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The Briar Rose

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#207 of 516 Restaurants in Cork}
€€ - €€€Irish, ,
Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 1686
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Pub, Bar, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the Briar Rose 3 times in the last month & I can honestly say the quality& choices are great . A mixture of carvery Sunday lunch . Pastas & a chicken & chorizo salad & a fantastic charcuterie & cheese board...More

Thank Ainne2014
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was there last Friday. After shopping u can get the no 7 bus from cork city. Or it has its own car park. The staff are friendly and will also give u time to order I had lamb it was delicious and apple pie....More

1  Thank patorourke
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Visited The Briar Rose and the place and surroundings look modern and new . Staff are friendly and very helpful . The children s menu is your standard chicken and chips or sausages and chips The adult menu is quite good with excellent soup of...More

1  Thank kieran h
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Chicken supreme for the win! Absolutely delicious! Friend had pasta and was happy as well! Totally recommend !

Thank bipbipbipbopbop
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on the recommendation of a friend. We had the cod, chips and minted peas, they were very tasty. Dessert was a flop, ordered Eton mess and got lots of whipped cream, meringue and grapes. We had Eton mess in the past and...More

1  Thank crocker56
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My friend and myself went for a meal this evening. The atmosphere was fabulous, a great mix and good cheer all round. The bar and bistro have been refurbished but they've still managed to retain the old 'Briar' feel. Our meal was stunning. I had...More

Thank Maeve C
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Sunday lunch for 5 , Burger's steak sandwich & open sandwich.No complaints with good service.Great value.

1  Thank iansbray
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My hubby and I decided to eat here and watch the Ireland/England rugby match today. We ordered the fillet steak and the steamed salmon...To say that we almost licked the plates is not a metaphor!!! Absolutely magnificent food, so good that before we left the...More

1  Thank Kerriewilliams1969
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for Valentine's day and the meal was lovely. The only down side it was very hard to get a staff members attention when you wanted anything

2  Thank Mrsawillis
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Would never go back. Barman has attitude despite been going in there for almost 8 years. Others are ok but he has threatening body language

3  Thank bandsa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Irish, Pub, Bar, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 429 1686
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The Briar Rose is one of Corks most impressive bars and yet has managed to maintain a personal touch which will never fail to make an impression on each and every customer. With great food and drink and a friendly atmosphere, we are sure your time spent with us will be memorable. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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