Excellent Burger and Chips


Called to the Gourmet Burger Bistro  in Bridge Street over the weekend and enjoyed quite a late lunch. The lunch menu here extends to 5.00pm. The restaurant has a pleasant bright and white space inside with comfortable bistro style seating. Service is friendly and first class and the locally (for the most part) sourced food is very good indeed.

My starter was Portobello Mushrooms with blue cheese, honey & balsamic reduction (€4.95). Enjoyed this; mushrooms were nicely done while the cheese and sweet reduction played well off one another. The other starter didn’t disappoint either and CL polished off Crushed Baby Potatoes with manchego cheese, chorizo and sweet chilli mayo (6.95). 
Crushed Baby Potatoes
Both of us went for the same main course: the Organic Lamb Burger chargrilled, with tzatziki. All burgers are normally served in a Fresh Bap with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Mayonnaise and Home Cut Fries. But you do have the option of swapping the bap for a salad or the chips for baby potatoes and CL took the salad.

Both of us were pleased. The meat is normally cooked to medium (they will of course cook to order) but medium suited us fine. The burgers came with a Greek flag, in honour of the tzatziki, I presume. This tangy cucumber dip flavoured with garlic added a fine piquancy to the meal; the bap was excellent also, much better than the buns you get elsewhere.

Organic Lamb Burger

They have a range of soft drinks, some beers on draught, more in bottle and a small selection of wines. Also the usual teas and coffees and, skipping dessert, we finished off with an Americano and a Macchiato at 2.40 each. No complaint at all. Indeed, quite the opposite and certainly a place to go for a change, maybe to bring the children. Or the grandchildren!

Gourmet Burger Bistro, 8 Bridge Street, Cork City

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm to 10pm (last orders) & Sunday & Public Holidays - 2pm to 9pm (last orders) Now open Sundays!