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The Abbey Bar & Restaurant

#47 of 503 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Main Street | Carrigaline, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 437 5902
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10:30 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri 09:00 - 00:30
Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Discovered the restaurant whilst driving through Carrigaline. The staff were friendly and attentive. The service was fast and efficient and a good selection of dishes available. My husband and I shared the sesame prawns for entree, the prawns were flavoursome and juicy. I had the goats cheese, tomato and red onion galette served with rocket and feta salad and rustic... More 

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Thank Vicki G
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Vicki, Thank you for your kind comments about The Abbey and apologies for the late response. It's nice to know that we where able to look after you during your visit. I hope your from close enough to Carrigaline that we will be able to look after you again in the future. Let us know if you come back. Much... More 

Killybegs Co. Donegal
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Carrigaline today while taking our son to college in nearby Ringaskiddy. Went looking for a coffee shop and stumbled upon The Abbey which didn't look like much on the outside. Very narrow and unassuming but wow what a surprise we got when we stepped inside. The decor is amazing and the space so deceptive . The lady who greeted... More 

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Thank Marian B
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marian Thank you for your kind review of the Abbey. It was nice to get a review of our lunch and I appreciate your very kind words. I hope your son is enjoying college in Ringaskiddy. We look forward to welcoming you back when your next visiting your son. Many Thanks Grainne More 

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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

If you are lost in this town and you do not want to go to an Italian restaurant or an India restaurant in this town , this is the Best choice. The food is good, good service and not very expensive. I liked it so much. A nice place

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Thank Maritza A
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Maritza Thank you for taking the time to review the Abbey. I am glad you found our Bar & Restaurant so enjoyable. It's nice to know that you felt the service and the food was good. Thanks again for taking the time to review us, we really do appreciate it. Gráinne More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. Portion size was great and very chilled out atmosphere. Prices average

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Thank Claire G
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Claire Thank you for taking the time to review The Abbey in Carrigaline. We really do appreciate the feedback. Please let us know if you come back, it's always nice to put a face the review Thanks again. Grainne More 

Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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296 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Went there with a group and all the lunches were great. Very friendly laid back service and the food was very good.

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Thank Robert S
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Robert Thank you for your kind review. I am glad we where able to look after you group, lunches can be a challenge when you have a timing balance. Let us know if there is anything we can do to improve our service to the lunch time groups, even something small, we are always interested in finding out ways... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had supper here. The service was fast and friendly and the waiter didn't bat an eye when I asked for something cooked without oil. He just asked what I'd like! The husband loved the Thai red curry, which had enough coconut milk for him. My salmon was a bit overdone but the veg was fresh and... More 

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Thank Hubbysaysimfussy
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hubbysaysimfussy Well thank you very much for taking the time to review the abbey. We appreciated your kind remarks. I apologise for taking so long responding to your review. Our head chef John actually reads the reviews probably quicker than I do and he and I discussed the fact that you felt your salmon was a bit overdone. We... More 

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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered the ribs but they were pretty tough, kind of overcooked. Nice people serving there. Little else to choose from in the town

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Thank Ellie M
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ellie Sorry for the delay in responding to your review. I am sorry to hear that you didn't like your ribs when you where in the Abbey. If you come back to the Abbey please let me know and I would like to look after you. I am not sure if you mentioned you didn't like your food when... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I regularly have lunch at The Abbey with work colleagues. It's a nice place, food (sandwiches, salads, currys and fish&chips) and service are great. Good price and I love their desserts.

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Thank Eleuth E
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Eleuth Thank you for your review of the Abbey. If you have any suggestions on how we could improve our service please let me know and make sure to make your self known to us the next time you come in. It's nice to know the face behind the review too. Best Wishes Grainne More 

Cork, Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had a great night on the ( July 9th ( 2016) fantastic food& beer at My brothers retirement party, the Host of the Abbey was very willing and helpful

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Thank John S
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

John Sorry for taking so long to respond to your review, I just wanted to thank you very sincerely for you kind review and to let you know that it looks like Michael is coping with his retirement quite well. Looking forward to seeing you when your next over to visit. Grainne More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to eat Food is good very well run The menu is good No options for kids though I end up going to Hassits. With my kids Coz they want pancakes I think the menu needs expanding

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Thank Mark A
Gráinne N, Owner at The Abbey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mark Thank you for kind review of the Abbey. I just wanted to check with you though about the Kids options, there are kids options on the breakfast menu printed at the bottom right hand side of the menu but maybe it's not visible enough. We don't unfortunately do pancakes at the moment but it's certainly something to consider... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Carrigaline, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 437 5902

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?