The Thomond Bar
The Thomond Bar
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles103 reviews
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Roxanne
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Wouldn't go back here if you paid me, staff bar one lady inside were quite rude, very short and quite unaccomadating. Didn't even get table service we were apparently meant to have and then got told our table was rebooked and we had to leave in 20 minutes. Would not recommend!
Written September 11, 2021
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Sarahchantal
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Used to eat here quite a bit before covid times. Sat outside here today ordered our food, 30 mins later asked how long we’d be waiting told another few minutes. 45 mins later still no food, lady argued with us saying it’s not my fault nothing I can do about it, kept asking so are ye cancelling the food. Yes when we we’re waiting so long. Paid for our drinks and left. Just got a bare bare apology. Won’t be returning.
Written August 10, 2021
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Joseph
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Business
Would not recommend this place for food. Shocking customer service from staff . Waiting 40mins for soup and a sandwich, other people came in 15mins after us and got served sandwiches before us. Not asked if we wanted drinks with our meal. Staff taking smoke breaks in front of customers . Absolutely rediculious. Worst service I have ever received. ( 1 member of your staff was very nice, she was the only plus side to the experience but the rest couldn't care)
Written June 16, 2021
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bonkers85s
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Visited this bar today for lunch and a quick drink on a day trip to cork with family. Service was very slow and inexperienced. My food arrived before my drink and I had to ask twice for my Guinness which was a poor pint. Ordered a pizza costing €16 which was underwhelming however the kids food was decent with good portions. Asked for the bill twice before before another lounge staff told me to pay at the bar. Great looking pub and looks very inviting but food and service needs to be addressed.
Written December 29, 2022
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Mike
Portlaoise, Ireland1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
Used it a few times in the last few weeks because it's near my office. Food is pretty poor and very expensive. The table was sticky and I had to chase around to pay someone. Every time I tried to get staff attention they quickly turned away. Just over a week ago I was sitting for 30 mins and had to leave without lunch. They didn't take payment for the drink I had while waiting. Because of how close to my office I'd love to use it but the service and food are just too poor.
Written August 10, 2023
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Dave C
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Use to go here all the time when passing through Cork as it was a good place to watch the football, have a pint and sample some excellent chicken wings.

However, based in my last 3 visits I can't say this with me experiencing poor service at the bar, takes an age to order food (takes 5 mins to get the servers attention just to get a folk), wings are no where near as good (no sauce and dry), mash is cold and lumpy, starter come with the mains despite me asking for them separate after the first time this happened, have to get you own cutlery from the servers counter.l and soup tooooooo salty. Once can be forgiven, twice you start to wonder, three times you don't go back.

More interein serving bad food to tourist than pleasing regulars.
Written August 23, 2023
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Liz
London 37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
On our recent trip to Cork we visited the Thomond Bar on several occasions. On every occasion we had a fantastic experience.
Food was great and the service very good.
All the staff were great. Special mention to Megan - for keeping us feed and watered and also for the lovely cocktails. Also Adrien and Keiran ( hopefully I remembered the names correctly! )
Brilliant bar would definitely recommend .
Written January 28, 2022
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Gordon M
Vancouver, WA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
One of our best ‘pub-experiences’. Pretty standard pub-food offerings - although quite good. We lucked out with a large gathering of locals celebrating a marathon. Great vibe and excellent music. The kind of Irish memories we were hoping for!
Written October 1, 2023
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Sebastjan F
Europe921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Business
Gret pub style bar, live music, authentic atmosphere. Authentic also mean a bit sticky tables from gallons of ciders and beer split, but that was something to expect. Really nice atmosphere. We travelled whole Ireland to get "finally" one bar/pub which is not a tourist trap. I hope so.
Written July 3, 2022
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Paulmidleton
Midleton, Ireland125 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Sort the toilets and get more staff.

If I walked in and went to the toilet first I’d have walked straight back out the door absolutely vile. The smell the piss covered floor absolutely disgusting.

Dirty toilets can only mean a dirty kitchen will NEVER return
Written December 23, 2023
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