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Isaac's Restaurant

48 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 3805
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish cakes” (39 reviews)
“lamb curry” (13 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice restaurant. The staff was very nice and accommodating to us. I had the duck confit, it was so tender and flavorful. They had a nice wine selection too. I would go back if I were in town.

Thank khub79
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Cork city, it never fails to impress! The staff are great and very friendly but the food is why I return again and again. Great job to all, a 5star experience always.

Thank JanetHan86
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

well a first for me was having a bite to eat in a restaurant with its own waterfall! quirky place that served decent fresh sandwiches too - and reasonably priced. friendly service.

Thank maddiePortsmouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Issacs is a great place and to be recommended. Inside, the restaurant gives the impression of being in a basement, with crude unplastered red brick walls, and the area divided off into several sections. The only negative vibe had to do with the sound. There...More

Thank pteridine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book in advance for this restaurant as it is very popular. The food is of excellent quality. Our waitress was exceptional and danced attention on us for the entire meal. Knowledgeable, polite and not over obtrusive she was the perfect hostess. Well done !

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn’t been for a while and it is still as good as ever! I chose my main course from the specials...turbot and I thoroughly enjoyed the two gorgeous fillets with lovely mashed potato and seasonal veg. The place was really busy ( always a good...More

Thank goodfood10
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent staff, charming service from all. Special John Dory was perfectly done and presented. Faultless. Would recommend without hesitation.

Thank gus311
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

7 of us went for dinner on a Tuesday. Restaurant was busy but good ambiance throughout. Good range of all courses - I had warm salad to start and excellent salmon to follow with plentiful veg and potato. I had the Irish Coffee instead of...More

Thank apmulcahy53
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Having reviewed this restaurant a few years ago I am very happy to update. Whether a girlie lunch, a couples dinner or a family get-together we have never been disappointed with Isaacs. The staff are well-trained, courteous and friendly. The food is freshly cooked and...More

Thank fintoncork
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We had booked a table for the first sitting and we're expecting a nice dinner after reading so many positive reviews. I ordered the lamb curry and my partner the duck. My curry was dull, the lamb chewy and the rice not properly cooked. The...More

Thank Anna B
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Pamela W
27 July 2016|
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Response from liam o | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that. But if you want a good vegetarian restaurant in Cork you should try Cafe Paradiso at Lancaster Quay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 450 3805
  • E-mail
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