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Our hotel, bar & restaurant will be open to residents only until January 9th at which time we will review in line with government guidelines. All residents will be asked to provide proof or vaccination/immunity and a valid ID to dine in our restaurant, bar or other areas as per government guidelines. 

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-9pm daily.

Brunch is served from 12.30pm – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday

Starters

TEMPURA FRIED TIGER PRAWNS €11

Wasabi mayo, pickled cucumber Ms, F, X, D, E

The MET Caesar Salad €7

Baby gem, smoked streaky bacon, herb croutons, parmesan F, E, D, X, Gw, Ms

HAM HOCK TERRINE €9.50

Apple cider chutney, crostini, dressed watercress X, C, Ms, Gw, D

SEASONAL SOUP OF THE DAY €7.50

Cuthbert’s soda bread D, C, Gw, Sb

SLOW COOKED VEGAN DIAKON €8

Spring onion, nori powder Sb, X, C, Ss

CONFIT DUCK LEG €10.50

with Orange wild mushroom and sage risotto X, C, D, Sb

Mains

SLOW BRAISED LAMB SHANK €26

Smoked bacon & shallot jus, colcannon mash D, C, Sb, Mt, X

8OZ MCCARTHY'S BEEF BURGER €18

Tomato relish, crisp gem lettuce, Emmental cheese served on a sweet brioche bun, French fries D, Gw, Sb, X, Mt

TEMPURA BATTERED COD €22

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

PAN FRIED SEABASS €25

Butternut squash & cardamom puree, parmesan polenta D, E, F, Gw, Ms, X

THE MET ROAST TURKEY AND HAM €25

Turkey & sage stuffing roulade, honey roasted gammon, red wine jus, and seasonal vegetables D, Gw, C, Sb, Mt, X

SPAGHETTI ALL'ARRABBIATA €18

Plum tomato sauce with garlic and chilli Gw, X, C, Sb, Mt
Add Chicken €3 Add Prawns €6 (MO)

VEGAN CAULIFLOWER AND POTATO KORMA €18

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

8OZ MCCARTHY'S RIB EYE STEAK €30

Burnt onion, sautéed mushroom, confit tomato & pepper sauce or garlic butter D, Gw, C, Sb

8OZ MCCARTHY'S FILLET STEAK €35

Burnt onion, sautéed mushroom, confit tomato & pepper sauce or garlic butter D, Gw, C, Sb

SIDES €35

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

Desserts

SELECTION OF ICECREAM €6.50

Brandy snap basket D, G, X, E

WARM CHRISTMAS PUDDING €7.50

Hennessy custard E, D, G, X, N

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING €7.50

Butterscotch sauce, Chantilly cream Gw, N, D, X, E, G

POACHED PEAR €7.50

Poached in red wine, fresh berries, candied walnuts ,strawberry coulis N, D, X

WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIE €7.50

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

Lights Bites

SEASONAL SOUP OF THE DAY €7

Cuthbert’s soda bread D, C, G, Sb, X

THE MET CAESAR SALAD €7

Baby gem, smoked streaky bacon, herb croutons, Parmesan F, E, D, X, Gw, Ms
Add Chicken €3

ARDSALAGH GOATS CHEESE SALAD €9

Roasted figs, rocket, toasted almonds ,with a honey mustard basil dressing D, X, Gw, Sb

SPICY LOUISANNA STYLE CHICKEN WINGS €7

Cashel blue cheese dip, crunchy sugar snaps D, X, Gw, Sb

Sandwich Menu

OPEN MATT O'CONNELL SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH €10

Chive cream cheese, pickled red onion served on soda bread with fries F, X, D, Gw, Sb, Ms

THE MET TOASTED SPECIAL €10

Gammon ham, Swiss cheese, plum tomato, red onion, serve with fries D, Gw, Mt, X, Sb

