Star Anise restaurant

4 Bridge Street, Cork City

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Cuisine:
European

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41 reviews
4 stars - based on 41 reviews
Fine mediterranean cuisine at affordable price, Efficient & Friendly service & Extensive wine selection. Star Anise was established in May 2002 by Virginie Sarrazin, originally from Lyon/France.

Virginie was surounded by good food from a very early age, with a Chef for a father and a Wine expert as a mother, and she grew up in a region known as the Gastronomic Capital of France…

In 1996, she moved to Cork after finishing a Catering Management Diploma…

What she thought was only going to be a short visit, ended up being a home from home…

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OPENING HOURS

Monclosed
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunclosed

CAPACITY
32 people

CUISINES
European, French, Mediterranean

FACILITIES

Veggie options available Seafood available Will cater for children Will accept party bookings Accept major credit cards

Star Anise reviews

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Star Anise

smohally
Cork
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th March 2016 (visited 6 January 2016 )

Great food lovely wine. An all around good experience.

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pamayernik

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th September 2015 (visited 18 September 2015 )

Small gem of a place. Friendly staff. Excellent food.

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dleeming
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th September 2014 (visited 26 September 2014 )

Had a wonderful meal here with my partner. Good service and wonderful good arranged food. We can recommend the cheesecake - filling but delicious.

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dleeming
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th September 2014 (visited 26 September 2014 )

Had a wonderful meal here with my partner. Good service and wonderful good arranged food. We can recommend the cheesecake - filling but delicious.

Star Anise

Theresahartnett09

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 17th February 2014 (visited 15 February 2014 )

We really enjoyed our food and would highly recommend this restaurant

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Manxfoodie
All Regions
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th August 2013 (visited 16 August 2013 )

Very kindly proprietor and despite size of establishment food excellent and its just a pity they cannot relocate to larger premises in better part of town.Great value for money.Punches above it's weight.

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CorkBilly
Cork
22 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th April 2011 (visited 28 April 2011 )

Just have to tell you about Star Anise in Bridge Street. Had the most fantastic lunch there yesterday. It is a very convenient venue, so close to Patrick Street. Inside, the colour scheme is just gorgeous, the room bright. The food too is gorgeous and the people you’ll meet are friendly and efficient. Had dinner there a good few months back and so we were expecting a high standard. We weren't disappointed and herself reckoned it was her “best lunch ever”. My starter was certainly the best Tomato and Basil Soup I’ve ever had. This was a darker colour than your normal effort, topped with Parmesan shavings and also a swirl of Olive Oil; it leaves all other such soups in the weakling category. The other starter was Marinated Olives with salad and hummus; another top notch opener, the most beautiful herby/garlic marinade and, if memory serves me right, for just over 3 euro. I always have an eye for the specials as does the other half who went for the Lamb Kebab with Couscous and a Cucumber/Yoghurt dip. Could start wading through the Thesaurus for superlatives but let me just say that it was brilliant. I picked the fish of the day which was fresh Haddock, served with rustic sliced potatoes and haricots verts in the most delightful sauce of Fennel, Tomato and Saffron. Could go with brilliant again or maybe just wow! Presentation all round was excellent. Ended with a selection of desserts (they do a Dessert Plate for Two there) and enjoyed a sample of Vanilla Creme Brulée, Vanilla Panna Cotta and a New York Style Baked Cheesecake. Finished off with some excellent coffee having had a delicious Chenin Blanc to accompany the earlier courses. What a day: sunshine outside and a taste of the Mediterranean inside.

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jriviera
Cork
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th April 2011 (visited 12 April 2011 )

Had the most amazing pork belly & crackling, couldn't have been better. The duck looked really good also and the creme brulée was delicious. Atmosphere was lovely and the service was spot on - very friendly, very helpful but not in the slightest bit intrusive.

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stofbj
Cork
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th December 2010 (visited 7 December 2010 )

Lovely atmosphere and even better food, the sea food was excellent, The staff where polite and the food arrive on at a good pace, Would recommed a visit.

