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) #6 of 525 Restaurants in Cork $$ - $$$ Mediterranean, European,
8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 243 8000
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flatbread” (25 reviews)
“salads” (44 reviews)
“koftas” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

nice little Bar/Cafe. We had some vegan food, cheese cake and cafe late. Everything was fine. Service was very attentively.

Thank xandocan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lunch here never disappoints, they do amazing salads with really great flavours, most things on the menu can be made gluten free which is super handy for a coeliac like myself. The coffee is Devine and the do beautiful desserts. Everything is fresh & homemade....More

1  Thank Carolistaoc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So I am in Cork and just about to go to a local music shop to pick up a guitar. It doesn't open for an hour, so while waiting I begin walking the streets. Stumbled across this gorgeous little cafe. Cafe Orso. Friendly girl at...More

1  Thank peterdixonband
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was terrible powder falafel tasted of nothing but powder in your mouth. The rest of the meal was no better. Very poor dining experience which we didn't expect.

Thank vinelaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Imperial Hotel, just across the street on Pembroke Place. We had walked past Orso several times and then did some research which said it was highly recommended. Walked in on a late afternoon to make a reservation and met a very...More

Thank ratch37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard good things about Orso but also knew that you cannot book and this has put me off going for dinner there a few times. We were passing at lunch time and decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did....More

Thank duv_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a gentleman on the plane who is a frequent visitor to Cork for business. He named a couple places that where highly rated on this site but this was his top choice and now I know why. We had a...More

Thank Imapepper79
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Love this place, I had the beef Kafkas, they were so good, creamy sauce but not too rich. The coffee is lovely and we split the cake of the day which was a raspberry chocolate tart, it was rich so perfect between 2 people. The...More

1  Thank Noodle N
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I've had lunch in here a few times and always enjoy it, so I decided to try the dinner menu which didn't disappoint. Decent value too which helps. The waiting staff are excellent also

Thank uncleguck
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Thankfully we ended up finding this great spot for lunch - be warned it is small. but that is what gives this place its charterer! Food was fresh and delicious!

Thank LisaAhern
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 243 8000
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We serve exciting food with bold flavours in the heart of the city. Open from 8am, 6 days per week. We serve our own roast of coffee and an ever changing menu, amazing pastries, an exciting wine list and beers from our own brewery.
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