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Our Suppliers

At The Black Barrel, we believe that great food starts with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. That's why we work closely with the best local suppliers from Midleton and the surrounding areas in Cork, to bring you the very best:


Meat: Frank Murphy's Butcher, serving top quality meat for generations

Seafood: Ballycotton Seafood, providing the freshest catch from the local shores

Potatoes: John Wall's farm in Whitegate, just 20 minutes away

Bread: Jack Cuthberts bakery, baking fresh loaves daily

Vegetables: Village Green Grocer Castlemarytr, supplying the freshest seasonal produce

Cheese: Ballinrostig, providing delicious organic cheese


At The Black Barrel, we're proud to work with suppliers who share our commitment to quality and sustainability. We believe that supporting local producers is not only good for our customers, but it also helps to strengthen the community and the local economy. Whether you're a Cork local or a visitor to our restaurant, you can taste the difference in our dishes, which are made with the freshest ingredients from the best local suppliers. Come and discover the taste of Cork at The Black Barrel.

Our Head Chef

Timmy Warne

At The Black Barrel, we're proud to have Timmy Warne as our Head Chef. With over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry and a passion for farm-to-table cuisine, Timmy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our kitchen.


At the heart of Timmy's cooking is his love for food and his commitment to sourcing and using only the best local and organic produce. He's passionate about creating dishes that reflect the seasons, often infusing his creations with edible flowers from his garden.


Timmy's love of fishing and hunting allows him to connect with the land and the people who produce our food, which is evident in every dish he creates. He also takes inspiration from the world of whiskey, infusing his dishes with a unique blend of flavours, expertly combining the distinct notes of whiskey with the freshest ingredients to create signature dishes that are both bold and sophisticated.


At The Black Barrel, we're committed to providing our customers with a dining experience that is truly exceptional. Make a reservation today and taste the passion and creativity that goes into every dish.

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