Cornstore, Cork

4.5
918 reviews
€30 and under
International
The Cornstore Cork is committed to using local Irish produce. Our chefs cook from the heart with a blend of the freshest ingredients as well as free range and organic products that are in season. The restaurant is fueled by our passion to deliver quality produce at affordable prices with warm hospitality in a landmark historic building.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 918 People Are Saying
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David
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quite tasty food but pretty standard fare. Vegetarian options are slim and the usual type of uninspired token dishes offered for non-meat eaters in this country, i.e cannelloni. Service felt a bit rushed but we had an enjoyable night nonetheless. The cocktails were very nice! Price-wise, this is a very expensive restaurant for what’s on offer.

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AoifeC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gabby was just fantastic. Food was gorgeous. A brilliant evening. Disappointed that the gentleman at the front desk asked us to wear a mask when walking to our table. We did not take part in that ridiculous performative act.

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Adam
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and staff were very nice,a girl called shammai served our table and was outstanding and very polite,the vibe was great and chilled and relaxed and the food was absolutely unreal and totally worth the price..me and my girlfriend will 100% be back again

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Michael
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my girlfriend shared the chicken wings I usually don’t like spicy food but the wings were lovely, I would definitely recommend them. We both ordered the sirloin steak with a side of chips which was the best steak we’ve ever had and personally I get steak in every restaurant we go to. The desserts were amazing the cookie pan was lovely.

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keithr
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous dining experience,from the minute we walked in and were greeted to the time we left , food was amazing , no complaints between 4 , will definitely be back .

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Sarahk
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and lovely service. Will be returning in the near future .

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SineadF
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even though the restaurant was very busy we were seated promptly and everything we ate and drank was delicious. We had to wait quite a while for our drinks but as the place was so busy it was understandable and didn’t affect our time negatively at all.

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AnneMarie
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived the service was excellent. The food was excellent and the cocktail menu was fabulous. Over we were very pleased with the experience and all felt that the bill was very reasonable for the quality of the meal we had. We will most definitely be back.

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SarahM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was lovely, waitress was brilliant I think her name was Clodagh such a lovely girl. Overall was a lovely evening, I would definitely recommend the cornstore for an evening out

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The star rating would have been higher except for:
1. The vegan meal was a plate of brown colour, not appealing in any way, lacked seasoning and substance The pairing of a jus (flavoursome to be fair). with a non seasoned baked aubergine did not work. For 18 euros, this was a total disappointment and should be replaced with a colourful tasteful vegan dish
2. No option to buy a glass of non alcoholic wine, bottle only option
3. Recommend having other non alcoholic options than heineken 00

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious 😋

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GHGalway
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice evening but we were asked to leave at 8:03pm.. and just finishing our drinks.. while the table had next to us had been there before we arrived and were only getting dessert! We had no intention to stay on, we were just finished up.. a bit rushed at the end and obviously treat customers differently. Good was nice, drinks were lovely.

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CandaceD
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and served in a timely manner, service was exceptional and complete ambiance was amazing for the weekly date night. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

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KathyO
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant must be my favourite in Cork. The food is excellent and the ambience is lovely. I would have no hesitation booking again. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny. LOVED IT.

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AnnT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We felt a bit rushed. Constantly being asked if everything was ok. Food was in the table really quickly and we’d no sooner finished our starter then the mains was on the table. Would have appreciated a bit more time for the last mouthful to go down before having the next course delivered. At least perhaps ask if customers want to eat straight away or a bit of a break. Food was good quality and very plentiful

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food. Everything was excellent and the staff are so kind and extremely helpful.

The service was quick and the food delicious!
One thing I will say which is small is that I got a cappuccino and it was like water with no coffee. But that’s minor.

I enjoyed overall and would go again.

