Jacobs on the Mall restaurant

30A South Mall, Cork City

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33 reviews
4 stars - based on 33 reviews
Welcome to Jacobs on the Mall, a 130 seat conory style Restaurant in the heart of Cork City's financial district, with its own private dining room and piano bar, serving modern European food, with an emphasis on locally sourced free range and organic produce.

Credited in The Michelin,Bridgestone and Georgina Campbell Guides

Closed Sundays

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CAPACITY
130 people

CUISINES
European

FACILITIES

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

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Jacobs on the Mall

mlombard
Cork
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th May 2017 (visited 18 May 2017 )

This was a great food experience, the oysters were fresh and delicious and the duck was lovely and tasty. The halibut was a little over cooked but otherwise the meal was delicious

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mikemurphy0062012186
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th April 2014 (visited 26 April 2014 )

Went to Jacobs last night expecting a good meal but was disappointed, the menu was closer to bistro than fine dining and even though we selected from the á la carte menu the food was competent but uninspiring and certainly not anything to write home about! At the prices charged this restaurant is not up to the expected standard while it scored marks for the setting, overall atmosphere and to a degree the service the overall gastronomic experience was seriously disappointing.

Jacobs on the Mall

milly3333
Cork
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 17th April 2014 (visited 15 April 2014 )

A little over-rated. The food and staff are just nice after hearing about the place from many people we decided to try it and can't say we will be rushing back. Food was ok missing a little of the how to cook it, and then cooking it to what was requested. Staff were very friendly but missing a little of social interaction .. Its fine but not great

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sighoy472635632
Cork
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th March 2014 (visited 13 March 2014 )

I had my wedding at jacobs on the mall, it was low key, and so romantic. They even had a wedding cake made for us. All through the entire evening the service was spectacular and the food was absolutely amazing, and we only had the early bird menus, can't imagine how the expensive ones are. This restaurant has to be tried!

Jacobs on the Mall

carlyoshea874824212
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 22nd January 2014 (visited 12 December 2013 )

Went here for the first time recently for lunch and was pleasantly surprised.The interior is deceptively large,not at all how it appears on the outside.They do a great value lunch menu,with main courses coming in at about ten euro.They have things like sausages and curry on this menu.The portions were perfect for lunch time also and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing.The desserts were spectacular.Service was efficient and our food arrived quickly.Would definitely recommend this place for lunch.

Jacobs on the Mall

RuthE
Cork
70 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd March 2013 (visited 22 March 2013 )

A large group met for dinner and we all ate from the early bird €27 menu. the choice seemed good but overall the food didn't reach the high expectation. The mussles were in a lovely broth but they tasted overcooked and a little leathery. The salad was sparse looking. the bread on the table was a help and it was delicious. The mains were a let down too, the lamb burger again sparse in stature and the main filler was the side of chips.The thai curry was more peas than chicken all in a thick bowl of coconut milk. The fish and chips was a redemptress and was delicious. The salmon was beautifully cooked but the rice that accompanied it was undercooked, and the chilli pineapple that it came with might have been better if there was any sweetness to the pineapple.Not very good. The steak was delicious but for a €9 supplement we could have ordered from the ala carte. When desert came everyone was feeling hungry for it!? The brownie was fine, the sorbet was great and really refreshing. Hazelnut crunch was gorgeous if a little too much! but he polenta cake, well words fail, it was weird and in a wasy that you would not order it again. We had a bottle of the house red and white at €20 a bottle so not bad, but it wasn't the greatest house selection. Overall it was a disappointing visit, which is a shame as Jacobs has always been excellent?!

Jacobs on the Mall

rachl0
Cork
24 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 02nd January 2013 (visited 18 December 2012 )

Really enjoyed dinner at Jacobs, the restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere, the food was superb and beautifully presented. Service was excellent, staff are very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

Jacobs on the Mall

Lorripop
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th June 2012 (visited 25 June 2012 )

Myself and 2 friends went to Jacob's for dinner last night. We all ate from the set menu - 2 courses for 23e or 3 courses for 27e. All had different starters and none were described as exceptional - nothing wrong just nothing exciting. For mains - 2 of us had the chicken and 1 had the pork belly. Again - all ok. Dessert did impress however - strawberry pavlova was delicious. however the biggest surprise came when we got the bill - 10% service charge automatically added to the bill - for a table of 3 on a Monday!!! Overall - disappointed so won't be in a rush back - with such a choice of restaurants in Cork city - there is much better value for money available.

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eileenoh
Cork
32 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st May 2012 (visited 30 March 2012 )

This is a restaurant with a decor and ambience second to none and has the food service to match. It's a place to go as a treat but also has value menus. I love eating here.

