Dining Out

Gillian Nelis: This Cork restaurant with the Clash on the playlist deserves two Michelin stars

At Terre in the Castlemartyr resort, chef Vincent Crepel brings French, Spanish and Asian influences to his beautifully balanced tasting menu

Vincent Crepel and team in the kitchen at Terre. Picture: Ruth Calder-Potts

A man with possibly the heartiest laugh in Ireland, and almost certainly the heartiest laugh in Cork, is sitting at the table opposite us in Terre, the new, much-vaunted fine dining restaurant at the Castlemartyr resort in Cork.

He and his dinner date are getting on famously with Filip Palfi, the very personable sommelier. Between the chuckling and a playlist that includes the Clash, Guns N’Roses and the Doors, this is not what you might ...