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Paradiso guestbook

Guestbook? Very 1997 that, you say. Well, this one’s been around that long and we’ve loved receiving and publishing feedback from around the world. If you’re more inclined towards the busy high street of all things webby, go to our Tripadvisor page to have your say. On the other hand, if you have a fondness for the old-school or a tendency to the quietly retro, do please post a message here. Go on …

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Olivia – New


My boyfriend and I have recently moved to Cork and I heard great things about Cafe Paradiso as soon as I got here – lucky me its also vegetarian! Went there on Saturday night and absolutely loved it, not sure what the NZ connection is…but with the paua shells and the picture of a tiki on the wall next to where we were sitting there definitely must be one… The food was absolutely devine, everything had lots of flavour and I was absolutely spoilt for choice with being able to pick ANYTHING from the menu instead of 1 or 2 items. My boyfriend also loved the meal, esp the couscous crusted aubergine…We had starters, wine, main and dessert and everything was absolutely perfect.
Will definitely be going back there again – my new found favourite restaurant!

frida – sweden


Hello Dennis and paradiso!
Now it´s one year since i were at cafe paradiso and i really miss that time youre restaurant is the best, i hope i can come back soon again!

pauline burke – Limerick


Having read all comments must come and see for myself!

David – Cornwall


Any news yet of the new (2007) book ?

Petra – Toscana,


I’ll been in Cork this summer, I’ll sure come to visit you!! ;)

Kerry & Howard – London


We’re just back (yesterday) from a trip to Cork that I am not embarrassed to say was due entirely to the fact that your restaurant is there… I’d bought the first book and was blown away by how inspirational the recipes are and how magnificently they turned out. My OH is completely vegetarian whereas I am pescetarian and is always fed up with the limitations of “smart restaurants” and their one, tired and boring veggie option that I could probably cook better at home. So, I decided to give him a real anniversary treat. We were so excited and couldnt wait til the following night that we got a table as soon as we landed, thus dining there two nights running. The food was superb and I had to buy the second book there and then. We both of us forced down three courses both nights (which we never do)so we’re hitting the gym next week but it was absolutely sensational. We’ve already recommended the book and the restaurant to frequent visitors to Ireland and I am already pondering our next visit! Just writing this is making me hungry! I cant recommend your books or your restaurane highly enough and commend you on such innovative and inspired food and such great, friendly staff. You deserve real success and what you’ve created is testimony to that

jenny mckenna – oxford


love your four seasons book and have spread the word and fed friends on the easier recipes. must come and eat the real stuff. the veg. info on this site is v. welcome, what about vegetarian hotels bbs etc? am trying hard with my own small vegetable beds, and took your advice on using the wild garlic growing in my little urban orchard.

Margaret Prunty – New


First of all, I would take the music of “YES” to that deserted island. Their music lasts forever and ever and ever, so one could never get bored.

I am surprised that there are no other New Yorkers writing entries here or talking about your cookbook which I will soon purchase. I hope to visit Cork (for the first time) sometime in 2007 …and from the reviews I have read about your place, would definitely consider staying/eating at Cafe Paradiso. My brother Will is chef over here…currently working at “Frankie Sputinos” in Brooklyn (sorry, we are not vegetarians…Mom and Dad raised us on meat and potatoes)
but perhaps a visit to your restaurant would permanently alter my palate—for the better.
I have been considering giving up meat for many years but have yet to take the plunge 100%.

Until my visit, I wish you continued success with your restaurant, hotel and cookbook writings.
Sincerely, Margaret

Kylie and Andy – Hove,


We just wanted to drop a line to thank you so much for our visit of this week. You made us feel very warmly welcomed throughout our stay and the food, as always was just fantastic. That truffley soup is a thing of beauty and I shan’t forget it. This was our first Paradiso breakfast and we were both completely stuffed – your portions are incredibly generous – and couldn’t believe the attention lavished on them. And great coffee! Can’t say better than that. The room was lovely too – I really enjoyed huddling in the throw and enjoying a read of the books and magazines listening to Brian Eno. Looking forward to the next visit.


Kylie and Andy

Asma –


This must be a strange review to read . I actually heard about Cafe Paradiso from my English teacher , Mr.Darcy ( a friend of yours ) back in 12th grade in Tripoli , Libya ( 2003 ) when we were studying the Italian movie . It’s cool that I found this website .
It’s my bad luck that I haven’t been to it yet , but from the amazing reviews I read above , and from recalling Mr.Darcy’s perfectionism , I’m sure I wouldn’t be disappointed .
Keep it up !

Bridget – Vancouver,


Happily stumbled upon Cafe Paradiso when visiting Cork last June. We were starving, weary and carting around our 2 month-old babe. The lovely ladies welcomed us in and served us the most amazing fare!
Best cuisine we had in our 6 weeks in Europe.
We’ll definitely be back.

Talia & the Enrights – Australian


Had the most delicious meal tonight, can’t thank you enough. I LOVED not having to look for the vegetarian option _ Keep up the sensational work!

Ruth – Dublin


We’ve stayed in Cafe Paradiso twice in the last year or so, the first time my boyfriend proposed to me in one of the rooms and the second time was part of our honeymoon! I LOVE Cafe Paradiso, and not just for the food. Bridget was the perfect, perfect hostess, looking after us when our car got locked in the car park across the way and celebrating our engagement with us. We actually nearly cried when we saw the breakfast menu, it was so nice to be able to choose from everything on the menu. Of course we will be back! Ruth and James

Cath Dunning (Stone) – Australia


family members reccommended, passed on to best friends…. thank you Biddy for making their stay so enjoyable!
Cath xxx

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