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Bizzy
Cork
44 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th September 2011 (visited 17 September 2011 )

Had a very enjoyable night last night here with friends. Meal was lovely and service great. Unfortunately this page is not printed properly so cant review three other questions. Please fix this soon.

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gina_d
Cork
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th June 2011 (visited 11 June 2011 )

Myself and boyfriend went to Jacobs last Saturday night for a treat as i had a voucher. Was well impressed and would definitely return again. Atmosphere. Was very surprised on walking it. It had a sense of conservatory about it. Bright and airy but not drafty. Food.... was delicious. I ate off the set menu and had the black putdding starter and chicken main. I don't normally order chicken out (but was tempted by the goats cheese potatoe cake and the salsa. Meal was delicioius. BF had the goats cheese filo to start and the steak off the a la carte menu. Tasted both and also were delicious. Finished off with the warm choc browny with Vanilla ice cream which was covered in warm choc cause. Top marks. And didn't feel sickly full afterwards which i normally would after 3 courses. Was perfect quantities. Service.... Very friendly. They even apologies for slow service as a group of 20 were served just before us. But didn't notice the wait at all. If i was to comment on one thing it was that twice i overheard the hostess commenting on a waitress service. I don't need to hear that. Not much of a fault but when everything else was perfect, you notice the little things. Only other thing was its been a long time since i've seen service charge included by default on the bill with no information as to whether this went to staff or not. Didn't know whether to leave tip or not or how much. Slight put damper on the last ten mins in restaurant. But as i said. Food and service was top notch and will definitly be back.

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Tombaski1
Cork
14 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th December 2011 (visited 15 December 2011 )

Jacobs on the Mall was lovely as usual, great Christmas atmosphere and a real buzz there. The early bird menu at Euro 27.00 + 10% service charge is excellent value. The only downside is the portions are as always a little small but the taste makes up for that. Very friendly and efficient staff.

Jacobs on the Mall

Nettynet
Cork
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st January 2011 (visited 29 January 2011 )

I went to Jacobs for my birthday and there were six of us altogether. I picked the restaurant as it is spacious, comfortable and relaxing i.e, your not sitting elbow to elbow with the next table. The menu offered a very good choice. Also, offered three different priced menus, a la cart, a two course meal for €23 and a three course for €28. And you can also mix and match between the menus. The staff were very efficient and helpful (almost too much if thats possible, and thats not a complaint). I had chicken spring roll with thai dipping sauce to start with. It was well seasoned, moist inside and crispy on the outside. It was just enough to leave you wanting more. My second course was chicken (again!), simply because the sound of the chorizo & potato gratin was too tempting! It lived up to my expectations! It was delicious along with spinach and celeriac puree. Presentation was very good and the flavours were excellent. I was too full for desert but managed to squeeze in a little chocolate ice cream which was adequate. Also avoid the coffee as it was extremely bitter. All in all its definitely worth a visit.

Jacobs on the Mall

CorkBilly
Cork
22 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th January 2011 (visited 6 November 2010 )

Got off to great start on recent visit to Jacobs on the Mall. I went for the Pumpkin Fritters with Parma Ham & Salsa Verde. Nicely balanced starter. Main course was a Duck Confit with lentils and chorizo ragout, buttered kale and champ. Normally you get one piece of duck but I got two moist legs, crispy on outside. The matching ragout was spot on. The desert was also top class: Date & Butterscotch Pudding with Fudge Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream. Delighted with it. And indeed delighted with all three courses, even if some of them didn't feature on the advertised menu, but that will happen a bit as the restaurants buy fresh in the markets. Jacobs sell four whites and four reds by the glass. Enjoyed a Chilean Morande Pionero 2008 Chardonnay (€5.75) and a New Zealand Ta Moko Sauvigon Blanc (€6.25). Oh and by the way, the coffee was also of a high standard. Jacobs is quite a venue, as many of you will know. For those who have not been, the high ceiling, retained from its days as Turkish Baths, leaves a huge space which has been filled with large scale hanging shrubbery and lighting. The big expanse of wall is hung with art works. Chairs are quite plush and comfortable. The welcome is warm and service excellent.

Jacobs on the Mall

Muc Savage
Cork
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th January 2011 (visited 4 December 2010 )

Ate here with a group of 10. Great big room with a nice ambience. Private rooms and booths also available. For a big group I found the service excellent, all food served together and staff were very attentive. We all had the 3 course menu for €28 which offered very good value. Opened with the Cos Salad, maybe less leaves the next time and a bigger bowl with better presentation would help. For main I had the free range chicken which is not something I'd usually go for but it proved to be juicey and suculent. The best course was the dessert, date & butterscoth pudding, excellent. I wouldn't mind a go at the a la carte menu but for value the fixed price menu was worth the visit.

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