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“Great atmosphere”

The Cornstore Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 632 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $61
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Cornstore Cork is a lively restaurant located in Cork City Centre. Our ethos is good food, sourced from local producers. We are ideal for all types of eating out in Cork including groups, entertaining business clients, romantic dinners and special occasion dining options. We are an award winning, top restaurant in Cork city. Our awards include best customer service, best cocktails and we were Gold Medal finalists for Best Restaurant. We have many recommendations from top critics including Paolo Tuilio, Georgina Campbell & Lucinda O'Sullivan. A night in the Cornstore will definitely be a good night out in Cork, great food, great atmosphere and great cocktails, a defninite must dine experience.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Lovely decor and great music, you have the choice of having a few drinks at the bar before being seated at your table. However, the tables are a little cramped and you feel like you're easedropping on your neighbours conversations!
The food is lovely, but could use a bit more variety - not sure when the menu was changed last. However, there are some fab dishes on it that should always be available, like the chicken wings! Too good! They also do excellent deals on their early bird menu.
The wine list is impressive and staff are excellent at recommending what to drink with your meal.

  • Visited December 2012
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Dublin
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“Wonderful evening”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Just had dinner here and I have to say what an experience. We just loved it, the place is cool. The staff were so attentive and really cared about us having a good time. The food was gorgeous, everything went down a treat and we couldn't fault it at all. Great value for 25 euro. As I said the place is cool, great staff and awesome food... I am a fan and will be back.

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TheCornstore C, Manager at The Cornstore Restaurant, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Hewiemiz,

We really appreciate your great review that you gave us. We are so please that you enjoyed the atmosphere referring to it as 'Cool', we could not agree with you more. We are sure that as a new fan you will be visiting us once again.

We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.

Kind regards
Management & Staff
Cornstore Cork
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Dublin
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“Lovely athmosphere”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Nice restaurant, good menu and friendly staff. A little pricy for size of portions and chicken wings for starters was very small. But

Visited January 2013
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TheCornstore C, Manager at The Cornstore Restaurant, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear GoldfishDublin,

Thank you for taking time to review your experience here at the Cornstore. I can only hope that you feel the chicken wings portion was to small because they left you wanting more. They are a delicious dish and certainly a favourite with our diners.

Hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards
Management & Staff
Cornstore Cork
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Service was excellent, but the food was poor. Seafood chowder had more vegetables than seafood which did not taste like it contained anything from the sea. It did have a prawn and some pieces of fish but appeared as if they were thrown in just before they were served. The beef bourgignon was tough. It didn't taste like it was cooked with wine as an ingredient and the mash slapped on top of it tasted like it came out of a packet. I asked for chips which were made from potatoes but skimpy and not well cooked. The coffee was fine but I did not really like whatever it was they gave with it. They did not have rose wine except sparkling. So I went for a Spanish red which was quite nice. The price? €92 was overpriced, but as I wasn't paying it didn't hurt so much. I will not be back.

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TheCornstore C, Manager at The Cornstore Restaurant, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Michealolaoire,

Thank you for your very positive comment and review on the service here at the Cornstore. I am however sorry to hear about the unfortunate experience you had with your meal. These are dishes that we do have a lot of positive feedback about but in saying tyhat, we will not dismiss any constructive criticism we receive. Your comments have been passed onto our kitchen who welcome all perspectives on our food. I am glad that you enjoyed your wine as we work hard in sourcing the right blend of wines to meet every guests palette.

We do hope that you reconcider joining us again.

Kind regards
Management & Staff
Cornstore Cork
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“They Get It Right Every Time”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This was my third visit to the Cornstore and it was perfect. I was there for a staff party with around 30 people, we were seated in a great spot upstairs, it didn't feel cramped or canteen-like, it was a nice set up. Set menu was simple, the goats cheese crostini starter was great as always, the scampi main was lovely and the dessert selection was nice - great when you're torn between choice. Staff were superb, really really lovely. As for value, drinks were a little pricey but cocktails were divine, food was well worth it and the set menu was great value. Overall it was excellent, we'll definitely be back!

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Thank McKay86
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TheCornstore C, Manager at The Cornstore Restaurant, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear McKay86,

Thank you for taking time to review The Cornstore.

We are so glad that your party of 30 had a good evening. As your noted in your comment we certainly have great seating arrangements for large groups and are always happy to accomodate parties of any size. Both the kitchen staff and floor staff are greatful for you lovely comments and hope that you will join us again.

Kind regards
Management and Staff
Cornstore Cork
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