THE MET FESTIVE SANDWICH €10

Turkey, brie, cranberry mayo on toasted ciabatta D, X, Gw, Sb, E, Mt, C

Mains

8OZ MCCARTHY'S BEEF BURGER €18

Tomato relish, crisp gem lettuce, swiss cheese served on a sweet brioche bun, French fries D, G, Gw, E, Sb

TEMPURA BATTERED COD €22

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

PAN FRIED FILLET OF SALMON €22

Crushed thyme & rosemary baby potatoes, plum tomato hollandaise served with seasonal vegetables E, F, Gw, X, D, Sb

THE MET ROAST TURKEY AND HAM €25

Turkey & sage stuffing roulade, honey roasted gammon, red wine jus, and seasonal vegetables D, Gw, C, Sb, Mt, X

SPAGHETTI ALL'ARRABBIATA €18

Plum tomato sauce with garlic and chilli Gw, X, Ms, C, Sb
Add Chicken €3 Add Prawns €6

VEGAN CAULIFLOWER AND POTATO KORMA €18

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

SIDES €18

Plum tomato sauce with garlic and chilli Gw, X, Ms, C, Sb
Add Chicken €3 Add Prawns €6
Mash Potato D €3.50
Pan-Seared Stemmed Broccoli D €3.50
Sweet Potato Fries G, Sb €3.50
Wilted Spinach D €3.50
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower D €3.50
Fries G, Sb €3.50

Desserts

SELECTION OF ICECREAM €6.50

Brandy snap basket D, G, X

WARM CHRISTMAS PUDDING €7.50

Hennessy custard, vanilla ice cream E, D, G, X, N

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING €7.50

Butterscotch sauce, Chantilly cream Gw, N, D, X, E, G

WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIE €7.50

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

CLASSIC AFTERNOON TEA

CLASSIC AFTERNOON TEA €32pp

SWEETS

Mango and passion fruit mousse D, N, E, G
The Met banana bread D, G, N, E
Caramelized mini citrus tart D, G, N, E
Mini Chocolate brownie D, G, N, E
Selection of macarons N, E, G

SELECTION OF SANDWICHES

Freshly baked sweet scones with whipped cream and selection of fruit jam D, G
Free range egg and cress D, E, G, Mt, X
“1953 Coronation” Chicken on bloomer bread G, D, X, Mt
Pastrami and rocket on sourdough D, G
Open smoked salmon on brown bread with cream cheese D, F, G

SWEET SCONES

Freshly baked sweet scones with whipped cream and selection of fruit jam D, G

A CHOICE OF CLASSIC TEAS AND HERBAL INFUSIONS

Pinhead Gunpowder, Peppermint Leaves, Imperial Earl Grey, Camomile Flowers, Lemon and Ginger, Redberry Fruit Blend, Rooibos, Jasmine with Flower, Passionfruit and Orange

HAND ROASTED COFFEES

Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha, Espresso, Flat White, Hot Chocolate

SOME SPECIAL TREAT ADDITIONS WITH AFTERNOON TEA

Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha, Espresso, Flat White, Hot Chocolate
Add a glass of Prosecco €40
Add a glass of Champagne €45

Valentine's Dining Experience

Available Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th February €65pp

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

To start

A glass of Prosecco on arrival
SPICED BEEF BON BON - chive crème fraiche & pea shoots
HAM HOCK TERRINE - Apple cider chutney, crostini, dressed watercress
PLUM ROASTED TOMATO SOUP - Basil oil & garlic crouton

Palate cleanser

CHAMPAGNE SORBET

Main Course

SURF & TURF SHARING PLATTER
8oz Mc Carty’s fillet steak, pan seared fillets of seabass, tempura fried tiger prawns Pepper sauce, confit cherry tomatoes, burnt onion, saffron aioli & garlic butter Served with fries or seasonal vegetables & potato

Dessert

Dessert Sharing Plate
Citrus & raspberry posset , warm chocolate brownie with strawberry buttercream, sticky toffee pudding & butterscotch sauce

