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Cafe Serendipity

#29 of 448 Restaurants in Cork
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Tuesday to...
Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Tuesday to Saturday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious fresh food

Quick and friendly service, beautiful food nicely presented. Not open every day which was a shame. Would definitely go there again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Carolyn J
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Quick and friendly service, beautiful food nicely presented. Not open every day which was a shame. Would definitely go there again.

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cork
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Arriving @ 7:30 on a Saturday evening with a 3 year old, hoping to get in and out so our princess doesn't disturb the Saturday night crowd. We heard this place was a little treasure of value and a 3 course meal on a Saturday night for 23€ was a winner for me! The waiter was a young gentleman and... More 

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Paris, France
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Serendipity for lunch with my wife and our 3 year old boy. He liked the smoked chicken risotto very much, my fish & chips was nice and tasty and the chicken salad filling, fresh and tasty. The staff was nice and helpful, the waitress even spoke fluent french. We were seated outside in the front of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch that was simply scrumptious! Everything was fresh and delicious! The wait staff were very good, however, smoking is allowed on the patio, so the ambiance suffered a bit as we dodged the smoke - YUCK!

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Ireland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It's been a while since we last ate at Serendipity but it's as good as ever. Located very close to UCC ( University College Cork ), the proprietors run a B&B as well as the restaurant. We like to go in the evening and the 3 course meal for 23eu is simply fantastic value given the quality of food served.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very tasty chicken risoto. Excellent service, nice place for a quick lunch alone or accompanied or simply have a cup of coffee or tea.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped in for lunch one afternoon, on a sunny day when we could sit outside in the front. Because it was on a main street, there was some traffic noise, but the food was delicious!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Cork at lunchtime always amazes me. Every place you go into is full with locals and tourists. Lunch seems to taken very seriously in Cork. So this time I was in Cork I tried Cafe Serendipity as it was just up the road from where I was staying, Garnish House. After having eaten very heartily for the last few days... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was a fine choice for a well done sandwich. The service was acceptable and the food was fresh. Nothing outstanding but nicely prepared.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Enjoyed the food ALLOT!!! Personally liked it because located on a not so busy street. Wil pop over there again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 2410466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Description

Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Tuesday to Saturday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.

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