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Star Anise

#13 of 477 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
021 455 1635
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Cork, Ireland
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172 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself and my girlfriend had dinner here on the weekend and it was absolutely superb in all aspects of the visit. The decor and ambience is really warm, inviting and comfortable. We had the three course early bird menu and each dish we had was delicious and very well presented. Of the six dishes between us it was impossible to... More 

Thank Redsionnach
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant on a Saturday night. Had never been here before and was so impressed. Myself and my partner both had quail to start, delish. It came with white beans which we didn't care for but that was our own taste. For main my partner had the duck while I had the pork. Both very well cooked and... More 

2 Thank Becka253
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only called sat lunchtime and luckily got the last available pre theatre/early bird table. And delighted we did ..The food was super and the french/corkonian ladies were so friendly and welcoming.With two courses for €23 and three for €27, I thought this excellent value for money for the quality. Beautiful presentation. I would highly recommend a visit here..But id... More 

1 Thank Paul B
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Honest to goodness tasty flavourful food. Interesting range of starters. I devoured my roasted pepper and goats cheese ravioli and my partner had the roast quail with butterbeans and pomegranate. My fillet steak was cooked to perfection and the brownies were divine (as good as my own recipe). My friends were happy with their meal as well. Its a bit... More 

1 Thank Nao-midwife
Cork Ireland
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and i visited this really lovely restaurant recently and enjoyed a most relaxing wonderful evening of delicious food and warm friendly service ..staff were helpful and attentive and service with a smile with a friendly word for all diners no matter how busy the evening /night and it was very busy.. although the restaurant is not very large... More 

2 Thank FinolaCorkIreland
County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my first meal in Star Anise last Friday July first - my children brought me for my birthday. Everything about the evening was lovely - food , atmosphere , service and value. I had a very enjoyable time and will definitely be back.

2 Thank Hwanglin
Cork, Ireland
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we live in Cork we had never been here before. Great early bird menu. Seafood fantastic and nice wine menu. Service good, well worth a visit.

2 Thank Deirdre W
Chengdu, China
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229 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant looks good and the service is fine. The food is also good with a great starter of quail which was superb. My only problem with the restaurant is that the main course was huge and simply was too big to enjoy. I personally do not like large plates of food as it puts me off the experience. The... More 

3 Thank stephentaynton
Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very delicious, ambience is also very nice. We went there for a business dinner and had a very nice meal ;)

2 Thank ZerenCavdar
Aiken, South Carolina
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Had dinner here recently. The ambiance was great, the service friendly and the food was great. I was rushing out to a play so unfortunately did not get to stay very long. Everything was beautifully presented and very tasty.

2 Thank Patricia L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $43
French, Irish, European, Gluten Free, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: 021 455 1635

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