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Crawford Gallery Cafe

#133 of 503 Restaurants in Cork
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Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
(021) 4274415
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 44
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  • 29
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  • 7
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  • 7
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  • 2
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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
A nice surprise

You don't always expect an art gallery to have fine dining. Hidden away in the Crawford Gallery in Cork City is the Gallery Café. Excellent food in a nice bistro style atmosphere, wood floors, weed tables and simple decor. With the buzz of conversation, the clanking of crockery and cutlery within... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
hurlp
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Montreal, Canada
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Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Food quite good as usual but the staff really let the whole eating experience down they just weren't nice I wouldn't rush back.

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Thank Ruth L
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Boy, the reviews are correct...yummy food in a relaxed atmosphere! The Thai tomato soup was beyond tasty.

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Thank nonie33
Galway, Ireland
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The food was ok it was nothing special. The steak and chips came covered in butter and a lump of a bone with marrow in it beside it to fill up the plate. When we were just finished we were abruptly moved on, the place was half empty and no one waiting

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Thank Kevin L
Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Visited on Tuesday 10 Nov around 12.30 greeted warmly and immediately shown to a table. This Café has a nice décor and a friendly buzz of conversation. I was given a carafe of water and brown bread with my menu. The lunch menu while short included meat , fish and vegetarian options, I chose a mug of soup and the... More 

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Thank Finster001
Montreal, Canada
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

You don't always expect an art gallery to have fine dining. Hidden away in the Crawford Gallery in Cork City is the Gallery Café. Excellent food in a nice bistro style atmosphere, wood floors, weed tables and simple decor. With the buzz of conversation, the clanking of crockery and cutlery within and the hum of a busy city outside, this... More 

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Thank hurlp
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Three of us arrived at 4pm on a Saturday for coffee and cake. This is a nice little café on the ground floor of the gallery. Whilst we were made aware that the place closes at 1630, the clear up started around us just after our food and drinks arrived. There were items removed from our table and without asking,... More 

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Thank threehens
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Step into a quieter, calmer place, in the lovely surroundings of this cafe. While away some time in the gallery afterwards. Friendly staff, and wholesome food. Only drawback- cakes are pricey e.g. €4 for a chocolate brownie.

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Thank Niamh L
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Without doubt one of the best staff in the city. Combined with exquisite food This compact but astounding menu delights all senses surrounded by the most amazing art that Ireland has to offer you our transcended into decadent but healthy eating definitely a must for the visitors and locals Crawford gallery cafe offers one of the best cuisines and best... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The menus are short but the quality of the food service and was excellent. The galleries are worth a visit too! If I had a criticism it would be that it is ever so slightly over priced but it wouldn't stop me returning.

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Thank blue_legends
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have enjoyed on 2 occasions, a trip here. Both trips were a lovely experience. Friendly, down to earth staff, relaxed and pretty surroundings and attention to detail make this a lovely venue for a relaxing cuppa or a tasty lunch. Don't ever change!

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Thank Maria B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: (021) 4274415

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, British

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