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Cuisine: A La Carte, Family, Irish

A cosy, family-run bistro that's been a favourite with locals for more than 20 years.

Watch the world go by from their spacious terrace on Time Square or make yourself at home in the cosy dining room, where warm yet polished service awaits.

Gather your friends and family for classic food, perfectly cooked. Favourites include pizzas, pasta, chicken, fish and steak, all served with mouthwatering sides such as baked potatoes and a selection from their award-winning salad bar.

They also have plenty of specialist options for vegetarians and coeliacs and a dedicated healthy menu, informed by Dennehy’s Fitness in Ballincollig.

Finish on a sweet note with a selection of 17 desserts, including the legendary death by chocolate.

Plaza Bistro… some things never go out of style for a reason!

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The Plaza Bistro
Time square
Ballincollig
Cork

Open Hours:
Sunday - Friday 9am - 11pm
Saturday 9am - 12am

Phone: +353 21 487 6070

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The Plaza Bistro
Location: Ballincollig
Cuisine: A La Carte, Family, Irish

Reviews

Amazing food, excellent service , from start to finish the food was delicious, cannot fault this place ,
Generous portions, the desserts were amazing, you could tell they were homemade.
Lovely environment, would definitely return.
The hostess , think her name was Mary, was a very nice woman, she made our dining a great evening.My husband is French so she was speaking a few French words which I thought was lovely. We will be back

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Lorna Fleming

Four of us had a lovely meal at The Plaza . Pizza and curry and steak were cooked to perfection . Loved the salad bar , crispy chips and tasty baked potatoes .We finished off with Apple tart ( stunning ) and the raspberry cheese cake wasn't a bit but to be fair the person in question was quiet full at this stage . The coffee , so yummy , definitely a big but . Service wonderful , personal without being invasive , lovely lady

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

We really enjoyed our delicious meal. I had seafood to start then the chicken salad and my friend had seafood to start and the spaghetti bolognese for dinner which she says was the nicest she has ever tasted. The food and the service was excellent.

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Daniel Walsh

Fantastic Mary went out of her way to make the night a fantastic experience.

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siobhain o sullivan

Food and service excellent. Will be back

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

From the moment we walked through the door I knew it was going to be a pleasant experience,we were greeted with a warm welcome from Mary and shown to our seat,they host a huge menu with something for everyone,food was delicious and the service was excellent very accommodating to all our needs,lots of parking.Looking forward to our next visit already.
Karen & Darren

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

We enjoyed our visit to The Plaza last night. The food is simply delicious and the service is excellent. The menu is extensive and the food is cooked to order. We will certainly be back.

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Max Doyle

Really enjoyed this place! Really good portion sizes
Was treated like family!
Made our holiday in Cork

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Lovely staff, beautiful food & fantastic gluten free options. Will definitely be returning more than once with or without First Table. Very enjoyable experience.

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Lorna Fleming

What an amazing evening at this wonderful restaurant !! Three of us dined and we were all delighted with our choices . One had pizza and it looked as good as it tasted . Another had a curry which the waitress who was so lovely , friendly and helpful went out of her way to make sure the chef made up especially for my friend , a vegetable curry , as it wasn't on the menu . I had the spicy chicken with baked potato and side salad . The chicken was tasty and moist , baked potato ditto and I totally loved the self service salad bar . . Wine was reasonable . And deserts yummy . We will be back !!

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

We had a beautiful meal in the plaza it was 10 out of 10 lovely lady served us very generous with all courses even the dessert we go out at least twice a week and I must say I will be going to the plaza again its been a while since I was there but the quality is the same beautiful philly and mick

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

We have dined many times at the Plaza and it has always been really good, this time was no different except for it being the first time through first table. Really large choice on the menu so something to suit everyone. Service as always was really quick and very friendly. Our table was reserved when we got there and we received a very warm welcome, we ordered some drinks and our starters followed soon after. Food was good quality and delicious, we had scampi and sigra borek to start, the latter is feta in a filo pasty and is very tasty, for main then chicken in white wine sauce and a specialty pizza, which we ended bringing half home as the portions are large so in summary cannot fault the Plaza, it is definitely worth a visit, great value for money.

