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Cafe Serendipity

30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
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Ranked #42 of 444 restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went here on a busy Saturday night, and were attended to immediately. Four of us went for dinner, and none were disappointed. The restaurant catered for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The wine list was short- but very good. My only gripe was a live violin player, while he was a good musician, the music was far too loud... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had breakfast here with some friends that had been in before. Food was decent but the selection was very small and the staff seemed bothered, rather than welcoming. We paid around 35-40eur for our family of four. I had heard good things and expected to really like the place, but I can't ay that I'd return.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by the owner of our B&B nearby. A really nice surprise, you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the place from the outside, but the food was superb and the prices were modest. Would return if we ever came back to Cork :D

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Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Food was good, staff were disinterested, couldn't return if we wanted because they don't have highchairs.

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Cork
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had dinner but wasn't blown away. Ambience was nice although there was a musician playing who was too loud for the size of the room. Food was good without being great. A medium rare steak arrived and was closer to medium well. Veg was lukewarm. Flavours were good but finished product let them down. Was really looking forward to trying... More

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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really enjoyed grabbing a quick spot of lunch here recently. Very friendly staff & service was great. Will be back!

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This cafe is one of the best to have lunch around UCC/ Western road. Service is fast and staff is helpful. Food is very nice, try their specials, there are the best! Prices are very reasonable. Lovely atmosphere, nice outside area on a sunny day. I have not been there for dinner yet but highly recommend it for lunch.

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Louth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Liked the location. Food was average at best. Wouldnt be bothered going back. Coffee was decent though which helped

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SCOTLAND
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258 reviews 258 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ate here on two occasions.....a snack and lunch. Both occasions were good experiences - prompt service, good menus and good value. Quite a small establishment and not open for dinner every night, so better to check availability beforehand. A small courtyard at the rear of the premises and also at the front for those sunnier days....

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Edenton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was one of my favorite restaurants to visit when I studied abroad in Cork - I would go at least once a week, as the food was consistently excellent and the staff kind and helpful. Prices are reasonable, and the restaurant itself has a wonderful atmosphere. Though I usually went for breakfast or lunch, they served perfect steaks the... More

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