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The Briar Rose

#223 of 497 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 1686
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Torremolinos, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and myself went for a meal this evening. The atmosphere was fabulous, a great mix and good cheer all round. The bar and bistro have been refurbished but they've still managed to retain the old 'Briar' feel. Our meal was stunning. I had the Caesar Salad with chicken. Absolutely gorgeous. My friend had an open sandwich which came... More 

Thank Maeve C
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday lunch for 5 , Burger's steak sandwich & open sandwich.No complaints with good service.Great value.

1 Thank iansbray
County Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I decided to eat here and watch the Ireland/England rugby match today. We ordered the fillet steak and the steamed salmon...To say that we almost licked the plates is not a metaphor!!! Absolutely magnificent food, so good that before we left the premises, we booked a table for 5 people for Sunday week which is Mother's Day.... More 

1 Thank Kerriewilliams1969
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for Valentine's day and the meal was lovely. The only down side it was very hard to get a staff members attention when you wanted anything

1 Thank Mrsawillis
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Would never go back. Barman has attitude despite been going in there for almost 8 years. Others are ok but he has threatening body language

2 Thank bandsa
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here today.When we got in a lovely lady came straight over with a jug of water and told us the special s and what soup of the day was.The meal came out very fast and was lovely the only bad thing I have to say is the lady with the short black hair has a... More 

1 Thank Colin o
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I asked not to be seated in the bar. It's 12.45 PM. TV'S are on full blast as is the canned music great...NOT. The other section wasn't open, I was told. Open when we left. Next the crowd at the bar yelling at the game. All 3 of us hadn't seen each other in months and wanted to chat and... More 

1 Thank emurphy190
Cork, Ireland
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Briar Rose is under new management recently so the girls decided to visit it last Thursday. It is beautifully decorated and partly refurbished. The menu is also changed. There were four of us at the table, three of us had Starters, we all had the Caesar Salad it was a great size portion and delicious. For mains two of... More 

Thank Mary C
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Food was nice and good value but the service by one waitress in particular was terrible. Ended up leaving and won't be back despite living so close

Thank DN C
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Had a staff party here a few years ago with bbq and drinks. nice location close to town,loads of room to sit down inside or outside. food was lovely but i would presume outsourced at the time. friendly staff. no complaints.

1 Thank Aaron H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 29
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 429 1686
The Briar Rose is one of Corks most impressive bars and yet has managed to maintain a personal touch which will never fail to make an impression on each and every customer. With great food and drink and a friendly atmosphere, we are sure your time spent with us will be memorable. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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