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

The Metropole Hotel Cork

4.3
4.3
56 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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Booked 5 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

  • 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 €32 per person, pre booking is essential.

Menu

Starters

  • Seasonal Soup of the Evening€6.50

    Cuthbert's soda bread. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery

    • Soya Braised Pork Belly€8.00

      Pickled cucumber, crispy carrot. Allergens: Dairy, Celery, Sulphates

      • Macroom Mozzrella Caprese Salad€7.00

        With a dressed rocket and parmesan salad. Allergens: Sulphates, Dairy

        • The Met Caesar Salad€7.00

          Baby gem, smoked streaky bacon, herb croutons, parmesan. Allergens: Fish, Eggs, Dairy, Sulphates, Mustard

          • O'connell's Salt & Pepper Calamari€8.00

            Roasted garlic & saffron aioli. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Eggs

            • Vegan Miso Seared Turnip€7.00

              Baby beetroot, roasted almonds. Allergens: Nuts, Sulphates

              • Mccarthys Spiced Beef Bonbon€7.00

                Chive sour cream, herb oil. Allergens: Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans

                Main Courses

                • Sous Vide Rump of Mccarthys Lamb€26.00

                  Celeriac & vanilla puree, colcannon mash, rosemary red wine jus. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans

                  • Mccarthy's 8oz Beef Burger€18.00

                    Tomato relish, crisp gem lettuce, Swiss cheese served on a sweet brioche bun, fries. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans, Eggs

                    • Chicken Supreme€22.00

                      Stuffed with Ardsalagh goat's cheese & sun-dried tomato, seared stem broccoli, chimichurri sauce, chive mash. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans

                      • Tempura Battered Cod€22.00

                        Seasonal salad, tartar sauce, French fries. Allergens: Fish, Eggs, Dairy, Sulphates, Gluten, Mustard

                        • Pan Fried Seabass€25.00

                          Shaved Fennel & orange salad, buttered baby potatoes. Allergens: Fish, Dairy, Sulphates, Celery, Soybeans

                          • Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Korma€17.00

                            Roast almonds, basmati rice. Allergens: Celery, Nuts, Soybeans, Sulphates

                            • 8oz Mccarthy's Rib Eye Steak€30.00

                              Burnt onion, sautéed mushroom, pepper sauce, fries. Allergens: Dairy, Celery

                              • 8oz Mccarthy's Fillet Steak€35.00

                                Burnt onion, sautéed mushroom, pepper sauce, fries. Allergens: Dairy, Celery

                                Sides

                                • Mash Potato€3.00

                                  Allergen: Dairy

                                  • Wilted Spinach€3.00

                                    Allergen: Dairy

                                    • Fries€3.00

                                      Allergen: Gluten

                                      • Pan Seared Stem Broccoli€3.50

                                        Allergen: Dairy

                                        • Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower€3.50

                                          Allergen: Dairy

                                          • Sweet Potato Fries€3.50

                                            Allergen: Gluten

                                            Desserts

                                            • Warm Chocolate Brownie€7.00

                                              Chantilly cream, fresh berries. Allergens: Nuts, Dairy, Sulphates

                                              • Vegan Poached Pear€8.00

                                                Poached in maple syrup with fresh berries, candied walnuts, strawberry coulis. Allergens: Nuts, Dairy, Sulphates

                                                • Barry's Tea Crème Brulee€8.00

                                                  Almond biscotti, fresh berries. Allergens: Nuts, Dairy, Sulphates, Eggs

                                                  • Sticky Toffee Pudding€8.00

                                                    Butterscotch sauce, Chantilly cream. Allergens: Nuts, Dairy, Sulphates, Eggs

                                                    • Selection of Ice Cream€6.00

                                                      Brandy snap basket. Allergens: Dairy, Sulphates, Eggs

                                                      • Irish Cheese Plate€9.00

                                                        Selection of Irish cheeses, grapes, crackers, sweet tomato relish. Allergens: Dairy, Gluten, Celery, Mustard, Soybeans

                                                        • Cheese Sharing Plate€25.00

                                                          Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                          What 56 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                          4.3
                                                          4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.3Food
                                                          • 4.2Service
                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                          • 4.1Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                          1. JO

                                                            JamesjO

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                            Lovely place with good service, I found the staff to be pleasant

                                                          2. MB

                                                            MaryB

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                            overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                            Lovely setting. Able to talk. Food good but portions small. Serice pleasant but very slow. Drinks ordered several times, one never received.

