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Star Anise

#15 of 449 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
021 455 1635
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 61
    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
Spark missing.

Lovely food, nice athmosphere, friendly waiting staff. We felt that the 5% to take the meal from a good meal to a great one was not there for the price charged.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
barramacgearailit
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lovely food, nice athmosphere, friendly waiting staff. We felt that the 5% to take the meal from a good meal to a great one was not there for the price charged.

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Cork
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I really enjoyed by visit to Star Anise last night. Four of us had different starters, mains and deserts and all were very good. My seafood chowder was exceptional. We were all delighted with our choices. I did feel the tables were a little uncomfortable, the legs seemed to get in the way. But that is a very small niggle... More 

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very relax atmosphere with friendly staffs, not to forget a very decent wine list, we had the Massaya from Lebanon , as for the food, very unpretentious but to a very high standard ,had the prawn ravioli and the venison steak, not to forget the creme brulee , to die for, in overall very good value , will definitely be... More 

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Mullingar
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent meal in Star Anise-- atmosphere was cosy, service attentive and friendly. Star of the show the food.. all four of us enjoyed great starters and mains...unfortunately couldn't manage desserts but enjoyed great coffees to finish. Chowder was declared as one of best ever by one of our party. The main courses of duo of lamb, lamb... More 

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had dinner with a friend during the week early in the evening . The restaurant isnt huge and it has a nice atmosphere but as we were leaving it was getting very busy so a bit louder in there too so booking would be a good idea also. The menu has some lovely options though its a bit on the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice food , Lovely staff but expensive. This is a very popular restaurant so be sure to book a few days in advance. The staff are very friendly and attentive but the only downfall is that the food is very much on the pricey side. Expect to pay €20 + for a steak and the wine menu is also quite... More 

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

One of our first meals out since having a baby and a return to one of our favourites. Both had chowder to start which was very hearty and full of fish and seafood but seemed a little under-seasoned - easily fixed with some salt and pepper. For mains, we had duck confit (excellent) and steak (good but could have been... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was my 2nd time coming to this restaurant with my boyfriend. The first visit was really memorable with lovely food and attentive service. This time was a little bit of a let down compared to our previous visit. There was only waitress on at the time and perhaps because we were the youngest couple there I felt the service... More 

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Cork
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We met friends here for a bite to eat on a Saturday evening. We had a baby sitter so we're on the clock. Our table for 4 was booked for 2030 but wasn't ready and we were sent away - we came back at 2100 and we still had to wait 10 minutes. The food was okay - nothing to... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very good star anise flavor. Rump Lamb s too good. More good options on menu. Centrally Located too. Service is very polite. Always busy so recommend to book. One of the true gems of cork

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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 - 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

Questions & Answers

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