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“Wonderful food in relaxed environment”
Review of Annie's Gastropub

Annie's Gastropub
Ranked #429 of 663 Restaurants in Cork
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 12, 2014

I ate with my family in Annie’s recently after hearing some positive things about it and what a great discovery it turned out to be! It’s a little out of the city centre, so you may not come across it unless you know about it. From the outside it looks like an unassuming pub, but once inside, this is a real foodie place. Even though it is a pub, it has a lovely atmosphere and the night we were there, every table was filled with diners, so there were no tables of rowdy drinkers. The menu is written on a blackboard as you enter, so you know that it is changed regularly and whatever is fresh and good that day is served.

For starters, I had the chilli crab cake. It had lovely chunks of meaty crab with enough chilli to give a kick without overwhelm. For mains, I had seabream on a bed of squid ink linguini with calamari – an absolute favourite of mine – on top. The seabream was delicious, melt in the mouth without a single bone. The calamari and linguini was also lovely, but there was slightly too much going on with the dressing, it included orange as well as a couple of other strong flavours and really there was no need when the fish was of such high quality. I also tasted the rib eye steak which was incredible, melt in the mouth with such a fantastic flavour. We shared a variety of desserts, they were all good, but special mention to the lemon tart which was just delicious.

The price was very good considering the quality of the food, the average per head was €40 including drinks which although isn’t cheap, it’s on a par with a lot of restaurants in the city where the food would not be nearly as good. The service was very pleasant, friendly without being too in your face. I would definitely return to Annie’s and recommend it to anyone looking for good food in a homely, relaxed environment.

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

This gastro pub is fab, and well worth a visit, the menu is seasonal and fantastic.
The atmosphere is relaxing, staff are friendly and helpful..... and the food .... wow .. is all I have to say... I've eaten here a few times and always enjoyed it, but this time it was on another level.... :-)

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2  Thank Maz O
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Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Was just wandering the streets exploring and happened upon this place. Great food and wonderful service.

Coffee and tea all day is a nice touch and really close to the Cork City Gaol if you are visiting.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Ou table was at 8pm, but we enjoyed a drink at the bar first. The wine list was varied and detailed. The New Zealand Cabernet Sauvignon was a great choice in the end. Our party of four were unanimous in agreement that what we were served was absolutely superb. Each person had a different starter and main course. Listing the dishes would be slightly pointless given the fact that the menu is constantly changing and kept fresh and interesting. Almost total silence during the meal was about the best indicator possible that we were experiencing properly unique cuisine. It's so refreshing that such culinary ingenuity is happening in Cork. 10/10.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We walked down here after our tour of the Cork City Gaol - our Cork Sightseeing Tour bus driver had HIGHLY recommend it! We arrived right about 4:00pm - ordered hot toddy's which seemed appropriate after visiting the gaol - and since we hadn't had breakfast yet - and there were SEVERAL menus around listing multiple food items - we actively were studying the menus and no mention was made of the lack of food availability - when we tried to order we were told we were "off hours" and there was not so much as a peanut in the place - we felt totally unwelcome and unwanted - Cork is the least friendly Irish town we have been to...after this trip - we will NOT be back...

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