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Ivory Tower Restaurant

35 Princes Street | Corner Of Oliver Plunket St. And Princes St. Above Karizma Barber Shop, Cork T12 CY96, Ireland
+353 21 427 4665
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Japanese, International, Irish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
35 Princes Street | Corner Of Oliver Plunket St. And Princes St. Above Karizma Barber Shop, Cork T12 CY96, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can I say this restaurant is truly amazing the food was delightful to say the least,it was also fantastic value,can’t wait for my next visit. Keep up the excellent work Seamus.

Thank fastcookie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is easily the best in cork and very reasonably priced, for the quality and uniqueness of the menu. The ambiance is very relaxed and cool and I have never felt rushed here. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank peter h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

me and my wife went to the ivory towers and must say it was very disjointing, the food at best was bland the service was terrible and the owner was to say the least not with it... Very poor experience will not be their again......More

Thank PhilipAherne
Seamus o, Owner at Ivory Tower Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Firstly I do not believe for a minute that you have dined in my very intimate emporium of sensual diversions and I demand that you prove you have...to post such drivel poorly considered and slangly derrived suggests to me that you are more probably the...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s a strange menu that l ever have, too much things together, you really don’t know what you order, please simplify your menu. Delicious fusion foods. I like the asparagus tempura and the orange cake with cinnamon ice cream. Comfortable service

Thank lichefong
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to find the words to describe the meal we experienced. Extraordinary comes to mind but even that’s inadequate. The restaurant is up a flight of stairs in a modest old building. The space is small and eclectic with things from all over the...More

Thank Raphjh
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We opted for the 7 Course Tasting Menu which was an excellent decision, worth every penny. Each dish was as delicious as the last. The service was great with the Chef introducing each course with such passion. Along with service and food, the atmosphere added...More

Thank Ianob_101
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I've been living in Cork for almost 10 years and have been to most restaurants in the city. Not only the Ivory Tower is the best restaurant when it comes to fine dining, it also has a great atmosphere. The menu changes every week and...More

Thank jeanpaul221
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Beautiful food, and an intimate eclectic environment. Limited menu which lends itself to well executed dishes - if you're a foodie you will love it... not for those expecting a side of chips :-)

Thank Martina C
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Most amazing restaurant in Cork. Food is simply amazing. 50 euro for 7 courses fusion menu is great. Expensive but worth every penny. A treat to savour calmly in good company and with a good bottle of wine.

Thank Davide P
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I've visited Seamuse's restaurant on several occasions now and his unique set of cooking skills surprised me every time. His restaurant is uniquely pissitioned with extremely tasty dishes and even those who might be of simple taste would be leaving with a smile and satisfaction....More

Thank bolelouckaeva
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January 31, 2018|
Response from Seamus o | Property representative |
Hi Cathy seamus here...you can pop in to the restaurant to purchase a voucher, open Thurs Fri and Sat 3pm til late, if door is closed ring the number on the door...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$33 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Princes Street | Corner Of Oliver Plunket St. And Princes St. Above Karizma Barber Shop, Cork T12 CY96, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 4665
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An intimate restaurant run by locally famous chef Seamus O'Connell, featuring some of the most imaginative food in Ireland. The menu includes world fusion with strong influences from mexico, france, japan and even ireland, with dishes such as blackened shark with banana ketchup and venison and chocolate chimichanga ensuring that Cork locals and tourists alike take the time to locate this hard to find restaurant.
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