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The SpitJack

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34 Washington Street, Cork T12 RY96 Ireland+353 21 239 0613WebsiteMenu
Open now09:00 AM - 3:30 PM5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 21/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$27
CUISINES
Irish, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner here recently. From start to finish the entire place was top-grade, 5-stars, absolutely tip-top. Both the food and service was a pleasure. Excellent ambiance, kinda chilled and easy-going. The meat was all cooked to perfection and everything was bursting with...flavour - even the sides! And just when you think it can't get any better they bring out dessert! Go see for yourself.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd dinner here recently, I've passed lots and we decided to try it out as it looked really nice. We were warmly greeted by a friendly server and shown to a table by the window, it was nice to see the street busy and people...out enjoying themselves.. Food was good, I'd ribs for starters and chicken, my wife had fish and assured me it was delicious and fresh, my only gripe was the chicken was a bit salty. Overall we'd a great meal served by a lovely team. Two mains, one starters, two glasses of N Z sauv blanc, one coffee, all for under €70, great value, definitely return and recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Cork for the weekend and the restaurant was chosen by my son, it was certainly a great choice. The food was excellent and the service from Chloe was exceptional, a credit to your business.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast here this morning. 2 x full Jacks. Service was good and efficient. Food was only ok. Sausages and white pudding a bit tastless which surprised me as cork has a great reputation for good food.. Poached eggs tasted of vinegar. A busy...place and toilets were spotless. Lovely venue just need to focus on the food.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2021

From the moment we entered restaurant we were welcomed made feel at ease. We did not have starters. Our main course was fantastic, we had pork belly as described on menu. Sadly it did not do it justice. It was porcetta served on a bed...of mash with garlic aioli with broccoli, it was supposed to have serrano ham crisps sadly it did not. But I cannot take from such a fantastic meal. It was fabulous experience to my taste buds. I've dreamt of this fantastic experience since. We were last to leave the restaurant but we were not left to feel we were outstaying our welcome. Excellent service and staff fantastic.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

I would rate it 4 1/2 out of 5! The food was delicious. I had hake & my partner had the porchette which is a house speciality. His comment was “the best pork I’ve ever eaten”. The restaurant is beautifully appointed & it felt like...attention was paid to details…even the ceiling was interesting. The Albariño wine was perfect with my fish. The fact that they did not serve draft was the only negative. Would highly recommend it for a special night out or just for a fab meal!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Really lovely atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. We had a mixture of starters, but the mains looked great especially the lobster on the table next to us. Wine and desserts were good too.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

Popped in here for brunch recently food was excellent and the staff were so helpful and attentive. Felt very safe here as covid guidelines were strictly adhered to.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Visited with my family for Brunch and was not disappointed. Staff and service was great all covid checks done and the food was unreal. My wife said its the best vegetarian breakfast she has ever had. 100% returning

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 August 2021

Bit of a mix up with the booking, but it was handled reasonably well by staff. The staff also looked after us really well - to be honest they exceeded expectations. The food was fantastic and the portions were good. I had the best chicken...Cesar salad I've ever eaten. The only let down was that the soft drinks were totally flat - likely dispensed from a large bottle?More

Date of visit: August 2021
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carolinebA9917EN
6 October 2019|
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Response from J6219GKmaryk | Reviewed this property |
Yes the spit Jack is wheelchair friendly
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Alison G
16 August 2019|
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Response from J6219GKmaryk | Reviewed this property |
I’m not totally sure but 5-7 pm I think
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Willowchase
27 November 2018|
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Response from jessica_cardozot | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about take so long to answer. I was travelling and I didnt see it before. If you havent gone yet, dont worry they have many types of food. Def they will have an option without garlic. Thanks Jessie
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Yes, The SpitJack is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The SpitJack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5