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8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 243 8000
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was AMAZING! Everything was well seasoned and tasty. I had the lamb. It was as soft as butter. The staff was also so polite and accommodating.

Thank Esther W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small, but beautifully formed...bit of a tight squeeze with tables in the back, but...it's well rewards seeking out. Really inventive lunch and evening menus, with a cultured and investive Middle East influence. Very welcoming and knowledgeable staff. I'll go miles for a decent sarny (or sambo)...and I finally found my Sarny Nirvana...really tasty, fresh and moist filling...and brilliant, crusty bread.... More 

Thank Charl B
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum! Light and quick meals in this cozy place. The food was fresh and tasty we had the slow cooked pork on flatbread and the beef koftas. A definite highlight. The coffee was great and the lemon curd shortbread yummy. And you can take away. These guys are fresh and fast.

Thank timntoots
County Cork, Ireland
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a little dinner here on a Tuesday evening. Great little spot. You cannot book a table. There was a lovely vibe and the menu was clear and full of delicious things. I had sword fish, delicious. It is pricy-ish with my main course costing €19.50. The staff are lovely and there are delicious cocktails available. Would definitely return.

Thank HGM82
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoy going to orso with friends. Such a nice place to meet people and you never feel rushed. Food good and a different from your standard cafe/restaurant. Love the chickpea curry. Desserts here are good too. Take away is available-good place to grab a roll on the go. You can tell everything that is served is thought about, even... More 

Thank Roisin B
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6pm Tuesday and it's almost full. Only about 10 tables. Very good food. 4 of us €100. That was 2 starters. 2 mains Monkfish was perfectly cooked. I loved the wilted veg. Shank of lamb falling off the bone. 1 side. 2 half carafes of house wine. 2 deserts. Yummy and healthy rhubarb pie + chocolate board. 2 coffees. Quick... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very warm welcome greets you. Staff are attentive and helpful. Food was ok, if a bit stodgy. And not the cheapest either. Perhaps it was just my choice though. I would recommend a visit.

Thank Doughnut00
Cork, Ireland
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is such a little gem. For lunch or dinner I cannot fault it. Everything is so fresh and delicious. The sweet potato wedges - yum. Flatbread yum, everything I've tried is so tasty. Definitely worth a visit! Staff are fab, very friendly.

Thank shaunaduggan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal Great selection Wonderful treats to tempt starters and main courses with a lovely tasteful selection of wines to compliment the food. Option to order a glass of different of wines to accompany each course or selection. A fab meal as always in a great relaxing environment

Thank Marie B
Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate in Orso on Saturday night and had a delicious meal, the highlight of which was the pork fillet, yum! My friends and I are still talking about the creme brûlée! On a busy night our evening was made even more pleasant by the expert service from our waitress. Her attention to detail and sense of fun made for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15
Mediterranean, European, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 243 8000
We serve exciting food with bold flavours in the heart of the city. Open from 8am, 6 days per week. We serve our own roast of coffee and an ever changing menu, amazing pastries, an exciting wine list and beers from our own brewery.

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