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The Flying Enterprise

#111 of 489 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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South Gate Bridge, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 431 1846
Mon 09:00 - 04:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 05:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had a reasonable experience some years ago at this place, and enticed by the "Jazz Weekend" menu on the door and the friendly welcome of the doorman, we expected some good evening food in a reputed Cork hostelry. How mistaken we were! It took a few minutes for the (not overwhelmed) staff behind the bar to notice the 3... More 

Thank JerPag
Cheshire UK
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578 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband noticed this place when we visited Elizabeth Fort. I'm not sure what drew him because there isn't much to make it stand out from the outside, anyway I'm glad he did. I'm also glad that they had sold out of the roast lamb & that our waitress recommended the beef. I hesitate to order beef because I'm so... More 

Thank lovetheunexpected
Killarney, Ireland
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled on it on a wet day in Cork. It is a little bit off the main thoroughfares but well worth looking for. Lovely relaxing interior and top class food served by top class staff.Will definitely be back.Seems to be freqented by locals as the staff greeted many by name and this is always a good sign.

Thank vincent o
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273 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always a lovely greeting and welcome for you at this warm establishment. The staff are very friendly and extremely customer-focused. They do REAL pizza in their Courtyard nighttime section of the business but when I asked for it at lunchtime today, there wasn't even a hesitation - no problem at all. It was one of the nicest pizzas... More 

Thank MaryCork
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to flying enterprise over the jazz weekend and I have to say top class a credit to its owners and for the old school yard beer garden pub restaurant and music venue it well worth just calling in during the day for a look at the set up and history of the premises. Go at night for the... More 

Thank Brian H
County Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Fantastic variety of options on the breakfast menu, ranging from Full Irish to Salmon and scrambled eggs etc, etc The Full Irish breakfast with all the trimmings was gorgeous! Service and food excellent, we are looking forward to returning very soon.

Thank Barbara D
Cork, Ireland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped by this large pub during the Jazz weekend. Could it believe how expansive the space is. Ordered pizza, which was very tasty. Jazz band good. Like the decor.

Thank gillianfitz
Cork, Ireland
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Enjoyed an excellent lunch recently Food was excellent plenty of choices staff welcoming very friendly and helpful

Thank JOANce
Rockwall, Texas
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We entered on a cold and rainy afternoon just looking for anything to satisfy our hunger. We were met at the door with a friendly pat on the back (literally), and what commenced was among my top 5 dining experiences ever. Started the meal with a vegetable soup that was out-of-this-world. I followed that up with a chicken and chorizo... More 

Thank sfasu_10
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I hit it on a very quiet night but maybe that was because it was about 7pm. The staff were very friendly. The food as usual was good.

Thank Eamonn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 04:30
09:00 - 05:30
09:00 - 05:30
09:00 - 05:30
09:00 - 05:30
09:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Gate Bridge, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 431 1846

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