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#41 of 494 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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38 Popes Quay | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 87 640 9079
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 17:30
Thu - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
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County Cork, Ireland
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having gone back a couple of times and tried many dishes from their ever-changing menu, I can verify that Iyer's is still every bit as wonderful as I first thought! The flavours are magical, the staff is friendly and helpful, and there really isn't anything in Cork that can compare. It remains tiny, but that's part of its charm as... More 

1 Thank FoxWynne
Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a gem of a place... the food is fragrant, the atmosphere lovely (even though the place is tiny) and the guys working here couldn't be friendlier. But seriously, try the food!!! Healthiest and tastiest meal I had in ages... Indian / fragrant / mainly vegetarian / vegan on request

1 Thank Charley J
Western Ireland, Ireland
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely vegetarian Indian food, complex tastes, lovely spicing. We had dosas and different chutneys, lovely. Inexpensive, but very good value! Pleasant and chatty staff. Very small, maybe 15 covers or so, and no card machine, which is a pain and really needs to be sorted out.

Thank NjTravel_hound
Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really helpful staff, they were happy to explain and reccomend dishes that were dairy free (it's exclusively vegetarian but plenty vegan options) It is a small space, so can feel a bit cramped when it's busy but you can also get take away. They don't accept cards so make sure you have cash on you as the nearest atm is... More 

Thank deemveggie
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My girlfriend and I have been coming to Cork the weekend before Christmas for several years. Since we discovered Iyer's, it has become an integral part of our Cork experience. The staff are wonderful and the food is incredibly tasty. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and it's just wonderful she can scan the board and be able to eat everything.... More 

1 Thank Michael P
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The food is beautifully put together. Varied food that is tasty and excellent value. The waitress was so knowledgeable and friendly. I still highly recommend Iyer's. Loved every bite!

2 Thank Claire O
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Rating is more of a 3-3.5. Being an Indian from the south, it is easy to be disappointed with the cuisine from our corner of its not done right. The options are limited- dosas, thali and a few other things. The dosa batter was good and hence the dosas were good but a little salty and very very thin and... More 

Thank GeeSNair
Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food here is wonderful. It brims with great taste, and the flavours that meet you are welcome visitors to the palate. I opted for the Thali as this was my first visit her and I wanted to get a sample of a number of the dishes on offer.I was not disappointed. Helpings were generous, and the price very reasonable.... More 

2 Thank Wislab
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I had walked past Iyers numerous times before going in - not because I was disinterested but because it was always jam packed! (I have since discovered take away is possible!). I went here with friends one evening and I couldn't make up enough excuses to get back here. The food is amazing, the atmosphere here is so lovely, and... More 

2 Thank Katie N
Lumsden, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Iyers never fails to impress...honestly...we were on a night out in the city and went for the "full whack". We both had misty (coconut and mango smoothyish drink...so refreshing to accompany the hot dishes as we were out of practice) We went for a chana chaat to start, which was Iyers special "starter/snack" dish that day...dark chickpeas cooked in tea... More 

3 Thank Small S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Popes Quay | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 87 640 9079

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?