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Star Anise

#13 of 449 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
021 455 1635
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner with friends

Good location, top service, excellent food and wine, fresh and good French cuisine. Special offers daily

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Sven K
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Good location, top service, excellent food and wine, fresh and good French cuisine. Special offers daily

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Limerick, Ireland
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was intimate, and cosy. Booking advised. Host loves what she does and was a true host. Price was very reasonable and ambiance just perfect. Its a French restaurant so duck went without saying, and I was impressed. Duck was melt in your mouth and cooked to perfection, jus was just flavoursome. There was also a spring-roll with duck meat,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I seldom see a review for this excellent restaurant, I think it does not need the publicity as it is very rarely empty. The food is French in style but sourced from the Enflish Market. I have been going there for ten years and have never had a disappointing meal. The prices are reasonable and the wine list though not... More 

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Westchester County New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Tiny restaurant of 25-30 seats. It was full on Saturday. The menu was varied and everything was well executed. My personal favorite was the passion fruit panda cotta. The portions were surprisingly large. The wine list was also surprisingly ample for a place this size. I feel there would be something for everyone here. Maybe one more vegetarian dish? Service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The reception and service was very good. Dealt with allergies well - but no gluten free bread, unlike other restaurants in Ireland that we visited. The entrees - carrot, sweet potato and ginger soup and the prawn ravioli - were both well cooked but were more traditional French cuisine than a top French restaurant. The mains - monk fish and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Visited Star Anise for the early bird last Saturday evening. Really excellent. Food was lovely, staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was calm and relaxing. Will definitely return!

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We popped into Star Anise by chance, on an impulse visit to Cork. We are vegetarians so we had artichoke tempura with feta and salad, olives and hummus with fresh bread, and the vegetable pithivers (a pastry dish). All were delicious, and well presented. The decor is very stylish and the premises is immaculate. The staff were very friendly and... More 

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Cairo
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Two of us stopped by without a reservation and were given a great table. The food was superb as was the wine and the service. Highly recommend!!

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

modern romantic and friendly eatery. Service is great. Its food is not haute cuisine but the quality is of high standard. Iwould gladly go back there.

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County Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A recent visit by our party of four adults was charmed and delighted by an all round enjoyable dining out experience. The food was prepared with competence and presented with flair, tasting great, as all confirmed. The a la carte offers excellent choices and their early bird menu available all evening during the early part of the week offers exceptional... More 

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Additional Information about Star Anise

Address: Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021 455 1635
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Average Prices: USD $14 to $43
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: 021 455 1635

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $14 to $43
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?