Les Gourmandises restaurant

17 Cook Street, Cork City

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Cuisine:
French

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34 reviews
4 stars - based on 34 reviews
Known for using the best French and locally sourced products, and well sourced wines, Les Gourmandises continues to offer fine french dining at the highest of standards. The restaurant is located in the heart of Cork City. The menu is based on French cuisine, using fresh produce from the local market.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue6:00pm - 9:30pm
Wed6:00pm - 9:30pm
Thu6:00pm - 9:30pm
Fri6:00pm - 9:30pm
Sat6:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunclosed

CAPACITY
45 people

CUISINES
French

FACILITIES

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

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Les Gourmandises

honest diner
Dublin
81 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th March 2014 (visited 26 March 2014 )

when a restaurant is full to capacity on a Wednesday night it's always a good sign. food here is very good and great value. charcuterie plate very enjoyable, open mushroom ravioli same, mains of pork belly with thyme jus and beef with celeriac tasted great but beef was very under seasoned. desserts were good but no taste of coconut in coconut and basil crème brulee but tasty nonetheless. staff were friendly and knowledgeable but at times we were left with empty plates for long periods and poured our own wine for the night. overall great place and would definitely return

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daithiose01

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th November 2013 (visited 25 November 2013 )

My girlfriend and I went this Monday evening for the pre-fix option. Greeted as you enter, staff were courteous, professional and really made you feel comfortable. Beautiful interior with relaxing music in the background. Food was excellent as was the service, attentive yet not hovering allowing you to eat and talk to your partner in peace. Perfect for dates and special occasions. Highly recommended.

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paul

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th August 2013 (visited 29 August 2013 )

Excellent meal with great service. Would highly recommend as one of cork's best dining experiences.

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Manxfoodie
All Regions
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th August 2013 (visited 15 August 2013 )

Completely faultless.The French may not be perfect but this Gallic establishment comes pretty close.Best restaurant experience in Cork as far as I am concerned.Would not be out of place in any major city.

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soonas
Kildare
30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th June 2013 (visited 10 June 2013 )

Went here ona friend's recommendation. There are two fixed price menus one at about €33 for three courses the other at €45. The cheaper menu includes a glass of house wine. We opted for the dearer menu, which offers the same dishes as the cheaper menu plus a few extra options. While the food is very tasty and nicely presented, the mains were a bit skimpy (but we resisted the temptation to ask for additional sides which cost extra) My main complain is the wine prices which were, well, outrageous in this day and age (25% to 30% above normal restaurant prices) A glass of very ordinary house wine was €8.50, whit the cheapest bottle starting at over €29. Service was impeccable, it must be said

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nolanwe
Kildare
53 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th December 2012 (visited 17 December 2012 )

Best restaurant I've eaten in this year. Fine French dining at its best. Excellent menu, excellent food and friendly and attentive staff. Will definetely be back and would recommend for all foodies living in or visiting Cork

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Janey
Cork
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th October 2012 (visited 16 October 2012 )

Went to this restaurant for my mother's 50th birthday a few weeks ago. The service was excellent, the staff were friendly and the food was lovely. The presentation was exquisite and really represented fine french dining. However, the starters and main courses had a quite strong contrast of flavours which may be over powering for some but I still immensely enjoyed. I would recommend this restaurant as it offers a unique experience!.

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tonystales
Dublin
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th May 2012 (visited 22 May 2012 )

I happened to be in Cork for two days and took my partner for a birthday meal here, our meal was pleasant enough but I was overcharged on the bill, a simple mistake easily rectified one might think, not so. As I found when I phoned Les Gourmandises on my return to Dublin. I had ordered from the “DINNER MENU” and my partner from the “PRIX FIXE” menu. However, I had committed the sin of allowing my partner to have my dessert, something that meant her 2-course meal had to be charged as a 3-course meal and incur a €3.50 supplement. And my 3-course meal must be amended to a 2-course meal. Are you confused yet? I certainly was. The total overcharge was only €12.00 but the explanation behind it was convoluted and obscure to the point of stupidity. The food was good, presentation was good, service was good but I will NEVER eat here again, they very idea that sharing your meal with your dining partner insures a supplement is ridiculous. Incidentally, this item, “Dinner 1 x €3.50 supplement” appears on my revised bill.

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Toto cork
Cork
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th October 2011 (visited 16 October 2011 )

Best Sunday lunch in the world. Great food ,great price I caant get there often enough love it

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ponky
Cork
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 02nd September 2011 (visited 1 September 2011 )

I am just back from dining at this wonderful resturant. The staff were great, friendly and prompt but not a bit intrusive. The food was fantastic! I had the pork terrine which looked and tasted fab, then the duck confit with cherry sauce and fondat potato which was beautiful. To finish I had the chocloate & orange mouse, with granita and white chocolate cookie - it was devine!! My companions had the tasting plate to start which looked and tasted fantastic too by all accounts! All the fish dishes were cooked to perfection. We choose the prix fix menu and I thought it was superb value. I cant wait to visit this resturant again - Im just wondering how soon I can make it back! The only down side that I can mention is that it was quite hot! Maybe some air con wouldnt go a miss!

