Cork Airport has plenty of dining options on hand on both side of security. Those found before the security screening point are faster paced, offering mainly sandwiches and coffee beverages. Airside of security, you’ll find restaurants with full menus offering hot meals, pints of Irish stout and plenty in between.

Cork’s Food Market

This outlet conjures up images of the English Market in Cork. The décor blends elements of contemporary and traditional styles, and the menu features smoked salmon, fresh-baked breads and Maher’s coffee. It’s found next to Red Bar on the upper floor of the departures area.

Lir Café

This airside café is in the Departures Lounge past The Loop shopping area. The menu features a range of snacks and hot and cold beverages, including Lir Chocolate, which is among the finest in Ireland, and espresso drinks from Segafredo.

Sports Bar

Another restaurant in the Departures Lounge, Sports Bar serves up sandwiches, soups, salads, hot mains and, of course, a full roster of live sports broadcast on multiple flat-screen TVs. Draught and bottled beers are available.

Red Bar

The Red Bar has all the trappings of a traditional Irish Pub out of the Victorian Age. The restaurant offers a full menu and bar. The restaurant is located on the second level of the departures area before the security checkpoint.


This world-famous sandwich shop is ideally positioned in the main concourse squarely between the Arrivals and Departures halls. Passengers can stop by for a quick bite to eat whether coming or going.


The world’s leading gourmet coffee company has a branch in the Arrivals Hall across from the Cork Airport car hire desks. Exit customs and stop for a hot or cold macchiato, latte or cappuccino before checking in with the car hire representatives.