Star Anise

scotts
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th December 2010 (visited 3 December 2010 )

Star anise is easily one of my most favorite restaurants. The food is amazing especially their seafood dishes!! They had a pork/black pudding /pistacio terrine on specials for starter the night i was there which my partner got and it blow me away (i am still thinking about it). The staff are so lovely and friendly and more importantly give you space!! I love the cosy atmosphere that i feel alot of the bigger restaurants lack. Can't wait for my next visit!!!

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lauramary88
Cork
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th July 2010 (visited 9 July 2010 )

I really enjoyed visiting this restaurant. Myself and my boyfriend had crab cakes to start which we both thought were lovely. I ordered chicken for my main but there was a mix up with my order so ended up having duck which was very nice. When the waiter realised he had gotten my order wrong he was very apologetic and seemed genuinely sorry. He said I could either wait for the chicken or have the duck which I was mistakenly given. I chose to have the duck as I was hungry! My boyfriend had steak which he really enjoyed. For my dessert I had a delicious vanilla pannacotta and my boyfriend had a passion fruit creme brulee which he loved. The staff were lovely and didn't charge me for my main course as a way of apology. Also, the white wine we had was gorgeous. I'd definitely go back.

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crackdpeppr
Cork
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th July 2010 (visited 6 July 2010 )

A group of four of us ate here for the first time last night and for the most part thoroughly enjoyed it. Great menu, great service, although a tad on the pricey side if you stray from the early bird- which happens to be served all night Tuesdays and Wednesdays- a great offer! My only complaint was that there was a 'slight mix up' with our booking for 4 so we were squashed in between the bar and the toilet. Needless to say, people were squeezing past us all night. Apart from that, all was good- particularly the chowder- beautifully cooked fish along with succulent prawns and even though it was creamy it was not as heavy as other versions. Other hits were the confit of duck, prawn salad with chickpeas, choc and hazelnut brownie, apple tart tatin and the pannacotta. The 6oz steak was a little on the small side for my carnivorous, unadventurous father but it was cooked perfectly! Well worth a visit and I'll return but probably without my father and his huge appetite!

Star Anise

BettyB
Cork
44 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd September 2010 (visited 23 September 2010 )

It was my first time in this restaurant and we visited for lunch. They have a soup&sandwich offer and even though it seems great, the main dishes are too tempting to skip them. My friend had a butternut squash risotto that was delicious and I had a prawn and chickpea salad that was fabulous and a very original combination. The only thing is that the prawns were slightly overcooked and therefore a bit hard. They have "mini desserts" which is a fantastic idea and both the vanilla pannacotta and the brownie were very nice. They bring you bread at the start of the meal and the one with poppy and sunflowers seeds was so tasty. The waitress was very nice too.I would definitely go back even though it is a bit pricey.

Star Anise

Atlanticwarrior
Cork
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th May 2010 (visited 14 May 2010 )

Went there last friday night, opted for the Early Bird as we prefer to eat earlier rather than later, for starters we chose the crab fish cakes w/ wasabi mayo and the tempura artichokes both which we found excellant, mains were Fish of the day (haddock) on pearl barley rissotto with chorizo and Steak on Mash with greens, my co eater had the fish which she thought was great whilst I went for the steak, cooked Blue, it was one of the best Blue Steaks I have got out in a long time lastly on the food, I am not a dessert person but they did have one of my favourites , Creme Brulee , that along with the Pancotta again were superb. On the staff and the service, Service was prompt and efficent, while the Staff were friendly, cheerful and attentive though not intrusive....all in all one of the better meals in all aspects I've enjoyed out for a long time .

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Capsicum
Cork
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th March 2010 (visited 23 February 2010 )

I visited Star Anise with my boyfriend for his birthday. It had been recommended to me by a few people so I was looking forward to trying it. When we went in the restaurant was empty and only one other table came in for the night. The waitress seemed genuinely stunned by this and apologised for the lack of atmosphere but it didn't put us off. The food was fantastic. We had the 3 courses for 28.95euro. The selection within this was great. I had the Roasted Pumpkin salad to start, steak for mains and tasty lime cheesecake for dessert while my boyfriend started with Salmon fishcakes, had tandoori chicken for main and the cookie and ice-cream for desert. It was excellent value for money. The waitress was one of the nicest I've ever come across and made the whole experience even more enjoyable. Star Anise is well worth a visit. I can't wait to go back!

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