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The Island Gate

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British
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Factory Hill, Glanmire, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 3951
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a family get together for 8 adults and four children for Sunday lunch . Nice clean surroundings , pleasant staff but whoever is cooking the food hasn't a clue. Very basic. Nothing special. I ordered chicken and bacon salad which was inedible. Not very hard to get right ?? Cheap wedges piled on top of poached chicken with bacon... More 

Thank Ereils
Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go in the evenings. I can never understand why its never packed each time I go because the food is lovely for the price you pay. Staff are very welcoming and helpful 😊

Thank claireboss92
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Met a friend there last week for lunch and ordered the burger without relish and with cheese on it, when my burger came out, yup you've guessed it full of relish and no cheese! Call the waitress over and she had broken English and kept saying "your burger" so called the older lady over whom I ordered it off. She... More 

Thank Dee C
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is a good restaurant. Plenty of parking available. The food is good and the service is also. Staff were nice.

Thank Eamonn M
Cork, Ireland
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594 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My Husband and I recently visited the Island Gate Restaurant for dinner. We did not book but there was no problem as it was very quiet. It was years since we ate here and it was always busy then. We got a nice table and our drinks order was taken . we went for the early bird menu which was... More 

Thank Caroline D
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Recently a group of us visited The Island Gate for an evening meal. The variety was excellent and fantastic value. All present were so pleased with the quality and presentation of the various starters and main dishes not to mention deserts, all cooked to perfection. At the end of the evening, it was a pleasure to have the Chef I... More 

Thank scanlanassoc
Midleton, Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We've eaten here a few times recently and it's always great. Our last visit was on 7th of September, a birthday treat for our 18 year old daughter and her friends. The food is decent bar food, reasonably priced and generous portions. The service is efficient and the staff are great.

Thank Anne-Marie K
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Absolutely shocking called in last night for food (5/7/16) at 20:50 with my accountant to get something to eat and was told in broken English that they was closed even though a large sign outside said food served till 10:30pm. Wouldn't mind there was still plenty of customers i really felt insulted needless to say i won't waste my time... More 

Thank Tony F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We come here regularly. No fault , the food is consistently good... I recommend the steak... nice place to bring the family!

Thank Colleen O
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my partner , got the early bird , was delicious as always .... I love coming here with my friends aswell ... Great place to catch up with someone and the staff and very friendly and they remember your face too :) can't wait to come back again :)

Thank Keeet31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Factory Hill, Glanmire, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork  >  Glanmire
  • Phone Number: +353 21 435 3951

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