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Star Anise

#11 of 484 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
021 455 1635
Website
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
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
It was nice...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
91Th0mas
,
County Cork, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
County Cork, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cork
Contributor
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Spokane, Washington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I arrived to Cork late and was looking for a place to eat around or just before 9pm. I stumbled on Star Anise. And they saved me having to eat at a fish and chips place down the block. I had the Rump of Lamb €24.95: Boulangere potatoes, summer greens, baby carrots & rosemary jus. It was delicious and the... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went there with my wife on a Thursday evening. Service was excellent. Nice relaxed atmosphere. I had chowder and steak and they were both great. Very impressed. Will go back soon

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

All the food and wine was absolutely amazing especially the homemade bread. Restaurant is family run and the service is great. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited Star Anise with a friend this evening and was greeted by Virginie, the owner, who managed to fit us in to a fully booked restaurant and as per usual the food, service and ambience was second to none. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant to everyone.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We managed to book a table on the 14/02 at 5pm to have dinner an hour after. The staff is very friendly, & the food delicious! We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a very pleasant dinner for an affordable price.

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Cork
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went here for my birthday at the end of January. There was three of us eating. I chose the place because of the high rating on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We decided to go for the Early bird menu as it has quite a good range. For starters me and my Mother got feta and aubergine parcels, which... More 

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GALWAYEGG
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Sadly we had a poor meal here. I had the chowder to start and it was tasteless and needed seasoning.I had the chicken for the main course and it was cold with the champ which was also cold. My partner had a sirloin steak she said was tough and fatty. The pepper sauce with the steak was very watery an... More 

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