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Star Anise - CLOSED

4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 455 1635
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 373 reviews

Reviewed August 15, 2017

For years a real favourite and visited regularly! Having realised that it is a couple of years since I last reviewed I felt it proper to give an updated view based on some recent visits. Star Anise keeps on giving excellent dining experiences, authentically good...More

3  Thank 1957jrb
Reviewed August 7, 2017

A very pleasant little restaurant with enjoyable food and friendly staff. The early bird menu is very good value but you need to book.

2  Thank Patti1958
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We arrived with my 83-great old mother last night and were met with a great welcome and a table within minutes. The food was subtle, challenging, sometimes spicy but not excessively so, and the star of the show was the Star Anise plate for two...More

2  Thank Tom S
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Surely one of Cork's best restaurants. Fresh, well-presented food. Fabulous breads, olives. If you're looking for a relaxing night out this establishment is perfect.

2  Thank David191919
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This restaurant is just a short walk from the city centre. The Early Bird is an excellent choice if you are going on to the theatre as we were. We mentioned this to the waitress and she was really helpful in making sure we would...More

2  Thank Gillian G
Reviewed July 15, 2017

I've eaten here a number of times and never been disappointed. Their goat's cheese starter is to die for. Intimate venue with personal but not intrusive service.

2  Thank Offwhitetower
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We have gone here periodically for over 10 years. It's my favourite restaurant in Cork by a distance. The staff are always lovely and Jenny runs a tight ship. Treat yourself😊

2  Thank Rory B
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

The food here was of a very high standard, and it was delivered very professionally. The staff were very helpful, and setting was nice. It is small, so the tables are quite close to each other. The toilets are also a little strange, but everything...More

2  Thank Bob B
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Having been to Star Anise a couple of years back, I have been there twice as of late and as I remembered, it was spectacular from start to finish. Virginie the owner and her team looked after us so well, their level of service is...More

2  Thank LadyVCork
Reviewed June 3, 2017

6 of us dined here --Early Bird/pre theatre meal last week---and we all agreed ,it was one of the best meals out we,d eaten in an age As i say we had the Set menu/Early Bird--with a choice of about 6 starters and 7 Mains...More

4  Thank murff2015
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$14 - $43
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 10:00 AM
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: +353 21 455 1635
Star Anise is now closed. Thank you to all the people who supported us over the years. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Cork and beyond for so long.. As they say "You cant please everyone" and that's why we have TripAdvisor..
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