Sunday Times 100 best restaurants 2020
Rebecca Harte’s culinary curation in Cork’s venerable Farmgate Café acts as a prism, dispersing new light on how you see a dish of stout rarebit, or tripe and onions with drisheen or cottage pie, or cod with kale. Ever since Rebecca’s mother, Kay, first opened the café – up the stairs above Cork’s English Market — people have suggested that Farmgate food is some sort of historical re-enactment, but this is wrong. The fact is that Farmgate food is ageless, and Rebecca has simply shone a sharp new light on the glory that is steamed Lady’s Bridge potatoes, and the purity of a crunchy, white soda bread, and the elemental loveliness of Oysterhaven oysters. Great staff, great value.