41 South Mall, Cork, 021 4222 990, electrickcork.com ¤ Being all things to all people is a tough task, but it seems the Electric has made this its mission. In a large building alongside the Lee, the Electric has an incredibly busy bar downstairs with day and night bar menus. Upstairs there’s the main restaurant with hearty offerings such as Angus steaks, burgers and tagines. But the best fun happens in the fish bar, a wonderful white-tiled room with marble counters looking down onto the river. It serves wine by the glass and standards such as oysters, crab claws and ceviche, or the more unusual offerings of haddock koftas, calamari laksa and monkfish bourguignon. A great spot.