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Crawford Gallery Cafe

#140 of 501 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place | Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 4415
08:30 - 16:00
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read a glowing review in the Irish Examiner, my sister and I were really looking forward to finally trying out the food in Crawford (we're both major foodies). While we both found the food really good I have to say my overall experience in the cafe was horrible. The woman who appeared to be the owner of the cafe... More 

Thank Edith_Murphy
Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful place for lunch in the heart of the city. There is plenty of choices on the menu at reasonable prices.

Thank wyse86
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108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been living very close to this place for 3 years and never came before to the café inside. That's a shame! But it is now fixed. This place serves awesome food and bakes yummy cakes. You won't get a large portion but normal sized breakfast. The quality was top notch. I tried the Eggs Benedict and I recommend

Thank Clément I
Hingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read a glowing review of this restaurant by Jack Power in the Irish Examiner I was expecting great things of their breakfast. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. Chipolatas rather than plump sausages, no beans just a tomato, thin slices of black and white pudding and just one small tea cup of coffee were presented.

1 Thank Ian B
Waterford, Ireland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Really atmospheric room buzzing with activity. We had a great lunch - simple food but presented so well. Great to get proper tea made with tea leaves. Good value for great food. Will be my go to lunch stop when in cork.....

Thank MaggieKate2502
Glin, Ireland
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The breakfast in the Crawford Gallery Cafe is first class. There's a good selection of dishes and they are expertly cooked with service to match. The dining room is comfortable and it obviously enjoys good support from diners. The only drawback is the location of the rest rooms two floors above the cafe although there is an elevator.

Thank nickgstrong
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Situated at the back of the historic Crawford Gallery are 2 glass doors. Push these doors open and you will not only step into an amazing room with a wonderful fireplace but you will be letting your self try wonderful Dishes. No matter if your a native of Cork or a tourist I urge you to make both the Crawford... More 

2 Thank luckyguy37
Clogheen, Ireland
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219 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Art galleries are generally located in nice buildings in attractive areas and the Crawford in Cork is no exception. As a rule of thumb Gallery restaurants are often of a high standard and are just very pleasant places to frequent. This one has served Cork well for generations and like a fine wine it seems to improve with age. The... More 

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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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 | Emmet 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?