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“Excellant food and atomsphere”
Review of Isaac's Restaurant

Isaac's Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 688 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $47
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 24, 2013

This restaurant was reccommended by the hotel I was staying at and I am glad they did. Great atomsphere - loved the brick wall interior. Services was prompt and friendly and the food was great. Would love to go back.

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Thank smckay090
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Went to this simple yet pretty restaurant for lunch recently. For such a spacious place I was surprised to see it so bustling at 12.30 but soon discovered why. Efficiency in the service and quality in the food combined with the nice afternoon light coming through the large windows. Ordered deep fried brie with babyleaf salad for starters and the cod for main. The brie was creamy and crisp but not a bit oily, the cod and sauce was simply perfectly cooked. I can see why this place is a Cork institution!

Thank ScottMathers
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

An excellent restaurant, always visit when in Cork. Service, presentation and value for money all top class. Earlybird menu now sadly only two courses.

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Thank Holmium_laser
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ballyshane, Owner at Isaac's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Many thank for you positive review its greatly appreciated. Just one note with regards to the pricing of the early menu. The previous menu was €25. for three course and due to customer feed back we dropped price to €22. for a two course meal.

Regards Catherine

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is the ideal restaurant to hit on a night out if you are going to the Everyman theatre across the road for a show. We made a booking on a busy Thursday night, as this is a restaurant that is always popular in Cork (for lunch and dinner!) it is advisable to book in advance. The interior is very nice with great atmosphere, stone walls and high ceilings, there is a good selection of art and lots of nice touches around the counter and tables. It is loud overall as a restaurant but I think this also adds to the atmosphere. Our waitress for the evening was extremely friendly throughout and the service was very good from start to finish. The menu is quite creative and not your standard options for main courses. For mains there is a very good choice of options ranging from Fish / Meat to a few vegetarian options too. We chose to stay with the main A La Carte though there was a nice early bird menu available as well for €22 for two courses.
For mains I had the Lamb Curry while my girlfriend had the Penne Pasta dish with Mushrooms / Bacon and Spring onion. Both were delicious and the Curry came with a selection of accompanying sauces and a homemade poppadom which was a nice touch. There was also a very tasty selection of bread to start with which we devoured. For desserts we chose the Flourless chocolate cake with Hazelnut along with the house caramel ice cream served with bananas. Again these very good, the cake in particular was delicious and really dense. The ice cream definitely did seem homemade but could do with maybe a tad more caramel flavour but was nice overall. Coming in at just over €50 excluding service for two courses each and one wine which I think is good value for the standard of food and service in Cork City. We really enjoyed our evening here and this is an excellent restaurant to visit. Just some advice, if you are going for a Steak / Chicken dish etc. order a side as the portions aren’t mega large. Service is extremely quick and efficient as well so, if you are looking for somewhere to linger a bit over dinner this wouldn’t be the spot!

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Thank Dave S
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Really nice food and nice atmosphere for with friends, family or partner. Always a buzz about the place! Going there again next week. One of my favourites in Cork.

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Thank Nathalie d
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