The Quay Co-op has introduced a new specials menu at its ‘Upstairs’ restaurant to coincide with the iconic vegetarian hub’s 40th anniversary.

The special’s menu has a 1980s theme and includes vegetarian and vegan versions of prawn cocktail, beef stroganoff and knickerbocker glory. Two courses are priced at €19.82.

Simon Tiptaft, General Manager of the Quay Co-op says, “At the Quay Co-op we’re looking towards the future but we also want to bring back some of the best things about the 1980s. We’ve introduced an 80s-themed specials menu to coincide with the 40th-anniversary celebrations. You can expect a retro vegetarian and vegan twist on some 80s ‘classics’ like ‘prawn’ cocktail’ stroganoff, knickerbocker glory and even the ultimate 80s statement drink, Cinzano, is making a comeback to cool at the co-op. We hope our customers will enjoy what will be a nostalgic culinary trip down memory lane for some and a new experience for our younger followers.”

The Quay Co-op began as a community cooperative in 1982 before developing into a workers’ cooperative. Today, the Quay Co-op employs 50 people between its vegetarian deli, bakery, wholefoods store and restaurant on O’Sullivan’s Quay, its vegetarian food-production facility on Cove Street and satellite stores in Carrigaline and Ballincollig. It continues to be owned by its members. 

Upstairs the Co-op vegetarian restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Saturday from noon. For more information visit