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The Oliver Plunkett

) #14 of 525 Restaurants in Cork €€ - €€€ Irish, , European
116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 422 2779
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We wanted to stop for supper in cork on our way from kilkenney to Killarney. Although parking can be a bit tricky in this part of cork and the streets always seem to be one way in the direction you don't want...we managed to park....More

Thank John J
Reviewed yesterday

Upon entry, the host spotted us as middle-aged tourists and invited us to dine upstairs and catch the Irish music and dance "show." for 20 Euros set menu. We agreed. Upstairs the menu shad similar but slightly different pricing. OK - close enough. Food was...More

Thank Esquimalt
Reviewed yesterday

Great atmosphere. Enjoyed the outdoor seating on a rare sunny Saturday in Cork. Inside later listening to very good rock downstairs and fun Irish music upstairs. Loved the Rory Gallagher Corner upstairs! Pub grub highly recommended.

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Thank Jotaese75
Reviewed yesterday

We had a nice booth near the bar and stage for an early supper. My fish and chips were a bit soggy with the fish being soft and mushy. My wife's burger appeared to be a densely compressed cake of very finely ground meat that...More

Thank JohnC97435805
Reviewed yesterday

I was looking for a good place in Cork, and I found it. Very nice Pub, very good live music, everything to spend a nice evening !! I'll be back !!!

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Thank pascal_treblig
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting place but the food is nothing special and really overpriced. As a pub, there are other greater

Thank Baboulas
Reviewed yesterday

Most fun I've probably ever had out drinking. Great encouraging environment and excellent live music.

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Thank evans194
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in here at the end of a pub crawl and found a great trad session underway. We also found a great whiskey bar that had whiskey that a whiskey drinker would be proud of. The staff were incredibly friendly and chatty as only...More

Thank AnnieLu2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have spent the past two weeks exploring the food and drink of Ireland, found many amazing places, and were thrilled to finish our time here in Ireland at Oliver Plunketts! The venue is lively but without feeling claustrophobic. Great music and...More

Thank Jeremiah J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were having lunch in this very cozy and atmosphere filled restaurant/bar/pub. They have live music in the evenings everyday and until late Thursday until Sunday 😉👍 we were seated right away and the service was friendly and helpful. Had "Beef and Beamish Stout Pie"...More

Thank Kristian R
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At what time do you close the Kitchen on Sundays?
4 June 2017|
Response from Anna L | Property representative |
Food served Monday - Sunday from 12pm-9pm
Estera N
Hi Nicola F! I was just wondering have you noticed the 'lovely' decor of this place? I like to different pictures be placed on the walls, nicely secured, but I was shocked to see a frame with BROKEN GLASS still in it, on the very low level, next to sitting sofas... I and my husband were wondering what could happen if a child who was sitting there got curious! So, NO not very family friendly!!!
16 January 2017|
Response from Anna L | Property representative |
Hi Nicola, Thank you for bringing that issue to our attention. We'll look into it and make sure it's fixed immediately, however the frame could have been broken at any time during the day or night and we might have missed... More
Crap pub. Had to ask 5 times for a teaspoon. Useless staff Some foreign. Why when ordering tea coffee are you greeted with do you want milk and sugar. Crap pub crap service . useless but I now expect this of cork.
4 September 2015|
Response from adrkerr |
what's wrong with that. I keep telling staff that I need neither but end up with it anyway & it's wasted.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 422 2779
  • E-mail
The Oliver Plunkett is a traditional Irish Pub, located on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City. If you are looking for great live music in Cork then the Oliver Plunkett is the place to be! This late bar is Cork’s home of the finest traditional music, best pints of Guinness, great atmosphere, signature Cocktails, and the most laid back and charming bar staff that you will ever come across. The Oliver Plunkett is a go-to destination bar for interesting and quirky historical and current facts about Cork and Ireland. By day, in a relaxed atmosphere you can chill & chat in cosy surroundings and choose from our variety of teas, coffees and homemade cakes. Browse the internet on our free Wi-Fi, read a newspaper, look through our famous celebrity lined walls and customer wall of fame in the Smoking Room.Bar food is served all day from 8am until 7pm, with Carvery Lunches served from 12 -4pm and Evening Bites served till 7pm throughout the evening. By night bar transforms into live music venue with live music free of charge 7 nights a week. Weekly Sessions like Open Mic, Fantastic Trad Sessions accompanied from time to time by Irish Dancers and Jamming Sessions are complemented by variety of great bands and talented performers like The Kilkennys, Andy Dunne or Roy Buckley!
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