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    THE LIBERTY GRILL: BURGER GOURMET

    by DAO Updated Nov 2, 2008

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    This sort of gourmet burger restaurant comes highly recommended in several guides for their food and prices. They serve substantial fry-up breakfasts as well as healthier options starting at 8am. Their burgers are made form an interesting choice of: beef, chicken, tuna, bacon, haloumi cheese, lamb, crab, falafel or tempeh. They also do salads and substantial deserts. Last orders are at 9pm.

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    Isaacs Restaurant: A long Running Tradition

    by suvanki Written Oct 26, 2008

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    We were looking for somewhere to eat, that wasn't too expensive. Isaacs Hotel looked like a good place. It was quite busy, but the waitress showed us to a table.
    I was still quite full from my lunch that I'd enjoyed in Blarney.
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    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my tapas for 10.95 euros

    This included ; Olives, chick peas, chicken wings, pate on bread, bruscheta, salad leaves, salami, peppers, sundried tomato.

    I also enjoyed a spoonful of Songlines chocolate pudding (7.50 euros), which was flavoured with rum - very rich!

    I finished my meal with a latte (2.40 euros)

    Menu cover Isaacs Restaurant My Tapas Royslaven (John) and Sachara (Ali) Songlines Royslaven Sachara Tripack Menu Isaacs Restaurant
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    L V Bar: Good place for a night cap

    by suvanki Written Oct 26, 2008

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    This bar was near to my hostel, I called in here for a last drink with Gillybob on the Saturday night - she'd been in earlier to check their closing time. Then again on Sunday night I called in for a drink with Tripack after our meal at the nearby Isaacs Hotel


    Both visits, it wasn't too crowded, just a few locals. It appeared to be newly decorated. Apparently this is a Free live music venue. Free Finger Food is served Fri/Sat and Sundays. Free Wi Fi zone.
    'Festivities begin 2000hrs to late'

    Selection of Real Ales

    Favorite Dish: I tried a bitter on the Saturday - can't remember its name - Red something -Maybe Gillybob can remember?

    Sunday -a pint of Guiness went down a treat!

    LV Bar from the outside Tripack enjoying a pint in LV Bar Tripack enjoying a pint
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    Market Lane Restaurant: Popular, busy bar and restaurant

    by suvanki Updated Oct 26, 2008

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    This was the venue for the Saturday night meal for the Cork2008 meet. The restaurant is quite new. There is a bar and restaurant on the ground floor, and further seating for diners uopstairs, with a tiny bar.
    The restaurant prides itself on its use of locally sourced ingredients, purchased from the English Market and local artisan producers.

    The extensive menu includes fish, meat and game dishes, salads and sandwiches.

    Open 12 'til late 6 days a week. Sunday 1700 - 2100
    Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Take-Away menus.
    Fully licenced.
    Bookings for parties of 6+

    The restaurant was very busy. Katherine had recommended the seafood soup, and I was surprised to find that only a couple of us had ordered a starter. This meant that the rest of our party were waiting for their meal for an hour. Some peoples food was overcooked.
    I was very pleased with my choices, but the soup and bread had been very filling, so I couldn't eat it all.

    Dinner Menu
    Starters (7 choices) 5.00 euros to 7.95 euros
    Main Courses (13 choices) 12.50 euros to 25.50
    Salads (4 choices) medium (8.50 -8.95) or large (11.75 -12.25)
    Desserts (7 choices) all 6.25 euros

    Kids menu - all home made 5.95 euros for choice of 4 main courses ice cream snowman 3.25
    Homemade baby bowl 2.95 euros

    Favorite Dish: Starter- Seafood Soup (tomato based) with gruyere cheese and croutons. Plus soda bread and butter (6.95 euros.)

    Main -Jack Mac Carthy free range sausages with colcannon, gravy and steamed vegetables (12.75) euros.

    Washed down with a pint of Murphys! (4.80 euros)

    Seafood soup and soda bread Sausages and colcannon Outside Market Lane after our meal Tripack Benazer Royslaven Songlines Dennis Market Lane Downstairs Bar
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    Isaacs: Rustic Food

    by SabrinaSummerville Updated Oct 29, 2007

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    Rustic is the word that my friend used to describe this eatery, and indeed it is; from the stone walls to the uncovered tables to the generous helpings of home-cooked style food. After all, the restaurant is housed in a converted old red brick warehouse - how much more rustic can you get?

    For me, what impressed me most as I entered was the warmth and the smells - basil, garlic, coffee....so many of my favourite scents wafted around my nose and made me long to be sated.

    Inside, this is a noisy, happy, fun place to be. You don't come here for a romantic diner a deux. Floors are tiled, tables are uncovered, and people come her to meet and people watch and have a good old natter.

    Favorite Dish: I started with the seared beef salad. There were two good portions of fillet of beef, quickly seared so that they were still very tender. One piece was not quite as nice as the other. The salad was crisp and fresh, though the dressing almost overpowered the beef. Nicest of all were the crispy onion rings served on top of the beef.

    I followed this with a main course portion of fish cakes and was happy to be served two generous cakes with salad. For a welcome change towards some restaurants, this time there was more fish than potato in the cakes.

    The coffee was good and strong and freshly ground, just the way I like it.

    I was happy with my food and comfortable in my surroundings. Although I am seldom in Cork and more, I bumped into some people I had been in college there with. That added to the overall pleasant feeling.

