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The MET is the new Bar, Restaurant, Tea Room, Prosecco Lounge, and Snug at the Metropole Hotel Cork. Located in Victorian Quarter, we are Cork’s best-kept secret for food & drink in the heart of Cork City.

AFTERNOON TEA:

Please note Afternoon Tea is available in our Tea Room daily from 12.30pm-4pm.

Make an Afternoon Tea Reservation Here

LUNCH, DINNER & BRUNCH

Lunch, brunch and dinner are now served daily in our Bar, Restaurant and Terrace.

Lunch is served from 12pm-5pm daily.

Dinner is served from 5pm-9:30pm daily.

Brunch is served from 11.15pm – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday

Make a reservation here.

 

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is served from 7am – 10.30am on weekdays and from 7.30am – 10.30am on Sat & Sun.

Our breakfast menu is €18pp and inclusive of full hot option, continental breakfast buffet, tea/coffee & juices.

Reservations can be made online for breakfast here.

 

Please be advised that the below below is a sample, daily & seasonal changes may occur

Starters

Served 12.30pm - 9pm

Chef's Soup of the Day €7.50

Served with Homemade Brown Soda Bread and Irish Salted Butter D, C, Gw, Ss, N, E

MET BBQ Chicken Wings €9.50

Crunchy Celery, Stick Carrot, BBQ Sauce and Blue Cheese Dip D, C, Sb

Wild Mushroom Croquettes €9.50

Smoked Irish Cauliflower Purée with Mango and Pomegranate Salsa Gw, Sb, Vo

MET Fish Cake €10

Market Smoked Haddock, Black Sesame & Crab Fish Cake, Roasted Red Pepper Ragu, Trio Quinoa, Pomegranate Mango Salsa, Tarragon and Lime Aioli E, Gw, F, Cr, Sb

Caramelized Belly of Pork €10

Jack McCarthy Black Pudding , Granny Smith Apple Pure, Grilled Cauliflower Wing, Baby Cherry, BBQ Glaze Gc, D, E

Market Crab Pot €12

Crab Meat Marinated with Chilli, lime & lemon, crushed avocado, sourdough toast, fresh lime C, Ms, F, Gw

Baked Camembert Cheese €11

Honey, thyme, chili flakes, sourdough toast, Cumberland sauce D, Gw, Sb

Tom Durcan Spiced Beef Platter €13

Cashel Blue Cheese, onion marmalade, homemade treacle soda bread, cranberry salted Irish butter, Ballymaloe relish, petit pan, black olive tapenade, garden leaves E, Mt, D
Make it a sharing platter €26

Salads

Cranberry & Nashi Pear Salad - Bulgar Trio of Quinoa, Garden Leaves, Organic Green Beans, Roasted Honey Beetroot, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes Squash, Confit Tomato, Sweet Beetroot Glaze D, Mt, G €11
Chicken Caesar Salad - Smokey Bacon, Herb Crouton, Parmesan, Caesar Dressing and Confit Tomato E, D, X, G, Mt €13

Mains

Traditional Beer Battered Fish & Chips €18

Caper Lemon Saffron Mayo, Crushed Mushy Peas, Burnt Salted Lemon, French Fries F, E, D, Gw, G, Sb

Thyme & Lemon Irish Sea Salmon €25

Croquette new season baby potatoes, Romanesco, house Hollandaise D, F, E, Gw

MET 8oz. Irish Red Hereford Beef Burger €18.50

Lightly Toasted Brioche Bun, Cos Lettuce, Beef Tomato, Homemade Slaw, Smoked Chipotle, Beer Batter Onion Ring and French Fries. D, G, E, Sb

Slow Cooked Feather Blade of Beef €26

Potato Fondant, butter kale, oyster mushroom, baby greens D, Gw, Sb

Roasted Crown of Turkey & Honey Baked Ham €22

Sage stuffing, creamed potato, seasonal vegetables, potato fondant, cranberry & thyme jus D, Gw, Sb

Thai Red Vegetable Curry €20

Saffron Rice, Naan Bread, Bean Sprouts, Shredded Carrots, fresh chilli D, Gw
Add Prawns €6 (SH) Add Chicken €3