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khylo
Dublin
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 05th July 2011 (visited 1 July 2011 )

This 'fine dining' establishment has been one of the top destinations in Cork for some time with husband and wife owners packing an impressive CV. Overall it is indeed a fine destination. We had a couple of We mixed the better value fixed price menu, with the dinner menu. For starters we had the the tasting plate, and the scallops and Jerusalem artichoke puree. The tasting plate was excellent. The scallop and Jerusalem artichoke was less impressive. We didn't feel they matched each other very well. For mains we had the confit of duck, and the pork belly. The duck was slightly dry. The pork belly succulent and tasty. Both dishes however could have benefited from some more sauce. For desert we had the lemon plate, which was delicious. Overall very good, but a couple of tweeks and it could be perfect.

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casrose
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th May 2011 (visited 17 May 2011 )

I had heard alot about Les Gourmandises so in the run up to your meal I found myself genuinely excited about going here to sample their fine food. It was a Tuesday night and the restaurant was over half full which in itself is a good sign. Our waitress gave us some time to chat and salivate over the menu's before approaching. To start I had the pork terrine - which was amazing. Beautiful subtle flavours of blackberry and pork, then for my mains I tried the lamb shoulder served on baked aubergine which was so incredibly tender, I genuinely ate so slowly and carefully so as to really savour the flavour, I finished up my meal with their house cheese board which was a fabulous selection of three cheese's with crackers. One of the finest meals i've ever had. couldn't recommend highly enough

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Lechuga
Cork
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd February 2011 (visited 27 November 2010 )

Went here with 2 friends for Sunday lunch. Such a relaxed warm atmosphere!! Staff were very friendly and the complimentary glass of champagne went down a treat. We were there for over 3 hours. The food is excellent. The portions don't look big, but after so many courses you really do get well fed. You are also asked if you would like to order sides, but tbh there is no need. Most dishes come with either salad or potatoes in any case. A great place to spend a relaxed Sunday lunch for adults.

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CorkBilly
Cork
22 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th January 2011 (visited 29 January 2011 )

Les Gourmandises Delighted with my most recent visit to Les Gourmandises. Fine French Dining is printed on their card and it is no empty motto. They live up to it and you may live it up here. If you find yourself in the Cook Street establishment (lucky you!), then start with their Tasting Plate. It figures on both their menus. On Friday night, we got an eye popping plateful (on their well known slate) which consisted of Prawns in Filo Pastry, Rabbit Terrine and Artichoke Soup. Gorgeous and quite substantial. The other starter at the table was Rillette of Castletownbere crab, the slate also containing some poached pear & mustard grain. The container looked quite small but the ever so tasty crab was packed tightly and there was more than enough for the two pieces of delicious toast and so I brought their excellent crunchy brown bread into play. I’ve had a lot of Confit de Canard, both here and in France over the past 12 months, and the one served up on the Gourmandises slate was one of the best, of not the very best. Billed as Roast duck leg confit with confit potato, Blackberries and Red Cabbage, it was superb, cooked to perfection. Would have liked a touch more “moisture”, by way of sauce or vegetable, but was well satisfied with it. Dessert was an Orange panacotta with Almond mandolin and Citrus Fruits. All three elements were served separately on the plate. The sweet panacotta, the tarty fruits (orange and red grapefruit) and the more neutral mandolin made for a smashing well balanced dessert. My desert wine (from a choice of five) came from Jurancon in the south-west of France. The Symphonie de Novembre Domaine de Cauhape (7.95 per glass) is 100% Petit Manseng which has spent ten months in oak. Honey, orange and quince in the bouquet, it is fresh and creamy on the palate, not as long in the finish as the likes of Tokaji but a really lovely sweet wine. Also very happy with the red wine that we had at the earlier courses: Cabardes, Chateau de Jouclary (6.85). This was a really well balanced mix

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jackjill
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th July 2010 (visited 3 July 2010 )

Enjoyed a weekend in Cork and ate here on the Saturday night. Nice place, and overall a good experience. Food got better for me as the courses wore on, culminating in a really great desert of coconut mousse and passionfruit sorbet. Service was friendly, but absent minded - one of our party was vegan, and had he not requested a salad, the menu more or less restricted him to a tart for both starter and mains, showing a little lack of thinking things through. No doubt Les Gourmandises is getting things right, it was busy the night we dined, but a little more attention from staff wouldn't go amiss.

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