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Bull McCabe's

Airport Road | Cork City, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 432 2142
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (54 reviews)
“chicken curry” (10 reviews)
“cottage pie” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Airport Road | Cork City, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Bull McCabes! We got honey glazed bacon and beef at the carvery station and they both were absolutely delicious! All of the vegetables that came with it were cooked to perfection. I loved that they had all of the...More

Thank acurran2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Lucy, Ronan and Richard for great pizzas, pan seared chicken and great service. We enjoyed all!

Thank Pauline O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate a very poor roast lamb lunch in this bar. The lamb was not good, in fact it was inedible. The mash was ‘’watery’’ not creamy. There were ‘clean’ glasses on counter for water, but they did not look clean. The tongs for the ice...More

Thank DancerCork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Closest pub & restaurant (outside of the airport) to the hotel. Wasn't expecting much, but was totally taken aback by the place

Thank irelandtrip2018
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Grand place for a carvery just off the main ring road around cork. Parking is decent if not great at peak times. Prices same as Dublin 12 euro + per person. Half portion 10 quid. Selection of food not the biggest. Was 5 or so...More

Thank Haradona
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite Cork eating houses, great carvery lunch, very generous portions, kid friendly, easy car park, great value for money, and the owner is always out front making sure everything is perfect. I can't recommend this place highly enough for a hot healthy...More

Thank corkeddie
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I go here regularly from work for lunch. Always a great selection of food and always very tasty. Staff are lovely too.

Thank Trish O
Reviewed 9 January 2018

While shopping in the area my wife and myself walked to the restaurant. It was a busy time but we were served quickly. The prices were very reasonable and the portions generous. My portion of chips was not as hot as I like. The owner...More

1  Thank michael o
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch before boarding a flight. The owner is a excellent host and made us feel extremely welcome. Good old fashioned service.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Five of us had travelled to Cork from Killarney, making a stop at Blarney Castle along the way. We had an evening flight so had time to kill, but hadn’t eaten all day. We arrived at Bull McCabes 30 minutes after lunch service had ended...More

Thank Dennis C
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30 November 2017|
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Response from Marie R | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know as we only stopped for lunch
Lucia V
27 October 2017|
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Response from Traveller2011563 | Reviewed this property |
Current menu shows 10oz Sirloin steak for €23. This is not fine dining. Pub food in great atmosphere. Large and busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Airport Road | Cork City, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 432 2142
Over the years Bull McCabe's on the Airport Road, Cork has built an enviable reputation for the quality of its good, wholesome food served in a warm traditional atmosphere. We count ourselves particularly lucky to have some of the finest foods on our doorstep and we set great store in sourcing our ingredients from small local suppliers who, we believe, share our passion for quality Irish produce - from the fully traceable 100% pure Irish beef and lamb to the locally grown seasonal vegetables to the fish landed fresh each day. We even look to local brewers to bring you some of the finest craft beers and ciders. So, if you are looking for a hearty lunch or wholesome evening meal, all roads lead to Bull McCabe's. We also recognise the importance of supporting local businesses and work with the following suppliers listed accross.
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