Brunch is a key and underrated part of any Hen party. It’s important to fuel up for a day of fun and activities or recover for the day after a great night out. It’s essential to plan in advance to book your table as big parties can be hard to accommodate on short notice for brunch spots. We get lots of feedback that InstaTours Cork Hen Party tour is a perfect match with brunch. In our competitions we regularly combine the two as it adds to the enjoyment.
The best reviewed bottomless brunch in Cork is Dwyers. It’s excellent value at 30e for unlimited prosecco and mimosas for 1.5 hours with a dish of choice. Their signature brunch is the sharing pancake board with full American style toppings. Their other great options are eggs benedict, Belgian style waffles and savoury sandwiches.
It’s in a great location for post brunch activities in the city centre. For the Bottomless Brunch, they have two sittings every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, usually at 12pm and 2.30pm.
DJ with Bottomless Brunch
Another bottomless brunch option is Crawford and Co. They have a DJ or live music during their brunch serving which adds an extra bit of liveliness. It’s every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm (last sitting at 3pm). It’s 25e to go bottomless and when reading the reviews. Make sure to select it on the booking page in advance as from reading the reviews it seems to be harder to organise impromptu if you turn up or don’t select it when booking.
Their famous dishes includes waffles, eggs florentine and full Irish breakfast. Their bottomless brunch is hilarious, a couple of quotes include:
Drink plenty of water. – It’s free.
Eat up. – Soakage is key.
Please drink responsibly. – You’ll thank us in the morning.
All good things come to an end. – But we’d love to see you again. Don’t get barred.
Take all of your belongings with you – Or we’ll sell them.
So Crawford are truly ready to get into the spirit of things of a Hen party.
South Pacific Influenced brunch
A peaceful serene brunch based in Nano Nagle place is surrounded by nature and overlooking Cork City. Good Day Deli is the top of many people’s hit list for brunches in Cork. They serve brunch all day on weekends but only some items between 12.30pm and 4pm. It’s a unique cafe that’s influenced by the South Pacific and New Zealand (where one of the owners is from). They have a ginormous selection of coffee types which is one of their specialities.
They’re well known for promoting water minimisation, fair trade, seasonal food, vegetarian/vegan options and sustainability so the values are crucial to this cafe.
Their famous dish is the Salmon Benny. It’s served on a sourdough bread with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. The portions are a great size but it’s more expensive than the usual brunch in Cork, personally I feel you get great value and quality for what you pay. For a Hen Party, booking is essential, it’s a small place so if over 5 people, it could be hard to get a booking on the day.
Pictures from Good Day Deli website
Meat lovers brunch
Set up by a husband and wife team, Spitjack is one of Cork’s newer brunch spots being set up in 2017. A strong focus on meat, they market themselves as a rotisserie concept. They do have vegetarian options but they’re not famous for them, if the bride is a veggie then this may not the right choice. It’s always quite busy so like all the brunch spots on our list, be sure to book in advance.
Their brunch serving is from 12pm to 3.30pm so a tight window to fit it all in. Their Tripadvisor reviews have a lot of mentions on the excellent service from the waiters and waitresses so you’re guaranteed a friendly smile. Similar to other brunch spots, they bunch up around Washington street so a great place to plan your trip around.
New England influenced brunch
This cafe of Liberty Grill self proclaims themselves as locally sourced New England influenced plates with brunch served until 5pm, great for any late starts to the day! Apparently they currently don’t have many tables so again pre-planning is key. They are well known for their classics of Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and French Toast which consistently delivers. Some of their New England twists include Crab and French Toast Rockefeller which is dipped in spiced bourbon custard, great for anyone likes that a novelty.
Again, based on Washington street, you can also get a takeaway breakfast of the same dishes if you’re rushing off to do an activity. Lastly they won Ireland’s best breakfast of 2020 from the Independent.ie, their description of a bistro style institution speaks volumes to the quality of this brunch.
All these brunch spots are close to our starting point for InstaTour Cork tour 🙂 And from feedback, the perfect match to start your Hen party InstaTour the right way!