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Cafe Paradiso is located at 16 Lancaster Quay, Cork, Co. Cork just opposite the Lancaster Lodge Hotel on the way out of Cork City. The proprietors are Denis Cotter and Geraldine O'Toole. Opening as a vegetarian restaurant in 1993 its mission is to share the pleasure of real food with skill and passion. The cooking has evolved into a unique, mature and personal style strongly influenced by the producers of local vegetables and cheese.
The early cafe-style dining room design was intended to emphasise the effect of serving top-class food in a casual atmosphere, The restaurant has been refurbished – not once, but twice – in 2009. While retaining the relaxed atmosphere, the room is now a more elegant, intimate and comfortable space, and more in keeping with the qualities of the food coming from the kitchen. The first refurbishment was done with this in mind, the second was forced on Cafe Paradiso when it was a victim of the massive floods in Cork city in November 2009.
Cafe Paradiso It was voted ‘Best Restaurant in Munster’ by the readers of ‘Food & Wine’ magazine in 2001, and Denis Cotter was voted ‘Chef of the Year ’ by the same magazine in 2005. The restaurant was also voted ‘Restaurant of the Year’ by Les Routiers Ireland in 2004.
Taken from the Cafe Paradiso website
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