Thursday, January 01, 2015

Scoozis, 2-5 Winthrop Lane | Guide of Cork ♥

This is the first post as part of my Guide of Cork where I'll be sharing some of my favourite gems and places hidden throughout my home county of Cork. Cork is an amazing little city and the county is absolutely beautiful with so many stunning locations by the coast and further inland. Cork is most definitely a place with a lot to offer no matter what your interests are. The first post of my Guide of Cork is to share with you all one of my favourite places to eat in the city - Scoozi! or Scoozis as us Corkonians say!

 Scoozis Restaurant is a quirky restaurant with a homely, welcoming and charming interior which welcomes patrons of all ages, I love finding family friendly places in the city! The restaurant itself has separate little rooms and spaces which give a real intimate feel to wherever you may be seated. The interior is adorned with stone clad walls, antiques and bric-a-brac which give a real cosy vibe and there is always something interesting to look at. Jacek and I went here yesterday for a celebratory New Years Eve meal and the places was up the walls busy, which just serves to show how popular Scoozis is with the people of Cork, being completely honest though I've been to Scoozis on many occasions and it's always busy. The staff are so friendly, welcoming and helpful and as we stepped through the door we were greeted by a man who I can only presume was the manager who passed us menus and quickly informed us that the waiting time was 15 to 20 minutes to be seated, we were more than happy to wait.

We were seated in what I would call the 'airier' side of the restaurant which has white walls and window dividers for the seating areas, it's such a lovely place. I couldn't take anymore pictures of the decor as the place was so busy and I didn't want to be in the servers way but hopefully you can get a glimpse of the atmosphere Scoozis has to offer from the above picture.

Scoozis offer a great menu with choices of hand-built burgers, pizzas, chicken, fish and steak dishes as well as a great selection of mout-watering cakes, breads, savoury options and desserts all made in house in Scoozis bakery. The desserts actually great you as you enter the restaurant and really do make you look forward to your meal, they look amazing! As it was a celebration Jacek and I ordered a bottle of white wine, Pulpit Rock Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa of course - where else! It was such a lovely wine and we may have polished off the whole bottle...

 We started with the garlic bread and cheese (€4.40) which is topped with melted Mozzarella. It was delicious as the bread was so soft, a great way to start our meal for sure. Jacek went for the New Yorker (€12.50) a hand-built burger which includes a breast of chicken grilled topped with crispy smokey
bacon and garlic cream cheese, salsa and curried mayo - sounds amazing doesn't it?! I went for the simpler pasta option and chose the carbonara (€11.80) which was seriously delicious, the sauce was so creamy. I like the fact that I was given a choice of pasta to choose from too, I went for the spiral penne.

 Now to the highlight of a meal at Scoozis (well for me anyway!) - the desserts! Jacek and I decided to get a slice of the chocolate cake and the Mars Bar cheesecake (€5.95 a slice) and share them both, good choice! The Mars Bar cheesecake was my favourite with it's light, yummy topping and the biscuit base which I'm sure had a layer of Mars Bar above it which oozed caramel as it broke. Jacek preferred the chocolate cake which has a crispy, nutty praline layer throughout. Both were so delicious, I'd go to Scoozis for the desserts alone!

I can't wait to return to Scoozis in the future. I always have a great experience when I visit and leave full to the brim! I highly recommend a visit if you're in Cork City, you won't be disappointed.

Scoozis Restaurant,
2-5 Winthrop Lane,
Cork

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  1. Looks delicious. I must visit this place next time we are in Cork again. I'd be so stuffed after all that.

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    1. It really was delicious! Definitely pay Scoozis a visit when you're in Cork again :)

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  2. Wow, everything at this place looks so delicious! The restaurant really has quite a cozy feel, which is always my favorite. And you made a great choice with the sauvignon blanc- South Africa makes some of the best sauvignon blancs! The New Yorker looks like something I would have ordered for dinner for sure!

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    1. The food really is SO delicious! The decor really does make you feel cosy, it's such a welcoming restaurant. We had to go with the South African wine because my fiance is South African, he wouldn't have it any other way! :)

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  3. Looks so delicious, thanks for sharing your hometown with us can not wait to see more. If I am ever there I definitely want to visit szoozi

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    1. The food really is delicious! Definitely visit Scoozis if you're ever in Cork :)

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  4. You totally had me at dessert. My mouth is watering. But I have to say I could totally go for some of that garlic bread right now too. This looks like a great place. It looks like it has something for everyone.

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    1. Haha! Their desserts are amazing! It really does have something for everyone, so family friendly.

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  5. Wow all that food looks delish!! The exterior of the restaurant looks so fancy and holiday themed! I would really love some great bread and pasta right now..oooh its making me hungry! And I would love some chocolate cake too ;) It looks like you had a fantastic time!! What great variety they have :)

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  6. Ohhh.... that food! I had to scroll back to get another look at that cake! I love the exterior, it reminds me of being in Dublin a few Christmases ago. So festive! I love that you're doing a guide to Cork, it's somewhere I'd love to visit!

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  7. OMGoodness...I love the word 'Corkonians.' (smile) I really like a restaurant where a manager or owner is welcoming and attentive to people who come in. It's nice when they greet you, and would like to make your visit memorable. It's little things like that which make me return to a restaurant. That cheesy bread looks soooo good. I bet it tastes scrumptious. Garlic cream cheese on a sandwhich...yum! Topping off the meal with a slice of Mars Bar Cheesecake sounds delicious. I've had Snickers cheesecake before, but I would want a slice with that biscuity-layer.

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  8. OMG! I'm so hungry right now, this is killing me and possible a bad idea to look at before dinner, lol.. However, the Mars Bar cheesecake looks awesome, I used to always eat mars bars growing up like all the time. All of this looks amazing and now, I'm double as hungry and want cheesecake :(

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  9. Wow is all I can say, that looks so amazing. If only I lived closer I would be taking my husband with me there. I't looks like y'all had a great time and all those cakes. Can you say YUMMMMMM.

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