The Wild Goose

4.5
174 Reviews
€30 and under
Steakhouse
The Wild Goose is located 2km from Mallow town located at the Dromahane junction of the N20 (Cork Mallow Road), only 15 mins from Cork City.

Our 200 seat restaurant caters for Lunch and Dinner. Our Sunday lunch Menu has proven to be Cork’s most popular Sunday menu, where people come from all over Munster to sample our delicious dishes. From Traditional dishes to Pasta imported from Italy, to our ever popular 9oz Hereford Beef burgers.

Our homemade desserts are all made on property by our pastry chef and our new Ice cream parlour dishes is proven to be popular with adults and kids alike.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 174 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and excellent service, a little bit of a let down being in a marquee in the car park but that is because of covid restrictions so can’t fault the restaurant for that. I’m looking forward to having the restaurant open for indoor dining.
Would highly recommend

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AilishS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food here always amazing. ... my steak melted in my mouth! And as much as I wanted to try another starter I had to have the chicken wings again... my favourite❤ staff so friendly also

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Eileen
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was bland with no flavour. Mash Potatoes where hard and had obviously been sitting in a heated oven for hours, Veg heated by microwave. Over all the food was very poor and our visit to the restaurant was disappointing. Will not recommend nor will not be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent choice of gluten free food.

DM
DonnaM
Cork
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I ordered the 12 oz ribeye steak medium rare it was the best steak I have ever eaten out in any restruant. It just melted in your mouth

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Mondello
Cork
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Homemade Food, Good friendly a
service, Good hygiene, Staff excellent!

NC
NiamC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food as always was plentiful and very tasty
I would have liked to have known (at any stage of booking my table) that there was still no indoor dining

GT
GillianT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Very lovely service, all staff very helpful and polite. Unfortunately we asked for vegan menu, but the burger came with non vegan coleslaw and cheese and dressing. The coleslaw was corrected and a lovely salad was kindly offered. However our guest did not want to complain yet again by the non vegan cheese and dressing.
The ambiance was a little disappointing in the ‘’ marquee” a little greenery would have been lovely given how lovely I know The Wild Goose is inside. Lovely veggie curry and salmon though! Just a few points to think upon! Thanks for lovely service though.

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EdelS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been to the wild goose on several different occasions, before covid and during. Never fail to supply really lovely meals! They have done a great job with outdoor eating during covid and the food is mot effected. Will definitely return! :-)

LK
LornaK
Cork
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We were waiting an 45 mins for our dinner just a main course and people that came after us were Finished 2 courses and gone. We were just going to leave because my child was waiting to long when it finally arrived

LK
LauraK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to current government guidelines, dining was outdoors. But the restaurant had provided a large marque to cater for this. The ambience was obviously not great as it was on a concrete car park, but the use of proper tables, chairs and a shelter from the elements was appreciated. I briefly saw the interior when popping in to use the baby changing facilities-which were immaculate. The interior was large, bright and spacious.
The food was slightly overpriced given the ambience and surroundings of sitting in a car park, but perhaps sitting indoors it wouldn't have felt as overpriced. Saying that, the quality of the steak sandwich I ate was amazing. Amazingly tender and cooked to order. I would definitely make this a regular pit stop when driving the roads from limerick to Cork direction.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely slow service from waiters they had no interest in doing their job and serving to the customers needs, impressed with the poor service

EG
EileenG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat
Service excellent
Plenty of parking
Outdoor dining very noisy at edge of busy road

MN
MaryN
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is a very high quality, we had another very enjoyable experience at The Wild Goose. We had Four Starters and Mains, Two Desserts, a Glass of Wine and a Gin, it was incredibly good value. The portion sizes are very generous. We hope to be back for indoor dining in the near future. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh the staff were so helpful & caring & so so helpful, Food was quick, hot & so tasty. Not out of way in price either. I'd 100% recommend it. Such a great treat.

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ChristineF
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Lovely friendly staff. Value for money

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Karen
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Excellent set up, atmosphere and staff were very aware of covid protocols and followed them.
I would highly recommend.

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bertramm
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say we where stuck
In a traffic jam for 2 hours
And when we arrive we where treated so well the food was amazing and the staff so friendly

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DerekO
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Would eat here again hopefully when we can eat inside. The food was lovely but would prefer mash or roast potatoes with my turkey and ham.

PO
PatO
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and well managed in these strange times.

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & service - perfect for Sunday lunch

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Karen
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.fast booking, and good service.

BO
BernieO
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has lovely food ,great staff very friendly and helpful even though they had a lot of extra walking with outdoor dining . Reserved on the website very easy to do. got our confirmation straight away very happy with it around would recommend it highly

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Trees
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening in the Wild Goose. When booking I noted we would have our baby in a buggy and they gave us a table with extra space. The staff were all so nice and helpful. The food as always was gorgeous and they have such an amazing gluten free menu. The cocktails were fabulous. They have such a great set up there for outdoor dining. Was so nice to have our first night out with the baby, glad we picked The Wild Goose. Can't wait to go back.

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Marie
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a nice place to have dinner, breakfast or lunch. Friendly staff and good food. They do such an extra effort to keep the good service and good food in such difficult times. Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attention paid to Covid related issues. The main course choices were very good and we had 12oz Rib Eye Steak & Chicken Goujons. Both excellently presented and were delicious - top marks to the Chef. We will definitely be back. Well done to al the staff who were very friendly.

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff very friendly nothing was too much trouble

PL
PatriciaL
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fast service. Good set up for outdoor dining.

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viprana
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food is less than average. Expensive for what we got in return.

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Timmy123
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, staff were very polite and friendly

FO
FionaO
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in the Wild Goose yesterday. Super food and excellent customer service.

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gillianb
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal with my husband food excellent as always

LM
LouiseM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal, very good value good service, kids enjoyed themselves aswell, especially desert which I agree was fantastic will definitely go back, have already decided what I'm having next.

FO
FionaO
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was beautiful we were in the top marquee and to be fair through no fault of the wild goose it was a freezing evening so I would just say to bring a coat with you just incase

DM
DeniseM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Menu wasn't the greatest and me and my partner have been going there years now for our dates , very slow with food and waiting to pay!!

RJ
RobertJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, big portions! Very good service, Staff very kind. Highly recommended. Will be definately back 👍

BH
BernadetteH
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was fair . A little noisy next to a road with traffic travelling at a good speed

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InezG
Cork
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Isn't great eating outside but they have done a great job at Wild Goose to make sure its thd best experience possible. Food and service brillant as per usual

HW
HelenaW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

There was 4 of us we all had a really enjoyable meal at the wild goose. Food was super as usual and staff were friendly and helpful

BO
BrianO
Cork
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as usual. Beef was well cooked and my wife had fish cakes which were perfectly made.

FAQs

The Wild Goose offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (022) 21934.

The Wild Goose is rated 4.5 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.