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Ivory Tower Restaurant

35 Princes Street | Corner Of Oliver Plunket St. And Princes St. Above Karizma Barber Shop, Cork T12 CY96, Ireland
+353 21 427 4665
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“tasting menu” (33 reviews)
“venison” (14 reviews)
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Japanese, International, Irish, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
35 Princes Street | Corner Of Oliver Plunket St. And Princes St. Above Karizma Barber Shop, Cork T12 CY96, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

My wife and I had the 7 course tasting menu, which was superb. Each course was delicious, and the proportions were perfect. The setting is great, the service excellent and the ambience was perfect too. Highly recommended!

Thank esquilax
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

What a pleasure it was to dine with them. €40 each for 3 courses and it was well worth it. Cotes du Rhone was beautiful too. Service terrific. Beautiful venue. We left full and totally spellbound with each course. Just go 👌🏻

Thank Ruth C
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a very nice meal in the Ivory Tower on Saturday 3rd of Feb. The appearance street side might not inspire confidence being slightly ramshackle (though clean) but take the plunge and head upstairs. The restaurant is quirky on the inside...More

Thank peteroregan69
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Visited on Saturday last. We were seated 35 minutes after the reservation time and after several attempts to order we were served the starter a further 60 minutes later. The food was unremarkable and overpriced. Very disappointing.

1  Thank Mary L
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I've been in these restaurant multiple times since 2016 & every meal is a delight. I highly recommend to get off the beaten tracks & go there to pleasure your senses with the high quality dishes served in this unique restaurant.

Thank Gwada M
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

All I can say is what an experience from start to finish top class.great wine and delicious good all round visit,will definitely return and recommend.

Thank fastcookie1
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I am a big fan of TripAdvisor, but have a concern when the Ivory Tower is languishing in 120th place in Cork. It has to be in the top five and I know a few that would place it on top. Went there with a...More

Thank 13jerry
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I went last Friday with five others on a work night out. Most of us had the tasting menu which was absolutely delicious, the flavours were incredible and the food was beautifully cooked and presented by the extremely talented and creative Seamus O’Connell. The wine...More

Thank clarecorkcity
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Obviously every review is formed by individual experience and ones own personal palate. I have eaten in this restaurant before but don't imagine I will again. What previous reviewers have described as quaint or quirky I consider to be hoarding and clutter which unnecessarily takes...More

9  Thank James O
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Had a great meal here a couple of weeks ago. We all had the tasting menu, I think most of the other tables did too. Really interesting dishes, not all to my taste but a lovely interesting experience none the less. The restaurant itself is...More

Thank MurphyCork_Ireland
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31 January 2018|
Response from theseamusoconne... o | Property representative |
Hi Cathy seamus here...you can pop in to the restaurant to purchase a voucher, open Thurs Fri and Sat 3pm til late, if door is closed ring the number on the door...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Princes Street | Corner Of Oliver Plunket St. And Princes St. Above Karizma Barber Shop, Cork T12 CY96, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 4665
  • E-mail
An intimate restaurant run by locally famous chef Seamus O'Connell, featuring some of the most imaginative food in Ireland. The menu includes world fusion with strong influences from mexico, france, japan and even ireland, with dishes such as blackened shark with banana ketchup and venison and chocolate chimichanga ensuring that Cork locals and tourists alike take the time to locate this hard to find restaurant.
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