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Fresco Eaterie and Bistro

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Lewis Glucksman Gallery | University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Today
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, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible service

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Ciara G
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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10 restaurant reviews
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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81 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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cork
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79 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

visited here last week with a couple of business colleagues and whilst we were not in a particular hurry we did not have the whole afternoon to wait for our food . cafe was buzzy bordering on noisy and we tried to hold a business conversation but gave up due to the noise . food ordered from what seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Cool, laid-back atmosphere. This is truly one of corks hidden gems! And is quite possibly the best culinary experiences in Cork!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was lucky enough to find this little gem last summer. I had lunch there several times and I was never disappointed with any of my choices. Had breakfast there once and again not disappointed. Food is fresh, well priced, well presented and portions are good. Service is friendly and efficient. Restaurant and bathrooms were spotless.

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Restaurant Details

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