No Wool Over My Eyes

The Woolshed Baa & Grill, Cork.

  • The burger: Homemade 1/3 lb beef pattie grilled medium on a toasted bun with melted cheddar cheese.

  • The side: Salad and Fries, also added Bacon for €1.50.

  • The Price: €10 / €11.50 with Bacon.

  • Special Offers: BOGOF on Tuesday’s!

This place really surprised me for many reasons and all positive really. For one, another ‘pub grub’ type burger, and as much as that’s been great in the past I just wasn’t overly excited about this place for no real reason. Well I was wrong to question it!

I guess my problem was that I hadn’t heard people rave about the place so didn’t know what to expect. Then of course the pessimist in me expected bland.

Misconception 1: A buy one get one free offer does not mean that the food is going to be bad.

Misconception 2: A ‘bland’ presentation to the food does not always say the food is bland.

To put it bluntly here, the picture does no justice to the flavour! The burger was nothing short of amazing, despite its poor presentation and somewhat dry look. The added bacon was perfect and the only suggestion I would have is for a sauce to be added – I added ketchup and mayonnaise (or link sauce). I feel it needed the added ‘wetness’ and it went down very well with the beer!

In the end I was reminded not to judge a book by it’s cover. Great food, great price and a pretty cool sports bar!