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The Metropole Hotel Cork

4.3
4.3
24 Reviews
€30 and under
European

The MET is the new Bar, Restaurant, Tea Room, Prosecco Lounge, and Snug at the Metropole Hotel Cork. Located in Victorian Quarter, we are Cork’s best-kept secret for food & drink in the heart of Cork City.

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Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (021) 464 3700

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Classic Afternoon Tea

    Multiple dates available
    Classic Afternoon Tea at the Tea Rooms @ The Metropole Hotel Perfect for lazy afternoons, and long overdue catch ups €32 per person, pre booking is essential.
  • Valentines Tasting Menu 7pm

    €65.00 per person

    11 Feb - 14 Feb 2022
    Seating @ 7pm Indulge in a delicious 7 course tasting menu with the one you love. Package includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, a delicious 7 course tasting menu, including some romantic sharing dishes. Pre booking is essential, price is per person
  • Valentines Tasting Menu 7pm seating

    €65.00 per person

    17 Feb - 20 Feb 2022
    Seating @ 7pm Indulge in a delicious 7 course tasting menu with the one you love. Package includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, a delicious 7 course tasting menu, including some romantic sharing dishes. Pre booking is essential, price is per person

Menu

Starters

  • Seasonal Soup of the Evening€6.50

    Cuthbert's soda bread. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery

    • Soya Braised Pork Belly€8.00

      Pickled cucumber, crispy carrot. Allergens: Dairy, Celery, Sulphates

      • Macroom Mozzrella Caprese Salad€7.00

        With a dressed rocket and parmesan salad. Allergens: Sulphates, Dairy

        • The Met Caesar Salad€7.00

          Baby gem, smoked streaky bacon, herb croutons, parmesan. Allergens: Fish, Eggs, Dairy, Sulphates, Mustard

          • O'connell's Salt & Pepper Calamari€8.00

            Roasted garlic & saffron aioli. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Eggs

            • Vegan Miso Seared Turnip€7.00

              Baby beetroot, roasted almonds. Allergens: Nuts, Sulphates

              • Mccarthys Spiced Beef Bonbon€7.00

                Chive sour cream, herb oil. Allergens: Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans

                Main Courses

                • Sous Vide Rump of Mccarthys Lamb€26.00

                  Celeriac & vanilla puree, colcannon mash, rosemary red wine jus. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans

                  • Mccarthy's 8oz Beef Burger€18.00

                    Tomato relish, crisp gem lettuce, Swiss cheese served on a sweet brioche bun, fries. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans, Eggs

                    • Chicken Supreme€22.00

                      Stuffed with Ardsalagh goat's cheese & sun-dried tomato, seared stem broccoli, chimichurri sauce, chive mash. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans

                      • Tempura Battered Cod€22.00

                        Seasonal salad, tartar sauce, French fries. Allergens: Fish, Eggs, Dairy, Sulphates, Gluten, Mustard

                        • Pan Fried Seabass€25.00

                          Shaved Fennel & orange salad, buttered baby potatoes. Allergens: Fish, Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans

                          • Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Korma€17.00

                            Roast almonds, basmati rice. Allergens: Celery, Nuts, Soybeans, Sulphates

                            • 8oz Mccarthy's Rib Eye Steak€30.00

                              Burnt onion, sautéed mushroom, pepper sauce, fries. Allergens: Dairy, Celery

                              • 8oz Mccarthy's Fillet Steak€35.00

                                Burnt onion, sautéed mushroom, pepper sauce, fries. Allergens: Dairy, Celery

                                Sides

                                • Mash Potato€3.00

                                  Allergen: Dairy

                                  • Wilted Spinach€3.00

                                    Allergen: Dairy

                                    • Fries€3.00

                                      Allergen: Gluten

                                      • Pan Seared Stem Broccoli€3.50

                                        Allergen: Dairy

                                        • Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower€3.50

                                          Allergen: Dairy

                                          • Sweet Potato Fries€3.50

                                            Allergen: Gluten

                                            Desserts

                                            • Warm Chocolate Brownie€7.00

                                              Chantilly cream, fresh berries. Allergens: Nuts, Dairy, Sulphates

                                              • Vegan Poached Pear€8.00

                                                Poached in maple syrup with fresh berries, candied walnuts, strawberry coulis. Allergens: Nuts, Dairy, Sulphates

