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On The Pigs Back

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79 Saint Patrick's Street | Unit 26, St Patrick's Mill, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 461 7832
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They are now open for Sunday Brunch from 10am to 3pm. I had a Ballycotton smoked haddock fish cake with asparagus and poached egg hollandaise. I have a glass of red wine Gassac and it went well too! It's super easy to get to as there is a free car park just in front of the restaurant.

Thank carines210
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I go regularly to this gorgeous restaurant. It is a gem, really. The food is amazing, the service very good, the prices reasonable, and the products for sale are fabulous and some are french and some are irish local products.

Thank Douglasharley
Cork, Ireland
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I went for lunch today at The Pig's Back and specified that I wanted a sandwich on gluten free bread. For context, I'm not fussy, I'm coeliac, and I'm also currently pregnant. Gluten is like poison to me, it causes me to be very ill, even in the smallest amounts. When the sandwich arrived I began to eat what I... More 

2 Thank funyoungIrishcouple
Cork, Ireland
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Stopped in for lunch on foot of a recommendation, food very good, fresh and presented well, staff friendly and efficient and great coffee. I will be back

Thank David B
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Let me start by saying I loved this place in the past. But... I was there three times in the last two weeks and on each occasion the service was slow and disorganised. Staff were running around but not necessarily dealing with customers. Coffee was (eventually)brought but scones were forgotten. Take-away orders had items omitted. Because I really like this... More 

Thank C0rkW0man
onthepigsback, Manager at On The Pigs Back, responded to this review

Hello... Sorry for your unfortunate experience. Be re-assured nothing is wrong.. the opposite, we are just very busy! Thanks for your comments. And we have forwarded them to the persons concerned who are taking them into accounts. I didn't got your email. We are a small cafe with one person in the office full time, so we are doing our... More 

Cork, Ireland
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Have visited many times and can certainly recommend the standard of and quality of the food in this restaurant. Wonderful meats, cheeses and salads along with a fine wine selection available. Each visit confirms the quality and enjoyment.

Thank LiamHowe
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great variety of food here with a french twist which makes it more interesting. Be careful where you sit however, as whenever the door opens there is a draft of cold air, especially in the winter.

Thank CorkShropslass
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have visited this establishment on a few occasions and it is an interesting place to visit in that the interior is sort of quirky but there is nothing quirky about the food. I called recently for coffee in the morning and had breakfast there - the menu was offering interesting and unusual items so I tried the McCarthy on... More 

Thank GeGa
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food and i eat here regularly Beautiful salads and quiche cold meats etc A must go for a beautiful lunch

Thank Daniel M
Cork, Ireland
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163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had a lovely lunch recently in the Pigs back The food was lovely service good and enjoyed the atmosphere of the place

Thank JOANce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Cafe, European, French, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
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Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Saint Patrick's Street | Unit 26, St Patrick's Mill, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 461 7832
If you google 'On The Pigs Back, Douglas' you'll find references and pics of this new deli / cafe, which is an off shoot of the original 'On The Pigs Back' located in The English Market, Cork City and to which the url above refers. I found the Douglas West cafe / deli quite by accident as I get my Jeep serviced next door! :) This cafe / deli has only been open 2 or 3 months apparently.

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