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Cork Opera House | Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 490 5277
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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, with a good variety of vegetarian options. Also great for afternoon tea.

Thank Charley J
Kuala Lumpur
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826 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 912 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 towards organic and artisan foods. Wife enjoyed her veggie selection and we visited for both... More 

Thank ExpatKL88
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 good service and will definitely be back!

Thank _nicolacurran8
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 toast. It was also great value! The other time I came here, I ordered a... More 

Thank J D
Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Love this cafe. Anytime I come here the food and people are always great. Must make a visit again soon!

Thank Julia C
Cobh, Ireland
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The house cafe serves nice food, lovely coffee, in a spacious setting with a view. It represents good value.

Thank Ingemarianne
Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I eat here on a regular basis, the reason is simple : great food and service The menu is a smorgasbord of local fresh ingredients with a friendly service, great coffee and comfortable surroundings. From sweet snacks,sandwiches to full courses I have to say they get better and better, the recent duck confit pie was a delight Well done to... More 

Thank Ian C
Killarney, Ireland
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We ate here last Thursday. Spiced Lentil Soup was to die for along with fresh homemade bread. Hake with veg ragu and mushroom ciabatta were amazing. Full of flavours with lovely mixed leaves. We didn't have any desserts, but coffee was nice and strong. Service was very attentive and lovely. Together with my partner we both noticed, nearly every second... More 

Thank Joanna834
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I recently stopped for lunch with friends from Cork at the House Cafe. I was not expecting an uber hip cafe behind the modern facade of rhe Opera house. The food was super, well catered for the gluten free freaks like myself, very nice staff and excellent prosecco! On top of that I was impressed by the speed of which... More 

Thank Bas P
Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous food here, with fab service too. Unique combinations of ingredients and flavours, there's always something a bit different to try. Nice range of sizes of meals too so suits any time of day. Their desserts are beautiful - flourless chocolate cake is pure heaven!!

Thank mary90233

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?