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8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 243 8000
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flatbread” (22 reviews)
“koftas” (7 reviews)
“lamb pie” (13 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, European, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 672 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

No reservations Great food, intimate dining and delicious food. Loved it here. friendly and relaxed staff too

Thank Neilonoir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately Orso don't take reservations over the phone which we learned the hard way when we phoned them asking for a table.. We were asked to come into the restaurant to put our name down so they could call us when a table became available....More

Thank RealLukeManning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Orson started out on a winning streak simply by replying to our email looking for a reservation.....they don't do reservatiosns but happy to take your number and phone you when a vacancy arises. We arrived, there were no vacancies so went for a drink and...More

Thank LouiseK1605
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been eating in pubs for days and needed a change of pace when we found Orso. Everything we tried was delicious from Lebanese bread and squash to sea bass and falafel with pickled veggies. We shared the most unusual baklava for dessert-it was outstanding....More

1  Thank happytraveler1528
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Love this place! the food is amazing and the staff are so friendly!! couldn't recommend it enough. Staff were so helpful also in helping us decide on our food.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Za’atar with sea bass and sea asparagus! Yum! Well done! And cream of mushroom soup was surprisingly spicy and delicious. Friendly service to boot! Great meal all around!

Thank Ottawaguys8
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Great night out here with friends food was incredible service fantastic and the helpful staff got us a table even though they were so busy

Thank macr00m
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Dropped by this small restaurant in Cork and was not disappointed. Every bit of the meal and the overall experience was fantastic. The starters (chicken kofta and chilli and garlic prawns) were spiced to perfection and very tasty. For the main course we both chose...More

Thank Phil_S432014
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Orso is my favourite lunch destination in Cork. It’s an intimate setting and the staff are lovely. The food is delicious and different. My favourite item in the menu is the popcorn tart; it’s delightful. I’ve never had anything like it. The juice of the...More

Thank abclarabc
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Orso is a small but friendly restaurant. The food and service are excellent. We were there for one dinner and felt like we were in someone's home.

Thank Rich-Stamford
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 243 8000
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We serve exciting food with bold flavours in the heart of the city. Open from 8am, 6 days per week. We serve our own roast of coffee and an ever changing menu, amazing pastries, an exciting wine list and beers from our own brewery.
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