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Star Anise

Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
021 455 1635
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Ranked #10 of 447 restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $43
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Really impressed with this cosy restaurant,great ambiance, fantastic staff and tasty beautiful food at reasonable price.Had early bird., fish cakes and aubergine both great as were the duck confit and steak. Desserts were So good..loved the brûlée and trio of apple just yum. Wonderful friendly professional staff..such a pleasant evening. Thank you!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was a fine restaurant for a treat in Cork. Portions are large and very well cooked but just short of excellent. Service is brisk and friendly and what makes this restaurant attractive is it is situated just across the bridge from Patrick St. It was recommended by the tourist office, and we liked it very much overall.

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Stratford, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a nice restaurant close to my hotel and the food and service was really good. I would recommend it!

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Dundee
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Excellent little place in Cork. I think they managed to squeeze us in as the last booking for the early bird session. The service is excellent, the staff are extremely good, and, happy to make an ddiscuss recommendations. The drinks selection is good. The food in here is the star of the show. Highly recommended by myself and my wife.

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Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great food, great service! Had the duck on the a la carte and was perfectly cooked and delicious. Others had the early bird, paid the €4 supplement for 10oz steak. Was worth it. Only thing was that they didn't have one of the beers that was on the menu.

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The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Early bird rate is reasonable. Good service and nice atmosphere. Good seafood chowder and fish dinner.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Been her before and was very happy to return. They have an early bird option too (6-7pm) which is good value. The staff are really friendly and the food is great.

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Wexford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had a lovely meal here, went for the early bird menu which offered a good choice. Staff were friendly and very accommodating. Food was excellent, will definitely be returning.

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I went there for my birthday dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was very welcome and accommodating and made me feel truly appreciated. I treated myself to three courses plus wine - almost all of which was outstanding. The main course was a bit off as the lamb was overcooked and the potatoes dauphinoise looked more grey than yellow,... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were here as a large party but the service was personal and efficient. The food here is always amazing. It is always such a treat to go here.

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