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“Loved it!”
Review of Cork Restaurant

Cork Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Elora
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Announcing the fresh flair of Cork, Elora's new restaurant that's certain to be your new favourite. Owners Trella and Stephanie welcome you with a creative menu and friendly atmosphere. Expect fine flavours, relaxed comfort, and warm memories from Cork. Fabulous Wines, Craft Beer and Spirits.
Ontario, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

My parents took us for Dinner at Cork on July 18th. Our servers Tara and Natalie we friendly and efficient and made us feel very welcome. The chef even accommodated my parents request for modifications of a menu item due to their food allergies. My son LOVED the chicken fingers, and the others in our party were very happy with their meal. The coffee is probably the best in area. You have to try it!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Grumpy2469
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StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We loved having your family and your parents for dinner. We make every effort to accommodate special requests and were happy to be able to satisfy your parents' needs. We look forward to seeing you again soon and we will do our best to make sure your next experience is as positive as your this one.
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Elora, Canada
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283 reviews
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“Great spot in Elora, food and service awesome”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We're really lucky to have such a great restaurant like Cork in town. We've eaten here a number of times, really like the atmosphere and the servers are always cheerful and fun. The menu has lots of options and we have not had a bad meal here.

Just as a little bit of feedback, I think more bottles of wine would be sold if the prices were a tad lower. We order bottles of wine out all the time and would order lots here, but find it too pricy. This is just our opinion and does not take away from all the other great things that Cork has going on. In any event, we will be back for sure, but might only order wine by the glass, instead of the bottle. Great Job Cork...keep up the good work......

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Brawnetml
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StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our food and service. We take pride in Cork and are happy to be part of the community in Elora.
In response to your comments on the price of our wine we do carry higher end wines as we feel that quality wine is in line with our concept. In order to make the wine more attainable we do offer half price bottles of wine (after 5) on Thursdays, half price wines by the glass (after 5) on Tuesdays and on Fridays we offer $10 our "last chance" bottles of wine, which is usually an extensive list.
We hope to see you at Cork again soon, maybe on one of the nights with the wine discounts?
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Toronto
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Decent and Very Enjoyable”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This restaurant would be a 3.5 in a city like Toronto. But in Elora, it deserves to be celebrated. Charming cities like Elora need more restaurants like this, and there were many enjoyable points to the meal. The steak is not bad, though there were parts of fat and gristle in the meat that weren't edible and it could have had a little seasoning. The mashed potatoes and light gravy were well done. The patio area is terrific, especially on a beautiful summer evening. Their desserts are very well done and coffee is especially notable.

I imagine this is a great date place for couples: The decor is hip but warm. I love the attention and forward-thinking of the establishment with tapas nights and different ways of engaging patrons with their menu. I have a feeling it will only continue to get better.

The staff is terrific, friendly, and patient with large groups.

  • Visited July 2014
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StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you for the lovely review. Your comment on our staff is appreciated. We have excellent staff that love what they do and have chosen to do it. We think that this shows in every aspect of the restaurant. We like to try new things and hope you come again soon and see what has changed.
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toronto
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“Extremely accomodating and delicious!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had a great meal on the patio after ziplining in Elora. In our party of six, we had some serious dietary restrictions. The waitress was very helpful and patient and the meal met our needs to perfection. The chef came out afterwards to introduce herself and we were very grateful for all of the accommodations that were made for our delicious meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited July 2014
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StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We try hard to accommodate dietary restrictions at Cork and because everything is made from scratch we are able to adjust many of our dishes to allow people to enjoy a meal at Cork. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Innisfil, Canada
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“Excellent Food on the Patio”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We visited Elora for a few hours after travelling to the St Jacob's Market and we found Cork on our way down Metcalf toward the Gorge. We arrived just before noon so the patio was not crowded and the staff were friendly and attentive. As the patio and restaurant filled up, more staff appeared and everyone seemed happy. The food was very tasty. I had a spicy salami sandwich and a bowl of garlic parmesan soup and my wife had the Cork Salad which was a great mix of greens, feta cheese, raspberries and fried bean sprout leaves - she really enjoyed it. We both had a beer from the selection of micro-brewery beer - excellent. Prices were reasonable. I'd recommend Cork to anyone visiting Elora.

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Thank Brian B
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StarrCanada, Owner at Cork Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
We are glad that you happened upon Cork for lunch on the patio. We do have 8 Craft Beer on tap and our selection of beer changes frequently. There are so many excellent craft breweries in our area that we like to give guests the opportunity to try them all. Our staff all love what they do and it appears that you noticed that based on the service you received. We hope to see you back at Cork again in the future.
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