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Cuisine: A La Carte, Cocktail Bar, Irish
Price Point: Mains from €10 - €20

With daily events, great food and an unbeatable vibe, it's no wonder that Raven Bar is everybody's favourite hangout.

When you walk into the dining area, the word that comes to mind is 'dynamic'. Wavy lighting adorns the ceiling, bar tables are divided by funky wooden panelling and if you want more privacy, they have some ultra cosy booths that are perfect for groups. Green, yellow and white lighting and yummy smells make this place a party for the senses.

Serving all kinds of cuisines, they offer everything from burgers to tacos and Moroccan ragu. There are beef and chicken burgers but the real star of the show is their crispy soft-shell crab burger. For something quick and comforting, their tacos are stuffed with goodies like fried chicken and beer battered fish. Alternatively, go all out with some classic fish and chips or a caramelised pork belly.

Carry on the party with their colourful cocktail menu that features classics like Mai Tai, Margarita and Negroni, or you can really stretch out the evening with a bottle of vino.

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The Raven Bar
100 South Main St, Cork City
Cork

Open Hours:
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday 4pm - 12am
Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 11pm

Phone: 0214277307

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The Raven Bar
Cuisine: A La Carte, Cocktail Bar, Irish
Mains: €10 - €20

Reviews

Imelda Barrett

Really enjoyed my First Table experience in the "Raven Bar", the food was amazing and the wine the taste of more!! Would have liked a warmer room temperature but the service and friendly bar staff made up for that. Will definitely be back and fantastic value for money.

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Claire O Callaghan

We arrived at the Raven where a private booth had been reserved for us, we choose chicken wings from the daily specials board along with 3 smaller main dishes to share between two People. We also shared the brownie for dessert which was delicious, the staff we're very friendly and accommodating too and offered us advice on our food choices. Looking forward to returning again in the future.

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Fabulous experience!
The staff was great, really lovely and so welcoming, and the food was amazing. We started with a cheese board to share and it was so good, with grapes and chilli jam. It went really well with a cool glass of rosè and a beer. Afterwards we got the mains, The Raven French Dip for me and the Beef burger for my husband. They were both delicious, the meat was cooked perfectly and on the french dip, the smoked beef gravy was so yummy. We were both too full after this to try the desert, but we promised to come back, because that Warm Chocolate Brownie is something that I want to sink my teeth into it. Congratulations The Raven team, well done!

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Great food- we had the fish and chips, pork belly and halloumi burger, nobody was disappointed! Excellent wine list, buzzy atmosphere and service was very good. Looking forward to going back soon

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Dee Kearney

The Raven is such a great spot, I have eaten there on 2 occasions and both times it was delicious, the service was amazing and the staff are super friendly. The bar itself it stunning, I highly recommend!

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Carlo Comessatti

Great evening at The Raven Bar. Table by the window was ready for us when we arrived and we were served quickly. Atmosphere was quite relaxed and cool. Really enjoyed chicken and beef tacos, with sweet potato fries and croquettes.

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Had a wonderful meal at the Raven Bar yesterday evening. There were four of us and we had a selection of tapas for starters. Everyone was raving about the black pudding scotch egg, although all of them were delicious. I had the katsu chicken curry which was really good. Others enjoyed the keto salad, the pulled pork and one of the delicious burgers. Service was attentive and professional. I would highly recommend the Raven bar.

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Food and service was amazing! Will definitely be back

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We had a great evening in the Raven, from the warm welcome by the staff to the great food! And then to get 50% off the bill..... Wow!!! Thanks to The Raven and First Table xx

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Eleanor O’Sullivan

Another great meal in the Raven. Staff are also so nice. A
Visit is a
Must.

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Really nice atmosphere, great food and service will definitely be back!

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Everything was great, we will be back

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Lovely food, staff very helpful and friendly.

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Eileen Cronin

Such a fab spot! We got the buttermilk chicken tacos, Spicey beef, the cheese croquettes, and the twice cooked chips! All of them were amazing! Never knew that the raven did good, only saw they were on first tables and looked up the website then. The waitress was lovely and very attentive! Will be back and will spread the word about how fab the food was!!