    In conclusion I would say that this is a nice place to eat, reasonably priced and good food. On the other hand, it won't be at the top of my list for a return visit.

    Lovely rustic interior Seared beef salad & crunchy onion rings
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    The Two Mile Inn: Food on the Road...

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Jul 17, 2007

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    The Two Mile Inn has changed hands so many times over the past years, but it always has a welcome atmosphere.

    It's retained it's old pub feeling and most recently there's a great external display of old farming memorabilia. These are fixed in among beautiful displays of roses and other flowers, so it makes a wonderful place to stop en route to Cork.

    Favorite Dish: Food is real pub grub, and they start with hearty full Irish breakfasts and go on from there.

    One word of warning - the coffee is instant and served nicely in a pot. It wasn't to my taste.

    Old tractor seat - now pub seat!
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    The Long Valley: Great Sandwiches, Old Pub Setting

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Jul 17, 2007

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    The Long Valley was one of the in places to drink when I was a student, back in the early '80's. Twenty five years later it's still going strong and when I popped in today for a quick drink I spotted an old college friend of mine reading the paper and enjoying a sandwich. Some things never change......that saying, he's now wearing a suit and I can now actually afford a drink;-)

    The atmosphere is still "cool". It's a real old pub place with lots of old wood and toled floors. Nothing glamorous about this joint! As the name suggests, it's long and narrow and this adds to the atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Food here consists of sandwiches and soup. These are among the nicest sandwiches you'll get - all freshly made in thick freshly cut slices of bread (we call these doorstop sandwiches). the soup is so popular that people order it to take out.

    Great place, city centre, and really cheap.

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    Cafe Mexicana: A touch of spice

    by Rachael71 Written May 1, 2007

    This restaurant is tucked away down one of the little streets in Cork's Huguenot Quarter. It had a laid-back atmosphere and was just the right place to relax after a day on our feet seeing what Cork had to offer. The menu is pretty varied, and there were a few dishes on there that I'd not seen at other Mexican restaurants.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the Aztec Soup - a chicken and spinach dish that I'd never come across before. The chemichangas were also tasty, and the dishes are pretty filling.

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    Bagel Factory: Breakfast fuel

    by fivesilver Updated Dec 6, 2006

    An economical and filling snack. I drop in for a breakfast bagel and a coffee a few times a month. Keeps you going till lunch.

    Favorite Dish: I generally go for the set - Bacon Eggworks on onion multiseed with a coffee. Not gourmet, but does the job.

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  • little india: indian resturant not to be missed

    by stemc Written Apr 25, 2006

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    a excellent indian resturant the food was light not heavy you could taste all the spices in the dish not too hot fantastic sauces ,free popadoms and chuckney ,the surroundings are nice and clean staff friendly ,this is a new resturant in cork and i think it will be very successful

    Favorite Dish: chickhen makrani

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  • the republic pizza: great pizzas

    by stemc Written Apr 25, 2006

    excellent chioce of pizzas,steaks,wines and other meals pasta etc .continental beers ,nice surroundings ,friendly staff . try the duck and plum sauce pizza yummmmy.

    Favorite Dish: try the duck and plum sauce pizza yummmmy

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  • Jacobs on the Mall: Jacobs on the Mall

    by drxym Updated Mar 6, 2006

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    If you really want to treat yourself whilst in Cork you have to eat at this place! The prices are high but it's not hard to see why - this restaurant has an amazing atmosphere and the food is great! Definitely one of the best restaurants in Cork.

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  • The Franciscan Well: A well hidden brew bar

    by drxym Updated Mar 6, 2006

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    The Franciscan Well is Cork's only microbrewery. Located on North Mall, it boasts a fine selection of guest and brewed on site beers such as lager, stout, wheat beer and red. It certainly makes a change to the usual, monotonous fare found in most Irish pubs.

    You might not notice this place when you are passing by as its situated back from the street and well sound proofed. But don't be put off - it's always popular at the weekends and ESPECIALLY during beer festivals. It has a large outdoor area at the back which turns into a marquee for festivals when the place is standing room only.

    The Franciscan Well also sells its beer to other Cork pubs so you might be lucky enough to try the beer even if you don't find this place.

    Favorite Dish: Rebel Red. A very nice dark ale.

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  • Scoozis: Simply Lush

    by dansteruk Written Jun 4, 2005

    Tucked down a little side street it looked daunting but with excellent recomendations from the local taxi drivers it was a place we had to check out. It has its normal pizza pastas but we avoided the norm and went for the grills. For starters we had stuffed mushrooms with feta cheese and tuscany Bread, Both came wondefully arranged and looked and tasted gorgeous. We then had a steak and a chicken with tomatoes and cheese dish. Again both were tasty and juicy and was served with style and a smile

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    Eco Restaurant Douglas: déserts magnifiques

    by Puckfair Updated Mar 25, 2005

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    u have to book in advance for this one and this is for
    lunch too as the food is so good
    it is more the atmosphere as well , The prices on the menu vary between nite and day , http://www.eco.ie/
    if u want u could reserve your table before hand as well on line, which is a nice touch, from the city center its 8 euros on average for a taxi

    Favorite Dish: the dessert meringue with the summer fruits it is absol gorgeous
    the steak is gorg., the Cajun salmon,chicken curry

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