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The Abbey Bar & Restaurant

#44 of 502 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Main Street | Carrigaline, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 437 5902
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09:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri 09:00 - 00:30
Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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Cork, Ireland
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here with my lady few times, good food and nice service very friendly and caring so......

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Thank Nino A
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nice new menu at the Abby 👍😊 Food always good At a very reasonable price Nice venue good service 👌👍

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Thank Mark A
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We went there to celebrate a project closure. The food was great. Unfortunately I missed on the menue that it contained mussels, which I am allergic to. They exchanged my dish immediately. Superb service and the Fish was great.

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Thank stephanb175
Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful evening. I sauntered up to this rather understated location on a romantic get-away with my new husband following a sublime celebration with more than a small pain in the head, yet upon taking our first steps inside this elegant and eloquent rest we were cared for in an undoubtedly unrivalled fashion. The maître d', a freakishly... More 

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Thank podge_malone
Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived on the eve of Friday the 3rd of February, stopping by just for some desserts. A waitress, I believe her name was Grainne, couldn't be a day past 21 served us. She made us most welcome and gave us a dessert menu to look over. There were so many great choices it was hard to pick! They all... More 

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Thank richie12347
Clonmel, Ireland
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Myself, my boyfriend and our baby came here on Saturday. From the very beginning the staff were just amazing. We were given a 4 person table to make room for the high chair. Our daughter is 7 months old so she was dropping her toys the odd time and the staff would always run over to pick things up etc.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

In the male bathroom there is no toilet seat on the toilet. Also one of the hand dryers is broken in the male bathroom aswell.

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Thank Yan_The_Reviewer
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Yan Thank you for your review of the Abbey and I appreciate your honesty. We are aware of the problems you mentioned about the toilets, but unfortunately it has been Christmas holidays here and fixing the items you mentioned is not possible while electrician's etc where on holidays. I wonder how did you find the general hygiene of the... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place. A regular visitor, food is fab but staff are the best. Have been going there for years and very little change over of staff, that says it all in my book.

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Thank Maggie G
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Maggie Thanks for your kind review of the Abbey. Our staff are great but don't tell them I said that for goodness sake. It's good to know that there is consistency here, that's what we strive for and sometimes you "can't see the wood for the tree's" so it is really good to get some feedback! Let me know... More 

Cork, Ireland
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had a fabulous meal here on Sunday. The staff could not have been more helpful even though they were rushed off their feet. The food was delicious. I had the peri peri chicken salad, while others in our party enjoyed a steak cooked exactly as they wished and fish and chips that I am told tasted as good as... More 

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Thank Kate E
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kate Thank you for your kind review of the Abbey. Our Head Chef, John Oliver O'Mahony is excellent and works very hard to do his best and instills the same in his team, so I am delighted to see that his efforts and the rest of our staff's efforts are appreciated. We don't always get it right, but we... More 

Cork, Ireland
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201 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had lunch here on a Friday and got in just before the crowd arrived. The place is hugely popular and judging by the response and welcome from the staff it has a lot of repeat customers. After this my first visit I can truly understand why this is the case. The food is excellent and it offers a wide... More 

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Thank olivermccann
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Oliver Thank you for your kind review of the Abbey. It's also nice to get a lunch review specifically. We love being located in Carrigaline, but it's nice to know we might do well elsewhere! We really appreciate you taking the time to review the Abbey and I will certainly pass on your kind remarks to both the kitchen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Carrigaline, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 437 5902

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?