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Staff excellent. Gorgeous atmosphere & food was fab -great menu selection with loads of veggie options.

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Aisling Morey

When I walked into The Raven I saw my name on a little chalk board on the table. It was a lovely touch. We were approached straight away with menus and a specials menu. All very reasonably priced! We did not have to wait long for our food which was fabulously presented and tasted amazing! Loved it......we will return! Thank you......

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It was a really good experience for us! We haven’t heard much about the food in the raven so we were really surprised about the options and quality of the food! Really think first tables is a great idea and great to see cork restaurants apart of it!

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Bit late leaving this review but just came back to leave one now... we went on the 4th... the food was divine, 10 out of 10... great vibe to the place, love the decor. Can't remember the name of the fella who served us but he was sound made us feel very welcome he was a kerryman I'm pretty sure... the rest of the staff were lovely too... bathroom was clean... can't fault the place really... Will be back!

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Eleanor O’Sullivan

Excellent dining and service. Food really tasty and staff so helpful and very welcoming.

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We had a lovely experience at The Raven Staff were very friendly
Had a starter of Fried Hallumi it was delicious. My friend had Pork Belly and really liked it! I had beef in a bruschetta bun with chips.
There’s only 2 salads on the menu Keto or Budda bowl non of which I like. Will definitely go back but would like more of a choice of salads.

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Rob Kelleher

Amazing food and great service. The Raven is one of the best spots in Cork City for food and drinks. Highly recommended.

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Carmel O' Neill

I've been keen to try the food in The Raven for a while and was not disappointed. The menu is fab-we had a really hard time trying to decide what to order because everything looked so tasty! We shared a few of the specials as starters: mozzarella croquettes and halloumi sliders which were both delish. For mains my friend and I went for burgers and they were so good. Really well cooked with great toppings.
The wine was amazing-we went with a French white and I would definitely order it again.

Great food aside, I have to say the service was as just as good. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and attentive without being intrusive.
Can't wait to go back again-I've heard the cocktails are amazing! ;-)

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Karen Hurley

Excellent quality food and staff were fantastic as always.

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Caroline Price

Great find! Lovely food,big helpings and all in a busy,friendly atmosphere,definitely will be back,also on Monday nights any bottle of wine for the price of house wine.

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Karen Hurley

We arrived at exactly 17:30 to a table that was ready with my name on it. We had Cheese Croquettes and Holoumi sliders to start. I had the Chicken burger and he had the salad for mains. The food was outstanding, really well cooked and super tasty. The staff were very friendly, professional and couldn't do enough for you. We would definitely recommend The Raven Bar. Excellent.

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Donal Brady

Had the pleasure of dining at The Raven yesterday evening. It's been some time since I visited this premises when it was just a bar, and I must say what a pleasant surprise it was. The place looks fab and the staff were just as impressive. The table was waiting for us with our name on it. Welcomed immediately and given time to choose from the small but very well presented menu. The food was spectacular, to say the least. I went for the Pork Belly and it was superb. It came complete with crackling, which was perfectly crisp. My partner went for the Fish n Chips, which, by all accounts tasted as good as it looked. I'm so happy we chose here as our first First Table experience as it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend The Raven and well done to all the staff who really made it a very enjoyable dinner in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Fair Play. Will be back!

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The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was great, the decor is classy but cosy and not overbearing. The staff are lovely, very friendly and helpful. I will absolutely be back again, and be bringing more people with me!!

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Imelda Barrett

Really enjoyed my First Table experience in the "Raven Bar", the food was amazing and the wine the taste of more!! Would have liked a warmer room temperature but the service and friendly bar staff made up for that. Will definitely be back and fantastic value for money.

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Very nice bar, chilled atmosphere.

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Claire O Callaghan

We arrived at the Raven where a private booth had been reserved for us, we choose chicken wings from the daily specials board along with 3 smaller main dishes to share between two People. We also shared the brownie for dessert which was delicious, the staff we're very friendly and accommodating too and offered us advice on our food choices. Looking forward to returning again in the future.

