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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Dinner
1. Dinner
"Absolutely loved this, good atmosphere fantastic food"
Rachel H
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2. Delicious brunch
2. Delicious brunch
"can’t go wrong - without doubt the best breakfast/brunch in Cork!"
265bridk
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3. Great restaurant
3. Great restaurant
"Brisket burger which I can honestly tell you was melt in the mouth"
Kevin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I fell in love with 12 Tables over 3 years ago now! No matter who visits me I always bring them to 12 Tables and we always have such an amazing time. The food, music, decor and atmosphere always make me feel right at home....The team are always so attentive and friendly, I really can't recommend it enough! The day menu and evening menu are delicious no matter what you choose.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner with my fiancée, we’ve shared starters chicken wings and sweet potato and avocado tambalee, it was delicious, for mains we’ve got red earl burguer (huge and yummy) and she got chicken supreme, the chicken perfect cooked and the potato grating for her...side was simply amazing. For dessert we’ve got a chocolate soufflé, no words. Service very friendly and very efficient, 100% worth to try, can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The team were absolutely amazing and so was the food! The service was excellent and we were looked after very well. We had a lovely evening and will be back soon 🍝

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of dining at 12 Tables this evening and chose the special of Hake for my main course. I tend to choose Hake whenever offered on a menu, so I have many other experiences to compare to. Tonight I was certainly not...disappointed. The hake dished served to me was exemplary, beautiful buttery freshness in the hake, impeccably cooked asparagus, garlic potatoes and a light but refreshing sauce to compliment the dish, this was the tastiest hake I have ever tasted!!!. I would like to add that the customer service experienced was of what you would get in a 5 star hotel, the relaxing atmosphere added to a lovely evening. Hats off to Marko and his team tonight and well done to Dave and Cat for choosing wisely the staff to frontline their business so well.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

'Tis my 2nd visit to this lovely place and they are consistent with their great tasting food & beverage. Plus take note of their superb customer service. That will explain why a lot of people just keep on coming back here for brunch, meal or...snack. 12 Tables is highly recommended whenever you're in Cork City (Douglas, Cork specifically).More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022 via mobile

What a pleasure it was to dine at 12 Tables last night. The experience all started as we were greeted at the door by a friendly young lady who directed us to our table. The menu is simple but inviting. We shared a plate of...chicken wings with a delicious hot sauce and salad. She had the fish of the day hake with chorizo which she said was cooked to perfection… I had the. Brisket burger which I can honestly tell you was melt in the mouth. We accompanied this she having 2 glasses of house Sauvignon Blanc and I a lovely house Malbec both were very palatable. We were like stuff pups after and could only manage 2 lovely coffees. The service was excellent friendly and never rushed. The best compliment is to say I will definitely be back soon for the return. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 April 2022 via mobile

It was my second visit for breakfast and once again the coffee was awful. It was a barista prepared Americano, but tasted like a coffee left in the percolator too long, tarry and very bitter. I forgave this the last time because the food was...very good and while it tasted good also this time my black pudding rosti was burnt on the outside. But, what ticked me off this time was not the coffee or the overcooked food but having spent €53 for 3 breakfasts I was charged extra for the little extra hollandaise I ordered with my breakfast. There’s 3 of it that won’t be backMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Cat Farrell, Owner at 12 Tables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us and regret that your visits were disappointing. We will take this feedback on board and work to ensure this doesn't happen again. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 April 2022

Have been to 12 Tables a number of times and we can’t get enough!! The staff are superb and the food never fails to impress! Already looking forward to our next visit! You simply can’t go wrong - without doubt the best breakfast/brunch in Cork!...Brid KMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2022

Highly recommended. We went there for my daughter’s birthday breakfast. The food was excellent and the staff were very attentive and friendly. No request was too difficult for them. The experience was so great we returned for dinner the following week and everything was just...as good.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022

Good night out. Atmosphere on point. Candles on tables and lights on low. Perfect for a date night. Food was amazing too..thanks for a great night!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Boat M
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Response from Milabella | Reviewed this property |
It’s a bit of both - they do a chicken burger for breakfast. Weird but delicious 😋
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Response from corkboy2015 | Reviewed this property |
No, closes Monday to give a day off
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12 Tables is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4