                                                          3. A

                                                            Angelfyfe

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                            Service was outstanding, had the chowder soup which was a bit to thick for me , had another starter as my main because there wasn’t much of a choice in the main section, but it was gorgeous. And we were surprised with a selection of desserts as it was a joint birthday celebration , we were really touched by the gesture.

                                                          4. AR

                                                            AhmedRadwan

                                                            Munster

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Thanks very much for the kind hospitality and the lovely dinner!

                                                          5. C

                                                            Chris

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                            Most of the cocktails we ordered were not great and not worth the money.

                                                          6. N

                                                            Niamh

                                                            Cork

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Have spent a lot of evenings with ye in recent weeks and the service and food are always fabulous. Chicken wings & brownies are delicious!

                                                          7. JF

                                                            JamesF

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 25 April 2022

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                            The food was very tasty. Although we were kept waiting longer than usual. The surroundings of The Met were very nice and comfortable.

                                                          8. JW

                                                            JohnW

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                            I had stake which was nice Mrs had chicken, said it was a bit dry and cold not much seasoning on it

                                                          9. JA

                                                            JoAnnB

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 30 March 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            The food was very good the chicken was delicious the service was great & friendly

                                                          10. EC

                                                            ECin

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall3food1service2ambience3

                                                            Service was very slow, we had to wait 20-25 mins between courses, and when the main course did come mine was slightly burned on the burger bun

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Dublin

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Such a lovely experience great food beautiful location and the service was 5 star - went for Mothers Day Brunch and we were treated like royalty can’t wait to go back

                                                          12. SM

                                                            SybilM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food was lovely, the staff were absolutely fantastic!! They couldn't have looked after us any better, I highly recommend this place

                                                          13. BA

                                                            1BigAL

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 24 March 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            I thought the service was excellent and friendly throughout. I felt a genuine human warmth that went far beyond anything you can learn from a process manual. I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever afternoon tea and would recommend it highly - compliments to the chef. The vegetarian korma was quite poor but everything else was first class. My room (216) was very comfortable but the traffic noise from street from 5.00 AM means you don’t get a full night’s sleep

                                                          14. T

                                                            Turk182

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                            A little bit on the expensive side but food and service very good.

                                                          15. DO

                                                            DavidO

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Service was excellent and very friendly, food was lovely and well presented. Would highly recommend afternoon tea and will be back again

                                                          16. ED

                                                            ElenaD

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 8 March 2022

                                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                            Service not the best, stuff forgetting to bring orders: wine, dessert. Food OK, steak great, burger very plain.

                                                          17. CM

                                                            ClareM

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 8 March 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Exceptionally pleasant staff, ideal venue for a relaxed lunch, food choices good

                                                          18. AM

                                                            AileenM

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Our order took a long to come but the food was very good so it was worth the wait!

                                                          19. AR

                                                            AhmedRadwan

                                                            Munster

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 4 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food is brilliant and service very professional and super friendly

                                                          20. RH

                                                            RebeccaH

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Compliments to the pastry chef!! Our waitress was lovely too.

                                                          21. CM

                                                            CatherineM

                                                            Cork

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delicious food with friendly service Sweet potato fries yummy

                                                          22. NE

                                                            NiamhE

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                            overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                            Food was really good and value for money but unfortunately the service was not great we understand there was a few trainees on the floor at the time. We would have liked to order another drink and desert but had to leave as we were doing to a show. We tried to get the staffs attention but the 3 of them were very focused on clearing a table.

                                                          23. JH

                                                            JasonH

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 18 February 2022

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                            The food was good. Cooked and presented well however as seems to be the norm with modern dining if you don’t want to leave still feeling hungry you’ll have to add sides. I had 3 courses came home and ate a load of munchies.

