It’s not that easy to become a Good Food Ireland Approved Provider. Strict criteria regarding sourcing of ingredients have to be followed. Our Approved Providers must prove they are supporting local farmers and producers and Ireland’s quality meat and fishing industries. After that, the passion of the chef or owner must shine through, with innovation in using prime Irish seasonal ingredients always evident. The service in a Good Food Ireland restaurant is backed up with sound knowledge of local produce within the team of staff. Thorough inspections include everything from front of house and full kitchen procedure to checking all aspects of customer facilities and comfort. Following acceptance into Good Food Ireland, mystery inspections are carried out in order to maintain the high standard within the network.  Annual awards honour those who are at the top of their games in the business – it’s always a hard decision because all premises work to the highest standards .In essence, Good Food Ireland establishments proudly represent the food of this country, enjoyed within the best possible dining experience.   Pat Kiely of O’Connor’s Seafood Restaurant in Bantry has been in the Good Food Ireland network for some time. His casual dining restaurant has been an award nominee – an honour in itself,  when competition is so tough. O’Connor’s, located on the waterfront of picturesque Bantry harbour,  is the key eating place in the town. You’ll spot it by the distinctive sailing boats in the window. Pat is an exciting and committed chef who cooks with firm commitment to using fish and seafood from Bantry’s local boats, with Cork’s artisan and speciality produce. His superb cooking skills and creative flair have made a menu full of surprise, balanced with great value choices at this level. We are proud to include him among the every growing ranks of Good Food Ireland Providers throughout the country.  Alongside this recognition,  O’Connors has also been lauded with a coveted appearance in the latest Michelin Guide,  and reviewed independently by Ireland’s top critics. Here is a place where the badges of honour over the door are not just ornamental. They represent consistent high quality and affordability in a charming and comfortable restaurant. O’ Connor’s dishes are based on the freshest local ingredients,  treated simply and served with elegance and enthusiasm.