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The Briar Rose

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€€ - €€€, , Irish
Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 1686
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (7 reviews)
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Irish, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful dinner at The Briar Rose on Valentine’s Day. The waitress was very friendly and the atmosphere was amazing. I ate the salmon and my husband had the pork. For dessert we have pudding and apple pie. Everything was delicious. We really...More

Thank Adrielle C
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Situated on the Douglas road, Plenty of free parking outside the door. They gave us a selection of menus. We opted for the roast beef & the beef/Guinness casserole which were on the Sunday Specials menu. Service was brilliant, Real friendly faces who ensured we...More

Thank jasminecora
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great spot for our party .There is a selection of menus available from roast of the day to burgers to spicy wings and succulent steaks. Leave room for your dessert bread and butter pudding which was lovely. This is a good spot...More

Thank gerard n
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We ate at the Briar Rose this evening & the food was fantastic , even though the place was really busy , the service & food was fantastic !! I had Cajun salmon & hubby had chicken curry & honestly everything was great . Price...More

Thank Ainne2014
Reviewed 31 March 2018

we ordered a pasta dish and a fish and chips and I had the curry, the pasta was large portion lovely and the curry was also lovely and large even got the choice of half rice half chips with garlic bread, the fish and chips...More

Thank 70Sim
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Myself and 2 friends went for lunch here last Sunday. We all had the wings. So tasty. The only issue we had was the price. Wings for lunch were €10 and we were there at 4.30 and they went up to €13.90. They are a...More

Thank Bryan-The-Barbarian
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Lots of choice on the menus. Staff friendly and helpful. Children’s menu available. Half portions available so ideal for those who can’t manage a full portion.

Thank HayMj
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Have been in here a few times and food had been good and reasonable. But this last time really soured me. I ordered the fish burger it was soggy and disgusting. The bun and salad was limp and not remotely appealing. The waitress never came...More

Thank bubbles0718
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Very large bar, lots of different areas so you can always find a quieter area. Great for food, parties, families and social adult drinks. Very friendly bar staff. Great smoking area

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My two daughters and I went for dinner New Year's night. The food was excellent but what made the evening so special was the atmosphere and layout. It had the charm of the bistro with the 'Irishness' of the 'pub'. It felt homely and yet...More

Thank Maeve C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Bar, Pub, Irish, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
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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