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The Oliver Plunkett

) #14 of 525 Restaurants in Cork $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 422 2779
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We docked in Cobb on our cruise & caught the train into Cork. At the station a very friendly station manager recommended a visit to Oliver Plunkett for either coffee or lunch. We did both, At coffee time an Irish band was playing live music...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed yesterday

Perfect place with the best coffe in town:)sometimes is hard to find a table but that just means that they are the best place for chill out..great music,food...

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Thank animor_zg
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyd it. on our way in irland we liked the music and the Drinks in a Great atmosphare. Well done. Hope to come back.

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Thank Ileihnix
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a large pub but not too large. I think they do food but I visited at night time during Christmas 2016. Was nice to see they had uniformed security at the entrance door. These guys were very friendly. Its an orderly spot but at...More

Thank eire317
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here recently.Great place.Nice atmosphere .great food good service and prices are reasonable.If you are only having a coffee and a scone it's up with the best.

Thank food512016
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this establishment recently at approx 5.00p.m. on a Saturday evening, the place was busy with a mixture of local and tourist customers, there was a good atmosphere in the premises. After ordering and receiving a drink I paid a visit to the gents...More

Thank kenmurph7
Anna L, Manager at The Oliver Plunkett, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Ken, Many thanks for bringing this to our attention. I can't understand why this wasn't dealt with on the day but can assure you we will follow up with our staff and the rest of the management team to ensure this doesn't happen in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was scribbled into our itinery as one of the places to stop and I had to thank our friends that recommended this establishment.The service,the drinks,the music and the food were all top notch.We originally did not plan on eating here but it was gettin...More

1  Thank ChALUTCH
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff were really helpful in securing us a table on a very busy evening. The food was below average pub food.

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Thank VandP2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

Oliver Plunkett is a very authentic Irish pub on Cork's walking street. There are lots of seats outside to enjoy the sun and street activity while musicians entertain you. Both the food and beer were great!

Thank 2morrows
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This bar in the center of Cork features great live music, as well as a terrific selection of drinks. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable- and just fun to talk to. There's another bar, the Friskey Whiskey, on the second floor. My friends and I...More

1  Thank Fr. Timothy R
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At what time do you close the Kitchen on Sundays?
4 June 2017|
Response from Anna L | Property representative |
Food served Monday - Sunday from 12pm-9pm
Estera N
Hi Nicola F! I was just wondering have you noticed the 'lovely' decor of this place? I like to different pictures be placed on the walls, nicely secured, but I was shocked to see a frame with BROKEN GLASS still in it, on the very low level, next to sitting sofas... I and my husband were wondering what could happen if a child who was sitting there got curious! So, NO not very family friendly!!!
17 January 2017|
Response from Anna L | Property representative |
Hi Nicola, Thank you for bringing that issue to our attention. We'll look into it and make sure it's fixed immediately, however the frame could have been broken at any time during the day or night and we might have missed... More
Crap pub. Had to ask 5 times for a teaspoon. Useless staff Some foreign. Why when ordering tea coffee are you greeted with do you want milk and sugar. Crap pub crap service . useless but I now expect this of cork.
5 September 2015|
Response from adrkerr |
what's wrong with that. I keep telling staff that I need neither but end up with it anyway & it's wasted.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 422 2779
  • E-mail
The Oliver Plunkett is a traditional Irish Pub, located on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City. If you are looking for great live music in Cork then the Oliver Plunkett is the place to be! This late bar is Cork’s home of the finest traditional music, best pints of Guinness, great atmosphere, signature Cocktails, and the most laid back and charming bar staff that you will ever come across. The Oliver Plunkett is a go-to destination bar for interesting and quirky historical and current facts about Cork and Ireland. By day, in a relaxed atmosphere you can chill & chat in cosy surroundings and choose from our variety of teas, coffees and homemade cakes. Browse the internet on our free Wi-Fi, read a newspaper, look through our famous celebrity lined walls and customer wall of fame in the Smoking Room.Bar food is served all day from 8am until 7pm, with Carvery Lunches served from 12 -4pm and Evening Bites served till 7pm throughout the evening. By night bar transforms into live music venue with live music free of charge 7 nights a week. Weekly Sessions like Open Mic, Fantastic Trad Sessions accompanied from time to time by Irish Dancers and Jamming Sessions are complemented by variety of great bands and talented performers like The Kilkennys, Andy Dunne or Roy Buckley!
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