Sofie, Wendy and myself went for a lovely spin to Mizen Head on Sunday. The day was perfect for it. Sunny spells, no rain in sight, enough wind to let you feel that you were outside and 3 girls who got the giggles....what more is there to a perfect Sunday...??? Of course, a great meal. We stopped on the way back to Cork in Ballydehob as Wendy mentioned Antonio's being a good restaurant. Ballydehob is not really on my culinary map but we were hungry from the fresh air so we decided to trust Wendy's tastebuds.
Located on Main Street in Ballydehob it has a friendly exterior. Run by Antonio (you couldn't see him but hear him) in the kitchen and his wife as front of house - quite eccentric woman. Italian music in the background (Azzuro anyone??), little knickknacks everywhere - fine dining does not come to mind. We arrived at 6 without reservations - there was some type of racing on and tickets were handed out for the locals but we got seated anyway. Plastic covered menus presented the usual suspects. Waiters and waitresses looked as if they came straight out of the cradle and acted accordingly. Did I like it?? Yes I did actually. Food was simple but well made. Don't expect anything fancy but if you want a relaxed night out, go to Antonio's - the perfect neighbourhood 'joint'.