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8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 243 8000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flatbread” (22 reviews)
“lamb pie” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 643 reviews

Reviewed today

This great little restaurant is short on space, but while it doesn't take bookings you can give your contact number to the waiter then head off for a drink while you wait. We were told it would be half an hour but got the call...More

Thank Tripstaker
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stumbled across this restaurant by accident and was delighted at both the service and food. Perfect and different and especially well thought off vegetarian dishes which is such a rarity in Ireland. Would highly recommended this

Thank Mhuireann10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with the wife at Orso and it was a nice experience. Very friendly staff and cozy restaurant. Food is of good quality from the starters till desserts.

1  Thank Pedro F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Orso is a lovely small unique style cafe in the heart of the city down the side of the g.p.o with the most unusual breakfasts and lunches.I keep returning to this fab place over and over for their breakfast manoushi and their breakfast Moglai to...More

Thank Islabobs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely quirky looking place, decorated really well but small amount of table space. Coffee and food is great but I think it would be more of a coffee and a snack, place rather than a place you’d crawl into starving. Loads of vegan and vegetarian...More

Thank Niamh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gem of a restaurant. Very small and cozy. Only about 25 people could fit in at one time I would think. They don’t take bookings but you can go in and leave your name and they will call you back. We shared some of the...More

Thank PatrickManU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visitor and usually when we are walking out the door we are planning our next visit. The food is always original and every time you go, you can try something new. It is an eclectic mix of Asian spices and blends. It is one...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had not got to return to this restaurant for over a year and if anything it was even better than we remembered. The food is really amazing. The scallops with samfire I had as a starter was as good as I...More

Thank mcoffey2016
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Another top quality experience. This time Seabass cooked to perfection and the staple that is their Sweet-potato, goats-cheese and veggie bake. Fantastic meal. THE BACLAVA ! Oh my GOD. Better than I got in Greece.

Thank john c
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Recently went to Orso for dinner and would really recommend it. The staff are lovely, the food very tasty and a lovely ambience.

Thank Orla d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 243 8000
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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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