SNEAK PEEK: Inside Sea Church, Ballycotton’s epic new eatery
It’s got views for days.
And if the food is anywhere as beautiful as the scenery from the venue’s picture windows, Sea Church Ballycotton is going to be one of the most popular restaurants in Cork this summer.
The 2020 incarnation of the Ballycotton landmark opens today, Saturday, March 7th, when the first diners will be arriving to check out the welcoming, laid-back dining room overlooking the dramatic Atlantic coastline, all part of a multi-million euro renovation of St Colman’s Church by local businessman Pearse Flynn.
The 82-seater eatery is adjoined to the church by a glass atrium, retaining the schoolhouse’s architectural structure. Inside, the decor is a mix of rustic wood group tables and plush velvet seating, perfect for intimate meals or large-group get-togethers.
Outside, a stylish patio area with benches and tables is guaranteed to be a hot ticket for alfresco lunches on warm summer days.
“We hope that in tandem with the music venue, it will become a focal point in East Cork for both locals and tourists alike, really showcasing what this part of the country has to offer.” says Executive Chef Owen Davidson.
“The menus take inspiration from the surrounding landscape, utilising the fantastic fresh seafood and ingredients we have right here on our doorstep”.
We’re already starving just looking at the pics…
As well as gigs and a full-service restaurant, Sea Church will also be hosting other cool events, kicking off with Soul Yoga led by Hannah Hatha Yoga on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 10am. Tickets (€15 here) include the yoga class, a verrine of natural yoghurt, home-made granola, fresh berries, honey and a coffee or tea.
The restaurant is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 7pm, with later opening on Friday and Saturday until 9pm.