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The MET Bar - The Metropole Hotel Cork, Cork, Munster

The Metropole Hotel Cork

4.3
4.3
111 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 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Lunch

    €50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    24 Dec 2022 only
    Enjoy a festive 4 course Christmas eve lunch at the Metropole Hotel. Please note that payment is taken at time of booking and is non refundable. Last sitting for non residents is 1.30pm, with the hotel requesting all non residents vacate their tables by 3.30pm
  • FESTIVE DINNER

    €47.00 per person

    Prepaid

    3 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2023
    Enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner with coffee in our newly refurbished Riverview Restaurant. Space is limited, so advance booking is advised. Payment is taken at time of booking and is non refundable.
  • Classic Afternoon Tea

    Multiple dates available
    Classic Afternoon Tea at the Tea Rooms @ The Metropole Hotel Perfect for lazy afternoons, and long overdue catch ups €35 per person, pre booking is essential.

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Munster

    Fit for Foodies

  • Munster

    Healthy

  • Munster

    Hot Spot

  • Munster

    Special Occasions

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  1. MO

    MireilleO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time and staff was getting out of their way to help out as my husband was in a hurry to get back to the Casino.
  2. R

    Revewier

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very good food and superb service in restaurant . Went for a drink afterwards in the bar , service in the bar was very poor and abrupt , bar man said he was too busy to make a cocktail. We went next door to the Sherborne bar which was far busier , far more friendly.
  3. C

    Carole23

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2 course dinner,excellent value. Beer battered fish and chips were amazing. Very attentive professional service. Lovely staff.
  4. TH

    TeresaH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great - service excellent & staff so friendly. Highly recommend in every way
  5. AO

    AileenO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good. Vegetarian curry was very tasty, lovely fresh beautifully cooked veg. Sea bass lovely, though the dish could have had more on it. Service was great at the start until we needed it. Long wait for mains to come. Lovely atmosphere, piano playing in the next room. Overall pleasantly surprised and will return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my mother in law for afternoon tea to lift her spirits after she had been unwell recently. We honestly couldn’t have faulted a thing. From the minute we stepped into the hotel we were looked after. The staff were attentive, there was an amazing selection of food provided for the afternoon tea. We were seated in a lovely quiet, cosy area. We stay for a couple of hours chatting and had such a lovely afternoon. Thank you.
  7. A

    Amelia

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We booked for brunch but were disappointed when we arrived to find out that brunch was cancelled for the jazz weekend. Had we known this beforehand we would have booked elsewhere but the website said brunch was being served until 3.30 on Sunday (We booked for 2pm). There was no notice of this on the website or in our reservation communications beforehand. Was a lovely lunch but had a few problems with the service.
  8. A

    Angelshark

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Food was very good and service excellent. Just commenting on the music, there was very little actual jazz played. Harry Connolly was good, but the band in the ballroom was just noise.
  9. JH

    JackieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dinner and Jazz package… Enjoyed and thought food was very good overall.
  10. E

    Eimear

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience at the Metropole. There was great atmosphere and the staff were very attentive and friendly. We were looked after by Callum who was brilliant and made sure we had everything we needed. Would recommend
  11. KQ

    KayQ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner and fabulous music at tha Metropole Jazz Festival
  12. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't visited the Metropole in a number of years and were delighted with the quality of the food, the decor and atmosphere, and the efficient service. It was good value for money - being less than €130 for three starters, three mains, four glasses of wine, a Coke and two coffees. Even though it was a Wednesday night, the restaurant was busy. We will definitely be back.
  13. EK

    ElaineK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We have eaten regularly in the Met. We have always been seated behind the bar which is very nice. Unfortunately on this occasion there was a function which we were not advised about and so were relocated to the restaurant area. The met has some outstanding areas that have been extensively refurbished over the years. Unfortunately the restaurant area disappoints and is at a much lower standard. The ambience is typical of a restaurant dining area from ten years ago. The decor on the way to the ladies toilet similarly has not been updated. Whilst the food and service was good, the overall experience was disappointing as the restaurant quality and standard is at complete odds with the bar area. It is very disappointing that we were not advised of the change prior to our arrival.
  14. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a lovely dinner here before a show at the everyman theatre, the food was great and service super prompt, they were very conscious of people going to the theatre. Would recommend.
  15. L

    Lucy

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails! Enjoyed my late lunch. The waiters were really friendly and helpful too.
  16. PM

    PhilsonM

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    Its important to pay attention to the table. If the customer has to walk to a waiter/waitress to get anything thats does stand out as a 'Bad Service' . Felt discriminated and ignored sitting there at the table to be honest.
  17. HB

    HelenaB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good choice of starters, could have more main courses to choose from. Food was very good. 3 adults dined here. We all choose different starters main course. We didn’t have dessert.
  18. MA

