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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 …

Sign the guestbook
Jean Lomas – Toronto


Denis and Bridget …

love the new site, and the new rooms look incredible too!

I still look back fondly on my memories of Cafe P, and hope to come back at some point as I can’t get all those amazing meals out of my mind. Still looking for a Canadian equivalent but something tells me I’ll just have to save up for a plane ticket!

I miss you all and hope you’re well :)

Sarah Persey & Scott Irving – London


We are so glad we made our culinary pilgrimage to Paradiso. After enjoying your books, we were very excited about coming to the “source” and we were not disappointed. Two great nights of stunning food and wine. Thanks

Liz Wyman – Stoke-on-Trent


Finally got round to visiting for 2 nights in August – what can I say? I was worried that because I love the books so much I’d be disappointed when I got there – but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Everything was perfect. Thanks for 2 wonderful evenings.

Kylie – Hove


Partner told me to look at the updated site and it looks really lovely as do the new rooms upstairs. Already trying to think of a way to make my partner pay for me to sleep there as well as eat. Still, can’t complain. Coming for lunch at the restaurant soon and really looking forward to it, especially having looked at the menu options at the moment. Yum.

Noelle Mc Carthy – Auckland


Look at the beautiful new rooms!!! So homesick for you all this morning. Well, Winston P has been made foreign minister anyway so I’ll probably be booted out soon..
Love to you all xxxNoel

Hannah McNamara – London


Hello all. I visited your cute wee restaurant last July (special occasion) and was absolutely blown away by the amazing food, atmosphere, wine and service. Thank you to Sam, (cheeky but adorable kiwi boy) and to Suzy, (I think she might be Sam’s gorgeous sister) for going the extra mile and making our evening memorable. Recommendations given to us on the food and the wine, (Yay St Claire Sav), were spot on. Hope to see you kids on our return this July. All our love and thanks. Hannah and Benjamin

Fiona Ellis –


It’s just a week since we left Cork after eating three of the best meals I’ve had anywhere. You’ve got everything just right. The cooking is imaginative, delicious and executed to perfection. The flavours balance and surprise. But front of house is also important and that’s where Bridget shines. She makes you feel like a friend who has popped in for dinner. Finally, at the risk of sycophancy, the staff are great too – they really care about and know about the food. They were so helpful in our attempts to identify English equivalents of those excellent Irish cheeses so we can use the cookbooks properly at home. I acquired two signed books so I can give my battered, annotated copies away and bring more fans into the fold.

Can’t wait to return and sample another seasonal menu.

Fiona Ellis (on behalf of self and Cinzia Hardy, Margaret Lonergan and Susan Coughlan)

Ruth Clydesdale – London


My partner had told me how out of this world Cafe Paradiso is, but I thought he was exaggerating…. not so! Words simply can’t convey the magic of your food and atmosphere. Paradiso it truly is – this is how food should taste. Thank you!!

Ian Les Paul – BC


Hi Den and Bridget,
Just thought I’d let y’all know, the Hillbillies are on the move again!
We just bought a new farm on the Canadian Prairies. A honkin’ big one!
Still miss you both and your magic restaurant. Believe me there is nothing like it anywhere else!
Take care of each other, hope to see you one day
Love Ian & Kim…

Denis Cotter comments: – Lovely to hear from you. Er…how big? Are you two avoiding each other at opposite ends of the prairie?

Sharon Gamm – Wisconsin


To my delight the other day when I was in my local bookstore, I came upon Cafe Paradiso Seasons cookbook. When I was in Cork 3-4 years ago, I was stunned by the food I had at the restaurant and went back again in my 3 day visit. The cookbook I purchased then was written, of course, for your cooking settings, so this one I can actually try and recreate the beautiful food in it without burning it.
Thank you for such wonderful food and now, recipes. Also it’s the first time I have seen the use of pumpkin oil that I have on the shelf and never have used.

Louis Austin – London


wow!!!! A revalation, one of the best meals I have ever had (twice). A week-end in Cork was transformed, 6 of us had a memorable meal on St.Patricks day. How often do you visit the same place twice on a short city break—-we did, and the 2nd time was even better!!! Thanks so much

Paul Sandom – Nottingham,


We were visting Cork for the first time this weekend and decided to have a meal with you on friday night as it had been recommended in the guidebook. we were lucky to get a table and have got to admit that it was the best meal we have ever had. It will make coming back to Ireland and Cork sometime soon a definite need to do and we haven’t stopped recommending you to our friends since getting back home. We had a meal at Raymond blancs restaurant le manoir de quatre saisons last year and you more than compare. Thank you so much for your hospitality and wonderful food, heres hoping to visit Ireland again very soon.

John B – cork


Well done on the new direction with the Lunch Menu! – had a very enjoyable afternoon sitting outside paradiso last saturday – woo-hoo! Spring is here!

Dr V Renugopalakrishnan – Massachusetts,


My visit to Cafe Paradiso remains permanently etched in my memory. The menu was truly excepptional and incomparable. Dennis Cotter has done a great job in organizing this restaurant. I wish you would consider opening another one hear Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Regards

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