bread & Butter Pudding
Delicious Bread & Butter Pudding with Apricots/Cointreau in a creamy custardThe Heron's Cove Cream Lime Pie
A tangy Fresh Lime PieRed and Black Berries in Cassis
A mixture of Fruits marinated in Cassis served with Meringue and Ice CreamA Trio of Panna Cotta
Three stunning Italien creams - Fresh Fruit, Chocolate with Mint and VanillaRhubarb Fool
Sweet Fresh Rhubarb in a Creamy CustardTiramisu
Irene's special interpretation of the classic Italien dessertFresh Pineapple
with Wild Strawberry and Peach Liqueurs served with Vanilla Ice CreamIced Coffee Soufflé
A Chilled Confection of Coffee, Chocolate, Rum and CreamHomemade Ice Creams
Strawberry, Raspberry, Vanilla, Mint Choc, Rum & Michigan CherryIrish Farmhouse Cheese Board
A glass of LBV Port, Red or White WineFull list of digestifs, champagnes and dessert winesTea/Coffee/Herbal Tea The Heron's Cove™ Winerack has a wide selection of wines for you to make your own choice - no wine list to contend with. You can read the bottle labels and discuss your choice with the waiter or your fellow diners, if you wish. Choose a bottle and it will be opened for you at your table. White wines are served from the cooler. The Heron's Cove has a full Licence. A wide range of aperitifs, spirits, premium whiskeys, beers, champagnes and dessert wines etc. is stocked.

©Sue Hill 2008

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