It’s been a long five months.
But one of Cork’s most iconic pubs reopens to customers this weekend… and they’ve got a tasty take on the requisite €9 substantial meal sorted too.
The Oval on South Main Street will be opening the doors for walk-ins today, Friday, at 3pm, serving a number of light dinner options.
And pints. Lovely, creamy pints.
The vegan platter looks delicious; stuffed vine leaves, Italian olives, hummus, pickled vegetables, grilled aubergines, muhammara (a roasted red pepper dip) served with pita chips.
Meanwhile, the Cheese and Charcuterie box involves Durrus cheese, Cashel blue, Pârturages Brie, jamón curado, chorizo castellano, cracked black pepper salami, gluten-free crackers and quince paste.
It’s the perfect type of food to complement a drink or two after a long week.
The Oval opened in 1918 and retains all the nooks and crannies that make it one of the most characterful pubs in Cork. The bar, owned by Cork publican Benny McCabe, boasts many snugs and separate areas inside that make it ideal for social distancing.
“The highly anticipated moment is almost here, after five long months, we shall once again be welcoming our lovely customers back.” the management said in a Facebook post.
“Walk-ins this weekend only, limited numbers. Strict adherence to the rules, Shane on the meet and greet, your favourite tunes await. Can’t wait to see you.” they added.