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Fabulous experience!
The staff was great, really lovely and so welcoming, and the food was amazing. We started with a cheese board to share and it was so good, with grapes and chilli jam. It went really well with a cool glass of rosè and a beer. Afterwards we got the mains, The Raven French Dip for me and the Beef burger for my husband. They were both delicious, the meat was cooked perfectly and on the french dip, the smoked beef gravy was so yummy. We were both too full after this to try the desert, but we promised to come back, because that Warm Chocolate Brownie is something that I want to sink my teeth into it. Congratulations The Raven team, well done!

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The food was delicious and the service was brilliant. Delighted with my visit to The Raven!!

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Great food- we had the fish and chips, pork belly and halloumi burger, nobody was disappointed! Excellent wine list, buzzy atmosphere and service was very good. Looking forward to going back soon

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Dee Kearney

The Raven is such a great spot, I have eaten there on 2 occasions and both times it was delicious, the service was amazing and the staff are super friendly. The bar itself it stunning, I highly recommend!

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Laoise Kelleher

I was extremely impressed by the food in the Raven! The interior and ambiance of the bar is sophisticated but also very welcoming. The staff were a pleasure to deal with. There was a great selection of choice on the menu and excellent vegetarian options too, extremely flavoursome and satisfying. Its incredible value and I will definitely be returning!!

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Lovely to meet Sean and a great experience. Buddha bowl great. Atmosphere lovely.

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Kevin McMahon

Wonderful experience, highly recommended for anyone to try this absolute gem. Beautiful menu accompanied with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Really looking forward to coming back!

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Jennifer Barnes

Gorgeous bar with delicious food. Staff were so nice

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Our food and drink was absolutely gorgeous, staff were prompt and courteous.

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Carlo Comessatti

Great evening at The Raven Bar. Table by the window was ready for us when we arrived and we were served quickly. Atmosphere was quite relaxed and cool. Really enjoyed chicken and beef tacos, with sweet potato fries and croquettes.

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Had a wonderful meal at the Raven Bar yesterday evening. There were four of us and we had a selection of tapas for starters. Everyone was raving about the black pudding scotch egg, although all of them were delicious. I had the katsu chicken curry which was really good. Others enjoyed the keto salad, the pulled pork and one of the delicious burgers. Service was attentive and professional. I would highly recommend the Raven bar.

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Food and service was amazing! Will definitely be back

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We had a great evening in the Raven, from the warm welcome by the staff to the great food! And then to get 50% off the bill..... Wow!!! Thanks to The Raven and First Table xx

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The food and staff here are some of the best in Ireland. It's always such an enjoyable and welcoming experience

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Eleanor O’Sullivan

Another great meal in the Raven. Staff are also so nice. A
Visit is a
Must.

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Really nice atmosphere, great food and service will definitely be back!

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Amy McGuinness

It was my third time going to the Raven for a First Table. Definitely a hidden gem for food in Cork. The best thing about the Raven is how fresh the food is and how much they focus on flavour! Our food was amazing, as always. We got one of the specials for a starter, smoky cheese croquettes, gorgeous! I got the Buddha Bowl for my main. It was delicious, and definitely healthy! My boyfriend got the Shakshushka, and that was even better! We got a side of chips too, and a brownie for dessert. The whole thing cost us €18, and it's some of the nicest food I've had around Cork. Definitely recommend to a friend!

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Great service and food!

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Everything was great, we will be back

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Helen Mulcahy

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Lovely food, staff very helpful and friendly.

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Eileen Cronin

Such a fab spot! We got the buttermilk chicken tacos, Spicey beef, the cheese croquettes, and the twice cooked chips! All of them were amazing! Never knew that the raven did good, only saw they were on first tables and looked up the website then. The waitress was lovely and very attentive! Will be back and will spread the word about how fab the food was!!

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Staff excellent. Gorgeous atmosphere & food was fab -great menu selection with loads of veggie options.

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Aisling Morey

When I walked into The Raven I saw my name on a little chalk board on the table. It was a lovely touch. We were approached straight away with menus and a specials menu. All very reasonably priced! We did not have to wait long for our food which was fabulously presented and tasted amazing! Loved it......we will return! Thank you......