All Green Spinach Tagliatelle €19

Broad Bean Green Peas, Julienne Asparagus, Baby Spinach, Creamy Blue Cheese and Truffle Sauce, Rustic Homemade Garlic Bread D, G, E

SIDES

French Fries G, Sb €4.50
Sweet Potato Fries G, Sb €4.50
Onion Rings G, Sb €4.50
Rich Buttered Mash Potato D €4.50
Tender Stem Broccoli, Chilli Oil D €4.50
Grilled Asparagus, Lemon Juice - €4.50 D

PLEASE ASK YOUR SERVER ABOUT OUR DINNER SPECIALS

Desserts

Christmas Pudding €7.50

Fresh whipped cream, Homemade custard D, Gw, E, X

Homemade Cheesecake of the Day €7.50

Served with Vanilla Ice-Cream Gw, D, N, E, X
Please ask your server for today's flavour

Homemade Old School Banoffee Pie €7.50

Pistachio Cream, Chocolate Ice-Cream D, X, Gw, E

Homemade Pear & Almond Tartlet €7.50

Butterscotch Ice-Cream Gw, N, D, E, X

Homemade MET Chocolate Brownie €7.50

75% Chocolate, Oreo Crumbs, Vanilla Ice-Cream D, E, X

Vegan Chocolate Mousse & Coconut Tart €7.50

Forest Fruit Sorbet N, X

Sandwiches

Sandwich Menu

Available Monday – Friday 12.30 – 3pm

Lunch Combo €12

Bowl and Half Sandwich

Chef's Soup of the Day €7

Served with Homemade Brown Soda Bread and Irish Salted Butter D, C, G, S, N, E

Grilled Cajun Chicken Ranch Baguette €14

Toasted Baguette, Franks Hot Sauce, Melted Cheese, Cos Lettuce, Slaw, Ranch Sauce, French Fries G, D, E, Sb

Italian baguette €13

Peppered Salami Prosciutto, Honey Baked Ham, Sun Dried Tomato, Basil Pesto, Wild Rocket, Smoked Cheese, Served with Fries and Side Salad G, D, E, Mt, Sb

The MET Toasted Special €10

Honey Glaze Ham, Red Onion, Beef Tomato, Red Cheddar Cheese, French Fries G, D, E

Roast Crown of Turkey & Honey Glaze McCarthy's Ham Ciabatta €12

Sage & apricot stuffing, Irish salted butter, sweet potato fries G, D, E, Sb

Breakfast Menu

Continental Options €18 per person

A continental selection of yoghurt’s, pastries, cereals, and gluten free options available on request.

Hot Breakfast Options

TRADITIONAL FULL IRISH D, E, G, Sb, X
Served with your choice of Eggs – Poached, Fried or Scrambled
EGGS BENEDICT D, E, G, Mt, X
Traditional Eggs Benedict served with Bacon, Poached Eggs and Silky Hollandaise Sauce or Salsa Verde served on a Breakfast Muffin
EGGS FLORENTINE D, E, G, Mt, Sb, X
A twist on a classic served with Wilted Baby Spinach, Poached Eggs and Silky Hollandaise Sauce or Salsa Verde served on a Breakfast Muffin
EGGS ROYALE D, E, F, G, Mt, X
Matt O’Connell Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs with Silky Hollandaise Sauce or Salsa Verde served on a Breakfast Muffin
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES D, E, G, N
Served with the choice of freshly Whipped Cream, Fruit Berry Compote, Nutella, Maple Syrup or Bacon
CHEF'S SPECIAL PORRIDGE N, D, E
Creamy Porridge served on a bed of Lemon Curd, topped with Fruit Berry Compote, Banana, Toasted Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds & Drizzled with Honey
SIMPLE CREAMY PORRIDGE D
Served with honey & berries