                                                          24. DM

                                                            DhensonM

                                                            Dublin

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            Was not clear with the time allotment of the 7pm course and thought still avail by 9pm as i was allowed to book that time. But orla made way to meet our needs and meddled in a way where we can still have a good and fine dine experience.

                                                          25. KM

                                                            KevinM

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                            overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                            Overall, it was a nice experience. Staff were good, although busy so sometimes found it hard to get their attention for drinks. My one feedback was that the fillet steak was like chewing rubber. It was cooked medium rare, which was fine but whatever they did to prep it, ruined it. Big shame considering this was the only main course meat on the tasting menu and it was shared between 2 people, per the style of the menu.

                                                          26. r

                                                            ruthg

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 10 February 2022

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                            Everything was lovely, had picked here as going to Show in Everyman, while the relaxed vibe is lovely, just to be conscious of people rushing to get seats! More our fault than the Hotel! Will definitely be back.

                                                            The Metropole Hotel CorkResponded on 12 February 2022

                                                            Dear Ruth Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm glad to see you enjoyed your time with us, and I hope to see soon for another pre show cocktail! Kind Regards Pierce Lowney Food & Beverage Manager

                                                          27. DA

                                                            DamonA

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 5 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Old school charm, lively, fantastic food and service

                                                          28. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 4 February 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The room was amazing!!! Loved the layout, the cutlery ohhh my goodness!!! The room is so peaceful. I didn’t want to leave at all. I am so grateful for the service and the experience I will be coming back again!!! For sure!! Thank you so much Metropole Hotel 💖💖

                                                          29. DF

                                                            DeirdreF

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 31 January 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delighted with light supper prior to Everyman Theatre Show. Food delicious and perfect portions, service discreet but friendly. Def go again soon.

                                                          30. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 29 January 2022

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                            On a pricey meal you would expect the chips to be hand made and cut not frozen pre-fried ones.

                                                          31. KQ

                                                            KaraQ

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 January 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I went there with my husband for my birthday. It was amazing. The bar staff were so lovely to me. One of the girls in the bar has a tattoo on her hand she was the most beautiful person ever. She helped me going up the stairs and everything. Ian in the bar is very funny. We had a lovely breakfast this morning with Lorraine. She couldn’t have been nicer. One thing I would say is that there are a lot of steps throughout the hotel and no ramps. That being said I would definitely go back to this hotel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                                                          32. C

                                                            Clon

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 17 January 2022

                                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                            Waited 1 hour to be served. We were told we booked last minute even though we had booked a month in advance.

                                                          33. H

                                                            Haydee

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 16 January 2022

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Very bad control! This app made a booking for the metropole hotel for breakfast but as you arrive to the hotel! The reception and restaurant mentioned that can’t accept us because they are only working for residents! Bad very bad communication between the app and the metropole hotel horrible services

                                                          34. ML

                                                            MichaelL

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            Excellent food - I had the pasta dish and it was delicious. Service a little slow- plentiful staff but somewhat inexperienced. We will be back!

                                                          35. NC

                                                            NiallC

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 3 January 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Lovely room with great decorations. Spacious. Very attentive service. Good range on offer with gluten free available without any bother

                                                          36. EB

                                                            ElizabethB

                                                            Portland

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on 30 December 2021

                                                            overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                            First time in Cork. Food was disappointing. Fish and mash potatoes. Fish (sea bass) was dry and overcooked and mash had no flavor. I had to ask for vegetables which were the most tasty part of the meal.

                                                          37. GK

                                                            GavinK

                                                            Munster

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 24 December 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Very enjoyable meal and great service. All staff members of the Met very friendly and attentive.

                                                          38. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Cork

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 December 2021

                                                            overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                            It took 50 minutes for the afternoon tea food to arrive, all of our coffees and teas were gone. No apology was given

                                                          39. MA

                                                            MARY

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 21 December 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Great staff good food, lovely atmosphere, Covid compliant

                                                          40. SC

                                                            SharonC

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 16 December 2021

                                                            overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                            We are 2 group of six, due to restrictions we are aware that we need to be in two tables but not aware that the other table would be on the other side of the earth. We requested to be placed near the other table cos its empty but… nevermind, we just rushed our food and went out.

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                                                          The Metropole Hotel Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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                                                          Booked 5 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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