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

The Metropole Hotel Cork

4.3
4.3
74 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 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.
  • MET X Maharani Cork on a Fork Afternoon Tea

    €40.00 per person

    19 Aug - 21 Aug 2022
    Turing 125 years old this year, The MET is renowned for its afternoon tea service. With our new head chef Vasil Baci on board, we are offering a special Cork on a Fork signature afternoon tea. Collaborate with Cork cities only distillery, Rebel City Distillery, we are looking to offer a special Maharani afternoon tea. Taking inspiration from the story of Maharani Gin, where South India meets Cork, we will be using the best of cork to creating a taste of India over 3 plates. We will also including a Maharani G&T – our favourite summer drink, distilled not 1km from hotel in the historic former Cork Ford plants. All served in the historic elegant surroundings of the Tea Rooms at The MET
  • Platinum Jazz Package

    €100.00 per person

    28 Oct - 30 Oct 2022
    Platinum Package - the ultimate in Jazz dining experience. Enjoy a luxury dinner in our newly renovated Riverview Restaurant, a bottle of bubbly to share, guest list access to the hotel for the night, plus access to our reserved VIP area in the Main Jazz Ballroom. Booking is essential as tickets are limited.

What 74 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Munster

    Brunch

  • Munster

    Special Occasions

  • Cork City

    Best Overall

  • Cork City

    Best Food

  • Cork City

    Best Service

  • Cork City

    Best Value

  • Cork City

    Special Occasions

  • Cork City

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. EJ

    EmmaJ

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A very nice evening. We were a party of two friends and spent three hours in the restaurant. The menu included some great vegetarian options. The bar is famed for its cocktails and we enjoyed a couple from the celebratory menu. Our second drink was inconsistent in terms of flavour, didn’t match to the menu but still very decent. Service was a little mixed. We weren’t provided with a drinks menu on seating, we had to ask for water and our second drink was forgotten about. This didn’t bother me but may annoy another diner. Overall a lovely atmosphere and staff were friendly. I would dine here again and recommend to a friend.
  5. KS

    KathrynS

    Munster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, clean, nice ambience, food good, service very good, staff friendly, works definitely go back.
  6. TD

    TimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff… second to none in the city. First class Lovely food & seating well spaced out. Many Thanks, lovely evening.
  7. AD

    ArminD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gpod food and special drinks, good servants. Nice inside
  8. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had a lovely meal here with my wife and 2 teenagers. There was an issue with communication of our order to the kitchen meaning we were waiting 1hr for the meal to be served but the staff were so apologetic and even complimented our desserts. The lamb shank is to be recommended highly. We will be back!
  9. SO

    SusanO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea was absolutely delicious. The staff were very attentive. We really had a wonderful time.
  10. TO

    TracyO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I didnt eat there because I was ignored by all the staff for about minutes so I left and went somewhere else.
  11. MQ

    MiyaQuigley

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack and staff were brilliant , was my grandmothers birthday and they brought out a brownie with a candle (she’s 78) so lovely ! Thanks to everyone brilliant staff!
  12. P

    Paulineh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service and food very good. No complaints. Keep up the good work.
  13. GC

    GaryCo

    Manitoba

    422 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    422 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ambience is quiet and comfortable but the food did not meet our expectations. The Prawn appetizer was not prawns but actually tiny shrimps which was a bit disappointing. The salad was fresh but the Lamb Shank was a very small portion with too much fat. Again, the red wine had not been stored properly and was tto warm to drink. I had to put a few ice cubes in the glass to fix that problem.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Had to ask for our drinks after waiting 15 minutes. Very slow unattentive service
  15. SK

    SteveK

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, very kind and courteous staff. We had a great time.
  16. LD

    LouiseD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly and attentive good service. Bar man excellent.
  17. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic really tasty staff helpful polite and efficient made us feel extremely welcome portion sizes are perfect.my husband had chicken wings to start best he's ever had I had goats cheese salad .we both then had chicken and coffees
  18. CW

    CWright

    New England

    88 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was lousy, do not ever book the room/dinner package, they don't even let you pick from the main menu and the choices are very limited. Food was bland and cold.
  19. JO

    JamesjO

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely place with good service, I found the staff to be pleasant
  20. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Lovely setting. Able to talk. Food good but portions small. Serice pleasant but very slow. Drinks ordered several times, one never received.
  21. 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.
  22. AR

    AhmedRadwan

    Munster

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks very much for the kind hospitality and the lovely dinner!
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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!
  37. AR

    AhmedRadwan

    Munster

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is brilliant and service very professional and super friendly
  38. 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.
  39. CM

    CatherineM

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with friendly service Sweet potato fries yummy
  40. 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.

FAQs

The Metropole Hotel Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 74 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 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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