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Fresco Eaterie and Bistro

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Lewis Glucksman Gallery | University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Malaysian flavours

Authentic Malaysian chef explains the menu and the flavours - having spent some time in Malaysia in the summer - this is as good as being there. My eating partner had the burger which was chargrilled and vert tasty - served with a Waterford Blaa which is one of the 5 (only) Protected Geographical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Jean D
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English first
Charleville, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went there for quick lunch. Had tuna salad which was lovely, tasting of real fire straight from the grill. Price are very reasonable. In busy time it's a bit hard to get around as the tables are so close together, but its worth squeezing inside for that food. And I really love their nutella latte.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch yesterday. I had the pumpkin soup which was nice but only barely filled half way up the tiny bowl and one small slice of brown bread. Extortionate price. I also had the Thai Beef Salad. It was absolutely drowned in a cheap sweet chilli sause and only a few small pieces of beef on a large... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I decided to get away from the stress of studying for exams in UCC and treat ourselves to a nice lunch on campus.However, we were not only extremely dissatisfied with our meal but also left feeling very unwell for the rest of the day. What makes things worse is that this was not an isolated occurrence- last... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Visited Fresco for a coffee recently, service was horrendous. Waited for ages to be seated while the waitress ran around bringing cutlery to a table one set at a time (seriously, four cutlery trips to the same table). Waited 40 minutes for two hot chocolates and a brownie. The cafe was not even half full. Loads of dirty tables, staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Malaysian chef explains the menu and the flavours - having spent some time in Malaysia in the summer - this is as good as being there. My eating partner had the burger which was chargrilled and vert tasty - served with a Waterford Blaa which is one of the 5 (only) Protected Geographical Indication foods in Ireland - the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

SORRY, but my meal in Fresco Eaterie and Bistro was terrible, grease, grease and more grease. Terrible menu..please do NOT go there for a meal. When I went home I had some Andrews Salts to settle my tummy from all the grease. Surroundings in the restaurant [all steel]...please paint over this steel with a warm colour...this will help it and... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I wanted to visit the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in the morning and didn't really know where to eat, but downstairs I found Fresco so decided to have breakfast there. The surroundings were pleasant, even on the dreary rainy day, and the staff were pleasant.The French Toast was done well and was delicious with the bacon. I grabbed a mocha, which... More 

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Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great coffee and brunch options, you will not be disappointed! This has become a regular treat for me. Staff are very friendly and provide great service. Expect a wait for a table at peak times like 1pm on a Saturday, worth the wait!

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Cork, Ireland
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Came here as part of a deal, and was not disappointed. Good varied menu, nice staff and nice surroundings make for a very pleasant experience. Will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My sister recommend this cafe so during a visit to cork decided to drop in. Felt had to write a review - one of those pleasent surprises you get on occasion. Food great - had lunch tasty and good value all in this lovely relaxed setting.

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Additional Information about Fresco Eaterie and Bistro

Address: Lewis Glucksman Gallery | University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Diner

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lewis Glucksman Gallery | University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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