                                                • Barry's Tea Crème Brulee€8.00

                                                  Almond biscotti, fresh berries. Allergens: Nuts, Dairy, Sulphates, Eggs

                                                  • Sticky Toffee Pudding€8.00

                                                    Butterscotch sauce, Chantilly cream. Allergens: Nuts, Dairy, Sulphates, Eggs

                                                    • Selection of Ice Cream€6.00

                                                      Brandy snap basket. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Eggs

                                                      • Irish Cheese Plate€9.00

                                                        Selection of Irish cheeses, grapes, crackers, sweet tomato relish. Allergens: Dairy, Gluten, Celery, Mustard, Soybeans

                                                        • Cheese Sharing Plate€25.00

                                                          Last updated: 28 September 2021

                                                          What 24 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                          4.3
                                                          4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.3Food
                                                          • 4.2Service
                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                          • 4.2Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                          Loved For

                                                          • Munster

                                                            Fit for Foodies

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                                                            Healthy

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                                                          • Cork City

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                                                          1. H

                                                            Haydee

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Very bad control! This app made a booking for the metropole hotel for breakfast but as you arrive to the hotel! The reception and restaurant mentioned that can’t accept us because they are only working for residents! Bad very bad communication between the app and the metropole hotel horrible services

                                                          2. ML

                                                            MichaelL

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            Excellent food - I had the pasta dish and it was delicious. Service a little slow- plentiful staff but somewhat inexperienced. We will be back!

                                                          3. NC

                                                            NiallC

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 3 January 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Lovely room with great decorations. Spacious. Very attentive service. Good range on offer with gluten free available without any bother

                                                          4. EB

                                                            ElizabethB

                                                            Portland

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on 30 December 2021

                                                            overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                            First time in Cork. Food was disappointing. Fish and mash potatoes. Fish (sea bass) was dry and overcooked and mash had no flavor. I had to ask for vegetables which were the most tasty part of the meal.

                                                          5. GK

                                                            GavinK

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 24 December 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Very enjoyable meal and great service. All staff members of the Met very friendly and attentive.

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Cork

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 December 2021

                                                            overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                            It took 50 minutes for the afternoon tea food to arrive, all of our coffees and teas were gone. No apology was given

                                                          7. MA

                                                            MARY

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 21 December 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Great staff good food, lovely atmosphere, Covid compliant

                                                          8. SC

                                                            SharonC

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 16 December 2021

                                                            overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                            We are 2 group of six, due to restrictions we are aware that we need to be in two tables but not aware that the other table would be on the other side of the earth. We requested to be placed near the other table cos its empty but… nevermind, we just rushed our food and went out.

                                                          9. ML

                                                            MichaelL

                                                            Munster

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 12 December 2021

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Excellent food and atmosphere in luxurious surroundings. Attentive staff.

                                                          10. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 12 December 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Beautiful afternoon tea, lemon posset was devine 😍 the area for afternoon tea was also stunning really pretty. Girl that served was so lovely and very attentive :) Only one thing, a strawberry or some sort of fruit on the prosecco would of been perfect:)

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Cork

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Super food. Excellent service. Highly recommend dining there!

                                                          12. GO

                                                            GerardineO

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 9 December 2021

                                                            overall4food1service5ambience5

                                                            We had a drink in the bar. Staff were excellent, very attentive. We're outstanding regards covid certs. Bar is lovely, had a lovely chat about bygone days as we had all worked there back in the late 70s. Hotel looking fantastic, will book a meal in 2022.

                                                          13. MS

                                                            MichaelS

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 5 December 2021

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            The selection on the menu was good. The food was very tasty and the service was good.

