It’s a Cork landmark.
Now The Viaduct Inn, the well-known pub and restaurant on the Old Bandon Road, is set to reopen, with an entirely new look that’s certain to make it popular once again.
New owners Cliste Hospitality have announced the venue will reopen on September 12th as The Viaduct Café, Market and Restaurant, an exciting new food destination.
Boasting views of the famous landmark after which it is named — the Chetwynd Viaduct, the Victorian railway viaduct that carried trains on its single line from Cork to West Cork until 1961 – the property has been extensively refurbished with a host of new features added.
“We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests through the doors of the new look Viaduct,” said Paul Fitzgerald, CEO of Cliste Hospitality.
“Our new dining destination The Viaduct Café, Market and Restaurant has a 30-seat café serving an all-day menu along with brunch specials, a restaurant seating 120 where diners can enjoy a lunchtime roast or choose from the à la carte menu in the evening,.”
There’s also private dining space for 60, and a spacious outdoor barbecue and pergola area for a further 50, as well as a retail food and drink hall full of artisan products from East to West Cork with an emphasis on great local and Irish produce.
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The opening will create 40 new jobs and the business is currently recruiting for chefs, baristas, supervisors, and a serving crew, led for Cliste Hospitality by a husband-and-wife team — executive chef, Keith Colgan and general manager, Gillian Colgan.
The Viaduct Café will open daily from 7am to 5pm, with the retail Viaduct Market open from 7am to 7pm and the Viaduct Restaurant from 5pm with last orders at 9pm.