press release 

Metropole GM Roger Russell

A new cafe has opened on Harley Street in Cork City. The Harley Street Market is serving up an array of festive treats this year. Drinks include Christmas Punch, Mulled Wine, Hotel Whiskeys and Hot Chocolate. They will also be serving a Pulled Pork Bap and a McCarthys Artisan Sausage Bap. 

The Harley Street cafĂ© is a long term project and will open throughout the year. It will be operated by the Metropole Hotel. 

The Metropole Hotel is delighted to once again be welcoming guests and they are urging people to support local businesses this festive season which will in turn support local jobs and local suppliers. . 

The Metropole Hotel is 123 years old and in that time they have been through the Spanish flu, World War 1, World War 2, War of Independence, Easter Rising, Civil War, Polio and smallpox outbreaks, Wall Street Crash, the Ash Cloud, Foot and Mouth, Bird flu.

General Manager, Roger Russell said: “The Metropole Hotel has been through so much and has always come out the other side. We will come out the other side of this pandemic too. We are so glad to see our guests coming back through our doors and we are so looking forward to the weeks ahead where we can treat them as they escape the hustle and bustle outside.”

This year the Metropole Hotel has its own real life Elf of the Shelf which will be seen throughout December at the hotel. Guests have been told to be on the look-out for the hotel’s elf - Peppermint Tinselbottom as she aims to spread cheer this festive season. 

Also, in order to raise funds for their charity partner, Cork Penny Dinners, the front office team at The Metropole are now taking orders for children’s letters from Santa’s Little Helper. The letters are €6.50 each and for each letter sold €5 of the payment will go directly to Cork Penny Dinners.

Trigon Hotels, which includes the Metropole Hotel, Cork International Hotel and the Cork Airport Hotel have just launched their Gift Card, a first for the hotel and in perfect time for the festive season ahead. They are encouraging people to ‘shop local’, saying it has never been more important. With Trigon, as well as supporting local employment people are also supporting Trigon’s local suppliers including their food suppliers, beverage suppliers, printers and so much more. 

The Metropole Hotel in Cork's Victorian Quarter is hopeful of a busy and bustling Christmas in Corks City Centre. They are currently offering a popular festive afternoon tea which is available for delivery, takeaway or dine in. Equally so, the “Bottomless Brunch” is in full swing at the weekends in December and there is also a takeaway brunch option.