    MArtinaO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience just as good as 41 years ago even better 💕
  19. S

    Sean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Took 2 hours to eat 1 course, sat down at 7 and left at nine with the plates from the one course still on the table un cleared. Food was OK but stone cold.
  20. J

    Jennifer

    Cork

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    When we arrived it seemed really lovely but it just went downhill from there. Service was inconsistent, they had no menu for the afternoon tea, the table next to us arrived after us and we’re served food before us, we also kept having to ask for tea. Food was a 6/10. The mini panacotta came in a tiny little pot but there’s no utensil to eat it with. Finally there were people in the same area having pints, which is a completely different vibe then people having afternoon tea.
  21. S

    Sonny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. Food was very good , only complaint was the batter on the fish was a little too well done other than that would eat there again
  22. JB

    JadeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience all round everyone from reception to the f and b staff were fantasticand couldn't be more helpful.......me and my partner dined in the restraunt and residence bar the 21st and 22nd for dinner,staff were superb great atmosphere and service was impeccable. We really enjoyed the variety of the menus and the cocktails were on point ever time. Can't wait to come back again.!!! 10 out of 10
  23. JL

    JenaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening!!
  24. CD

    ClareD

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We are regular diners. Chairs in bar more comfortable than in the restaurant. Food delicious but could have been warmer. Staff excellent. We had a great evening and will be back.
  25. BM

    BillM

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Good atmosphere and value
  26. PP

    PaulP

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Service was great. Food was prepared perfectly. Maybe the best Ribeye I have had yet. Hope I get the chance to return here again.
  27. CK

    CliveK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Far too expensive in my view compared to food quality. 40% higher than comparable meals in Killarney. My chicken supreme was nothing of the sort with very little sauce as I would have had previously with that menu. Nothing wrong with the food except for being overpriced. Service was excellent throughout
  28. N

    Norbert

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice view over the river. Pleasant interior. Food was delicious but there wasn’t much of greens or sause on the side for the steak. Prices on the higher end. Generally would recommend to give it a go.
  29. c

    claire

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely historic hotel. The staff were exceptional, caring, helpful and all with a smile. We had a good sized room, very clean and a view of the river. We enjoyed our evening meal at the MET. Breakfast was very good and the breakfast room overlooked the river and the town. The staff are the heart of this hotel.......
  30. M

    Margie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Beautiful surroundings, lovely afternoon tea room, very helpful staff when we arrived but as soon as we got our food & drink they forgot all about us. Later we moved to the bar area to get some service!
  31. NB

    NoelB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food choice was poor. Waiting time far too long. Staff tried their best but not great overall.
  32. NO

    NoreenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was our first time at The Met & certainly won’t be our last! The food was absolutely delicious !! We had the Ardsallagh goats cheese salad to start - the salad and veg were so fresh & full of flavor! We both actually had the Chicken supreme as our main and it was so moist & full of flavor as well!! The Clonakilty black pudding croquette was tasty and added to the meal. We were heading to the theater so no time for dessert but the coffee was DIVINE! It certainly sealed my meal with another smile. It was a wonderful way to spend our anniversary , including the complementary Prosecco! Thank you for a lovely evening!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent service food and staff could not have asked for a better evening . Would recommend and visit again
  34. CD

    CatherineD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful location, right in the heart of the city on a very vibrant McCurtain street Ian and his team could not have been nicer.
  35. EH

    EileenH

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Stylish, very comfortable and service was delightful. Food presentation was lovely but the food itself was a huge disappointment. My fish and chips was over cooked and dry - tasted like frozen Donegal catch. My friend has seabass - also dry and over cooked. Sticky Toffee Pudding was such a disappointment - extremely dry muffin with a scant trace of caramel on the plate, I couldn’t even eat it. Hopefully it was an off-day in the kitchen and Id definitely try again another time.
  36. EW

    EmmaW

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful afternoon tea at The Metropole. Comfortable, quiet tea rooms and delicious sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. Very attentive, friendly staff. Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is excellent and the experience was so nice :))))
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The sticky toffee pudding was very dry. Other than that it was a lovely meal, lovely service and a great stop of our way to westlife
  39. G

    Geraldineq

    Tipperary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    gorgeous hotel loved everything never came across staff as friendly and helpful will be back
  40. m

    maryd

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AS a trainee of the late Mr Douglas Vance in the Metropole Hotel 65 years ago it was a very nice walk through and I compliment ALL the staff who made it so memorable My Australian friends were suitable impressed and I was very proud Thank you Mary Consilia Dennehy bs

FAQs

The Metropole Hotel Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 111 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 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Metropole Hotel Cork

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

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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