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Cafe Paradiso

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16 Lancaster Quay, Cork 1, Ireland
+353 21 427 7939
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Cork, Ireland
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Cafe Paradiso to treat our vegetarian daughter. As carnivores we didn't have very high expectations. We had an excellent meal with none of the usual quiche, onion, pasta or ratatouille hell that vegetarian options on menus normally entail. The food is excellent. Staff are friendly and attentive. This is easily the best restaurant in Cork - whether... More 

Thank muirisdowling
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm not vegetarian, vegan or any breed of consumer whose taste buds are limited by allergies or ideologies. Café Paradiso is not for everyone, granted, but those not limited by cost (it's reasonably priced considering the craft involved, but may be too expensive for those unfamiliar with veggie cooking or expectations that only a steak dinner should cost you €50... More 

Thank allthewhile
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been vegetarians for over 30 years and live in London. This was our best meal EVER! Service was outstanding.

Thank KCD16
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here, a little sceptical as an avid carnivore, and left fully satisfied! The service was top class from the get go, the space is very cool and the wine list is top class. However, these pale in comparison to the quality of the food... starters were awesome, desserts were to die for but the star of the show was... More 

Thank Shaun O
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe paradiso is a lovely vegetarian restaurant. .if you are anything like me ..you won't really understand what you are getting from the menu till you get it ...but when you get it ..you are bound to love it. Staff lovely and good service. Little annoying the table beside us were served before us when they ordered after us and... More 

Thank anniebaps
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only visit one restaurant when you're in Cork, it has to be Cafe Paradiso. Everything is so different and tasty but really satisfying. You feel really good after a full 3 course meal without feeling too full. We attempted to go here on a Sunday but they were closed, luckily we were staying in Cork an extra night.... More 

Thank felix11978
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is just superb, everything was delicious and we couldn't be happier with the food and service. We highly recommend this place. The only thing not so good is the acoustic of the room, which spoils a bit the experience. If you get a full house all the guests talking will make it feel a bit too loud. But... More 

Thank Gil S
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked in advance and were seated immediately on arrival with a very warm greeting from the friendly staff. As two veggies we had been looking forward to our visit and it certainly didn't disappoint! Very high standard of food and incredibly tasty, huge selection and variety which is a welcome change from the usual standard veggie options when... More 

Thank em191
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been wanting to try here with so long and had very high expectations but I think it actually exceeded them!! The food was so so tasty - I had the braised turnip galette for main and the chocolate pave for dessert. I'm not a vegetarian but the food is so tasty than it really is difficult to miss meat... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

we had a quite a nice meal in there but was it worth all that money?No , I don't think so. Food was good but not spectacular and that what you expect for a price tag. My main course came out almost cold and slightly dried out so clearly spent too much time under the lamp. Chefs obviously didn't coordinate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 43
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?