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It was a really good experience for us! We haven’t heard much about the food in the raven so we were really surprised about the options and quality of the food! Really think first tables is a great idea and great to see cork restaurants apart of it!

- dined at The Raven Bar on

Bit late leaving this review but just came back to leave one now... we went on the 4th... the food was divine, 10 out of 10... great vibe to the place, love the decor. Can't remember the name of the fella who served us but he was sound made us feel very welcome he was a kerryman I'm pretty sure... the rest of the staff were lovely too... bathroom was clean... can't fault the place really... Will be back!

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Eleanor O’Sullivan

Excellent dining and service. Food really tasty and staff so helpful and very welcoming.

- dined at The Raven Bar on

We had a lovely experience at The Raven Staff were very friendly
Had a starter of Fried Hallumi it was delicious. My friend had Pork Belly and really liked it! I had beef in a bruschetta bun with chips.
There’s only 2 salads on the menu Keto or Budda bowl non of which I like. Will definitely go back but would like more of a choice of salads.

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Rob Kelleher

Amazing food and great service. The Raven is one of the best spots in Cork City for food and drinks. Highly recommended.

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Carmel O' Neill

I've been keen to try the food in The Raven for a while and was not disappointed. The menu is fab-we had a really hard time trying to decide what to order because everything looked so tasty! We shared a few of the specials as starters: mozzarella croquettes and halloumi sliders which were both delish. For mains my friend and I went for burgers and they were so good. Really well cooked with great toppings.
The wine was amazing-we went with a French white and I would definitely order it again.

Great food aside, I have to say the service was as just as good. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and attentive without being intrusive.
Can't wait to go back again-I've heard the cocktails are amazing! ;-)

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Karen Hurley

Excellent quality food and staff were fantastic as always.

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Caroline Price

Great find! Lovely food,big helpings and all in a busy,friendly atmosphere,definitely will be back,also on Monday nights any bottle of wine for the price of house wine.

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Karen Hurley

We arrived at exactly 17:30 to a table that was ready with my name on it. We had Cheese Croquettes and Holoumi sliders to start. I had the Chicken burger and he had the salad for mains. The food was outstanding, really well cooked and super tasty. The staff were very friendly, professional and couldn't do enough for you. We would definitely recommend The Raven Bar. Excellent.

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Everything was absolutely banging. I love the food here, it's fantastic to have somewhere that has deadly regular food and vegan food so my friends stop bullying me about being a p(r)icky diner. 10/10 would recommend to everyone.

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Fantastic food all round me and the girlfirend went and tryed a bit of everything and anything

We both had the chicken burger as our main it was fantastic and great taste of it.

Also had the pork belly on the side lovely taste of it.

Then we had a brownie with walnuts lovely again.

Had a tea meria and milk and sparkling water.

All for 28 euros how bad great food and lovely time

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Niel Sen

My two friends and I used First Table for the first time on Tuesday at Raven Cork, we used a website to book and I got a confirmation email straight away. The venue is super chill, with a great vibe and equally great music. The staff were incredibly friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious and the drinks selection was amazing!
We paid €3 to book the Table as I was offered a €3 voucher (normally €6) with my first booking, with 2 scrumptious fresh crab burgers and a yummy oriental inspired chicken burger in brioche buns, twice cooked chips, side dips and 3 coffees we paid a total of €25.50!! So FANTASTIC value. I highly recommend this service and Raven Bar. 5*!
Ony drawback is I'd like an app opposed to a website

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Donal Brady

Had the pleasure of dining at The Raven yesterday evening. It's been some time since I visited this premises when it was just a bar, and I must say what a pleasant surprise it was. The place looks fab and the staff were just as impressive. The table was waiting for us with our name on it. Welcomed immediately and given time to choose from the small but very well presented menu. The food was spectacular, to say the least. I went for the Pork Belly and it was superb. It came complete with crackling, which was perfectly crisp. My partner went for the Fish n Chips, which, by all accounts tasted as good as it looked. I'm so happy we chose here as our first First Table experience as it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend The Raven and well done to all the staff who really made it a very enjoyable dinner in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Fair Play. Will be back!

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