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The Elm Tree

#49 of 505 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Glounthaune, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 1024
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Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is a pub that has seriously good food. its lunch and carvery have won awards. I was there recently for dinner and it was excellent.

Thank fearmór
TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Hi there, Much appreciate your review on trip advisor. Thanking you, Derek More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

visited with my husband and 4 year old grandson. had really nice food and it was very busy even though it was mid week. could not fault it at all and service was very good

Thank Plutess
TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Hi there THANK YOU for much for your lovely review. Very much appreciated Warm regards Derek More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you hear such positive and rave reviews about an establishment it's either one scenario or the other; genuinely impressive all around good food or hype from those who don't eat good quality cooking on a regular basis themselves. When I eat out, it's generally supposed to be a treat, a break from cooking myself or a special occasion. With... More 

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TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Hi there, So sorry to read your review. Can you please contact me direct on 087 9967120 to discuss. Many thanks Derek More 

Bern, Switzerland
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day, I stopped off at The Elm Tree for a rest and something to eat. I just wanted a quiet corner to relax and refuel after a hectic day. Friendly staff member offered me both Sandwich Menu and Evening Menu. I also asked if there was a newspaper about and the waitress brought me over a choice... More 

Thank Brendan F
TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Hi there Brendan, THANK YOU so much for a lovely review. I know what it's like when you feel tired after a busy day and so I'm delighted that we were able to tick all the boxes required in order to help you refuel and relax. See you again in the future. Warm regards, Derek More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my wife here for her Birthday just the two of us. This was our first visit and I can say we will definitely be going again. The food , service and ambiance in the Elm Tree was lovely. My wife is a vegetarian and had plenty of options which in this day and age is still sometimes difficult... More 

Thank Charlie T
TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Hi there Charlie, So happy you enjoyed such a special occasion with us. Thank you so much for conveying your great feedback, Very much appreciated. Warm regards, Derek More 

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142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch today in The Elm Tree.It was busy for a wednesay and its easy to see why.The food was excellent and portions were more then enough.It was not expensive for the qualty of food that we received.I had the corned beef and it was very tasty.My wife had the chicken & ham and it was lovely.We... More 

TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback and review. I'm delighted you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks, Derek More 

Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited the Elm tree for a birthday celebration. I had heard about it before and was looking forward to a good night. I wasn't disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was very attentive but what made the night stand out was the live entertainment. Who would have thought there would be free entertainment whilst dining and... More 

Thank 987brenda
TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for providing your feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed the birthday celebration. I agree 100% re the music; we're lucky to have such a professional duo as 'Stephen & Ray' and I will pass on your lovely comments to them. Many thanks, Derek More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently a group of 12 of us meet up here at "The Elm Tree" . The last time I was in this building it was an ould run down pub , on the side of the old Cork to Waterford road. That was 25 years ago. This time it was much much different . With ample parking even though there... More 

Thank Treehoney
TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

I was so pleased to ready your review. We put great energy into the ongoing upkeep of The Elm Tree as well as cleanliness, menu and atmosphere. It's more than refreshing when a customer, like yourself, acknowledges so many aspects of our business. We have great contractors working with us on the exterior changes and yes they are working as... More 

Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with my parents after a day shopping in cork city. The resturant has won awards. The venue is spacious and well decorated throughout. I have visited on many occasions and it has become a 'go to ' as the quality is always guaranteed. There were several menus available. I opted for a sandwich. My father had... More 

Thank deirdre m
TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Hi there Deirdre, We have many customers who follow the same tradition as yourself; shopping in the city and food on their way home. Delighted you enjoyed and thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. Many thanks, Derek More 

Kilmacthomas, Ireland
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91 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely pub/restaurant with lots of room for small or large groups. They have an extensive menu, carvery to steaks,soups desserts etc; A wide range of drinks and really nice staff who go out of their way to help .

Thank lauren009
TheElmTree1, Owner at The Elm Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback. Very much appreciated, Warm regards, Derek More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Glounthaune, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 435 1024

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