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The Flying Enterprise

#118 of 501 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
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South Gate Bridge, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 431 1846
9:00 am - 5:30 am
Closed now
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Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 am
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 am
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the most delicious meal ever in The Captains Table last night. The variety on the menu was outstanding and the quality/taste of the food that we ordered was amazing. My husband and I had different starters and mains all of which were truly amazing. He had the mussels and I had the smoked chicken salad. For the main I... More 

Thank Emma C
Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We experienced a sumptuous lunch at The Flying Enterprise recently, as part of a large social group. We all used exactly the same menu as the other customers, of whom there were many. There was a wide range of choices available for the main and desert courses. The service was prompt and efficient and the overall quality superb. I had... More 

Thank John M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The Enterprise is a Cork Institution. If you visit the city you should visit here for their wonderful Irish Breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Enterprise is always reasonably priced, great staff and very accessible from the city.

Thank irishinva
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Have been a few times over the years but now found the food very average and not cheap for PUB MEAL staff are very friendly and the place is still the same but food not very good.

Thank jamesosborne
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Having had a reasonable experience some years ago at this place, and enticed by the "Jazz Weekend" menu on the door and the friendly welcome of the doorman, we expected some good evening food in a reputed Cork hostelry. How mistaken we were! It took a few minutes for the (not overwhelmed) staff behind the bar to notice the 3... More 

Thank JerPag
Cheshire UK
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588 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband noticed this place when we visited Elizabeth Fort. I'm not sure what drew him because there isn't much to make it stand out from the outside, anyway I'm glad he did. I'm also glad that they had sold out of the roast lamb & that our waitress recommended the beef. I hesitate to order beef because I'm so... More 

Thank lovetheunexpected
Killarney, Ireland
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142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Stumbled on it on a wet day in Cork. It is a little bit off the main thoroughfares but well worth looking for. Lovely relaxing interior and top class food served by top class staff.Will definitely be back.Seems to be freqented by locals as the staff greeted many by name and this is always a good sign.

Thank vincent o
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275 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

There is always a lovely greeting and welcome for you at this warm establishment. The staff are very friendly and extremely customer-focused. They do REAL pizza in their Courtyard nighttime section of the business but when I asked for it at lunchtime today, there wasn't even a hesitation - no problem at all. It was one of the nicest pizzas... More 

Thank MaryCork
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Called in to flying enterprise over the jazz weekend and I have to say top class a credit to its owners and for the old school yard beer garden pub restaurant and music venue it well worth just calling in during the day for a look at the set up and history of the premises. Go at night for the... More 

Thank Brian H
County Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Fantastic variety of options on the breakfast menu, ranging from Full Irish to Salmon and scrambled eggs etc, etc The Full Irish breakfast with all the trimmings was gorgeous! Service and food excellent, we are looking forward to returning very soon.

Thank Barbara D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:30 am
9:00 am - 5:30 am
9:00 am - 5:30 am
9:00 am - 5:30 am
9:00 am - 5:30 am
9:00 am - 5:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Gate Bridge, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 431 1846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?