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The Briar Rose

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 1686
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (6 reviews)
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two daughters and I went for dinner New Year's night. The food was excellent but what made the evening so special was the atmosphere and layout. It had the charm of the bistro with the 'Irishness' of the 'pub'. It felt homely and yet...More

Thank Maeve C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Briar Rose 3 times in the last month & I can honestly say the quality& choices are great . A mixture of carvery Sunday lunch . Pastas & a chicken & chorizo salad & a fantastic charcuterie & cheese board...More

2  Thank Ainne2014
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I was there last Friday. After shopping u can get the no 7 bus from cork city. Or it has its own car park. The staff are friendly and will also give u time to order I had lamb it was delicious and apple pie....More

2  Thank patorourke
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Visited The Briar Rose and the place and surroundings look modern and new . Staff are friendly and very helpful . The children s menu is your standard chicken and chips or sausages and chips The adult menu is quite good with excellent soup of...More

1  Thank kieran h
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Chicken supreme for the win! Absolutely delicious! Friend had pasta and was happy as well! Totally recommend !

Thank bipbipbipbopbop
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on the recommendation of a friend. We had the cod, chips and minted peas, they were very tasty. Dessert was a flop, ordered Eton mess and got lots of whipped cream, meringue and grapes. We had Eton mess in the past and...More

1  Thank crocker56
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My friend and myself went for a meal this evening. The atmosphere was fabulous, a great mix and good cheer all round. The bar and bistro have been refurbished but they've still managed to retain the old 'Briar' feel. Our meal was stunning. I had...More

Thank Maeve C
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Sunday lunch for 5 , Burger's steak sandwich & open sandwich.No complaints with good service.Great value.

1  Thank iansbray
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My hubby and I decided to eat here and watch the Ireland/England rugby match today. We ordered the fillet steak and the steamed salmon...To say that we almost licked the plates is not a metaphor!!! Absolutely magnificent food, so good that before we left the...More

1  Thank Kerriewilliams1969
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for Valentine's day and the meal was lovely. The only down side it was very hard to get a staff members attention when you wanted anything

2  Thank Mrsawillis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 429 1686
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The Briar Rose is one of Corks most impressive bars and yet has managed to maintain a personal touch which will never fail to make an impression on each and every customer. With great food and drink and a friendly atmosphere, we are sure your time spent with us will be memorable. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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