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€€ - €€€Mediterranean, European,
8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 243 8000
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (22 reviews)
“koftas” (7 reviews)
“lamb pie” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 669 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve been eating in pubs for days and needed a change of pace when we found Orso. Everything we tried was delicious from Lebanese bread and squash to sea bass and falafel with pickled veggies. We shared the most unusual baklava for dessert-it was outstanding....More

Thank happytraveler1528
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place! the food is amazing and the staff are so friendly!! couldn't recommend it enough. Staff were so helpful also in helping us decide on our food.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Za’atar with sea bass and sea asparagus! Yum! Well done! And cream of mushroom soup was surprisingly spicy and delicious. Friendly service to boot! Great meal all around!

Thank Ottawaguys8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great night out here with friends food was incredible service fantastic and the helpful staff got us a table even though they were so busy

Thank macr00m
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Dropped by this small restaurant in Cork and was not disappointed. Every bit of the meal and the overall experience was fantastic. The starters (chicken kofta and chilli and garlic prawns) were spiced to perfection and very tasty. For the main course we both chose...More

Thank Phil_S432014
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Orso is my favourite lunch destination in Cork. It’s an intimate setting and the staff are lovely. The food is delicious and different. My favourite item in the menu is the popcorn tart; it’s delightful. I’ve never had anything like it. The juice of the...More

Thank abclarabc
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Orso is a small but friendly restaurant. The food and service are excellent. We were there for one dinner and felt like we were in someone's home.

Thank Rich-Stamford
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Our second dinner here Without doubt one of the tastiest meals we have had Very good friendly service Tasty shared starter of goats cheese in pastry Main fish with cuccus and an excellent meat pie with pastry crust Shared baclava. First class. Good temperello Over...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Brilliant cook and very friendly personnel. Everything was perfect. Yes, it was crowded, but they could handle it. Nice to see professionals at work.

Thank Rob v
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Went there twice with in a week because the food was so nice. On both times the service was excellent and we really enjoyed the food, which was fresh and tasty.

Thank Katja R
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 243 8000
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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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