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The Oliver Plunkett

#52 of 473 Restaurants in Cork
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116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 422 2779
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Description: The Oliver Plunkett is a traditional Irish Pub, located on Oliver Plunkett...
The Oliver Plunkett is a traditional Irish Pub, located on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City. If you are looking for great live music in Cork then the Oliver Plunkett is the place to be! This late bar is Cork’s home of the finest traditional music, best pints of Guinness, great atmosphere, signature Cocktails, and the most laid back and charming bar staff that you will ever come across. The Oliver Plunkett is a go-to destination bar for interesting and quirky historical and current facts about Cork and Ireland. By day, in a relaxed atmosphere you can chill & chat in cosy surroundings and choose from our variety of teas, coffees and homemade cakes. Browse the internet on our free Wi-Fi, read a newspaper, look through our famous celebrity lined walls and customer wall of fame in the Smoking Room.Bar food is served all day from 8am until 7pm, with Carvery Lunches served from 12 -4pm and Evening Bites served till 7pm throughout the evening. By night bar transforms into live music venue with live music free of charge 7 nights a week. Weekly Sessions like Open Mic, Fantastic Trad Sessions accompanied from time to time by Irish Dancers and Jamming Sessions are complemented by variety of great bands and talented performers like The Kilkennys, Andy Dunne or Roy Buckley!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Went here for dinner on a Tuesday. Took awhile to get seated and served. Food was good, portions were large, overall good value. Place is large, has two floors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Tuesday. Took awhile to get seated and served. Food was good, portions were large, overall good value. Place is large, has two floors.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Popped in for a quick sandwich lunch which took forever to arrive. The young guy behind the bar couldn't manage to take an order for 5 drinks and had a meltdown and had to be rescued by a nice young lady colleague. She correctly served our drinks and said she would be over for the food order. Unfortunately the young... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been in the Oliver Plunkett pub few months ago, but the good vibrations the place gave me are still in me :) it's a typical Irish pub, where to eat and drink as you like at the rhythm of good music, especially live gigs! Congrats!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a great Friday night here. Place was busy upstairs and down but never felt too busy. Nice smoking area upstairs that feels like indoors. Band upstairs called Clann Eireann or something were great. Really got the place jumping. Spanish girls up trying to do Irish dancing was great craic and others joined in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We ate nearby at Scoozi across the street as Oliver Plunkett didn't serve full on meals when we showed up slightly after 9pm. The environment, however, was kickin! If you want a pub/club party environment with an Irish twist, then this is the place to go! They have live music and full bars both downstairs and upstairs. The first floor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to come here for live music and good food and were directed upstairs. There's a good atmosphere and the music and dancing was great. Food was fine - standard pub fare at reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, good food and very good entertainment: lovely traditional music and dancing in a nice atmosphere. We had the fish and chips and the irish stew, both really satisfying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We ate lunch here one day while in the city,really cool pub,nice staff, & most important delicious wholesome food. Great location when shopping. Would recommend this pub to friends when visiting Cork city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great pub had my 1st ever pint of Guinness in here and drank Guinness for 4 days , great pub good vibe great staff .sat outside mainly and watched the world go by . Will be back for sure for sure . X

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very busy facility and great atmosphere. friendly staff and good prices too. Would highly recommend tourists visit, there is live music sometimes and when we was there Sunday there was and the pub was very busy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 422 2779

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Greek, Pub

Description

The Oliver Plunkett is a traditional Irish Pub, located on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City. If you are looking for great live music in Cork then the Oliver Plunkett is the place to be! This late bar is Cork’s home of the finest traditional music, best pints of Guinness, great atmosphere, signature Cocktails, and the most laid back and charming bar staff that you will ever come across. The Oliver Plunkett is a go-to destination bar for interesting and quirky historical and current facts about Cork and Ireland. By day, in a relaxed atmosphere you can chill & chat in cosy surroundings and choose from our variety of teas, coffees and homemade cakes. Browse the internet on our free Wi-Fi, read a newspaper, look through our famous celebrity lined walls and customer wall of fame in the Smoking Room.Bar food is served all day from 8am until 7pm, with Carvery Lunches served from 12 -4pm and Evening Bites served till 7pm throughout the evening. By night bar transforms into live music venue with live music free of charge 7 nights a week. Weekly Sessions like Open Mic, Fantastic Trad Sessions accompanied from time to time by Irish Dancers and Jamming Sessions are complemented by variety of great bands and talented performers like The Kilkennys, Andy Dunne or Roy Buckley!

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