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Amazing food, excellent service , from start to finish the food was delicious, cannot fault this place ,
Generous portions, the desserts were amazing, you could tell they were homemade.
Lovely environment, would definitely return.
The hostess , think her name was Mary, was a very nice woman, she made our dining a great evening.My husband is French so she was speaking a few French words which I thought was lovely. We will be back

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Sean Maguire

This is a cafe during the day, so has that feel about it. Don't be put off by the casual feel. The strength of this restaurant is in its food. The food is no notions, straightforward good food, similar to what you'd find in a good pub. We were particularly taken back by the quality of the fresh ingredients. There is a salad bar, which may put many off, but there is absolutely no hint of older food, everything is super fresh and high quality, so go for it. Service is fast, and portions a good size.

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Geraldine Ahern

First time at the plaza bistro and was not disappointed. My husband ordered the steak and said it was the best he had in a long time. l chose the chicken with mushroom sauce and it was fab. We also had lemon meringue and cheesecake and they were also spot on. The lady who looked after us was a delight and couldn't do enough for us . Highly recommend.

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Very enjoyable evening and as usual food was top class

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Mary Mc Carthy

My first meal via FirstTable. I have been to this restaurant many times. The staff are efficient, friendly. The food is outstanding. Got the pizza platter which is one of my favourite all time meals.

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Carlo Comessatti

Food was ok, place very quiet, even on a Friday evening. Service was very nice.

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Lorna Fleming

Four of us had a lovely meal at The Plaza . Pizza and curry and steak were cooked to perfection . Loved the salad bar , crispy chips and tasty baked potatoes .We finished off with Apple tart ( stunning ) and the raspberry cheese cake wasn't a bit but to be fair the person in question was quiet full at this stage . The coffee , so yummy , definitely a big but . Service wonderful , personal without being invasive , lovely lady

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

We really enjoyed our delicious meal. I had seafood to start then the chicken salad and my friend had seafood to start and the spaghetti bolognese for dinner which she says was the nicest she has ever tasted. The food and the service was excellent.

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Arne Gadegast

Not our first visit and food and service are great.

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Séarlait Eimíle

Lovely restaurant! Would definitely go back again

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Daniel Walsh

Fantastic Mary went out of her way to make the night a fantastic experience.

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

siobhain o sullivan

Food and service excellent. Will be back

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

From the moment we walked through the door I knew it was going to be a pleasant experience,we were greeted with a warm welcome from Mary and shown to our seat,they host a huge menu with something for everyone,food was delicious and the service was excellent very accommodating to all our needs,lots of parking.Looking forward to our next visit already.
Karen & Darren

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

We enjoyed our visit to The Plaza last night. The food is simply delicious and the service is excellent. The menu is extensive and the food is cooked to order. We will certainly be back.

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Max Doyle

Really enjoyed this place! Really good portion sizes
Was treated like family!
Made our holiday in Cork

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Lovely staff, beautiful food & fantastic gluten free options. Will definitely be returning more than once with or without First Table. Very enjoyable experience.

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Damien Crowe

Excellent food and excellent service

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

Lorna Fleming

What an amazing evening at this wonderful restaurant !! Three of us dined and we were all delighted with our choices . One had pizza and it looked as good as it tasted . Another had a curry which the waitress who was so lovely , friendly and helpful went out of her way to make sure the chef made up especially for my friend , a vegetable curry , as it wasn't on the menu . I had the spicy chicken with baked potato and side salad . The chicken was tasty and moist , baked potato ditto and I totally loved the self service salad bar . . Wine was reasonable . And deserts yummy . We will be back !!

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

We had a beautiful meal in the plaza it was 10 out of 10 lovely lady served us very generous with all courses even the dessert we go out at least twice a week and I must say I will be going to the plaza again its been a while since I was there but the quality is the same beautiful philly and mick

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

We have dined many times at the Plaza and it has always been really good, this time was no different except for it being the first time through first table. Really large choice on the menu so something to suit everyone. Service as always was really quick and very friendly. Our table was reserved when we got there and we received a very warm welcome, we ordered some drinks and our starters followed soon after. Food was good quality and delicious, we had scampi and sigra borek to start, the latter is feta in a filo pasty and is very tasty, for main then chicken in white wine sauce and a specialty pizza, which we ended bringing half home as the portions are large so in summary cannot fault the Plaza, it is definitely worth a visit, great value for money.

- dined at The Plaza Bistro on

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