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The Quay Co-op

24 Sullivan's Quay, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 431 7026
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nut loaf” (4 reviews)
“salad” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
24 Sullivan's Quay, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chilled out and casual atmosphere, great healthy food. Very reasonably priced for quality received. A favourite regular.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KieranCork1991
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

There were five of us. Each had something different for the main course and dessert. The taste was very good and the value for money excellent. The speed of service was amazing too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank paulharhen
Co-Op, Front Office Manager at The Quay Co-op, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much Paul, very glad you enjoyed your time at the Co-Op!

Reviewed 9 November 2018

The food, desserts and drinks here are always delicious and such good value. I live nearby so I come here often, yet each time I come I'm turned off by how impolite and rude the staff are. I don't usually comment on this unless they're...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Helen D
Co-Op, Front Office Manager at The Quay Co-op, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Helen, thank you for the nice comments on the food here, it is good to hear that you enjoy us on a regular basis. We're sorry to hear that you've had a poor experience in terms of staff. We usually get great feedback on...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Very nice place for lunch with wooden tables and chairs over several storeys looking over the river. The upper storeys have closed fires - the spaces are clean and airy and cosy at the same time. Food is fresh and appetising, including desserts such as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank goodadvisor73
Co-Op, Front Office Manager at The Quay Co-op, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this and best of all those great words 'we will return'! you will be most welcome...

Reviewed 24 October 2018

This genial, well-run place is a mecca for vegan and vegetarian comfort food - delicious lentil patties, vegetarian burgers, lasagne, enchiladas, salads substantial and green, good wine by the glass or carafe, and all with views right out over an atmospheric stretch of the River...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nisha09
Co-Op, Front Office Manager at The Quay Co-op, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Nisha, thanks for this lovely review, it lifted all our spirits! the staff here put much effort into creating a lovely ambiance, and delighted to hear you enjoyed it. Hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The downstairs cafe in the grocery store was a great place for a quick coffee and snack. It's a nice place to meet friends and some people settle in a newspaper. Super friendly staff, fast and efficient. Very nice coffee and cakes. Food is basically...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelLife19
Co-Op, Front Office Manager at The Quay Co-op, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed visiting us, and enjoyed the friendly staff, we are lucky to have them! Hope you get to try out our restaurant service in the upstairs restaurant next time. We'll check out that bandwith / wifi issue you...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Vanilla chai latte is lovely, pop in every weekend for one, very welcoming place and staff are always very nice and friendly

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank linda a
Co-Op, Front Office Manager at The Quay Co-op, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Linda for the thumbs up on that, and great to hear you enjoy the friendly staff too.

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Visited the co-op for business then had a quick coffee and cake in the downstairs café. Very tasty and good service from the friendly staff. Also took a take-away lunch for later which was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Eileen98
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We came here on a Thursday evening at 6 and it was pleasantly busy but not overcrowded. I got the vegan patties with madras curry over it with two sides-potato wedges and vegetables. It was so succulent and deliciously spiced. The food was 10/10 and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HelenaRyan
Co-Op, Front Office Manager at The Quay Co-op, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Helena for the lovely food review, glad you enjoyed your meal here! We hope you'll be back to try us again, as our staff are the jewel in our crown usually.

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely hot chocolate! ..although the lady who made it for me told my friend and I that we looked like we came from the street corner because we were wearing leopard print (we study fashion) certainly won’t be seeing me there again. I’m still quite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jeanclarke99
Co-Op, Front Office Manager at The Quay Co-op, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jean, thanks for the nice comment on the hot chocolate! Sorry to hear that this interaction which could pass for humour on another occasion, was unwelcome and displeasing. We hope you'll try us again some day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Sullivan's Quay, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 431 7026
  • E-mail
Description
The legendary Quay Co-op is an integral part of the Cork experience, for over 35 years now. Delicious, vibrant vegetarian food in the stylishly relaxed upstairs restaurant, is complimented by our ground floor café with healthy, fresh produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose whichever option suits your occasion! All set in Cork’s much loved health and wholefood shop, a real shopping emporium. The Co-op has also been at the forefront of social change for many years and this is also reflected in the new community bookshop, perfect for browsing, meeting and enjoying all the Co-op has to offer!
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