The Wild Goose

4.5
195 Reviews
€30 and under
Steakhouse
The Wild Goose is located 2km from Mallow town located at the Dromahane junction of the N20 (Cork Mallow Road), only 15 mins from Cork City.

Our 200 seat restaurant caters for Lunch and Dinner. Our Sunday lunch Menu has proven to be Cork’s most popular Sunday menu, where people come from all over Munster to sample our delicious dishes. From Traditional dishes to Pasta imported from Italy, to our ever popular 9oz Hereford Beef burgers.

Our homemade desserts are all made on property by our pastry chef and our new Ice cream parlour dishes is proven to be popular with adults and kids alike.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 195 people are saying
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DarrenC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was poor enough, staff were good but food was tasteless and not good value

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EileenM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had table booked but arrived earlier than we anticipated- they glady give us a table. I was very impressed how the handled covid 19 restrictions and on a few occasions I heard them ask public to wear their masks while leaving their tables. They also turned away people who did not have their covid certs. I was very impressed- great choice of food- service was so fast. And quality and price were excellent. I will glady go back.

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SamG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was 100% as per usual best place for a steak

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KathleenK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful to have so many gluten free choices! Great to be able to enjoying eating out as a coeliac!

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PatriciaO
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Overall top class services. Food was amazing.

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RobynO
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great venue for breakfast lunch and dinner! Lovely staff and delicious food!

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable dining experience. Tucked all the boxes. Great.

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Meal was lovely and everything was perfect and I will definitely be back. Only took off a star as expectations from reading online Gluten Free menu was very high only to find out it had been shortened and my initial choices were gone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

75 year birthday

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Helen
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild goose was fantastic as always, food,service and atmosphere always top class

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DouglasH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice family restaurant. Good service. Large portions. Would go back.

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ColinH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Great selection of food. Beautiful desserts.
E we pile definitely recommend.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and a great atmosphere to be had here. Staff are friendly and efficient.

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FlemingR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I own Buckleys Cafe so I was definitely impressed with your manager. One thing I will mention though is my husband asked for a Guinness and your waitress said you didn’t sell it. When we were paying the gentleman cashing us out asked how everything was and my husband asked him why don’t you sell Guinness? He was a great salesman and said oh we sell Murphy’s but it’s the nicest coolest pint bc of how close the tap is to where the keg is. We wish the waitress had let us know that. Also the atmosphere is great and seems upscale enough to possibly consider having a drinks menu so we know what kind of wine/beer you offer. Waitress was kind and helpful but didn’t really know anything about wine which is fine. But should know the difference between red and white. When we asked what reds there were she said, “merlot, cab/sav and Chardonnay.” Whaaaaaat?
The cab/sav was lovely and the steaks were great. The flavour of the wings is really good but they’re not crispy so not as good as they could have been. If you’re baking them covered that’s probably where the problem is. Might be better to fry them bc the taste was excellent it was just the texture that kind of grossed me out.
Apologies if this offends…just trying to help out as I’m also in the industry. We’ll def be back.

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BredaO
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, reasonably priced. Would recommend.

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Carrie
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are really conscious of Covid and their restaurant is adapted very well with divisions between tables and all tables are well apart. Food was very hot and very good value for money 😀

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked table arrived on time was seated placed order. We were not waiting long for food which was delicious and hot. Staff very pleasant and friendly. Felt comfortable and place spotless. Adaring to all rules for covit 👍👍

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality was superb and portion sizes perfect. Staff are very pleasant and efficient. They check on you without overdoing it. Great value for money.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy to access and ample parking. Staff very friendly and efficient and food is super.

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CharlotteF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and impeccable service. Great portion size and fantastic atmosphere.

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STEPHANIEB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the wild goose and will definitely be a returning customer, staff were extremely friendly and the food was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and excellent service, a little bit of a let down being in a marquee in the car park but that is because of covid restrictions so can’t fault the restaurant for that. I’m looking forward to having the restaurant open for indoor dining.
Would highly recommend

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AilishS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food here always amazing. ... my steak melted in my mouth! And as much as I wanted to try another starter I had to have the chicken wings again... my favourite❤ staff so friendly also

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Eileen
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was bland with no flavour. Mash Potatoes where hard and had obviously been sitting in a heated oven for hours, Veg heated by microwave. Over all the food was very poor and our visit to the restaurant was disappointing. Will not recommend nor will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent choice of gluten free food.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I ordered the 12 oz ribeye steak medium rare it was the best steak I have ever eaten out in any restruant. It just melted in your mouth

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Mondello
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Homemade Food, Good friendly a
service, Good hygiene, Staff excellent!

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NiamC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food as always was plentiful and very tasty
I would have liked to have known (at any stage of booking my table) that there was still no indoor dining

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GillianT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Very lovely service, all staff very helpful and polite. Unfortunately we asked for vegan menu, but the burger came with non vegan coleslaw and cheese and dressing. The coleslaw was corrected and a lovely salad was kindly offered. However our guest did not want to complain yet again by the non vegan cheese and dressing.
The ambiance was a little disappointing in the ‘’ marquee” a little greenery would have been lovely given how lovely I know The Wild Goose is inside. Lovely veggie curry and salmon though! Just a few points to think upon! Thanks for lovely service though.

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EdelS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been to the wild goose on several different occasions, before covid and during. Never fail to supply really lovely meals! They have done a great job with outdoor eating during covid and the food is mot effected. Will definitely return! :-)

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LornaK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We were waiting an 45 mins for our dinner just a main course and people that came after us were Finished 2 courses and gone. We were just going to leave because my child was waiting to long when it finally arrived

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to current government guidelines, dining was outdoors. But the restaurant had provided a large marque to cater for this. The ambience was obviously not great as it was on a concrete car park, but the use of proper tables, chairs and a shelter from the elements was appreciated. I briefly saw the interior when popping in to use the baby changing facilities-which were immaculate. The interior was large, bright and spacious.
The food was slightly overpriced given the ambience and surroundings of sitting in a car park, but perhaps sitting indoors it wouldn't have felt as overpriced. Saying that, the quality of the steak sandwich I ate was amazing. Amazingly tender and cooked to order. I would definitely make this a regular pit stop when driving the roads from limerick to Cork direction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely slow service from waiters they had no interest in doing their job and serving to the customers needs, impressed with the poor service

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EileenG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat
Service excellent
Plenty of parking
Outdoor dining very noisy at edge of busy road

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MaryN
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is a very high quality, we had another very enjoyable experience at The Wild Goose. We had Four Starters and Mains, Two Desserts, a Glass of Wine and a Gin, it was incredibly good value. The portion sizes are very generous. We hope to be back for indoor dining in the near future. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh the staff were so helpful & caring & so so helpful, Food was quick, hot & so tasty. Not out of way in price either. I'd 100% recommend it. Such a great treat.

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ChristineF
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Lovely friendly staff. Value for money

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Karen
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Excellent set up, atmosphere and staff were very aware of covid protocols and followed them.
I would highly recommend.

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bertramm
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say we where stuck
In a traffic jam for 2 hours
And when we arrive we where treated so well the food was amazing and the staff so friendly

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DerekO
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Would eat here again hopefully when we can eat inside. The food was lovely but would prefer mash or roast potatoes with my turkey and ham.

FAQs

The Wild Goose offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (022) 21934.

The Wild Goose is rated 4.5 stars by 195 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.