                                                          14. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Cork

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on 5 December 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Wonderful quiet place, nice enough brunch menu although I found it a tad limited, the service was amazing everyone super attentive and polite, cocktails and food was lovely, no faults at all, would def go again!

                                                          15. MD

                                                            MaryD

                                                            London

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                            Lovely room for 4 of us. Food very tasty. Service excellent

                                                          16. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Staff were excellent, pleasant and attentive.. a great evening.. cocktails amazing! Well done

                                                          17. H

                                                            Haydee

                                                            Munster

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 28 November 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We absolutely enjoyed the time in the metropole restaurant! All the staff were absolutely amazing and doing them job really well! Thank you so much for amazing service

                                                          18. MM

                                                            MaryM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a lovely meal at the Metropole. We were welcomed by an incredibly friendly young man who checked our reservation and details etc. Our server was very pleasant. The food itself was exceptionally tasty and the ambience was lovely. The menu offered great choices. Shout to all the staff we dealt with. All were so accommodating. I will be back.

                                                          19. JO

                                                            JohnO

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 21 November 2021

                                                            overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                            Menu selection very limited. Poor advise on website with regards to menu

                                                          20. M

                                                            Molly

                                                            Glasgow

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 16 November 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We were celebrating my brother's 12th birthday. We had a beautiful evening, staff could not have been more accommodating. A pleasure as always to dine at The Met.

                                                            The Metropole Hotel CorkResponded on 4 December 2021

                                                            Dear Molly, I am delighted to hear you had a enjoyable evening for your brothers birthday. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Should you wish to make a booking please do not hesitate to contact me at ucoomey@themetropolehotel.ie Kind regards, Urla Coomey, Restaurant Manager.

                                                          21. DB

                                                            DoireannB

                                                            Dublin

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                            Great food and atmosphere. Unfortunately, when the bill arrived we had been charged for several drinks we didn’t have.. and when we queried the bill, it came back incorrect a second time. Disappointing service that took from an overall good experience.

                                                            The Metropole Hotel CorkResponded on 4 December 2021

                                                            Dear DoireannB, Thank you for review. I am awfully sorry to hear that you didn't have the great experience we do thrive to deliver. I do apologies for the incontinence caused to you, We do hope to see you back again. If you wish to discuss this any further please do not hesitate to contact me my personal email is ucoomey@themetrpolehotel.ie Kind regards, Urla Coomey, Restaurant Manager.

                                                          22. EC

                                                            ElisabettaC

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            It was a really good experience, we had a lovely afternoon tea in a quiet room where we were not disturbed and could relax. Service is great and food extremely tasty and well prepared. Just an advice from us, we think the balance savoury/sweet is a bit too much towards the sweet, it would be perfect to have a few more sandwiches and less desserts. The scones though, we're exceptional! Overall a great experience that I would repeat and recommend.

                                                            The Metropole Hotel CorkResponded on 4 December 2021

                                                            Dear ElisabettaC, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Thank you for your feedback, we will be sure to take it on board. Kind regards, Urla Coomey, Restaurant Manager.

                                                          23. AA

                                                            AugustaA

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a lovely time and i would recommend to friends and family.

                                                            The Metropole Hotel CorkResponded on 4 December 2021

                                                            Dear AugustaA, Thank you for your review. We here at The Met are delighted to hear you would recommend to family and friends. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to make a reservation in the near future. Kind regards, Urla Coomey, Restaurant Manager.

                                                          24. k

                                                            kimiyoung

                                                            Cork

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                            Nice atmosphere for a drink or little dinner.

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                                                          The Metropole Hotel Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 24 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.

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                                                          Booked 7 times today
                                                          Experiences are available.
                                                          Google Map for The Metropole Hotel Cork

                                                          The Metropole Hotel Cork, MacCurtain Street, Cork, Munster T23 EEC3

                                                          • Area

                                                            Cork City

                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                            Daily 12:00–21:00

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            European

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress Code

                                                            Casual Dress

                                                          • Parking Details

                                                            None

                                                          • Payment Options

                                                            MasterCard, Visa

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