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Review of Star Anise

Star Anise
Ranked #31 of 667 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have just eaten one of the nicest things I have ever had the pleasure of devouring: Star Anise's Rack of Lamb with potatoes Dauphinois, Aubergine and Chick Pea fritter and Thyme Jus. Just beautiful. Desert was delicious as well and all the other customers seemed well pleased with their choices too. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

2  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very, very good food - especially the meat (try the pork tenderloin with potato rosti). A very good choice of dishes too, more than you'd usually find in a restaurant of this kind. You could tell that every ingredient was fresh, you'd believe they just got it from the market.
The place itself also looks nice, beautifully designed in a very modern way. The staff is quite friendly and attentive: maybe a little slow, which can slow things down when the restaurant becomes busy, but I don't really want to act like those people here on the internet who complain for a little wait - seriously, they should try fastfood chains if speed is the only thing they look for in a restaurant.

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1  Thank A_Ciri
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My wife and myself loved this bistro style restaurant run by a very friendly French lady with a cork accent, and equally friendly french waitress. The atmosphere is informal and light with good background music. Service is fast and attentive. And the food, extraordinary - great quality produce, great, almost artistic looking combinations and amazing flavor. There is no pomp, just good modern french cooking. I rarely eat out this days because I can cook better at home. Star Anise is a major exception to the rule, and very good value for money too. We had the early bird menu which is just € 27 for 3 courses. The Creme Brulee was heaven. We will be back many times.

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1  Thank Steven L
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very very good restaurant in Cork.
Nice venue, good service with fantastic food.
Set Menu with specials a genuine recession busting bargain!

Mushroom risotto special starter was delicious (and was sold out before 8pm so not popular with just me!) and the duck confit perfectly cooked. Dessert classic creme brulee livened up with strawberry sorbet.

Will definitely visit again next time I'm in Cork.

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4  Thank ANC-IBM
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Bistro type offering local fresh products in a epicurean style. Rack of Lamb was the most exceptional during my visit in Ireland. The owner, and staff were delightful. The chef extremely skilled in quality and presentation. The stuffed pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto with apricot, spinach and mascarpone cheese was sumptuous. One of the best meals while in Cork.

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5  Thank William C
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