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

The Metropole Hotel Cork

4.3
4.3
93 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


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.
  • Silver Jazz Dining Experience

    €90.00 per person

    Prepaid

    28 Oct - 31 Oct 2022
    Four-course dinner in our Riverview Restaurant with Prosecco and access to the Jazz Festival Club from 7pm Tickets are non refundable
  • Gold Jazz Dining Experience

    €105.00 per person

    Prepaid

    28 Oct - 31 Oct 2022
    Enjoy a four-course dinner in our Riverview Restaurant with Champagne and access to the Jazz Festival Club from 7pm on the night of dining. Tickets are non refundable.

What 93 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

    Lunch

  • Munster

    Special Occasions

  • Munster

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. S

    Sean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  2. J

    Jennifer

    Cork

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. JL

    JenaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening!!
  6. 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.
  7. BM

    BillM

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Good atmosphere and value
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.......
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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 :))))
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. AD

    ArminD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gpod food and special drinks, good servants. Nice inside
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. GC

    GaryCo

    Manitoba

    430 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    430 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. LD

    LouiseD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly and attentive good service. Bar man excellent.
  36. 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
  37. CW

    CWright

    New England

    91 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    91 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

The Metropole Hotel Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 93 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


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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