I adore this restaurant and intended to review a long time ago but a part of me doesn't want it to get overly popular. Already on a Saturday there is a queue outside the door waiting to be seated. But that doesn't stop me returning at least once a month.
The food served in the Gallery is not fussy or overly dressed up but is simple, wholesome and lovingly prepared and presented. My mouth is watering just remembering the last meal I had there, which was black eyed bean stew served with Basmatti rice and a yoghurt Raita on the side, followed by tea and shortcake buscuits.
The decor, like the food is simple and elegant and the atmosphere is vibrant, with the sound of lunchtime chats reverberating off the high ceilings and wooden floors.
The pricing is very reasonable for the quality of food offered in my opinion, with the average main course costing €13 on average.
The service is flawless also. As I mentioned, this is a very popular spot and often used by local workers on their lunch break so service is suitably snappy but still retains a local traditional friendliness.
My only complaint is that the gallery doesn't serve food in the evening. Every time I eat out at night in Cork, I end up comparing the food to The Gallery's offerings and generally it pales in comparison.
You will not find anywhere more pleasant in which to have lunch in Cork.
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