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Les Gourmandises

#71 of 501 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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17 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a full 3 course meal which was excellent, especially the main courses (beef fillet and pork belly). Nice staff and atmosphere too. The only fault is the very dull lighting which made the room look very drab and made it hard to appreciate the appearance of the food

Thank Ballydoogan
Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us were booked in to Les Gourmandises for a special occasion meal. It was my first time dining in this French style restaurant. The others had been there previously. The place was buzzin when we arrived. I wasn't exactly bowled over by the general decor, but when the general ambiance is positive many peccadilloes can be overlooked. We... More 

Thank feidhlimos
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always look forward to an evening at this eatery. Hostess always charming and gives great advice on wine selection. Food never fails to deliver on consistent quality beautifully served. Not cheap by any means but worth it for that special occasion

Thank Sasquach2011
Rathangan, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a real eating experience and we enjoyed the fantastic meal. Good menu choice and I liked the Tapas menu for 2 people and choice of main course with glass of wine . We had the 2 course menu and we were not dissapointed this was truly a gret meal and will return when visiting Cork in the near... More 

Thank John R
Limerick, Ireland
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134 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner last night. The menu was very diverse and it was hard to pick what to eat. We started with the chefs choice which was a selection of seafood. Presentation was impeccable and really tasty. For main I got the lamb which was so tender. The staff were really friendly. The only bad point was the... More 

Thank Rachelhawkins
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A truly wonderful restaurant. Excellent delicious food, with a French flair and of a very high standard. (The Foie Gras is amazing!) Fabulous wines served perfectly, professionally & with flair. Friendly, efficient staff. A gem in Cork city. The perfect treat for any occasion.

Thank Gail C
Cork, Ireland
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

After putting it on the long finger for ever and ever, we finally ate here last October. Overall, pretty impressed with the food. It's not crazy expensive but it's certainly not cheap and is at the upper end of the Cork dining scene (at least for us). The food did mostly justify this but parts of the premises did look... More 

Thank Pandabat
Cork, Ireland
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I dined there on New Years Eve. Food and service was excellent but price at €65 per person for 3 course meal was unexpectedly expensive.

Thank BrendanO
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Ate there on Saturday night, always a pleasure to eat there. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food was amazing! Go for the beef for main! Awesome 👌🏻

Thank bellemurf
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Booked this as our big night out. French restaurant with great ambience. Interesting menu with a lovely selection for both starters & mains. Food was delicious perfect portions all main course were delicious. We had a selection of desserts to share which were scrumptious. Service was a bit slow but wasn't an issue as we were not in a hurry

Thank Liz R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 44 - US$ 148
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre

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