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Star Anise

#29 of 497 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 455 1635
18:00 - 10:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 10:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to star anise to celebrate our anniversary and as usual it was excellent. The staff are lovely, the food and wine were excellent and the ambience suited us to a tee. Quiet enough to hear each other but not so quiet that we could hear anyone else.

Thank LuciaCork
West Coast
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Venison Duo, good ingredients, nice dish cooked perfectly. All our food met our expectations. Wine list is good with plenty of medium price options. Owner is front of house and with the help of a very competent waitress the service was spot on, not overbearing just the right level of attention.

1 Thank Clareman39
Cork, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here 3 times,always very good food,good wine selections and very good service.early bird is great value.

2 Thank nicki1892
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really delicious food and helpful staff. great value for money compared to other restaurants in the city, for the same quality of food, if not better. Have eaten here twice, both times, felt welcomed and appreciated by the staff.

2 Thank Miriam C
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant in cork booking recommended as it has limited seating . Had lovely starter , even the bread was fresh , good wine selection well priced , staff were lovely and friendly . Main was filler steak cooked perfectly . The cream brûlée was outstanding best I have in a long time , will be going back again :)

3 Thank Padraig M
County Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went for dinner with friends on a Saturday night, we went for the early bird menu and it was delicious. The staff were really nice & friendly. The mash potato was the nicest mash I ever had! so light & fluffy.

1 Thank daisy878
Cork, Ireland
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have eaten here again, and definitely it will to be my last visit. Availed of the early bird menu on a Saturday evening and enjoyed all three courses. Portion sizes were quite large, but very tasty. Desserts excellent, well done to the very friendly staff.

1 Thank Mairmi01
Wexford, Ireland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my girlfriend. I had lamb, she had duck. My lamb was over and her duck breast was extremely tough. But as we were starving. We ate it anyway. The lady manageress was extremely rude when i told her we found the duck tough and responded by saying 'You shouldnt have eaten it then' Very cold and unapologetic.... More 

1 Thank Rogue R
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Went on a Saturday night. Full. They have two sittings, so we had to confirm we would be gone by 8pm. It's a small restaurant so reservations would be recommended. Overall impression of décor is like a café . A curtain shelters those sitting nearest the door. Felt the service could have been a bit more attentive and engage with... More 

1 Thank CorkMary1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Quail was the most delightful starter I've had the pleasure of eating in a long time. The owner, a lovely French lady creates a divine atmosphere in this little but dreamy restaurant in Cork.

1 Thank Chilichoco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 43
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 455 1635

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