The Square Table

No. 5 The Square, Blarney, Co. Cork

The Square Table: Cork

Twins Martina, the chef, and Tricia, front of house, stepped competently into a competitive arena when they opened their Square Table restaurant. With more than 30 years experience between them in the food business, their ambition seems to be to satisfy and soothe, serving good quality, uncomplicated food that is locally sourced. Dishes are a splendid treat of taste and zest!

It’s a small unprepossessing cut-stone building where the food does the talking. The sisters have created a homely, snug dining room; it is one of those welcoming places where you feel as if you are eating in a family cocoon.

Recommended in the 2017 Michelin Guide for the UK and Ireland, The Square Table is garnering rave reviews from many sources.

With starters like ‘Vaughan’s Lisacannor crab, cucumber purée with horseradish sauce’ or ‘pan-fried mackerel, pickled vegetables, king oyster mushrooms and a silky velouté’, one can only be impressed by the wonderful use of the simplest things.

Their ambition is to be one of the best restaurants in Cork. The Square Table is very easy to recommend and even easier to put on your repeat list!


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Michelin Guide 2017
“Sweet restaurant with a warm, welcoming, neighbourhood feel. Menus offer French-influenced dishes crafted from Irish produce; the early evening menu is good value. It’s proudly and enthusiastically run by twins Tricia and Martina.”
Louise B
December 2016
“Amazing food” We had dinner here and oh my god if you get a chance to go it is divine the food was absolutely lovely some of the best I have ever tasted the service was brilliant and the setting is lovely.
pjbridges Derby, United Kingdom
October 2016
“Fantastic Meal and Superior Service” My wife and I stumbled upon The Square Table in Blarney and were greatly impressed with the food, service, wine, and helpfulness of Tricia and Martina (two sisters and the co-owners of the restaurant). We had multiple starters, salads, and entrées and each was genuinely special. This is a must stop for a meal in Blarney. You won't be disappointed.
September 2016
“Fabulous meal” I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant and I wasn't disappointed. We had an excellent meal in this lovely restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere were all top class. If it's on the menu when you are there, make sure to try the Lamb 3-ways dish as it is superb. Overall I'd highly recommend this restaurant and I will be back
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  • Restaurant Features
  • Fine dining without the frills
  • Recommended in 2017 Michelin Guide
  • Relaxed & welcoming atmosphere
  • Locally sourced artisan suppliers
  • Comfortably accommodates 34 diners
  • Good value early menu available
  • Available for private parties