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Star Anise

4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 455 1635
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (31 reviews)
“fritto misto” (6 reviews)
“terrine” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Food is to die for , classic french style but with a few modern twists. Great wine list and great service.All in all a great evening had by all.

1  Thank Marydrill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner here with a friend. Lovely restaurant that is definitely "shabby chic" - you feel like you're dinning in the 60's and the curb appeal is not great. However, do not let that put you off. The food is delicious, using locally sourced...More

2  Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had 3 course menu in the place. as small as it seems, it is a surprisingly a very busy and great place! Definitely recommend to book. We went there on thursday at 6 pm and they said place was fully booked, but they suggested...More

1  Thank Seo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to get in to this small restaurant on the Saturday we arrived in Cork but it was full. It is closed Sunday and Monday and we made a reservation for the Tuesday night. On the Monday we had a reservation at another, very...More

2  Thank kazibee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value early bird here - the duck and lentils was a highlight and the steak was fantastic too. The service is far superior to a lot of busy establishments in cork and we felt very well looked after throughout our meal. Wine pairings were...More

2  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is reasonable, and the price is reasonable for the food and ambiance ... the appetizer was delicious but the main dish didn't leave any memory, like the Gnocchi i had somewhere in the city of Trieste, or the spaghetti somewhere in Venice, or that...More

2  Thank Cláudia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at a hotel around the corner, but were recommended by a couple that were on the Jameson Distillery Tour with us. The food was great, especially the potatoes with the filet! The wine selection was fantastic and very reasonably priced....More

3  Thank Hilary F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in to this restaurant on a Friday evening and were lucky to get in as had not booked and it is very small. Staff were friendly and efficient and menu was quite good although not a great choice. I had the fritto misto which...More

4  Thank Eric49666
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing, in particular if you love fish dishes. The salmon ravioli were the best I ever had. The staff are really attentive but not in an intrusive manner. All in all a great meal

2  Thank Sunny00090
Reviewed 11 April 2017

we stayed in Isaacs Hotel, and was referred to Star Anise my the receptionist - We were very tired from travelling all day. What a pleasurable experience! Excellent house wine by the glass and the food was fabulous. Beautiful presentation. The service was excellent. Can...More

4  Thank 15Erika52
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, just wondering is it suitable for children.
25 February 2017|
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Response from PierreAlain73 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is they have a high chair.
Pamela W
Do they have good vegetarian options ?
26 July 2016|
Response from SteveB21 | Reviewed this property |
I found it difficult to remember if there were vegetarian options as I am not vegetarian myself and it was a few months ago. Most restaurants do cater for vegetarians at least to some extent these days but I thought I would... More
Caroline C
I heard this restaurant is mostly for couples. Would it be uncomfortable if there were 3 of us? Thanks, Caroline
29 July 2015|
Response from Redsionnach | Reviewed this property |
While there can be a number of couples there I have seen tables of three and four.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 455 1635
  • E-mail