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Ivory Tower Restaurant

35 Princes St, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 4665
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Ranked #174 of 456 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Irish, Japanese, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An intimate restaurant run by locally famous chef Seamus O'Connell, featuring some of the most imaginative food in Ireland. The menu includes cajun, french and asian influences, with dishes such as blackened shark with banana ketchup and veal chimichanga ensuring that Cork locals and tourists alike take the time to locate this hard to find restaurant.
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English first
Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not my words but that of a fellow diner having eaten their way through a five course meal for a cost of €50 (without wine). Ivory Tower served up another taste sensation and well known chef Seamus O'Connell was on both cooking and serving duty and he did it with aplomb. Nowhere else can you have such fine food in... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Top class cooking and presentation, in an eclectic but welcoming ambience. On the third floor of a somewhat dilapidated building, at the junction of Oliver Plunkett and Princes St., this place is well worth a visit. It's style is indefinable, adventurous and excellent value foe the quality on offer. DON'T MISS IT!!

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Clonmel, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Back in Ivory Tower after 10 year lapse. Never mediocre, we've had fab and odd meals here, and this was a high point. Good value five course menu, from veal livers through exquisite miso, to odd-ball rice gel and ice cream, was exciting at every turn. Food from the heart. Makes a delightful change from menu-by-numbers

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Have eaten the tasting menu here which is great. Spent €100 on the cooking class voucher and spent weeks trying to get in touch. Emails were rejected and no answer on telephone. €100 wasted as time ran out to use it. For this reason I would not advise anyone to buy a voucher for this restaurant.

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Ballincollig, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was there Saturday with my wife and we ordered the special tasting menu. (cant remember was it supposed to be 7 or 8 courses) We were told that this was order of the al carte menu for multiple courses We were the last in (8:30) and the restaurant was reasonable busy. So we both got the special suprise For... More 

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Oksbol, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our group had a special 6 course dinner at Ivory Tower in Cork, led by chef Seamus O´Connell, It included 6 absolutely unique dishes, ranging from sunomono mackarel, smoked goat cheese in chilles rellenos, Sneem blood cake with port, blackend shark with banana ketchup, venison with chocolate & chipotle and finishing of with raspberry & saffron creme brulee. What a... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

This place is truly amazing! Everyone in Cork should experience a meal here, it's exciting and original. We eat here a lot and it just gets better and better!

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Zarhee, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tower Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much CorkTeacher. We love getting feedback from our customers. but comments like this from our 'regulars' means even more. More 

Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Not your everyday resteraunt or menu! A set menu for €50 which I though was good value for 4 courses! We had steak, duck, and rabbit! All very tasty! You won't experience food like this anywhere else in cork! They do only serve wine but waitress said it was perfectly cool for me to go get my own beer which... More 

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Zarhee, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tower Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We certainly aren't an 'everyday' restaurant and we hope we never will be! So glad you enjoyed the meal. More 

Dublin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were treated to a meal in this Restaurant in July and were very pleasantly surprised. We had the Brazilian Tasting Menu. The portions were small but by the end of the meal we were all pleasantly full. I really liked the eclectic decor and also the different plates they used to serve each course, it was quirky. The atmosphere... More 

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Zarhee, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tower Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Elisabeth It's great to hear you enjoyed the meal. Do come back again! As per comments on other reviews, the Brazilian Tasting Menu was something we did especially for this year - if anyone is looking for a tasting menu please phone ahead and see what's going on for the night you are visiting. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Four of us ate here recently, we had the 8 course Brazilian tasting menu. This was a fantastic taste experience with courses including ceviche, shark, duck to name just a few. Every course was a complete surprise with a nice gap between each course. Wine was lovely and the service was great. If you are a different dining experience this... More 

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Zarhee, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tower Restaurant, responded to this review

Aine, you are definately welcome. Thanks so much for the great review, and we are very pleased you had such a good meal. The Brazilian tasting menu is, alas, now finished. But we often have our Japanese tasting menu on (when we can get the ingredients), so come back soon! More 

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Additional Information about Ivory Tower Restaurant

Address: 35 Princes St, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 427 4665
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Open Hours:
Thursday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Irish, Japanese, Fusion

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