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“Much better second time around”

Mabel Crawford's Bistro
Ranked #194 of 650 Restaurants in Cork
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centre
Description: Tucked away in the luxurious 18th century surroundings of the Vienna Woods Hotel, Crawford's is an intimate restaurant named after the former owners of this elegant country house. The dining room offers a secluded retreat from the nearby bustle of Cork city centre, with a sophisticated menu of international and Irish cooking. A popular buffet lunch is served on Sundays and children's entertainment is provided. Most of the suppliers are local and ensure that the restaurant gets the freshest locally grown and reared produce, delivered daily. The aim of Crawford's is to remain one of the most popular restaurants in Cork by offering value for money and a friendly yet professional service in a comfortable and relaxing setting. The team of qualified chefs have worked all over the world. Their combined flair and experience has established a style and presentation that encompasses international tastes in a modest and satisfying manner.
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“Much better second time around”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

My family went to mabel crawfords and had a bad dining experience enough said ,but when i complained that the meal was not up to scratch the hotel showed their professionalism when they would not charge for any of the courses and the manager John rang me the next day to offer a free meal.We went back last sat night and the entire meal and service was top class. Once again i would like to point out that john was excellent as were the whole waiting staff. will return.

  • Visited April 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food with a great smile”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

We ate here and found it great , they had a great selection if wines and a pleasant atmosphere . Would go back

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Cork, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had dinner here on Valentine's night. The room was decorated extremely well, the food was fantastic and there was plenty of it. As there were 6 of us we got our our small room which we loved as we could chat properly without being too near others. There was a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. Even though we were further away we were never forgotten about. The restaurant was well staffed and they kept checking if we were okay and had enough of everything. The portion sizes were huge and the quality of food was very high. One of the nicest meals I've ever had. The staff were amazing on the night, they couldn't do enough for us. Could not rate our experience more highly. Will definitely be back!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great feed”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Good food and service. I would go back here for sure. There is a great range of basic food and plenty of it.

Visited January 2013
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
“very nice restaurant”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

delicious food, great service, friendly staff. Very nicely decorated. We ate here before the wedding, and the morning after. We like this restaurant for family celebrations

Visited January 2012
Thank Catherine C
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