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8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 243 8000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flatbread” (26 reviews)
“lamb pie” (13 reviews)
“kofta” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

2nd time eating here, it is difficult to get a spot in this tiny restaurant but always worth checking in because it's fab! Last night we sat at the bar on high stools, something I've been reluctant to do before but it was lovely. Both...More

Thank Claire O
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been a big fan of Orso since it opened. It has a great selection of wines and craft beer. Fragrant flavours abound. Eastern Mediterranean and North African influences are laced throughout the menu. You have to try the Rosewater meringues and they used...More

Thank oonagh m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We squeezed into Orso and found a seat at the bar. Orso is a very cool place with great food. The vegan options were on point. The service was delightful and they sure know how to make a drink. Unreal!

Thank OneEyedBetty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orso never fails to deliver, both in terms of tasty, beautifully flavoured food and friendly warm service. We have been for breakfast, lunch and this time, dinner. All menus have a great choice of thoughtfully put together eastern/Mediterranean dishes. It's so hard to choose!! We...More

Thank ccosgrave1978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Orso for the first time in a while recently and was very impressed with what we were given. I tried a bit of everyone's dish and all tasted fantastic. Warm lamb pies on offer for lunch are well worth a try too. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

I always look forward to visiting this café. It is on my list when I visit the city each week. The slices, salads and coffee are top notch. having travelled the world and lived in Melbourne I can honestly say that this café is just...More

Thank jesjesjes
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Have been to Orso many times and have yet to be disappointed. It just gets it right every time! I love the mix of foods and the ability to order "tapa" style. Always very friendly staff. It's small and intimate dining for sure but well...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This restaurant was a lovely find. It's small but gorgeous, dinner by candlelight. One member of our group had to leave after falling ill and they cancelled her main course with no fuss or bother, and called her a taxi. The staff were so kind....More

Thank mrsflavin
Reviewed 29 September 2017

while I like very much this place for lunch, I find the evening menu a little overpriced. And stay away from their steamed green vegetables or you will get a tiny portion of VERY crunchy steamed vegetables topped with a tiny dollop of yogurt!

Thank barbaraeleonora
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Can't say enough good about the food and service at Orso. We tried many apps, mains, and desserts, and all were delicious! Great service as well. Highly recommended! The restaurant also offers many vegetarian options.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Pembroke St, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 243 8000
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We serve exciting food with bold flavours in the heart of the city. Open from 8am, 6 days per week. We serve our own roast of coffee and an ever changing menu, amazing pastries, an exciting wine list and beers from our own brewery.
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