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The Parlour Cafe

€€ - €€€Spanish, Irish, Cafe
51 Cornmarket Street | 51 Cornmarket Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 9287
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (31 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
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Spanish, Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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51 Cornmarket Street | 51 Cornmarket Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went intending to have a cuppa and snack at about 5.30 pm today Saturday. I took my seat. 3 staff on duty , not many in the cafe. Sat for about 10 minutes while the staff spent a good bit of time talking to each...More

1  Thank JamesOA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Give yourself a treat and visit The Parlour in Cornmarket Street Cork. When in the city its my favourite cafe for lunch. I love their homemade soups and the seafood chowder is a favourite of my husband. I especially love their delicious sourdough bread and...More

Thank Deirdre A
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely cafe which does brunch, lunch and evening tapas....a triple threat! A perfect location for a post-shopping bite to eat in the city centre. My one quibble is they sometimes run out of my favourite sandwiches which just goes to show how...More

1  Thank grace_nic_aodh
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and great atmosphere. The service by the blonde manager really made our visit. She went through the menu with us and really made us feel at home. Will defo be returning when we visit Cork again over Christmas.

1  Thank Sinead O
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Really good location and atmosphere. Complements to the chef on making great sandwiches and cakes. Great to see Cork Coffee Roasters being served. The two staff were both abrupt and unfriendly and left a poor impression on us.they neither welcomed us, smiled or said goodbye....More

Thank misscol
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The parkour cafe is the right place to degustate some delicate tapas and good Spanish wines. The place is small but you can breath tranquillity... as the lights are down. I got 6 tapas to share by 3 people for 32 euro, here it is...More

2  Thank Laura B
TheParlour51, Owner at The Parlour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your detailed review it is much appreciated as our team work very hard to achieve quality, freshness and are passionate to try and deliver big flavours to our customers. Hope to see you again soon. Owner The Parlour Café

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Love this place, its quite small(but cosy) so might mean a little wait for a table every once and a while but totally worth the wait. Seating outside too for these lovely Autumn days (once your wrapped up). Always guaranteed great food here. Been several...More

Thank OnlyGirl1981
TheParlour51, Owner at The Parlour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

I would like to thank you for your kind and very observant review. Our brunch is going from strength to strength on recommendations alone from customers so we all thank you for that. We can be very busy and a wait for a table maybe...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here for brunch. Such lovely food and it was busy when we went in. Serve soya milk with my tea. I would definitely visit here again

Thank nickynocka
TheParlour51, Owner at The Parlour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon. Owner The Parlour Café

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My Mum and I were visiting Cork from Australia and stumbled across the Parlour Cafe on the way back to the city centre from St Ann's Cathedral and Shandon Bells. We were so lucky to have found it. We knew straight away that it was...More

Thank jen h
TheParlour51, Owner at The Parlour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We strive to serve fresh simple produce in a casual cafe envioronment to customers and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and our overall aim was experienced by you. Wishing you a safe return...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Just off the main thoroughfare in Cork and quite close to the English market, we went here after a visit to same. The coffee is really good and nice size cups. The staff are friendly and service is quick and non intrusive. The menu has...More

Thank peterodonohoe
TheParlour51, Owner at The Parlour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed coffee with us along with your bacon and eggs. Hope to see you back at The Parlour again. Owner The Parlour Café

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Cornmarket Street | 51 Cornmarket Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 9287
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Fresh, local and homemade honest food, we follow the slow-food ethos of quality sourcing and production. Our Bord Bia approved beef comes from our own family run farm (John and Sharon McCarthy, Ovens, Co Cork. We specialise in mouthwatering meat dishes, from slow cooked meats on the bone for our gourmet sandwiches! Tapas and Wine Bar (authentic) - Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6 pm to 10 p.m.
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