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O'Donovan's Restaurant

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58 Main Street, Midleton, Ireland
+353 21 463 1255
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 21:00
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place, great to go with your loved one or friends. the food was something else i haven't experienced in a while. While everyone else is too busy trying to outdo other restaurants and trying too hard to do nouvelle cuisine, O'Donovans does all this effortlessly but with charisma and passion. Dishes were unreal and copious , the setting... More 

Thank MafsIreland
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous evening meal. Staff were extremely friendly & polit. Gourmet food with very reasonable prices. Went to try it & can say will definitely be back 😊😊😊😊

Thank ainetaylor
Cork, Ireland
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at O'Donovan's recently and had a lovely evening. I ordered the bacon, avocado, tomato salad, which was served with a crispy poached egg - very, very good! Main course was a delicious ox cheek that came with mashed potato, onion rings and a side portion of vegetables. A great choice! My partner had the duck, which... More 

Thank chatelaine76
Cork, Ireland
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Recently returned to this restaurant in Midleton to check out a change in menu - was so disappointed, Everyone can have a bad night but on that night (15/01/17) the food was not up to standard and staff were not in the mood. Disappointing!

Thank LiamHerlihy
Red Exile 56
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in this outstanding restaurant on most occasions I visit east Cork. It never fails to impress. Many of the renowned restaurants in east Cork - so beloved of sycophantic food critics - have lived on their reputation for some time. It must be good for the ego when you are fawned upon. O'Donovan's Restaurant has been below... More 

2 Thank RedExile56
Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Never fails to impress. Food always excellent with the personal touch in front of house by owner Pat.Early bird menu is especially good value. Wine list could be improved but not a major issue. Lovely ambiance, linen table cloths nice lighting etc. Always happy to go back.

2 Thank Sasquach2011
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

AMAZING!! I have been studying abroad in Ireland for 2 months and this is the best food I've had here by FAR. Amazingly tasty, beautiful presentation, friendly service, and reasonable prices. 10/10 would recommend!

1 Thank Kelly C
Cork, Ireland
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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant recently to celebrate a special event. We were not dissapointed excellent food served by excellent staff. Great night

1 Thank griff888
Midleton, Ireland
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We love this restaurant and we always book well in advance. You get a lovely greeting from Pat at the door. I hate being left waiting at the door of any restaurant. There is a nice atmosphere. Food is great delicious and beautifully presented. Looking forward to revisiting this place soon

Thank Abina1
Toronto, Canada
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142 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

O'Donovan's is directly across from the road to the Midleton Distillery . Have a whiskey tasting and then follow it up with a great home cooked meal at O'Donovan's.Pat,the owner provides the good service and suggests the perfect wine to pair with your meal. We have never been disappointed at O'Donovan's.

Thank nflorian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:30 - 21:00
19:30 - 21:00
19:30 - 21:00
19:30 - 21:00
19:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Main Street, Midleton, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Midleton
  • Phone Number: +353 21 463 1255

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