FRESHLY BREWED TEA AND COFFEE

Served with buttered short bread

VALENTINES AFTERNOON TEA

VALENTINES AFTERNOON TEA €32pp

Valentines Afternoon Tea will be available from 11th-20th inclusive. Classic Afternoon Tea will not be bookable at this time Served from 12.30pm-4pm

SWEETS TREATS

Mini Citrus Tarts D, N, E, G
Pink Sugar White Chocolate Cookies D, G, N, E
Selection of Macarons G, N, E
Mini Chocolate Brownie with Raspberry Buttercream D, G, N, E
Pink Meringues Hearts N, E, G, D

SELECTION OF SANDWICHES

Freshly baked scones with whipped cream and selection of fruit jam D, G
Free range egg and cress D, E, G, Mt, X
“1953 Coronation” Chicken G, D, X, Mt
Rolled Pastrami and rocket D, G
Open smoked salmon on soda bread with cream cheese D, F, G

SWEET SCONES

Freshly baked sweet scones with whipped cream and fresh strawberry love hearts D, G

Add some sparkle to your afternoon...

Afternoon Tea Including a glass of Prosecco €40
Prosecco Frizzante €40
Riondo Pink Frizzante €40
Moet & Chandon €100

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

Festive Cocktails

PINOT COLLINS €13

Lavender infused gin, Pineapple infused Peach, Pinot Grigio, Lemon, Soda

MARMALADE PORNSTAR MARTINI €13

Marmalade Caramel Vodka, Passionfruit, Peach, Pineapple & Orange Concentrate, Citrus, Egg Whites

CHRISTMAS COOKIE ESPRESSO MARTINI €13

Vodka, Salted Coffee Liqueur, Vanilla & Gingerbread Syrup, Espresso

PINK LADY €13

Hibiscus Tea infused Gin, Crème De Cacao, Strawberry Syrup, Lemon, Egg Whites,

CANDIED COSMO €13

Pomegranate Vodka, Cherry, Watermelon, Cranberry, Citrus

NEW YORK SOUR €13

Blackberry Sage infused Irish Whiskey, Aromatic Bitters, Blood Orange Cordial, Lemon, Fruity Rioja Float

GIN FIZZ (Non-Alcoholic) €13

Gordons 00, Citrus, Pomegranate Syrup, Lemonade

Please inform your server of any allergens in regards to our cocktails. If you have another cocktail in mind our mixologists will do their best to make this for you also.

COCKTAILS

TOM COLLINS €13

Gin, Cointreau, St Germain, Elderflower Liqueur, Cardamom Bitters, Citrus, Runny Honey, Bubbles

PORN STAR MARTINI €13

Vanilla, Plum Jam & Pineapple-infuse, Vodka, Passoa, Lime, Whites, Sparkling Wine

ESPRESSO MARTINI €13

Caramel infused Rum, Coffee Liqueur , Chocolate Bitters, House Biscoff Syrup, Cold Brew Espresso

NEGRONI €13

Gin, Pistachio, Blood Orange-infused Aperol, Campari, Bitters, Bubbles

WHISKEY SOUR €13

Whiskey, Lime, Red Wine Reduction, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters

COSMOPOLITAN €13

Watermelon-infused Vodka, Lime, Cointreau, Peychaud Bitters, Cranberry

PALOMA €13

Tequila, Raspberry Liqueur, Lime, Agave, Lilt Pineapple, Grapefruit Sparkling Juice

ROYALE €13

Vodka, St.Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Black Raspberry Liqueur, Pomegranate Syrup, Prosecco

OLD FASHIONED €13

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, Spiced Cherry Demerara Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters

MAI TAI (NON-ALCOHOLIC) €13

Pineapple Juice, House Passionfruit & Orange Cordial, Maraschino Cherries Ginger Ale

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

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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