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#58 of 477 Restaurants in Cork
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23 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 7387
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose 8 oz rib-eye steak from the early dinner special menu. The steak was very tasty and prepared as ordered . Overall we were please with the meal . There was a 5E up-charge which had been disclosed but we had overlooked. Portion size would not have satisfied young hungry men. Service, presentation of the cuisine and ambiance were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there friday night with a group of friends. Nice place, cozy, nice and friendly service. We ordered many tapas but unfortunately for us the portion were tiny - I got a board cheese - normally in any other place serving board cheese you get some nice selection of local cheese. In Jacques the portion was very small though... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Jacques while on vacation in the area based on the positive trip advisor ratings. Unfortunately found that it did not live up to the hype, as we found the food to be rather average (poorly cleaned quail, for example), the service to be rushed and disinterested, and the general ambience to be pretty ordinary. Many better options in... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best meals we had in 8 days in Ireland. We were especially impressed with the fish/chips and (hard to believe) the mashy peas. Friendly service. Small place in the midst of the bustle of Plunkett street.

1 Thank berkeley78
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in as the tapas menu looked awesome, unfortunately it is only on Thursday through Saturday. Opted for a selection of starters and desert which were very good. Scallops especially. Wine was good and the staff were very helpful. Nice little bar area at the front where you can eat also. Good spot to go.

1 Thank Kevin G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top class food with excellent service. Great choice of meat and fish dishes. A very enjoyable experience. A must if you are in Cork!

2 Thank sailcork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant during our stay in Cork. There are two areas in the restaurant, one for Tapas and one for Irish, European food. I decided to go with the Rabbit for a change and it was cooked to perfection. Good selection of dishes and the staff were friendly and accommodating. Overall a very enjoyable dinning experience.

2 Thank Keith N
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jacques have an amazing Tapas Bar attached to the beautiful Restaurant. A huge variety of tapas- meat , fish and vegetarian, Well worth a visit. No booking But they will take your name and call you - usually a 10 or 15 minute wait, but worth the wait.

2 Thank Irishvisitor12
Thezan les beziers Languedoc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch in Jacques last week and my only regret is that it is not closer to where I live. Jacques has been running now for an incredible 36 years and I have eaten there when ever I could for about 30 of those years. The standard has never slipped and Jacques and Eithne have not only stood the test... More 

3 Thank martin107
Jacque B, Owner at Jacques, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Jacques Yea we hardly believe ourselves that we are still at it & whats more to the point enjoying it . Its great that we have such wonderful producers with great product in Cork . More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG, have you tried their slated caramel chocolate cake? HEAVEN! I love that they do tapas, too. A recommendation. Small place, not always easy to get a reservation, but worth it! the candles really set the mood, as well! Just their opening times kinda suck sometimes. But otherwise... Go!

3 Thank Tia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 7387
Locally sourced food cooked with passion served by friendly staff. Coffee & in house baking from 10. Lunch 12-4. Tapas from 5.30 Thursday-Saturday. A la carte/ early dinner from 5.30. Pie & Vino from 5.30 Tuesday & Wednesday. Our wine list offers the same ethos as our food, made by independent producers. We also have an extensive craft beer menu & full bar license.

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