We just love this line from the Irish Times review of Paradiso on March 30.
“… Denis Cotter, the chef and owner, seems to have created his dishes in an absolute vacuum, as if a world with meat never existed. This freedom from pandering to carnivores means that the food revels in its own worth. It seeks to reference nothing.”
Read the full review on the Irish Times website (subscription required)
Restaurant review: Is this Ireland’s best vegetarian restaurant? via @IrishTimesFood https://t.co/XsLirSEXFg— Irish Times Food (@IrishTimesFood) March 30, 2023
First opened in October 1993, Paradiso has long attracted international acclaim for the innovative and groundbreaking vegetable cuisine of Denis Cotter, founder and executive chef. With its emphasis on rich, complex flavours and a focus on seasonal ingredients, the Paradiso kitchen delivers an exciting and pleasurable dining experience while putting vegetables front and centre. This unique food is matched by a carefully curated list of wines, predominantly natural, with every wine available in four measures.
Refurbished in 2009 – not once but twice due to the massive flooding of the western end of the city – the intimate dining room retains much of the comfortably warm feel of the original café style, designed to create an atmosphere that combines high quality food and wine service in a casual, relaxed setting.
Now something of an iconic institution in the Cork dining scene and the wider Irish food culture, Paradiso is operated by owner Denis Cotter, manager and sommelier Dave O’Mahony, and head chef Miguel Frutos. It continues to evolve and develop, working with local farmers and cheesemakers to allow a strong supply of local produce to influence the seasonal menus. In particular, the kitchen works closely with Ultan Walsh and Lucy Stewart of Gortnanain Farm near Nohoval, south of the city.
Our menu is six courses at €65 per person.
A vegan version of the menu is always available.
We can also adapt the menu to a gluten-free diet if notice is given when booking. However, given the nature of the menu, we are not able to accommodate all dietary restrictions. If you have any allergies other than gluten, please call the restaurant before making a reservation to see if it is possible.reserve a table online now