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“Amazing food, lacks organisation...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wholesome Fayre - CLOSED

Wholesome Fayre
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing food, lacks organisation...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

I recently had lunch here a party of three. Every table was full so there was a bit of a wait to order which we didnt mind. It took 45 mins for 2 of our meals to come out and the third didnt arrive til we were finished ours about 15 mins later. Talk about all over the place. There was one young friendly waitress who seemed to be serving all the tables fetching drinks taking orders taking payments basically everything on her own even though there was several other staff. I really have to commend this girl as she was running around the place but it's a bit awkward seeing the chef have to come around to serve the food to tables when there's other staff which I had noticed on the way to the loo filling a cutlery tray that's already full! basically avoiding everything. The food is really yummy but I'd advise to go elsewhere if you are starving or just dont have the patience. hopefully next time will be better.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Sara1234h
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very poor service and we got sick”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Went there on th 11th. Service was poor and my wife spent 3 hours throwing up afterwards. I didn't feel too good either. I had eaten there previously and did enjoy it but this was bad. Our waitress finished her shift during our meal and the other staff didn't seem to want to deal with us. Felt like we just bothering them. Getting sick polished the experience off nicely. Won't be back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank PadraigOliver
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Western Ireland, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very poor service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Three of us just went there for lunch and after 30 minutes the food still hadnt arrived. We had to bale out as one of us was going for a bus and the chefs didn't seem to have even started on the food despite the fact that people who came after us got served before us. There was no apology or acknowledgement. Very disappointing.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Daniele D
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United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I can't think if one thing to recommend this place. The service was very slow - we had to wait over 50 minutes for breakfast even though there was only 2 other people in the cafe. The staff were unhelpful and we had the worst coffee ever here

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Easygoing064
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

stopped by here when passing and glad we did lovely restaurant with a great selection
service was good but the food was very good
well worth stopping here if your passing
the décor is lovely and you can see the chef cooking

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank declan t
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