Fans of their famous fry-up nearly fainted at the news.
Cork was abuzz with word that Tony’s Bistro had closed its doors this week, but thankfully the story turned out to be more sizzle than sausage.
We can confirm that it’s business as usual at the North Main Street restaurant, renowned for their hangover-busting breakfasts, after they closed temporarily for 24 hours to correct a technical issue in the kitchen, as ordered by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Posting on Facebook, Tony’s explained:
“On Thursday, November 28th we had to close business for 24 hours. New health and safety laws required us to add on additional space to our kitchen area. We have completed this requirement and reopened on Saturday last.
Business is as normal.”
Dishing up hefty portions of Cork soul food for more than two decades at No. 69, Tony’s breakfast customers can choose from the Fat Tony, the Paulie Walnuts and the Vinnie Antonelli to name but a few.
The Don of the breakfast menu is aptly named “The Godfather”. Priced at €29.95, only ten customers have ever succeeded to polish off six slices of bacon, eight sausages, two fried eggs, two scrambled eggs, 6oz sirloin steak, four hash browns, black and white pudding, baked beans, sautéed mushrooms, fried onion rings, grilled tomatoes, double portion of chips, six slices of toast and three slices of soda bread.
If you complete the plate, Tony’s Bistro will donate €500 to your charity of choice. Up for the challenge? You can drop in as usual, seven days a week from 8.30am to 6.30pm.