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Cafe Paradiso

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Mardyke
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16 Lancaster Quay, Cork 1, Ireland
+353 21 427 7939
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 391
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Veg Paradise in Paradiso

Its no wonder this restaurant is rated so highly. I went there recently and the food is excellent. Service excellent Very comfortable. Wine at the correct temp. All in all could not fault it

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Phil R
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Drogheda, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Drogheda, Ireland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Its no wonder this restaurant is rated so highly. I went there recently and the food is excellent. Service excellent Very comfortable. Wine at the correct temp. All in all could not fault it

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was only superb. The staff were very helpful and attentive. My business colleagues were very impressed with my choice of restaurant and said they would definitely be back again.

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cork ireland
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had wanted to visit for a long time but perception was that it was very expensive. A group of us,7, had dinner in May and all felt that it was very good value. It rarely happens that in a group everyone is equally happy with the food but on this occasion we were all very pleased . I think my... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to dine here by a good friend of our's and we really weren't disappointed. Whilst - from the outside - the restaurant doesn't look anything spectacular, the reason you book here (weeks in advance sometimes) is because of what's on the inside! The staff are very good,.. attentive without being intrusive, friendly whilst remaining polite and respectful... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was here for a special dinner and had a very bad experience. Food was barely average, toilets were flooded and filthy and my husband started vomiting before our taxi even made it home. We night suspect we had food poisioning the following day.Found it extremely expensive and disappointing. Returned for lunch a while later and we were very impressed.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We love the pig, it's our favourite of all food. But.. DO this place. It doesn't need any fancy adjectives, just do it and be happy.

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Westchester County New York
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Neither my wife nor I is a vegetarian; in fact, she's mostly Paleo. We both just like flavor, variety and execution, and this place delivers on all counts. The menu is so varied I would go back often were I a local resident. Great service too. Fabulous evening !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Every time we're in the Cork area we visit Paradiso. Not just because we're vegetarian, but because we know the produce is fresh (see Gort na Nain Farmhouse) and the service is great. It's a cozy environment with healthy and creative dishes. This visit we brought 2 carnivores and they absolutely loved it. Our server David made sure we were... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Located 500m from the city center is Corks best Vegetarian restaurant!! Whilst we visited in June, there was a monthly set menu, 2x courses or €35 or 3x courses €44. You had six choices in each course…. The dishes were so different, quirky and excitingly unusual. We cleaned our plates, not a crumb to be seen. Delicious

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'm vegetarian so when I found Cafe Paradiso on trip advisor, I just had to eat here. I called that afternoon and was able to get a reservation for my boyfriend and I. Others who showed up while we were eating without reservations were turned away, so definitely call ahead if you can. There are no vegetarian fine dining restaurants... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Paradiso

Address: 16 Lancaster Quay, Cork 1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 427 7939
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Mardyke
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 32 - 45
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Lancaster Quay, Cork 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Mardyke
  • Neighborhood: Mardyke
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 7939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 45
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?