The Secret Garden
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The Secret Garden is modern oasis in our bustling city. A fairy tale for grown-ups, an outdoor nightclub. The Secret Garden is a magical place that has to be seen to be believed. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Narnia and that might give you a clue as to what to expect. One thing is for sure; it is a venue that you will never forget!
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Elizabeth
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Nov 2021 • Friends
Very bad music. Service not as good as well. There are way better clubs in cork. Very noisy as well, I lost my friend in the club.
Written 26 December 2021
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Colm
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Oct 2021 • Friends
I was just refused entry on 27/10/2021 at 23.20 , approached door and was asked for ID and covid cert , one minute after which the bouncer decided to refuse me entry. The bouncer failed to give me a valid reason for refusal leaving me to presume that it was due to the fact I am a gay man as I had just collected my friend from work and drove straight to the premises zero alcohol was consumed. Thankfully we continued onto bróg where we were welcomed with open arms I'm currently writing this review from Brog proofing I'm cable of writing a review and I'm not under the influence. I do not recommend this place to anyone cause they don't even respect customers enough to tell them why they are refused entry .
Written 27 October 2021
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Sophie P
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Oct 2021 • Friends
Got kicked out out of nowhere for doing nothing wrong they were so so rude, drinks were nice but the night was ruined by their bad attitude at 6pm
Written 2 October 2021
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katlyn k
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Sep 2021 • Friends
So me and my friend had paid 12:50 and the bouncer on the door said strictly 22s now that’s fine but I have seen people I went to school with inside there the same age as me and even younger 18-20 years and they refused me and my friend when I’m 21 and she is 22 and no refund back absolutely shocking and also my sister was in there Friday evening after she received her leaving cert results , so it just shocked me when me and my friend couldn’t get in on Saturday evening , I wouldn’t recommend it at all if that’s going to be the carry on
Written 5 September 2021
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Mark H
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Jun 2021 • Friends
Booked into secret garden for a meal in their outdoor area. While I thought the experience was a lot of fun, two problems arose during our visit.

- we were charged twice at the same table, meaning we had to go through weeks of emailing back and forth to get refunded the 165 euro of erroneous charges to our account.

- we were charged a 90 euro "booking fee". This is a highly malicious practice, considering most other restaurants in Cork charged a fee that was then used to offset a portion of the bill. Here, this was not the case.

Overall I would not recommend given the issues above. If resolved then I would reconsider.
Written 26 August 2021
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Dawid M
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Aug 2021
Very bad experience with this place. We booked a place for a bank holiday Monday weeks in advance and even paid the fee expecting to have a great night but unfortunately the opposite was true. We were met by the most unwelcoming staff and bouncers were racist towards foreigners not only on this occasion but from previous encounters. The staff wouldn't let us in because they gave away our seats even though we booked it and paid for them ages before. We were promised to be given our money back at least 3 days after but month later still nothing to be refunded. Would not recommend this place to anyone!
Written 25 August 2021
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Kaz
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Jul 2021 • Friends
We enjoyed drink and food at the Secret Garden at Reirdans in Cork. Our waitress Lucy was phenomenal.
Written 10 July 2021
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Loren O Driscoll
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Jun 2021 • Friends
I had a bit of an interesting experience with another customers but Caitlyn handled it so well, I could not have asked for a better waitress. I am 21 and I was being creeped on by other customer in Secret Garden and Caitlyn was amazing with us!
Written 17 June 2021
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Siobhán L
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Jun 2021 • Friends
Blatant false advertising. Paid what we believed was a deposit of 15 euro a head for a table and was told that food was included in the price. None of us had eaten before arriving as we were under the impression that food was to be served. Asked our server could we order and we were told there was no food. Our 75 euro was not refunded or put towards our drinks bill. Very disappointing.
Staff were very polite and accommodating and I felt very sorry for the poor server put in the awkward position of explaining that the food advertised and paid for by us was not being served at all.
Written 14 June 2021
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Ali
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Dec 2020 • Friends
Went to secret garden for a college Christmas night out and was served by Mella, such a fabulous server and made us feel welcome! Such a good night commendations to Mella! Thank you!
Written 14 December 2020
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