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Cork Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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146 Metcalfe Street, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
+1 519-846-8880
Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice little spot downtown Elora, but not much to write home about... not appealing enough either food or drinks to go back again

Thank Martin B
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate that you took the time to write a review, however, you have not given us anything to go on. We take our reviews seriously and often they give us some idea on changes we should make. Your review doesn't help us grow. If one is unhappy with their meal the time to complain is at the restaurant so... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited the beautiful village of Elora, on Feb. 18, and after enjoying a nice stroll along the streets, we decided to stop at the Cork restaurant. When we placed the order, the server asked us if we wanted : tap water, bottled water or filtered water. We choose the filtered water. At no time we were told that there would... More 

Thank Maria G
eloracork, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You are right, water is not cheap, unless you choose tap water. Elora, as you may know, is in a battle with "big water - Nestle" about the rights to our water in town. When this first started Cork made the decision NOT to carry bottled water of any kind... More 

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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

What a lovely restaurant! Due to it's slightly higher priced menu, we had no difficulty in getting seated at prime lunch time in this elegant establishment. The servers were polite and informative (although they could slow down in the description of the days specials!) The ambiance is elegant, the tables do not crowd the guests and the volume remained in... More 

Thank Barb A
Guelph, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were gifted a certificate to Cork by our kids for Christmas. They heard what a fabulous time we had the first time we visited. So, for a belated Valentine dinner and an early Birthday dinner, we decided to cash on the certificate. Fabulous! Tara gave great advice on the wine. While there was not a vegan option on the... More 

Thank Muriel M
Elora, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I often walk down to the Cork for dinner. We luv to dine outside in the summer months. Food has always been delish and Staff always friendly. Might want to make reservations if you don't like waiting. I have tried many dishes on the menu and never been disappointed. Nice to have a fine dining restaurant in... More 

Thank Dawn F
eloracork, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

This is a review that brings a smile. Thank you for taking the time to write. We love what we do and are always happy when our guests love it too. You are probably aware that we have just launched our newest menu and there are many new items on it for you to try. We hope we see you... More 

Fergus, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great food, great Service. The beet salad is awesome. I had the Halibut and it was almost perfect. My wife had the chicken supreme and it is well named. Try the "forbidden Rice", it should not be forbidden for anyone, its delish. Lots to eat, we needed a take out container.

Thank oldfisher2016
eloracork, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We have just reopened after 3 weeks vacation and everyone was very excited to launch our new menu. Your review has made us all happy to start back. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A group of old friends from the Elora/Salem decided to get together for a supper out. We made a reservation at Cork Restaurant for 6 o'clock. The meal I ordered was tasty and filling. I ordered a chicken entrée , two glasses of wine along with a cup of decaf coffee. That was it and my bill along with tip... More 

Thank 22Katherine
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

I am glad that you found your meal both tasty and filling. I am sorry you left feeling that you had been pushed out. When you called to make your 6:00 pm reservation you were told that we have 2 hour seatings. Yes, we close at 8 on Wednesdays, but would never kick anyone out because it was 8pm. You... More 

Guelph, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We have just moved to Elora and we were looking for a place to celebrate our new home. Chose Elora Cork because we figured with the name, the chance of a good wine list would be likely. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was knowledge, personable and a sommelier- in- training. We felt welcomed, well served, and well feasted. I... More 

Thank Muriel M
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to have fellow wine lovers in Elora! We love wine and we love learning about it. We also like sharing what we find with our guests. We are happy you have moved to town and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Restaurants come and go but after 6+ years of operation it seems this restaurant has its act together and that it has become an appreciated part of this delightful town. This was confirmed for us this week when we entered its doors for the first time for lunch. We were greeted quickly and warmly by the Front of House manager,... More 

Thank Tony O
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We love what we do and we are very happy when it shines through to our guests. Tara and Dean (our chef) take great pride in Cork and, you are right, we don't try to be all things to all people. We do, however, try to do what we do well. We hope to... More 

Smithers, Canada
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch. Were promptly seated, by friendly staff members. The service was great, the beverages were cold, and the food was delicious and fresh. Pear and brie, drizzled with honey, on a fresh crispbread. Wow, I would order it again :) We were all SO impressed.

Thank Peter P
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

How wonderful to start our day with such a great review! Comments like this make us love what we do even more. Our Pear & Brie is a "Cork Classic" and has been on the menu since we opened. You can be quite confident that it will be on the menu next time you visit. We look forward to seeing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Metcalfe Street, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Elora
  • Phone Number: +1 519-846-8880
Announcing the fresh flair of Cork, Elora's new restaurant that's certain to be your new favourite. Owners Trella and Stephanie welcome you with a creative menu and friendly atmosphere. Expect fine flavours, relaxed comfort, and warm memories from Cork. Fabulous Wines, Craft Beer and Spirits.

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