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The Briar Rose

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 1686
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (6 reviews)
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have been in here a few times and food had been good and reasonable. But this last time really soured me. I ordered the fish burger it was soggy and disgusting. The bun and salad was limp and not remotely appealing. The waitress never came...More

Thank bubbles0718
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very large bar, lots of different areas so you can always find a quieter area. Great for food, parties, families and social adult drinks. Very friendly bar staff. Great smoking area

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My two daughters and I went for dinner New Year's night. The food was excellent but what made the evening so special was the atmosphere and layout. It had the charm of the bistro with the 'Irishness' of the 'pub'. It felt homely and yet...More

Thank Maeve C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Briar Rose 3 times in the last month & I can honestly say the quality& choices are great . A mixture of carvery Sunday lunch . Pastas & a chicken & chorizo salad & a fantastic charcuterie & cheese board...More

2  Thank Ainne2014
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I was there last Friday. After shopping u can get the no 7 bus from cork city. Or it has its own car park. The staff are friendly and will also give u time to order I had lamb it was delicious and apple pie....More

2  Thank patorourke
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Visited The Briar Rose and the place and surroundings look modern and new . Staff are friendly and very helpful . The children s menu is your standard chicken and chips or sausages and chips The adult menu is quite good with excellent soup of...More

1  Thank kieran h
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Chicken supreme for the win! Absolutely delicious! Friend had pasta and was happy as well! Totally recommend !

Thank bipbipbipbopbop
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on the recommendation of a friend. We had the cod, chips and minted peas, they were very tasty. Dessert was a flop, ordered Eton mess and got lots of whipped cream, meringue and grapes. We had Eton mess in the past and...More

1  Thank crocker56
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My friend and myself went for a meal this evening. The atmosphere was fabulous, a great mix and good cheer all round. The bar and bistro have been refurbished but they've still managed to retain the old 'Briar' feel. Our meal was stunning. I had...More

Thank Maeve C
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Sunday lunch for 5 , Burger's steak sandwich & open sandwich.No complaints with good service.Great value.

1  Thank iansbray
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 429 1686
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The Briar Rose is one of Corks most impressive bars and yet has managed to maintain a personal touch which will never fail to make an impression on each and every customer. With great food and drink and a friendly atmosphere, we are sure your time spent with us will be memorable. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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