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“Great food with a great smile” 5 of 5 stars
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Mabel Crawford's Bistro
Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel | Glanmire, Cork 00000, Ireland (Centre)
+353 21 455 6800
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Ranked #162 of 456 Restaurants in Cork
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Centre
Description: Tucked away in the luxurious 18th century surroundings of the Vienna Woods Hotel, Crawford's is an intimate restaurant named after the former owners of this elegant country house. The dining room offers a secluded retreat from the nearby bustle of Cork city centre, with a sophisticated menu of international and Irish cooking. A popular buffet lunch is served on Sundays and children's entertainment is provided. Most of the suppliers are local and ensure that the restaurant gets the freshest locally grown and reared produce, delivered daily. The aim of Crawford's is to remain one of the most popular restaurants in Cork by offering value for money and a friendly yet professional service in a comfortable and relaxing setting. The team of qualified chefs have worked all over the world. Their combined flair and experience has established a style and presentation that encompasses international tastes in a modest and satisfying manner.
Galway, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great food with a great smile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We ate here and found it great , they had a great selection if wines and a pleasant atmosphere . Would go back

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had dinner here on Valentine's night. The room was decorated extremely well, the food was fantastic and there was plenty of it. As there were 6 of us we got our our small room which we loved as we could chat properly without being too near others. There was a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. Even though we were further away we were never forgotten about. The restaurant was well staffed and they kept checking if we were okay and had enough of everything. The portion sizes were huge and the quality of food was very high. One of the nicest meals I've ever had. The staff were amazing on the night, they couldn't do enough for us. Could not rate our experience more highly. Will definitely be back!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great feed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Good food and service. I would go back here for sure. There is a great range of basic food and plenty of it.

Visited January 2013
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

delicious food, great service, friendly staff. Very nicely decorated. We ate here before the wedding, and the morning after. We like this restaurant for family celebrations

Visited January 2012
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Cork
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“Nice place but food disappointing!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner this evening in bistro and have to say we were very disappointed. This is our third visit to the bistro, the first visit was average, the second was excellent so we said we'd go again today and were very disappointed. The menu choice wasn't great and the quality of food gave the impression it's been sitting there all day and was heated up when we arrived. Gutted as I was starving!!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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JSleator, Director of Sales at Mabel Crawford's Bistro, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
We were disappointing to hear your recent visit didn't live up to your expectations. I would like to assure you that Mabels is a very popular restaurant, and all our food is cooked fresh to order. furthermore all our produce is Irish and locally sourced.

We have quite an extensive A La Carte menu which we are constantly updating, and at lunch there is a second smaller menu available to facilitate those with time constraints. Also each day we have a selection of specials.

I hope you were able to discuss your opinions with one of the managers during your visit, we would certainly have looked after you in an appropriate regard as we do with all our valued customers.

Thanks for taking the time to share your views.

Regards
Mabel's Team
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