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€€ - €€€Mediterranean, European,
8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 243 8000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flatbread” (25 reviews)
“salads” (45 reviews)
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08:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 612 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had lunch in this establishment, it is very small but the servers are friendly and attentive, whilst the food is varied and tasty which is good compensation for the cramped surroundings. Not the cheapest by any means but well worth a visit if you can...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and nice friendly staff. It's a shame there is not more space as I felt tables were too close together.

Thank Dervilla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the international dishes. Great flavours great tastes great dish selection. Only drawback is its a small restaurant and waiting times can be long. Food needs to be seen and tasted to be appreciated.

Thank Owen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the Orso restaurant last weekend and we were pleasantly surprised by our lovely meal! The restaurant is small and quaint, it was busy when we arrived but we were seated right away. We had the lamb shank and the chicken...More

Thank emma d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this wouldn't typically be my type of cuisine, I did enjoy my experience here. Staff were lovely. Food was lovely, there were some elements not to my liking but overall a lovely meal.

Thank Fiona461992
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sought out this bar/café as we saw favourable reviews and were not disappointed. We went early for supper to ensure we got a table but were told of a wait. If you need to wait then there is a handy wine bar two doors...More

1  Thank Michael-Newbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the city early one.morning.wi th family .one.of.the crew saud orso was lovely so we tried it .it was gorgeous not the run.of.the mill fry up but tasty veggie food which himself.was in the horrors but they do tasty meat as well very usual...More

1  Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't go wrong with Orso! One of my favourites in Cork! Great vegetarian and vegan options (including a vegan cheesecake 😍). The atmosphere is absolutely amazing, too. Intimate and beautiful with fantastic service. I always love the plating and how beautiful and colourful the food...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find. The menu is full of delicious healthy choices. The staff were really friendly and I only wish I could have visited a second time.

Thank Herbie1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The desserts here may not be intended as the main event but do take over, they're delicious. The salads are fresh and flavoursome and you walk out the door feeling happy and healthy.

Thank EireannachAbroad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 243 8000
  • E-mail
We serve exciting food with bold flavours in the heart of the city. Open from 8am, 6 days per week. We serve our own roast of coffee and an ever changing menu, amazing pastries, an exciting wine list and beers from our own brewery.
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