Gluten Free Breakfast Options

FULL IRISH D, E, Sb, X
Gluten Free Sausage, Bacon, Beans, Hash Brown, Tomato & Mushroom Served with your choice of eggs – poached, fried or scrambled
EGGS BENNIE - Traditional eggs benedict served with bacon, poached eggs and silky Hollandaise sauce or Salsa Verde served on gluten free bread D, E, Mt, Sb, X
EGGS FLORRIE - A twist on a classic served with Wilted Baby Spinach, Poached Eggs and Silky Hollandaise Sauce or Salsa Verde served on gluten free bread D, E, Mt, Sb, X
EGGS ROYALE - Matt O’ Connell Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs with Silky Hollandaise Sauce or Salsa Verde served on gluten free bread D, E, F, Sb, Mt, X
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES - Served with the choice of freshly whipped cream, fruit berry compote, Nutella, maple syrup or bacon D, E, N

Vegetarian Options

Full Irish Breakfast - Vegan Sausage, Beans, Hash Brown, Mushroom, Tomato & Sautéed Spinach, Served with your choice of Eggs – Poached, Fried or Scrambled D, E, G, Sb, X, C
Veggie Bennie - A twist on a classic served with Wilted Baby Spinach, Poached Eggs and Silky Hollandaise Sauce or Salsa Verde served on a Breakfast Muffin D, E, G, N
Buttermilk Pancakes - Served with the choice of freshly Whipped Cream, Fruit Berry Compote, Nutella or Maple Syrup D, E, G, N
Chef's Special Porridge - Creamy Porridge served on a bed of Lemon Curd, topped with Fruit Berry Compote, Banana, Toasted Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds & Drizzled with Honey N, D, E
Simple Creamy Porridge - with Honey & Berries D

Vegan Options

Full Irish Breakfast - Vegan Sausage, Beans, Hash Browns, Mushroom, Tomatoes & Sautéed Spinach G, Sb, X
Smashed Avocado - Smashed Avocado on a bed of Hummus topped with Diced Tomato, Onions, Peppers & Pumpkin Seeds served on Sourdough Toast drizzled with Salsa Verde G, Ss, X
Open Sourdough Toast - Sourdough Toast topped with Spinach & Mushrooms Sautéed in a Mild Garlic Infused Oil, Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Drizzled in Salsa Verde G, Sb, X

Weekend Brunch Menu

WEEKEND BRUNCH €12

Available Saturday & Sunday 11:30am – 3:00pm
BRUNCH SPECIAL – Any main, coffee & mimosa for €20

WEST CORK BLACK PUDDING HASH

Spicy Spanish chorizo, Jack McCarthy black pudding hash, homemade fig jam, onion marmalade, crispy egg, breakfast muffin E, D, Gw, Sb

BLUE CHEESE FRITTATA

Honey glazed ham, smashed blue cheese, sweet red onion, beef tomato, toast D, E, Gw, X

THE MET BRUNCH SKILLET

Mixed beans, black pudding, crispy bacon, O'Flynn sausage, topped with soft fried egg, and side of toast D, E, Gw

VEGAN CRUSHED AVOCADO

sourdough base, salsa verde, wild mushroom, mango salsa, wild rocket Gw, N

RUBENS BENEDICT

Toasted sourdough, spiced beef, pickles, rocket, saffron aioli, topped with poached eggs D, E, Gw

SUNDAY ROAST Market Price

Please ask your server for daily special and price D, E, Gw, Sb

Desserts

Christmas Pudding €7.50

Fresh whipped cream, Homemade custard D, Gw, E, X

Homemade Cheesecake of the Day €7.50

Served with Vanilla Ice-Cream Gw, D, N, E, X
Please ask your server for today's flavour

Homemade Old School Banoffee Pie €7.50

Pistachio Cream, Chocolate Ice-Cream D, X, Gw, E

Homemade Pear & Almond Tartlet €7.50

Butterscotch Ice-Cream Gw, N, D, E, X

Homemade MET Chocolate Brownie €7.50

75% Chocolate, Oreo Crumbs, Vanilla Ice-Cream D, E, X

Vegan Chocolate Mousse & Coconut Tart €7.50

Forest Fruit Sorbet N, X

Starters

PRE-THEATRE MENU €36 for 3 courses / €30 for 2 courses

AVAILABLE SUNDAY - THURSAY FROM 5PM - 6PM

CHEF'S SOUP OF THE DAY

Served with Homemade Brown Soda Bread and Irish Salted Butter D, C, Gw, S, N, E

MET BBQ CHICKEN WINGS

Crunchy Celery, Stick Carrot, BBQ Sauce and Blue Cheese Dip D, C

THYME HONEY BEETROOT ARDSALLAGH GOATS CHEESE SALAD

Bulgar trio of quinoa, garden leaves, organic green bean, roasted honey beetroot, chickpeas, sweet potatoes squash, confit tomato, vinaigrette house dressing D, Mt, Gw

