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Crawford Gallery Cafe

#131 of 498 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 4415
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in Cork's old Custom House in a back room of the gallery, this café serves the best of traditional Irish food using local ingredients. At noon I went in for a brunch/early lunch and got devilled kidneys on toast with a pot of tea. To my great pleasure the tea was made with real leaves....not some overpriced hipster tea... More 

Thank B. M
Limerick, Ireland
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went there for tea after visiting the gallery. Asked the waitress jokingly for Barrys best loose tea. Surprise a fine pot of Barrys best landed on our table. Could not be beaten.

Thank meareilly
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A very useful location in the centre of Cork. The 'brown bread' is delicious but it is one of my favourite things in Ireland. Had a delicious beef stew and mash and my better half raved about her crab pasta. Cakes are a treat, had cake rather than dessert! Great value and friendly service. Likely to be the regular lunch... More 

Thank Alastair D
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110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Staff were really friendly and welcoming making it a pleasant place to stop for lunch. What I really enjoyed was that all the food was fresh, healthy and wholesome. I cab highly recommend the spinach and mushroom pancake. Child friendly and centrally located, great place to enjoy good food with nice company!

Thank Travelbloggeruk
El Segundo, California
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225 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We enjoyed our lunch - we both ordered the soup and sandwich combo. The soup was delicious. The side of various pickles was delicious---could have made of meal of these. Loved the brown hearty bread. The tea was so delightful I asked what they used that then promptly bought some to take home (at the supermarket). Their cakes looked yummy... More 

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Durrus, Ireland
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Came in with a client who has learing difficulties for lunch. She ordered a soup plus a scone,I followed with same order,the waitress, unbelievabley refused to take our scone orders as she said the soup came with bread and we might be full! I had to go up aftet our soup to order the scones separately,then only one was left,really?... More 

Thank GloriaOS
County Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautifully cooked full Irish breakfast. Wonderful atmosphere. Even nicer than Liberty Grill. Return here time and again.

Thank Michael M
London, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Perfect cafe in the gallery with a good selection of mains, soups and cakes. Very pleasant staff- they give you a big jug of water and nice brown bread and butter to start. Will definitely return here

Thank catatonia_10
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Out of convenience we decided to have lunch at the Cafe on a recent gallery visit. Well talk about a surprise - a very pleasant one at that. First surprise was to find Devilled Kidneys on the menu - any menu theses days! Second surprise: they were cooked to perfection and the sauce pleasantly 'hot' - sourdough toast perfect accompaniment... More 

Thank BWCart
Hewlett, New York
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had, up until my visit to this Cafe, been generally disappointed with Ireland's culinary offerings. However, the food in this little cafe absolutely sang. The spinach and cheese crepe was fabulous and the accompanying salad dressed to perfection. I was in heaven.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 4415

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