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On The Pigs Back

St. Patrick's Woollen Mills, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 461 7832
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“quiche” (7 reviews)
“salads” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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St. Patrick's Woollen Mills, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

What to choose is the main problem. Oh well will just have to make an excuse to come back again. Infact this was the 2nd time in a month and has been a must visit each year we visit Cork not only for the cafe...More

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onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you have a nice experience anytime you come to us in Cork! Looking forward to seeing you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great atmosphere, great space, fantastic food and extremely friendly staff. As you relax into the decor, music, and atmosphere it's hard to remember if you're in Cork, France or Italy.

Thank Aoife H
onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear that you like visiting us in Douglas. Looking forward to seeing you again soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I needed to fill a 20minutes wait and to my delight accidentally found this lovely little eaterie. I only stopped for coffee but I'm looking forward to coming back again with friends to sample the lovely food on display Really friendly helpful staff, relaxed quirky...More

Thank Mary F
onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mary, What a delight to learn you enjoyed your quick visit! We are open 7 days a week, and if the sunshines on the front terrace, you could be anywhere relaxing and eating al fresco! We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Very tasty food always, great service and some very nice items available in the food store. Coffee is good too.

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onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Glad you enjoy our food & service. We look forward to see you again

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Waiting for my car to be fixed I couldn't have found a lovelier place to be. A real gem worth going to to escape and relax with lovely staff, food & surroundings.,

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onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you had a nice experience, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous fresh food and very friendly staff, what more would you want from a cafe/ bistro. Will definately be returning.

Thank Oscully71
onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you had a nice experience, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Great food, good prices and friendly staff! Highly recommended for a family or friends day out! We will definitely come again soon

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onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you had a nice experience, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Really enjoy visiting On The Pigs Back - always tasty, good quality food; friendly and good service; love the ambience

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onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Hi Rachel, Happy to hear that you like visiting us in Douglas. Looking forward to seeing you again soon :)

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Just very recently tried the Sunday Brunch here, it was very quiet but we did choose to arrive just as they were opening, I had not been here in some time so the layout has changed somewhat with the produce that they sell, restaurant layout...More

Thank Pearlwort
onthepigsback, Public Relations Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you like the new shop layout. Also, really glad that you and your husband enjoyed the Sunday Brunch, as it is a new option it is great to hear feedback on customer experience's. Big thank you!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

They are now open for Sunday Brunch from 10am to 3pm. I had a Ballycotton smoked haddock fish cake with asparagus and poached egg hollandaise. I have a glass of red wine Gassac and it went well too! It's super easy to get to as...More

Thank carines210
onthepigsback, Owner at On The Pigs Back, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed your Brunch with us, hope you will be back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 15:30
Monday
09:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 15:30
Thursday
09:30 - 15:30
Friday
09:30 - 15:30
Saturday
09:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Patrick's Woollen Mills, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 461 7832
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Description
Originated in the English Market in Cork ('The Food Capital of Ireland'), On The Pig's Back's stall is now the centre of attraction for its fabulous selection of Farmhouse Cheeses and Charcuterie Products, and is also particularly renowned for its Award Winning range of Homemade Pates & Terrines, as well as its French Gourmet Food.
In 2009, On The Pig's Back expanded it's business to Douglas which is equipped with a Cafe, an Artisan Food-Store, and a production ktchen for our homemade pates & terrines.
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