VEGAN WILD MUSHROOM CROQUETTES

Smoked Irish Cauliflower puree, vegetable crisps, mango & pomegranate salsa Gw, Sb

Mains

TEMPURA BATTERED COD

Tartar sauce, seasonal salad, French fries F, E, D, X, Gw, Mt

CAULIFLOWER AND POTATO VEGAN KORMA

Roast almonds, basmati rice C, N, Sb, X

8OZ MCCARTHY’S BEEF BURGER

Tomato relish, crisp little gem lettuce, Emmental Cheese, sweet brioche bun, French Fries D, Gw, C, X, Sb, Mt

BUTTER & THYME BASTED SUPREME OFCHICKEN

Orange & ginger butternut squash puree, scallion mash, red wine jus and seasonal vegetables D, Gw, C, Sb, Mt, X

ADD SIDES

Burnt onion, sautéed mushroom, confit tomato & pepper sauce or garlic butter D, Gw, C, Sb
Mash Potato D €3.50
Pan-Seared Stem Broccoli D €3.50
Sweet Potato Fries G €3.50
Wilted Spinach D €3.50
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower D €3.50
Fries G €3.50

Desserts

WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

Chantilly cream, fresh berries N, D, X, Gw

BRANDY SNAP ICE-CREAM BASKET

D, G, E, N

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

Gw, N, D, X, E

CLASSIC AFTERNOON TEA

CLASSIC AFTERNOON TEA €35pp for Classic Afternoon Tea / €43pp for Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Served daily from 12.30pm – 4pm (pre-booking essential)

AMUSE BOUCHE

Sweet Shell Tart with Ardsallagh Goat’s Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers, Basil Beetroot Gel G, D, E

SELECTION OF SANDWICHES

Freshly baked sweet scones with whipped cream and selection of fruit jam D, G
English Market Egg & House Garden Chive Mayo, Brioche Slider with Smoked Bacon D, E
Mini Chicken Tarragon, Golden Raisin Wrap, Mango Chutney G, D, E
O'Connell's Smoked Salmon, Saffron Lemon Mayo, Garden Dill & Sea Salt Asparagus Pickle, Homemade Brown Treacle Soda Bread F, E, D, G
Jack McCarthy Beef Pastrami, Wild Rocket on Brown Bread & Dijon Mayo G, D, E

HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK SCONES

Freshly Baked Each Morning, Served with Jam & Clotted Cream D, G, E

SWEET PLATE

Homemade Rum Panna Cotta with Vanilla, Passionfruit and Fresh Raspberry & Mint E, D, G
Homemade Banana Bread with Pistachio Strawberry Cream D, E, G
Raspberry Layer Cake G, N, E, D
Fresh Macarons E, D, N
Homemade Mini Glaze Chocolate Delice G, E, D, N

TEA SELECTION

Peppermint
Refreshing and cooling, a traditional aid to digestion
Chamomile
Light, flora & sweetness, naturally caffeine-free & renowned for its calming properties.
Lemon & Ginger
A caffeine-free infusion of tangy lemon and fiery ginger pieces
Red Berry
Caffeine-free features rosehip, hibiscus, apple, orange and red berry flavours.
Gunpowder Green
Distinctive rounded and slightly sweet taste with an aromatic flavour
Jasmine
Finest green tea, delicately scented with dried Jasmine blossoms
Earl Grey
China black tea, delicately scented with Bergamot and blended with pure cornflowers

Coffee Selection

Americano €3.50
Latte €4
Cappuccino €4
Flat White €4
Espresso €3.50
Decaf Coffee €3.50
Irish Coffee €8.50
Bailey's Coffee €8.50

WINE LIST

WHITE WINE

Chardonnay / Chenin, Argentina Caracter €7.50/€30
Pino Grigio / Venezie, Italy Sonetti €7.75/€31
Sauvignon Blanc, Castilla Spain Campo Del Moro €8/€32
Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand Tyndall €9/€36
Sancerre, Loire Valley, France, Le Pierrier €12/€52

