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

The Metropole Hotel Cork

4.3
4.3
75 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

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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

    Aug 19 - Aug 21, 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
  • Silver Jazz Dining Experience

    €90.00 per person

    Prepaid

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

What 75 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Munster

    Great for Brunch

  • Munster

    Special Occasion

  • Cork City

    Best Overall

  • Cork City

    Best Food

  • Cork City

    Best Service

  • Cork City

    Best Value

  • Cork City

    Special Occasion

  • Cork City

    Most Booked

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  1. EW

    EmmaW

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 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
  4. G

    Geraldineq

    Tipperary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    maryd

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 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
  6. EJ

    EmmaJ

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 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.
  7. KS

    KathrynS

    Munster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

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

    TimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

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

    ArminD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

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

    MichaelL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 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!
  11. SO

    SusanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

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

    TracyO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

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

    MiyaQuigley

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 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!
  14. P

    Paulineh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

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

    GaryCo

    Manitoba

    422 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    422 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

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

    SteveK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

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

    LouiseD

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

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

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 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
  20. CW

    CWright

    New England

    88 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 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.
  21. JO

    JamesjO

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

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

    MaryB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

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

    Angelfyfe

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 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.
  24. AR

    AhmedRadwan

    Munster

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks very much for the kind hospitality and the lovely dinner!
  25. C

    Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Most of the cocktails we ordered were not great and not worth the money.
  26. N

    Niamh

    Cork

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 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!
  27. JF

    JamesF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 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.
  28. JW

    JohnW

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I had stake which was nice Mrs had chicken, said it was a bit dry and cold not much seasoning on it
  29. JA

    JoAnnB

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good the chicken was delicious the service was great & friendly
  30. EC

    ECin

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 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
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 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
  32. SM

    SybilM

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 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
  33. BA

    1BigAL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 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
  34. T

    Turk182

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A little bit on the expensive side but food and service very good.
  35. DO

    DavidO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and very friendly, food was lovely and well presented. Would highly recommend afternoon tea and will be back again
  36. ED

    ElenaD

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service not the best, stuff forgetting to bring orders: wine, dessert. Food OK, steak great, burger very plain.
  37. CM

    ClareM

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptionally pleasant staff, ideal venue for a relaxed lunch, food choices good
  38. AM

    AileenM

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our order took a long to come but the food was very good so it was worth the wait!
  39. AR

    AhmedRadwan

    Munster

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is brilliant and service very professional and super friendly
  40. RH

    RebeccaH

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Compliments to the pastry chef!! Our waitress was lovely too.

FAQs

The Metropole Hotel Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Metropole Hotel Cork

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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