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House Cafe

€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
Cork Opera House | Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 490 5277
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“fresh food” (2 reviews)
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10:00 - 18:00 Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cork Opera House | Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lunch in House Cafe again today , started off with a rhubarb & ginger cordial, yum, so refreshing ! Their menu showcases all of the finest ingredients Cork fare has to offer, every single dish sounds as tantalizing as the next, by far the best...More

Thank Ciara n N
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This Cafe , housed in the foyer of Cork Opera House offers a daytime menu of excellent , imaginative and tasty dining at very realistic prices. The bright pleasant environment adds to the pleasure of lunch here. Excellent service and a thoughtful wine selection round...More

Thank Eamon M
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I eat here a couple of time a week, be it soup or a full lunch, I always find the freshest of ingredients with an amazing twist from the well appointed kitchen staff, floor staff are great to deal with and the food excellent. Worth...More

2  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Fantatsic fresh food with a varied menu- our meal was delicious and the ataff couldn't have been more helpful/nicer- will definitely be back!

Thank CorkMb
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Just dropped in on spec for some lunch and couldn't believe that a cafe of this standard was in Cork for 5 years without knowing about. I was immediately greeted with a lovely warm welcome from Victor who had me seated and served quickly. The...More

Thank brianwbarry
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I met a friend for lunch on Friday. There is an extensive selection to choose from and all food is freshly made. As it is not self service it is great to sit down and get table service. Nice friendly staff

Thank JeanMary1950
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Good selection of foods, friendly service and good value for money - what more do you want? There seems to be quite a variety of foods (incl. homemade desserts) on offer, ranging from comfort foods, lovingly cooked "mommy-style", to the healthier end of the spectrum,...More

Thank Charley J
Reviewed 6 February 2017

First visit here after the usual coffee / snack stops in Cork...handy location just off the main shopping area and in the ground floor of Cork Opera House which is a modern red brick building. Nice atmosphere and a very good menu with a slant...More

Thank ExpatKL88
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Had lunch here last Saturday. I had never been here before and I was really very impressed. They have an extensive menu from which I had bruschetta and my husband had fish tacos both excellent especially the olive tapenade which came with the bruschetta. Very...More

Thank _nicolacurran8
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Came here on two occasions for breakfast and for tea and a cake. Ordered their sourdough toast which came with a beetroot hummus and slow roasted oven tomatoes. I'm not big on tomatoes, nor beetroot, but I loved the intense flavours of both on my...More

Thank J D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cork Opera House | Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 490 5277
  • E-mail
Local, seasonal ingredients.Cafe open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30 and until 9pm, including interval, on shownights.Breakfast, lunch, coffee, cake, pre-show dining.
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