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On the lookout for a new date night spot?
With an exciting new menu of mouthwatering dishes and cocktails, a fully licenced bar and a heated outdoor terrace, Nosta is hitting a fresh level of popularity lately.
The Marlboro Street eatery has been serving up all the zingy flavours of the Mediterranean to loyal Cork customers since 2012, but now their lean grilled meats, salads and nutritious, flavour-packed sides have attracted a younger generation of health-conscious regulars.
It’s all available to order for delivery or collection online too so you can still get your ‘Nosta at Home’ fix, no matter what restrictions are in place.
For now, the Level 3 restrictions still allow for taking a table on their heated outdoor terrace (walk-ins only, with a maximum of 15 customers).
It’s the ideal spot for an indulgent feast without the grease; the portions are hefty but traditionally made.
Take the Pirzola; chargrilled Irish lamb chops served with roasted vegetables and potatoes (€25) or the Beyti; minced lamb wrapped in lavash bread and baked in the oven with melted cheese (€19.90) – Nosta’s age-old recipes offer all of the naughty flavours without a deep fat fryer in sight.
If it’s your first visit to Nosta, order Niko’s Sharing Platter for Two (€49) for a selection of Niko’s famous chargrilled lamb, chicken and kofta skewers, chicken doner, lamb doner, bread, sauces for dipping, a fresh side salad and a choice of fries or rice.
The pide is a must-try too; a traditional Turkish wood-fired pizza, Nosta’s pides (from €13.50) come topped in spicy pepperoni and mozzarella (the Sucuklu), chicken and roasted peppers (the Tavuklu) or marinated meat and a perfectly cooked egg (the Yumurtali).
If you like to plan your meal ahead of time you can check out the full menu here.
Every morsel, from the plump prawns in the seafood salad to the garlic and mint in the fresh tzatziki, is either hand-picked from the English Market or locally sourced from Irish farmers. All meat dishes are made using only 100% certified Halal ingredients and everything comes with house-made bread for ripping and dipping.
Vegetarian and vegan guests are also well catered for so it’s the perfect choice for a casual-but-cosy candlelit lunch or dinner with friends (or a new acquaintance).
Afterwards, you can cuddle up on the heated alfresco terrace and watch the world go by over an espresso martini or a coffee.
Don’t forget to try a slice of the homemade house baklava (flaky filo pastry filled with crushed walnuts and drenched in light sweet syrup) before you leave.
Ready to eat? Nosta is open seven days a week from 12pm until 10pm at 4 Marlboro Street, Cork (T12 WN26).
Hit the website here to reserve a table or put in an online order for collection (ready in 15 minutes) or delivery (dropped to your door within the city in 45 minutes). To discuss your order or pay over the phone, call Nosta on 021 4949 724. Follow Nosta Cork on Facebook for regular updates here.