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Cork Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Canadian, International, Contemporary
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146 Metcalfe Street, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
+1 519-846-8880
Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of old friends from the Elora/Salem decided to get together for a supper out. We made a reservation at Cork Restaurant for 6 o'clock. The meal I ordered was tasty and filling. I ordered a chicken entrée , two glasses of wine along with a cup of decaf coffee. That was it and my bill along with tip... More 

Helpful?
Thank 22Katherine
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

I am glad that you found your meal both tasty and filling. I am sorry you left feeling that you had been pushed out. When you called to make your 6:00 pm reservation you were told that we have 2 hour seatings. Yes, we close at 8 on Wednesdays, but would never kick anyone out because it was 8pm. You... More 

Guelph, Canada
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We have just moved to Elora and we were looking for a place to celebrate our new home. Chose Elora Cork because we figured with the name, the chance of a good wine list would be likely. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was knowledge, personable and a sommelier- in- training. We felt welcomed, well served, and well feasted. I... More 

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Thank Muriel M
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to have fellow wine lovers in Elora! We love wine and we love learning about it. We also like sharing what we find with our guests. We are happy you have moved to town and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Restaurants come and go but after 6+ years of operation it seems this restaurant has its act together and that it has become an appreciated part of this delightful town. This was confirmed for us this week when we entered its doors for the first time for lunch. We were greeted quickly and warmly by the Front of House manager,... More 

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Thank Tony O
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We love what we do and we are very happy when it shines through to our guests. Tara and Dean (our chef) take great pride in Cork and, you are right, we don't try to be all things to all people. We do, however, try to do what we do well. We hope to... More 

Smithers, Canada
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch. Were promptly seated, by friendly staff members. The service was great, the beverages were cold, and the food was delicious and fresh. Pear and brie, drizzled with honey, on a fresh crispbread. Wow, I would order it again :) We were all SO impressed.

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Thank Peter P
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

How wonderful to start our day with such a great review! Comments like this make us love what we do even more. Our Pear & Brie is a "Cork Classic" and has been on the menu since we opened. You can be quite confident that it will be on the menu next time you visit. We look forward to seeing... More 

Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A very sophisticated and well developed menu. Serving staff were very proficient and knowledgeable. The wine selection was also very good. As expected, the cost was a bit more but well worth it.

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Thank Canadianmambo
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review that brings a smile to our morning. We want to be the best and our staff all work hard to accomplish just that. We hope we see you again soon. More 

Guelph, Canada
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

While visiting Elora during their annual gallery tour, which itself is a very worthwhile activity, we looked for a place to have lunch. Seeing the attractive exterior of Cork, we went inside for lunch (they also have patio seating). The small but attractive dining room featured tablecloths and cloth napkins. The menu is quite interesting plus there we at least... More 

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Thank ptesche
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. While we try very hard to stay on top of every table, and every order, our restaurant is run by human beings. When we make a mistake we try our best to fix it. We are glad you appreciated our great staff and their desire to give everyone a great experience. We look forward... More 

Elora, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very accommodating, had a beet and goat cheese apple and sugared walnut salad yummy . We sat out side the shading from the umbrellas were just perfect. Lovely lunch

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Thank Jackie Z
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love what we do and are glad you loved what we do as well. I hope we see you again soon. More 

Paris, France
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Impulsively drove to Elora and after visiting the Gorge and walking around the town it was time for a cold draft and nibbles. The Cork was a lucky find. Great draft beer, Delicious appetizer shared by two on their outdoor patio and the nicest server who was attentive yet not intrusive, helpful and so pleasant. If ever in Elora I... More 

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Thank hcrobinson2013
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your appetizer and I am glad you found your service exceptional. We are very lucky that our servers love what they do and that this comes across to our very important guests. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent gluten free choices. Staff are quite knowledgeable. Food was really out of this world. Our entrées included Duck, chicken, steak and salmon. We all raved about our meals. (Delicious!) Staff were attentive, but not hovering. Our friends were not happy with their cream brûlée, as it was not warm, and the crust was too heavy. The desserts were removed... More 

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Thank Gina H
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Cork and loved the food. We have a new menu so you will have to come back soon. The creme brulee is kept cold for food safety but I am sorry your friends were disappointed in it. I am very happy that the food made up for their disappointment. Perhaps try the... More 

Toronto
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We dropped in while in Elora and are very happy we did. We chose to dine inside and it was pleasant. Too hot outside for us even though they did have a nice patio area. We had two apps, and three entrees and everything was delicious. Service was very attentive and efficient. The only negative was when we sat down... More 

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Thank ModernColumbus
StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review

I am glad you discovered Cork on your visit to Elora and that you enjoyed your meal and our service. A word about the water - we no longer carry bottled water at Cork, we are concerned, as is the rest of our community, with the use of bottled water, the draining of our natural resources and the bottles that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Metcalfe Street, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Elora
  • Phone Number: +1 519-846-8880
Description
Announcing the fresh flair of Cork, Elora's new restaurant that's certain to be your new favourite. Owners Trella and Stephanie welcome you with a creative menu and friendly atmosphere. Expect fine flavours, relaxed comfort, and warm memories from Cork. Fabulous Wines, Craft Beer and Spirits.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?