THE IVORY TOWER, run by Seamus O’Connell, is Cork’s most imaginative fine dining experience. Located in the heart of Cork City, this intimate first-floor dining room is one of Cork’s true hidden gems.

Celebrity Chef Seamus O’Connell, star of the RTE’s SOUL FOOD cookery programme, has been serving the highest quality food and wine, with hints of mischief and twists of the unexpected, at the Ivory Tower restaurant for over 15 years.

Seamus O'Connell Headshot

Seamus’ influence include Japanese Cuisine, Mexican Soul Food, and French Haute Cusine, while the menu also features almost-forgotten Irish dishes as well as European fare.

Ingredients are extremely fresh (and often organic), flavours are bold and presentation is unusual. So whether you choose a classic dish with a twist or one of Seamus’ fusion creations, be prepared for humour and originality on a plate.

The Ivory Tower is well-known for its sushi and Japanese food and for its 5-course fine dining menu. It is also one of the only restaurants in Ireland to offer a menu based exclusively on traditional Irish food.


“… O’Connell is an outlier… He could have had the Michelin stars“

Joe McNamee, Irish Examiner

“..outstanding food and cooking. The creativity associated with this restaurant genuinely is a one-off.”

Georgina Campbell’s Ireland

Open Hours/ Booking

Open Thursday to Saturday 19:00 ’til late

Tel: 085 8266 861

The Ivory Tower Restaurant
The Exchange Buildings,
35 Princes St. Cork

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