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The MET Bar - The Met Bar & Restaurant, Cork, Munster

The Met Bar & Restaurant

4.1
4.1
245 reviews
€30 and under
European
The MET is the new Bar, Restaurant, Tea Room, Prosecco Lounge, and Snug at the Metropole Hotel Cork. Located in Victorian Quarter, we are Cork’s best-kept secret for food & drink in the heart of Cork City.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (021) 464 3700
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Petit
  • Private party facilities
    We host private events, from small family get togethers of 15 - 20 guests, right up to large gala events for 200 people +We have anumber of private rooms, from the Snug which holds 6 - 10 people, the Bowen Suite which holds 30 - 40, Our RIverview Restaurant that ce be booked privatly for 40 - 50 people.

Experiences

  • Classic Afternoon Tea

    €35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Afternoon tea in our Tea Room, is the perfect way to start, or end a day of shopping with friends and family in the city. We offer our guests the quintessential Afternoon Tea experience, with our own unique dash of innovation. Enjoy our indulgent offering – a selection of traditional homemade sandwiches, wide assortment of pastries and delectable desserts. Enjoy a choice of hot blend teas and artisan coffee. Price per person. All allergies must be noted at time of booking
    Classic Afternoon Tea photo
  • Early Bird Menu

    €32.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a delicious pre theatre meal before heading to a show. Situated 3 doors down form the famouse Everyman Theatre, and close to all the major venues in town, the Met is the ideal spot to catch up pre show. Inclusice of a main course from our Early Bird menu, our mini dessert of the day, and a house drink of choice ( glass of wine, bottle of beer)
    Early Bird Menu photo

What 245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Munster

    Great for brunch

  • Munster

    Good for business meals

  • Munster

    Good for business meals

  • Munster

    Child-friendly

  • Munster

    Healthy

  • Munster

    Great for fine wines

  • Munster

    Romantic

245 Reviews
  1. AlanM

    Munster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service. Overall very happy.

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  2. Alod

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was average. Very dry beef and small portions. Staff are friendly. Probably wouldn't return there for food .

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  3. IanC

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Lamb dish was excellent but sirloin steak was very dry. Beef croquettes were also very dry. needs a, sauce. humus was very tasty. Olives were the best i have ever tasted. service im afraid was poor. had to ask numerous times to get drinks. overall i would say i enjoyed my night but small changes are needed to both some dishes and service.
    The Met Bar & RestaurantResponded on 5 February 2024
    Hello IanC, Many thanks for sharing your experience. I am very sorry to see that we did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. I suggest next time you visit us to raise any issues you might encounter on the day so we can rectify them, thus making your experience more pleasant. If you are ever planning to return to us for some food or drinks, can i please ask that you reach out to me personally on the below email, and I will ensure that your experience on next visit will be a more enjoyable one. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon Kind Regards, Gabriel ghriscu@themetropolehotel.ie

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  4. ClaireC

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed in my second visit, limited vegan options whereas there were more ye first time I went. Service was also quite slow, we had to wait 20 minutes to order (10 minutes to initially be asked if we were ready to order and another 10 minutes after I asked what on the starters was vegan as everything was listed as containing dairy). The curry wasn’t as described and we didn’t bother with dessert.

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  5. AlanO

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really only fair. Truffle fries were just standard shoe string fries with a truffle mayonnaise and the beetroot with poached pears on bread with goats cheese were just that nothing stand out about it. Much nicer places to eat out for lunch around the area. I also asked for an old fashioned which to be fair was not on the list but is the most standard cocktail to make up but came with no bitters added to it.

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  6. GillianO

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We are in the Restaurant and have to say the area was cold. Some patrons were eating with their coats on.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, fantastic service and marvellous atmosphere, very nice experience and beautiful food!

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  8. KathrineJ

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience at the Met Restaurant was an ambivalent experience. The place is very beautiful, and the employees performed an absolute great service! Our waitress gave us the best service and was very helpful and smiling all the time. The food is another story though. The food looked beautiful, but the chicken dish was so dry and tasteless, and the dessert was unfortunately just as tasteless and tasted a bit like cardboard. I won’t recommend the The Met restaurant if you want a good food experience, but the service was outstanding.

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  9. CathalO

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hotel! Love the lounge aswell! The slow cooked beef is top notch

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  10. MaryK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was extremely slow to be served, observed some customers waiting over an hour to get a starter. Food was cold at most tables, so complaints were all around us. Quality of food wasn’t great either. Servers and managers did their best, but there was obviously a problem in the kitchen. We did get replacement fries and a 15% discount, but the metropole hotel needs to get their act together in the restaurant. This is the second time that we have been there during panto season and it was the same last time. A lot of people only got their food 15 mins before the panto was about to start, despite having been there since before 6pm. Not sure if I would go there again.

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  11. GeorgeM

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, will be back , cocktails to finish delicious 😋

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  12. AliceD

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant lovely ambiance staff were excellent went above & beyond a great evening out

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  13. AlexandreF

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnifique restaurant, l'ambiance été génial super pour un dîner romantique. La nourriture été excellente, je recommande ce restaurant sans modération.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un service soigné, un dîner remarquable, très belle présentation, soignée.

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  15. PaulM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff were excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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  16. AndrewM

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We had the fish which was very good but the chips were overdone. I had Christmas pudding for dessert but it was very dry, probably due to the fact it was heated up in the microwave.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, excellent friendly and well trained staff. Food nice and well presented.