RED WINE

Merlot, Pays D'OC, France Alvier €7.50/€28
Cabernet Sauvignon, La Mancha, Spain, Campo Del Moro €8/€32
Tempranillo, Rioja, Alavesa, Spain, Montebuena €8.50/€33
Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, Cameleon €8/€32.50
Tempranillo / Syrah, Castilla Spain, Campo Del Maro €8/€32
Bordeaux Blend, Bordeaux, France, Chateau Siran Margaux 2021 €100

ROSE WINE

Bobal, Valencia, Spain, Sierra Salinas €8.50/€33
Grenache Mix, Provence, France, Whispering Angel €10

SPARKLING WINE

Prosecco Frizzante, Soligo, Planes, Italy, Sora Loc Perlage €9/€40
Raboso Rose, Veneto, Italy, Riondo Pink Frizzante €8/€40
Chardonnay, Champagne, France, Moet & Chandon €100

SPIRITS

GIN

Dingle Gin €6.80
Bathtub Gin €7
Gunpowder Gin €7.50
Ungava Gin €7.40
Garnish Island €5.80

MIXER

Elderflower €4
Tonic €3.50

WHISKEY

Jameson €5.50
Jameson Caskmates €8
West Cork €5.50
Hyde No.1 €9.20
Green Spot €9
Midleton Very Rare €39
Red Breast 12 Year Old €10

SCOTCH

Craggonmore 12 €9.50
Glenfiddich 12 €7.50
Talisker 10 €8.50

BRANDY, PORT, SHERRY

Hennessey €6
Sandeman €5

BOURBON

Makers Mark €6.50
Bullet Bourbon €6.50

RUM

Bacardi €6
Zacapa €12
Bacardi 8 €9.50
Old Jamaican Dark Rum €5.50

VODKA

Smirnoff €6
Kettle One €6.50

BEER

DRAFT BEER

Guinness €3.10/€5.50
Heineken €3.10/€5.50
Rockshore Cider €3.10/€5.50
Coors Light €3.10/€5.50
Smithwicks €3.40/€5.50
Murphys €3.10/€5.50

BOTTLE BEER

Heineken €5.50
Coors Light €5.50
Corona €5.50
Heineken 0.0 €5.50
Rockshore Cider Pint Bottle €6

Starters

Christmas Eve Lunch €50 for 3 courses

Available 24th December 12pm - 1.30pm
Pre-Payment is Needed

Seasonal Soup of the Day

Served with Homemade Brown Soda Bread and Irish Salted Butter Gw, C, Sb, Mt

MET House Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad

Garlic croutons, shaved parmesan, little gem lettuce, Caesar dressing Gw, D, E, Mt

Thai Style Seafood Fishcake

Mixed leaves, mango & papaya salsa, lemon & lime aioli, sea salt asparagus Gw, F, Cr, D, Sb

Wild Mushroom Croquettes

Smoked Irish cauliflower puree, mango & pomegranate salsa Gw, Sb

Mains

Traditional Roast Crown of Turkey & Honey Baked Ham

Apricot sage onion stuffing, crispy herb cake, cranberry thyme jus

6 Hour Braised Feather Blade of Beef

Champ potato, wild mushroom, red wine jus D, Mt, C

Pan Fried Fillet of Hake

Creamy mash potato, seasonal vegetables, creamy white wine sauce D, F, E, Sb, X, C, Mt

Indonesian Fruit & Vegetable Curry

Saffron rice, naan bread, minted yoghurt, bean sprouts, shredded carrots & fresh chilli Gw, D, Mt

Dessert

Metropole Medley of Desserts

Served with freshly brewed Tea & coffee

ALLERGENS

(D) Dairy (Ms) Molluscs (G) Gluten (E) Eggs (Mt) Mustard (F) Fish (C) Celery (N) Nuts (X) Sulphates (Cr) Crustaceans (P) Peanuts (Sb) Soybeans (Ss) Sesame Seeds (L) Lupin (S) Seeds (Vo) Vegan Option. All our meats, poultry & game are “Feile Bia” approved & our beef is 100% Irish

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