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HenryB
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as always. Staff are so friendly and professional. Thanks so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant for meeting friends who are visiting the city or even celebrating a special occasion. The food is absolutely delicious and cocktails are good sizes.
The only problem I had yesterday was one of the waiters that we had yesterday, just really rude and it felt like he was trying to rush us and push us out. I work in hospitality and I am aware of the the 8pm we had friends joining us from outside cork who were running late due to traffic and the waiter kept nagging us about getting our orders in quickly so he can turn over the table. We felt like we couldn’t even get starters so we went straight to main course afterwards we saw that we still had a bit of time and decided to get desserts. Our desserts hadn’t even reached the table yet and he had bought us the bill! Our desserts came out and half way through eating he came back with the card machine to make payment. We asked for a minute to finish our food and he can come back and you can clearly see he got annoyed and came back again 5 minutes later. We asked to split the bill and he stood there looking more annoyed that we had asked to split and that we were calculating the bill. Overall the food and the atmosphere is great but the staff has changed and the standard of friendliness has dropped. I’m hesitant to return as this isn’t the first time in the recent months that I have experienced this in my favorite restaurant. This time just pushed me over the edge as it was too much!

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Graham
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service all staff we spoke to were very polite and professional. Food was amazing, great atmosphere inside can't wait to go back

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vipMauriceD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service . Lovely staff . Nice ambiance. Really solid quality menu with amazing wine list .

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, Prawns pil pil for starters, amazing! Thank god we got 2 portions. Hubby had the steak and said it had a really nice chargrill taste from it. I had pork belly, huge portion and crispy on the outside and so succulent on the inside. We didn’t like the Sticky Toffee Pudding as I think it had raisins in it. Finished off the night with in my eyes the best Pornstar Martini. Kids enjoyed their dinners too. Staff extremely friendly and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food is a little over priced for the quality

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CriaM
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to the Cornstore even after years of going there, amazing food and staff. Keep it up! You guys rock!

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AndreaL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Dublin and The Cornstore was recommended to us by a Friend from Cork. It did not disappoint! Beautiful establishment, super friendly staff and the food was to die for! 5*

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TaraODriscoll
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, staff were very helpful and friendly. Cocktails were also the best we have had in cork. Will be coming back here again.

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NiamhD
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really great. Food, atmosphere and staff fantastic. We were seated outside and were toasty. Music was great and lighting perfect. Completely surpassed our expectations. Well done!

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KevinN
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the city. Food is fabulous, atmosphere is brilliant and the staff are fantastic

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Sandram
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas dinner here with my parents. Booked a day before and everything was just perfect. They will be back in their own they said, and they’re very fussy. So big thumbs up. Really nice welcome, safe protocols and yummy food. Thank you so much

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful meal and wine. Staff were friendly and helpful.

They handled a very rude man in a professional manner that thought it was acceptable to shout at the front of house staff. Well done young man.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting cornstore and have to say it was unbelievable from start to finish

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GerardS
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The initial greeting was off putting. I understand the restaurant is busy, but when we arrived early, I asked if we could have a drink in chairs outside which were sitting at, was told we couldn't. I then asked if he could let us know when out table was ready and was told again I'd have to literally queue up again at the time out table was ready. It wasn't done in a polite or pleasant manor.

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AnaMx
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were quiet disappointed with the quality and taste of the food overall.

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PaidraicC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really tasty, and the service was great.. however I ordered the steak sandwich for lunch expecting it to come sliced, as it normally would in a sandwich, but it came as a whole steak and was very hard to eat. Apart from that it was great!

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JonathanM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime we go out for food and drinks it's to the Cornstore. Food and drink is on another level. We go back time and time again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal ...staff very attentive....lunch specials pricing wouldn't really be special pricing...just looked standard pricing...but quality was really good !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One member of the party forgot her covid cert and they were very nice about it and sat us outside instead of inside. The outdoor dining was great! Even though it was cold outside and raining that day you couldn't feel it at the table.
The staff were all lovely and the food was spectacular as always! Thank you so much!

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DarrenO
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was top notch. And there was a lovely touch when ye sang happy birthday for my girlfriend when I didn't even mention it was her birthday. Added to the whole experience

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PaulaD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was amazing. Would definitely go back.

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Flygirl
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overpriced and sea bass overdone. My friend did get a lovely vegan dish though.

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EvelynK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

waiter was fantastic, so helpful . Really made it enjoyable for us

FAQs

Cornstore, Cork is rated 4.5 stars by 918 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.