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  18. BillM

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed atmosphere and very friendly staff. Food very good

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  19. KerrieG

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very poor experience. Not worth the money at all - food was far from a standard that you would expect and no Christmas ambiance at all. Very disappointing

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  20. SeanC

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall a little disappointed with the food and atmosphere.

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  21. LaurieB

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We were in the middle of 2 groups. We had to shout to be able to hear each other. And were denied when asked if we could go to a more quiet place. I shouldn’t have to shout when I’m at a restaurant. Sometimes we couldn’t hear each other talking at all. Don’t put a table for 3 people in the middle of big groups. The food was good, unfortunately very little gluten free option for coeliac and the waitress didn’t know what had gluten and what didn’t. Overall, I won’t come back!

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  22. CarolO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & the setting was top class. A lovely festive atmosphere & the staff were very attentive & friendly.

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  23. EmmanuelM

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant, good staff. Products and plates are very good

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  24. LouiseK

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delighted to get a table for ten at short notice, staff couldn’t be friendlier, food was delicious, we had a super time

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  25. SiobhanM

    Waterford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon, great service, we were a group of 6, in our group there was a celiac and two with nut allergies, the staff were so helpful. Will definitely return.

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  26. MarianR

    Munster

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The choice of proper fresh dishes that constitute a hot dinner was abysmal. We were 30 minutes seated before we got menus having asked eventually. Another 45 minutes before our orders arrived. We had to ask several times for water. Desserts came & ten minutes later we got spoons. Nothing would entice me to re visit. A family occasion spoiled. Management need to improve.

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  27. PhyllisG

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I could not believe a Cork Hotel did not stock Cork Dey Gin. Unbelievable really. It was around well before all other Gins...

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  28. Cici

    Cork

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service very poor. Staff were not attentive. Left with dinner plates for at least 25/30 mins after eating. We were not asked if everything was okay. Felt like an inconvenience when we asked for our plates to be cleared. We were not offered desert menus. Very disappointing as the food was lovey.

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  29. Klara

    Munster

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I love The Metropole Hotel and used to dine there often. I arranged to meet a friend there for a pre-Christmas meal. She ordered battered haddock and it was inedible; the worst meal I’ve in a long time; the batter was undercooked. We dined in the bar which was inadequately staffed. It’s so sad to see, what appears to be, the impact of cost savings.

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  30. Klara

    Munster

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Six of us dined at The Met Bar. We were sorry to see the Indonesian Curry is no longer on the menu.

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  31. sarahp

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Our group had a table set up in a nook so it was like a private setting for us. We felt the surroundings to be incredible and just so luxurious. Our waiter (who I am so sorry I cannot remember his name, but he was from Malta) was just fantastic. He was friendly and informative and looked after us so well. He checked in on us constantly to make sure we were ok and didn't need anything else, and was super apologetic when one of the meals was later than the others. The food was so tasty, and we all had 3 courses. I personally went for the smoked salmon started and then beef cheek pasta and thought the flavour was amazing. The cocktails were also really good and even though they couldn't offer some of the "classics" the ones on the list were really tasty. I would definitely recommend this spot and food for events and I will be going back there in the future.

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  32. Tazman

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very pleasant lunch and we were served by a delightful young man and the food was excellent. The decor of the hotel is outstanding.

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  33. RuthH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for the early bird menu. Service and food were good but we were the only people there so the atmosphere was cold.

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  34. Anne

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our stay. It was a pre-opera dinner, and we were glad it was available so early.

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  35. Claire

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. Service was ok. Neither the best nor worse dining experience. No wine list is unusual. No cocktails available. All pretty basic.

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  36. SarahM

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jazz and Dine package, Saturday Jazz Weekend. Exceptional service, lovely food and great atmosphere with the live Jazz band playing music in the background.

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  37. AnnemarieC

    Munster

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a booking for lunch, arrived 5/10 mins early waiting on lunch date. Refused to give a seat until I stood there with menu in hand and had to order for myself and my guest. Was told to ring my guest while standing to order our food before they would give me a table. Ended up walking out. Very rude.

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  38. Jenm

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dining and Jazz experience for the Guinness Jazz festival was wonderful. Lovely food and great service. Jazz in every room and plenty of space. Would highly recommend.

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  39. TARAC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an incredible evening, the line up of bands was exceptional and all while we ate tasty food, In beautiful surrounds. Thank you

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  40. AshleyH

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The bar service was poor, we had to ask for tge Guiness draft to be poured again. The restaurant service was better but the food took 30 minutes and the roasted cauluflower dish was bland.

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Met Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Met Bar & Restaurant

The Metropole Hotel Cork, MacCurtain Street,, Cork, Munster T23 EEC3

Additional information

  • Area
    Cork City
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Across the road from Corks Main Bus station ( 3 minutes)10 minute walk from Kent Rail Station
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Petit
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options
  • Phone number
    (021) 464 3700
  • Private party facilities
    We host private events, from small family get togethers of 15 - 20 guests, right up to large gala events for 200 people +We have anumber of private rooms, from the Snug which holds 6 - 10 people, the Bowen Suite which holds 30 - 40, Our RIverview Restaurant that ce be booked privatly for 40 - 50 people.
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