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Cafe Paradiso

16 Lancaster Quay, Cork 1, Ireland
+353 21 427 7939
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly
16 Lancaster Quay, Cork 1, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open 5 day’s a week, evenings only, shows a measure of confidence and relaxation which feeds through to the ambience of this excellent restaurant. “Don’t Like” vegetarian food? Try it here and see if it changes your mind. By any measure and standard, it’s a...More

Thank RmcoUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here once with another couple, instantly loved the endless vegetarian choices but did feel like it was trying to hard to be posh with food names etc, still the food is amazing. The atmosphere was a bit flat and quiet, maybe because it was...More

Thank Sylv R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious! Really enjoyed it and lovely staff, it is quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion once in a blue moon!

Thank Faye M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pure vegetarian high end dinner. Fantastic and carefully selected wine list, very caring and attentive service. Eating there is a special occasion, ambience is respectfully warm and romantic.

Thank HarryMooreis
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely lovely waiter squeezed us in even though we had no reservation for Valentine’s Day. Our waiter really made the night lovely, so kind and helpful with the menu. I was skeptical as the food is entirely vegetarian and I was worried that it may...More

Thank Emma g
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

It has been a few years since we last ate here and we were really excited to be coming back. I have all of Dennis Cotter’s cookbooks and they have been a great inspiration. The meal, as always, was totally sublime. Service is exceptional and...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

WE had a smashing time here on Saturday night last, we had the two course €33 starter and main per person, and washed it down with some lovely Rioja wine. Both of our starters and main courses were superb, the flavours were amazing. We had...More

Thank Tomvc1
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

No trip to Cork is complete without a visit to Cafe Paradiso. Consistently brilliant, innovative dishes based on fresh seasonal ingredients, great flavours and colours. Professional service and music at the right level. And a mean espresso. Highly recommended for vegetarians and beyond!

Thank Hans W
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Wow, Wow and Wow. I mixed up my bookings and arrived without a reservation I thought I had made. The hostess very graciously sat us, effortlessly. All around the service was knowledgeable, courteous and polite. Our server was from New Zealand and he was just...More

Thank Daragh M
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Came here with a visiting friend last night. The menu was lovely! So hard to pick what we wanted. I settled on the sushi and the mole. Great symphony of flavors! Only critique was the dishes could have been a bit more warm- temperature was...More

Thank Laura M
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9 March 2018|
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Response from 124C41NewEngland | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. We never saw a small child in the restaurant. It is a upscale experience and I would call them first.
Michael B
27 December 2017|
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Response from Dxbliz | Reviewed this property |
Think you have the wrong reviewer, Cafe Paradiso is excellent
Kathleen M
30 November 2016|
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Response from Julien P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's quiet small, but calm in general. Seating is comfortable. Last time, even if the restaurant was full, I was seating in the left corner near the bar, it was quiet and the noise didn't disturb me ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 36 - USD 49
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Lancaster Quay, Cork 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Mardyke
  • Neighbourhood: Mardyke
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 7939
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