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The Cornstore Restaurant
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Ranked #26 of 688 Restaurants in Cork
Price range: $19 - $61
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 4, 2013

-Amazing location.
-Excellent staff.
-Very clean and fantastic interior.
-Suitable for wheelchairs and children.
-Cool atmosphere.
-Delicious food...

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Thank Peter O
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The restaurant is well appointed and the service is good with friendly staff. The food was well presented but lacked taste appeal and a good dose of Gaviscon was needed afterwards. I will go back to this venue and give them a second chance.(may be the Chef was having a bad day) don't we all.

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Thank Trevor Willian H
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Really nice relaxed atmosphere with live music creating a nice ambiance. We had the prawns and chicken wings for start which were both excellent. Had the veg cannelloni and the Bouibassi (fish stew) for the mains. Both tasty enough but not too spectacular. The dessert was very nice and overall the early bird of 3 courses for €25 in the center of Cork is very good value

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Thank 80rebel
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

When I was here in March, I gave the restaurant a deserved 3 stars, I've upped it this time to 5. Only management and staff at the Cornstore will know what has been done to improve the overall service. I can summarise my visit by saying the staff were very attentive, our waitress was very efficient and nice and the food was excellent.
None of these three excelled in March, though I have to say the circumstances were different.

The cornstore aptly named after the street it is on - Cornmarket Street. Is a very old and historic buildiing with a very nice contemporary interior.

5 of us met up here for lunch, and we were impressed. We were welcomed as we entered (which makes a change) and taken to a table. Our coats were taken from us and hung up near us. Nice not to have to drape them across chairs etc.

The menu is very varied, something for everyone, a nice wine list and if you feel like making it a real liquid lunch, then there is also a very good cocktail menu available. Seating is very comfortable.

I had the Little Piggy burger, which is a shredded pork burger served on a bun, with a small salad and a little tower of perfectly cut home made fries. A side of very nice apple sauce accompanies.
My friends, had the baked salmon on a risotto, The Halloumi Salad and Sirloin steak. All looked delicious.
There is a house wine by the glass, by the bottle or a full wine list. We had a few glasses of the house wine and they were delicious. The Sauvignon Blanc in particular was fantastic.

Desserts looked great but none of us participated -well, it is January, after all. Good coffees were taken instead and yes, they were very good.

Staff are very attentive, we had a particularly good waitress at our table who deserves 10/10.
The only thing that was lacking a little today was the atmosphere, but that was not the fault of the restaurant. It was not very busy there due to the extremey bad weather which kept diners either in their beds or at their desks !!!

I visited the 'Gents' while at the restaurant and I must say 12/10 for this facility which is incredibly well maintained and spotlessly clean. If I had to, I'd have eaten My Little Piggy burger off the floor !

Definitely recommend for lunch or dinner anytime.

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Thank Bryno
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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.

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Thank paulafinn89
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