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“Wonderful Experience Lovely seating Excellent Staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of McCarthys Bar and Bistro

McCarthys Bar and Bistro
Eden Hall | Model Farm Rd, Cork, Ireland
021 4346755
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Ranked #15 of 440 restaurants in Cork
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Irish, Steakhouse, Bistro, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Bar Bistro
Bonnyrigg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience Lovely seating Excellent Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

What a truly wonderful place we have found, been here three times now and find it very warm pleasant and comfortable and very accomodating with our fussy eater.
A very nice young gentleman called Con served us with only what i can descibe as excellent service, the food was just lovely as usual.
We will be back every time we are in Cork with the family it is just a wonderful place.

  • Visited January 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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Muriel F, Public Relations Manager at McCarthys Bar and Bistro, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your lovely review and your continued custom. We appreciate any feedback from our loyal customers. We pride ourselves on our food and our service so we are delighted to hear that you were pleased with both. I will make sure that the kind words are also passed on to our fab waiter Con. Looking forward to your return visit.

All the best,

Muriel & The McCarthys Team
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English first
Cork, Cork, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great night had by all! McCarthy's- Top Notch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Myself and the missus to be had an engagement party there last weekend- and we had a great night! This was predominantly down to the staff’s attitude, we felt comfortable leaving most aspects of the party down to the team involved. Food was excellent, staff-fantastic, dj- surprisingly entertaining and was very accommodating to the crowd at the party. McCarthy’s definitely exceeded our expectations! We had a friends christening the day after and everything again was fantastic. We have another party to go to at the end of this month and already looking forward to it!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Muriel F, Public Relations Manager at McCarthys Bar and Bistro, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Hi Keith,

I passed your kind words on to our staff members here and they were delighted to hear that you all had a great night. We always ensure that each function that is booked with us is taken care of to make the night as enjoyable as we possibly can. Glad you all did enjoy it. We will see you again soon. Looking forward to it.

All the Best,

Muriel & The McCarthys Team
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Yummy steak and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We took a trip to Blarney this weekend and went to Mc Carthy's, which was only a 15 minute taxi journey from the village. Absolutely loved the steak and the spicy chicken starter was delicious! The fillet steak was the best cooked steak that my boyfriend ever had (he likes it blue, as rare as possible). The staff were really welcoming and our waiter made sure to take care of us, even giving us a taxi voucher for a cheaper fare home. The decor was really beautiful with stone walls and a long wall frieze of old Cork photos. They were playing Boyce Avenue in the background too, which was a big plus for me! Really recommend this restaurant and the bar next door serves great craft beer as well.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Muriel F, Public Relations Manager at McCarthys Bar and Bistro, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Hi Niamh,

Thank you for your lovely review of our establishment. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your time with us. Each compliment was passed on to the members of staff who remember you and your partner from that night.

Thanks again for choosing to dine out at McCarthys. We do hope you return to us very soon.

Kind Regards,

Muriel and all the McCarthys team :)
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“Excellent in all sectors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Go to mccarthys on a regular basis and never disappoints me. Actually gets better each time. Food is delicious and staff are very friendly and helpful. Always recommending it to friends those who have been were very impressed and the Carvery is a big hit wit them. The size of the dinners amaze them in their words 'Carvery dinners are normally humpy'

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Muriel F, Public Relations Manager at McCarthys Bar and Bistro, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Hi Sarah,

Thank you for your lovely review of McCarthys and also for your loyal custom. We do pride ourselves on the food that we serve here and we always aim for the highest standards. We are glad that your friends enjoyed it too and that the carvery went down a treat with them.

As always, I will pass on your kind words to all the staff here.

Thanks and Regards,

Muriel and all the McCarthys Team
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Delicious food and friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

I visited McCarthys Bar and Bistro on a wet Friday lunchtime. The restaurant staff were very friendly and efficient. I ordered soup to start which was a delicious roasted pepper and tomato soup- full of flavour. For main course I had a really tasty salmon dish served with fresh vegetables and an amazing hollandaise sauce- well done chef!
This was my first time eating in McCarthys and I would definitely go again!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gwenda h, Public Relations Manager at McCarthys Bar and Bistro, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Hi Ger,

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We always aim for high standards when it comes to the food we serve so it is nice to hear positive comments. I will pass on the kind words to the staff here at McCarthys. Keep up to date with our latest news and events by following us on Facebook too. :)

Kind Regards and Many Thanks,

-Muriel and all the staff at McCarthys
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