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The Briar Rose

#225 of 505 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 1686
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Cobh, Ireland
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here on the recommendation of a friend. We had the cod, chips and minted peas, they were very tasty. Dessert was a flop, ordered Eton mess and got lots of whipped cream, meringue and grapes. We had Eton mess in the past and it was a first with grapes. I overheard the server saying to some regulars they... More 

Thank crocker56
Torremolinos, Spain
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My friend and myself went for a meal this evening. The atmosphere was fabulous, a great mix and good cheer all round. The bar and bistro have been refurbished but they've still managed to retain the old 'Briar' feel. Our meal was stunning. I had the Caesar Salad with chicken. Absolutely gorgeous. My friend had an open sandwich which came... More 

Thank Maeve C
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Sunday lunch for 5 , Burger's steak sandwich & open sandwich.No complaints with good service.Great value.

1 Thank iansbray
County Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My hubby and I decided to eat here and watch the Ireland/England rugby match today. We ordered the fillet steak and the steamed salmon...To say that we almost licked the plates is not a metaphor!!! Absolutely magnificent food, so good that before we left the premises, we booked a table for 5 people for Sunday week which is Mother's Day.... More 

1 Thank Kerriewilliams1969
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for Valentine's day and the meal was lovely. The only down side it was very hard to get a staff members attention when you wanted anything

1 Thank Mrsawillis
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Would never go back. Barman has attitude despite been going in there for almost 8 years. Others are ok but he has threatening body language

2 Thank bandsa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here today.When we got in a lovely lady came straight over with a jug of water and told us the special s and what soup of the day was.The meal came out very fast and was lovely the only bad thing I have to say is the lady with the short black hair has a... More 

1 Thank Colin o
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I asked not to be seated in the bar. It's 12.45 PM. TV'S are on full blast as is the canned music great...NOT. The other section wasn't open, I was told. Open when we left. Next the crowd at the bar yelling at the game. All 3 of us hadn't seen each other in months and wanted to chat and... More 

1 Thank emurphy190
Cork, Ireland
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Briar Rose is under new management recently so the girls decided to visit it last Thursday. It is beautifully decorated and partly refurbished. The menu is also changed. There were four of us at the table, three of us had Starters, we all had the Caesar Salad it was a great size portion and delicious. For mains two of... More 

Thank Mary C
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Food was nice and good value but the service by one waitress in particular was terrible. Ended up leaving and won't be back despite living so close

Thank DN C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 429 1686
The Briar Rose is one of Corks most impressive bars and yet has managed to maintain a personal touch which will never fail to make an impression on each and every customer. With great food and drink and a friendly atmosphere, we are sure your time spent with us will be memorable. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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