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“A place to avoid in Cork.........”
Review of Star Anise - CLOSED

Star Anise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$43
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Star Anise is now closed. Thank you to all the people who supported us over the years. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Cork and beyond for so long.. As they say "You cant please everyone" and that's why we have TripAdvisor..
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Cork is a great foodie place. So many amazing restaurants, good food choice, and great service. This is NOT one of them.

Lukewarm food. Poor choice. Disinterested waitress and a nice touch at the end - trying to charge for more drinks than we had. Really?!?!? Corrected immediately at our table which indicated to me that perhaps it was not an error!!!!!

A few of us from work decided to eat here this week. The food was poor, tepid, presented with little or no imagination. Way over priced for the low level food served.

A place to avoid at all costs...........way too many good restaurants in Cork to tolerate this........

Will NEVER be back.........

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Thank Brendan N
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10 - 14 of 378 reviews

Reviewed 15 August 2017

For years a real favourite and visited regularly! Having realised that it is a couple of years since I last reviewed I felt it proper to give an updated view based on some recent visits. Star Anise keeps on giving excellent dining experiences, authentically good food paired with an intelligent wine list (with a good selection available by the glass or carafe). The early bird menu offers outstanding value for money, but splash out on the a la carte for an even nicer treat!! Keep up the great work Virginie!!

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3  Thank 1957jrb
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

A very pleasant little restaurant with enjoyable food and friendly staff. The early bird menu is very good value but you need to book.

2  Thank Patti1958
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived with my 83-great old mother last night and were met with a great welcome and a table within minutes.
The food was subtle, challenging, sometimes spicy but not excessively so, and the star of the show was the Star Anise plate for two of all the desserts which just topped the whole experience. Thank you so much and couldn't recommend this place highly enough

2  Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Surely one of Cork's best restaurants.

Fresh, well-presented food.
Fabulous breads, olives.
If you're looking for a relaxing night out this establishment is perfect.

2  Thank David191919
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