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38 Popes Quay | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 87 640 9079
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thali” (23 reviews)
“sambar” (17 reviews)
“samosas” (19 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Popes Quay | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This small but very popular restaurant, with seating for about 14, was one of the few we had earmarked to try during our two days visit to the City of Cork. Looking at various comments in TA my wife and I reached the restaurant about...More

Thank Raja N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing the food was so different and fresh And the staff were very helpful friendly and informative about the food choices Eoghan our waiter was extremely polite , effficent and friendly and explained about the food options as we had never been there before but...More

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I loved the food and the 'no meat' experience I rate partly on a friend of mine visiting from London who is a devout vegetarian and had no hesitation in claiming that this was the best vegetarian food he ever tasted.

Thank govireland
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This all-vegetarian, mostly-vegan restaurant serves superb authentic Indian cuisine. I stopped in for lunch and got the samosa chaat with mint sauce and the mango lassi made with coconut instead of yogurt. They have a rotating menu on a chalkboard and do takeaway. The food...More

Thank straea
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We had to wait a little while to get a table for two. I guess there is room for only 20 people or so. It's totally worth it though! We ordered three smaller dishes for 2 persons and we're really happy to try all of...More

Thank Raïsa C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a fantastic little Indian diner on the River Lee in Cork City. The food is clean and freshly prepared, the spices intoxicating. Cooked with love. An excellent spot for a light spicy lunch or for afternoon tea with a piece of pistachio and...More

Thank CrosserFan
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The food was tasty! It is quite pricey for how much it would usually cost elsewhere but I suppose nowhere else does chaat or masala dosa so there is no competition. So it helped my cravings! I do think the masala dosa could be a...More

Thank Sonia B
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The woman there was so friendly and helpful and talked us through the menu and gave us her favourites. We shared the mushroom pakora and a portion if Samosas(the rice puff salad that came with it was LEGENDARY) I'd come back for that and the...More

Thank ChristianaUnderwood
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Delicious! A hidden little gem. There aren’t many seats and there are restrictions on opening hours but well worth a little wait! Or plan to take away...

Thank AB C
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

All the food we ate here was absolutely delicious and the staff were really helpful and explained what all the dishes contained. It was a shame that quite a few items on the blackboard weren’t available, especially the dosas. A suggestion - maybe they could...More

Thank Difromsouthsea
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Questions & Answers
October 15, 2018|
Response from iyerscafe | Property representative |
Hello. We unfortunately don't take bookings here. Just walk in only. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. We look forward to serving you here sometime.
May 31, 2018|
Response from iyerscafe | Property representative |
Hello. We are an alcohol free venue. So, we don't have a license or don't encourage BYO I am afraid. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. We look forward to serving you here sometime.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Popes Quay | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 87 640 9079
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