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The Briar Rose

#273 of 501 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 1686
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for Valentine's day and the meal was lovely. The only down side it was very hard to get a staff members attention when you wanted anything

Thank Mrsawillis
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would never go back. Barman has attitude despite been going in there for almost 8 years. Others are ok but he has threatening body language

2 Thank bandsa
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here today.When we got in a lovely lady came straight over with a jug of water and told us the special s and what soup of the day was.The meal came out very fast and was lovely the only bad thing I have to say is the lady with the short black hair has a... More 

1 Thank Colin o
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I asked not to be seated in the bar. It's 12.45 PM. TV'S are on full blast as is the canned music great...NOT. The other section wasn't open, I was told. Open when we left. Next the crowd at the bar yelling at the game. All 3 of us hadn't seen each other in months and wanted to chat and... More 

1 Thank emurphy190
Cork, Ireland
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Briar Rose is under new management recently so the girls decided to visit it last Thursday. It is beautifully decorated and partly refurbished. The menu is also changed. There were four of us at the table, three of us had Starters, we all had the Caesar Salad it was a great size portion and delicious. For mains two of... More 

Thank Mary C
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Food was nice and good value but the service by one waitress in particular was terrible. Ended up leaving and won't be back despite living so close

Thank DN C
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Had a staff party here a few years ago with bbq and drinks. nice location close to town,loads of room to sit down inside or outside. food was lovely but i would presume outsourced at the time. friendly staff. no complaints.

1 Thank Aaron H
County Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Was there today for lunch some staff nice, Got seated quick. We had to ask for menu .The chef was helping cleaning tables thought this was wrong .Then got our food it was cold and tasted strange. We left a lot of the food on the plate. The soup was not nice also cold. my husband got steak it was... More 

Thank Siobhan P
Cork, Ireland
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594 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

My Husband and I went for lunch recently to the Briar Rose. It was very busy. The staff were nice and helpful.We both had soup and sandwiches. The soup was delicious and tasty.The sandwiches were extremly fresh and tasty. We enjoyed our visit and hope to go back again soon.

1 Thank Caroline D
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Was in Douglas on business and decided to pop into The Briar Rose for a late lunch before heading back to the city. There was still a nice crowd there and I spotted a nice curry coming out to another customer, do I decided to give it a shot. Gorgeous with lots of prime chicken strips and a lovely dry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Douglas Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 429 1686
The Briar Rose is one of Corks most impressive bars and yet has managed to maintain a personal touch which will never fail to make an impression on each and every customer. With great food and drink and a friendly atmosphere, we are sure your time spent with us will be memorable. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?