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The Island Gate

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British
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Factory Hill, Glanmire, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 3951
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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out for dinner with friends, taking my toddler out too. The place was cosey and welcoming with a lovely fire going. They were child friendly, allowing my child to roam when he'd had enough of the high chair they provided. Very friendly atmosphere. Food was exceptional and really well priced too. We had steaks and burgers and didn't break... More 

Thank Hoppyfrog-b
Tipperary, Ireland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You would think a homemade burger with salad and chips for 15.95 would be something special for the price, no, what we got was over cooked burger in 2 buns that a child could have cooked, no toppings on the burger what a rip off, well as they say catch me once is ok but catch me twice I'm a... More 

Thank martcarm
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had a family get together for 8 adults and four children for Sunday lunch . Nice clean surroundings , pleasant staff but whoever is cooking the food hasn't a clue. Very basic. Nothing special. I ordered chicken and bacon salad which was inedible. Not very hard to get right ?? Cheap wedges piled on top of poached chicken with bacon... More 

Thank Ereils
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place to go in the evenings. I can never understand why its never packed each time I go because the food is lovely for the price you pay. Staff are very welcoming and helpful 😊

Thank claireboss92
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Met a friend there last week for lunch and ordered the burger without relish and with cheese on it, when my burger came out, yup you've guessed it full of relish and no cheese! Call the waitress over and she had broken English and kept saying "your burger" so called the older lady over whom I ordered it off. She... More 

1 Thank Dee C
Level Contributor
86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is a good restaurant. Plenty of parking available. The food is good and the service is also. Staff were nice.

Thank Eamonn M
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
623 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My Husband and I recently visited the Island Gate Restaurant for dinner. We did not book but there was no problem as it was very quiet. It was years since we ate here and it was always busy then. We got a nice table and our drinks order was taken . we went for the early bird menu which was... More 

Thank Caroline D
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Recently a group of us visited The Island Gate for an evening meal. The variety was excellent and fantastic value. All present were so pleased with the quality and presentation of the various starters and main dishes not to mention deserts, all cooked to perfection. At the end of the evening, it was a pleasure to have the Chef I... More 

Thank scanlanassoc
Midleton, Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We've eaten here a few times recently and it's always great. Our last visit was on 7th of September, a birthday treat for our 18 year old daughter and her friends. The food is decent bar food, reasonably priced and generous portions. The service is efficient and the staff are great.

Thank Anne-Marie K
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Absolutely shocking called in last night for food (5/7/16) at 20:50 with my accountant to get something to eat and was told in broken English that they was closed even though a large sign outside said food served till 10:30pm. Wouldn't mind there was still plenty of customers i really felt insulted needless to say i won't waste my time... More 

1 Thank Tony F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Factory Hill, Glanmire, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork  >  Glanmire
  • Phone Number: +353 21 435 3951

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