The Oyster Tavern

4.6
32 Reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Welcome to the Oyster Tavern! We were delighted to have restored and reopened this historic venue in August 2017. The venue now comprises two floors, with a relaxed traditional feel bar on the ground floor, and a beautifully designed upstairs bar perfect for dining and social sips. We are located at the Market Lane entrance to the world famous English Market. Our kitchen team walks through the English Market on a daily basis sourcing ingredients for our casual dining menu. We are very proud to have been awarded a MICHELIN Plate 2020 for our delicious food offering.

We can’t wait to welcome you soon!

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    €35.00 per person

    Oct 9 - Dec 19, 2021

    Bottomless Brunch at the Oyster To Go Bottomless you choose a dish from the Brunch Menu below and we will serve you as much prosecco as you can safely consume during 90 Minutes after the first pour. all for only €35.00 Brunch Menu Vegetarian Arepas Tomato, Onion, Garlic & Eggs Buttermilk Pancakes Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup or Poached Strawberries & Cream Eggs Benedict Sourdough toast, 2 poached eggs, bacon & Hollandaise sauce Eggs Florentine Sourdough toast, 2 poached eggs, spinach & hollandaise sauce Smashed Avocado Salsa Brown soda bread, 2 poached eggs Oyster Tavern 4oz Burger Crispy bacon, Kerry Maid Cheese, Tomato Relish Fish & Chips Rebel Red beer battered fillet of hake, mushy peas, tartar sauce & Home cut chips

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 32 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cork
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks all for a great time

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TiphaineA
Bath
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have an amazing evening. Our waiter was great and recommend different cocktails depending on our preferences. The bar tenders made specialty cocktails for us depending on which alcohol we liked. We had oysters to start which we delicious and the la shared the Irish seafood chowder. Which again was amazing and the Irish scampi. Honestly some of the best food we’ve had in Ireland and great customer service.

The Oyster Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Hi There, We are delighted to hear your feedback and are glad you had such a great evening, hope to see you again! Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cork
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic thank you

The Oyster Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback, Glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

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shaz
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and cocktails were unreal. the nicest cosmo I've had in ages!! also super cute waiters lol

The Oyster Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Shaz, Thank you for your feedback , we really appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service ! Staff were brilliant!Had a great night

The Oyster Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Hi There, We appreciate your feedback, Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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RhondaB
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the arepas in here. Only place in cork doing them. Besides getting a high table to start with for 3 of us in the service corridor. We asked for another. Once they gave us that. Everything was perfect.

The Oyster Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Rhonda, Thank you for your feedback, We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Jenc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience5

Limited menu they were out of a lot of items

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Louise
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Sitting outdoors, blankets a nice extra, could do with outdoor overhead heaters but well covered with large umbrellas over tables. Waiters nice and friendly and fast service.

The Oyster Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Louise, Thank you for your feedback, We really appreciate it!

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Webster
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We went to the Oyster Tavern to try their cocktails. But we were so rushed it ruined the whole experience. The food menu was very basic. Plus it was so cold INSIDE we had to leave our coats on. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place lovely food and the cocktails were amazing

The Oyster Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback, We really appreciate it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cork
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and fantasy staff

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WolfG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely welcoming, friendly and professional.

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Businessvisitor
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

the menu was so limited and we were REALLY disappointed with the quality of the food. Staff were very helpful and accommodating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cork
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it had a great day and staff are amazing

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SamuelB
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub with excellent food hidden down a small street in Cork. The oysters were the best I have ever tasted.

The Oyster Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Samuel, Thank you for your feedback, We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Weekender
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Menu is currently limited but top quality. So tasty!

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on October 1, 2021

Dear Weekender Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are extending the menu next week as we reopen our upstairs floor for dining and social sips Regards Ian Finnan

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cork
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and fantastic staff

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AlineP
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff and a lovely place!
One of the best places in Cork to have a delicious brunch!

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on October 1, 2021

Dear AlineP Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback I will be sure to pass it on to the team! Many thanks Again Ian Finnan

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CarolB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small menu but the quality of the food was excellent. Great service and lovely atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cork
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and love the staff . Thank you everyone xx

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on September 24, 2021

Many thanks for your kind words the team and I appreciate it Regards Ian Finnan General Manager

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claire
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful night at your restaurant! Our waiter was called Shane and he was so lovely and helpful and gave us tips on what drinks to order. Great sales man really helpful and funny.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It’s a tavern so I wasn’t expecting the food to be 5 stars.
The oysters warent super fresh tbh, I am Mediterranean and seafood is a thing if Spain Morocco Portugal Italy, and defo the oysters could be a bit fresher

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear Client Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback. I was sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the oysters. We pride ourselves on the quality and freshness of our Oysters and buy them directly from the English Market who themselves receive fresh oysters 6 days a week. Please bear in mind that Native Irish oysters are derived from the Pacific oyster and very different in flavour from oysters grown in the warmer Mediterranean both in flavour and consistency of the body.

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AoifeO
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely service - really enjoyed our visit

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear AoifeO Thanks for taking the time to pass on your feedback we really appreciate it! Im glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! Ian Finnan GM

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YvonneW
Galway
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food lovely, staff very hepful, desserts and drinks very expensive but it's the same everywhere

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good fun, great service

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Im glad you enjoyed your visit. Ian Finnan Gm

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Thestrangedundalklad
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were extremely helpful, nice and overall the best Craic. I cannot wait to come here again and would always recommend this place to anyone.

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CarolineH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic venue. Staff were so friendly and attentive despite it being a very busy night. Lovely atmosphere ..very easy to have a conversation but still had music playing. Food was gorgeous. Will definitely be back

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on September 11, 2021

Dear Caroline Thank you so much for your kind words We hope to see you again soon Ian Finnan General Manager

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PamelaR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening , such a nice place to have dinner and some drinks , the staff were so attentive and could t do enough for us

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AoifeO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and drinks, would recommend the Hugo Spritz. Really lovely and attentive staff. An overall fabulous spot

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear Aoife Delighted to read you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the feedback the team and I really appreciate it! Ian Finnan Gm

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cork
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To see my peeps

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on September 8, 2021

Many Thanks for the Rating.

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Damien
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu but everything our table of four had was delicious

The Oyster Tavern
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you Damien for taking the time to post your feedback its much appreciated! We hope to see you again soon! Ian

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must great food, great service, friend & staff go out of there way to suit you

FAQs

The Oyster Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.