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Fresco Eaterie and Bistro

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Lewis Glucksman Gallery | Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We very often have our Saturday brunch in fresco and always enjoy it. The curries are delicious and fresh and Malaysian brunch tastes very authentic. In desserts flourless chocolate cake is a good option. The cafe can try to include more items in the menu as we find the choice a bit limited throughout years since we have been visiting.

Thank Sumreen Z
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's actually been a while since my visit; I forgot to write the review immediately after and every attempt I've made to write it since has left me almost blacking out in a fit of rage, but here goes. . We had a very simple order: 2 x hazelnut hot chocolates and 1 brownie. 80% of the tables were unoccupied,... More 

2 Thank Jamie G
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

I popped in here wiht a colleague after a meeting in UCC. We had a really delicious lunch of salmon salad and a soup and panini combo. Both were really delicious and very good value. I will be definitely returning.!

Thank Roscaro
County Cork, Ireland
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I gave this restaurant 4 stars based solely on the food which was very tasty, well prepared and looked delicious too. Servings were large which was appreciated. The restaurant itself is styled like the building itself so is quite modern/ utilitarian and almost stark especially on a winter/spring afternoon. The area was quite cool and I was sorry I didn't... More 

Thank mrs9
Cork, Ireland
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fresco Bistro is a place that I have tried to like, but can't. I have had lunch there twice recently but won't be returning. On the most recent occasion I had a teriyaki salmon salad which was really plain. There wasn't enough flavour in the salmon and the salad was just..dull. The whole thing was really falvourless. My friend had... More 

Thank laura l
Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The menu at Fresco is impressive, and includes a wide variety of cuisine. However, the menu is not that accessible for vegetarians, and all options include meat. I understand that the cafe does not advertise itself as a vegetarian one, but as it is (a) located at a gallery, and (b) situated on campus terrain, I believe it is excluding... More 

Thank Naoise D
Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch yesterday. I had the pumpkin soup which was nice but only barely filled half way up the tiny bowl and one small slice of brown bread. Extortionate price. I also had the Thai Beef Salad. It was absolutely drowned in a cheap sweet chilli sause and only a few small pieces of beef on a large... More 

1 Thank Therese M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I decided to get away from the stress of studying for exams in UCC and treat ourselves to a nice lunch on campus.However, we were not only extremely dissatisfied with our meal but also left feeling very unwell for the rest of the day. What makes things worse is that this was not an isolated occurrence- last... More 

1 Thank MarM93
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Visited Fresco for a coffee recently, service was horrendous. Waited for ages to be seated while the waitress ran around bringing cutlery to a table one set at a time (seriously, four cutlery trips to the same table). Waited 40 minutes for two hot chocolates and a brownie. The cafe was not even half full. Loads of dirty tables, staff... More 

2 Thank Ciara G
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Malaysian chef explains the menu and the flavours - having spent some time in Malaysia in the summer - this is as good as being there. My eating partner had the burger which was chargrilled and vert tasty - served with a Waterford Blaa which is one of the 5 (only) Protected Geographical Indication foods in Ireland - the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewis Glucksman Gallery | Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: 353214901844

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