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Crawford Gallery Cafe

Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland (Centre)
(021) 4274415
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Ranked #119 of 444 restaurants in Cork
Cuisines: Irish, British
Neighborhood: Centre
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Neighborhood: Centre
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87% Recommend
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went here to meet a cousin from the area who had recommended it. It looks very ordinary when you peek in, but there's a reason for the steady stream of customers and that's the good food at reasonable prices. I had tasty fresh salmon fishcakes, served with a very good roasted red pepper aioli and green salad. The aioli... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Gallery Café is as described inside the Cork Crawford Gallery. It is situated on the ground floor and is always full of a mixture of visitors to the gallery, students and shoppers. Its pretty large inside and does lovely scones, carrot cake, and various other delicacies that go well with a cup of Earl Grey or cup of Latte.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We enjoyed lunch at this cafe on Saturday afternoon last (March 29th) following a recommendation. When we were seated we were immediately brought a jug of water and some wonderful home-made brown bread. The menu was a little unusual, with bone marrow featuring on several items. My husband ordered the mackerel, served with baby potatoes & spinach which was very... More

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had lunch here recently and hadn't been here in a while. The light, art filled,high ceilinged airy room is an ideal lunch spot. The menu is minimal with few choices and seems to have been cleverly designed for maximum profit with minimum cooking and preparation and there is nothing wrong with that. The day I was there I noted wild... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've visited this cafe several times for lunch recently. The food is excellent. The menu is quite small and what they do they do well. Mushroom & spinach pancake, fish & chips, a savoury tart, bacon & cabbage were just some of the options available on my most recent visit. There is always a good selection of delicious home made... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I ate here yesterday for lunch. All three of us ordered the tart for over €10 each. It was such a rip off. One small, poor quality and soggy slice with some pickled cucumber and a few lettuce leaves. We also ordered a bottle of white wine that came warm. Overall I would not recommend this place. Go elsewhere for... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Ate here one weekend recently and found it to be an excellent, reasonably-priced spot for a casual lunch. Located right in the city centre on the gallery's ground floor the cafe does a very good lunch menu. I tried the minute steak which Had good flavour and came with some excellent chips and a slightly thick garlic sauce. My dining... More

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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Used to live near this Café and ate there a lot but moved away a few years ago. Staff seemed to have changed since then but had lunch on a Saturday @ 3 (usually a nice quiet time) and staff were friendly and helpful. We both had the cup of soap with a brown bread, relish, cheese sandwich which was... More

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Kerry Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Ate lunch here on Saturday - food was perfectly nice (though the menu was not an interesting as it used to be but that's not a huge criticism) but the way we were rushed out was not particularly pleasant. We each had a coffee before the mean and my wife asked for a refill of coffee after the meal to... More

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Louth, Lincolnshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The cafe is a busy atmospheric gem - more like a small brasserie than a cafe. Charming swift service. All meals were excellent - soup and sandwich were excellent as was the spinach and mushroom crepe and mackerel tart and black pudding salad with caramelised apple. Glass of wine each and lovely Irish bread - everything perfect.

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