The Wild Goose

4.6
88 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 88 people are saying
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Laurao
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to support local with great food and atmosphere. Savage tasty freshly baked food.

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JacquelineB
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We felt very safe, staff helpful and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, fabulous staff, beautiful restaurant

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Clodagh
Wicklow
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money & always have delicious food!

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LisaL
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were very good. Distance between tables made it feel safe

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DonnaM
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was lovely . Nice and quite was able to talk comfortably at the table

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ElizabethD
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great staff and food was delicious. Nothing is too much trouble. Restaurant and bathroom spotless. Every care is taken to look after guests.

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OrlaM
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service .... provided colours for the kids upon arrival and had them served promptly ... food was fabulous ... very enjoyable family dinner

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DianeO
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food and service and nice gluten free options.

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HannahH
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant food & service - great value for money thanks a mill all. Really enjoyed it

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DeanaH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had seen the sign for the Wild Goose on many trips to and from Donegal and other counties and always wanted to try it but never did. Then I won a voucher for there so I took it as a sign and decided to have a catchup with friends there. Each and everyone of us absolutely loved it. I tasted all my friend's food and everything was delicious. The Chicken & Mushroom Vol au Vant for starter stands out for me as the sauce was just devine oh and the mashed potato that I had with my salmon dinner was mouth watering! We will definitely go back there again, in fact, I've already recommended it to my family in the hope we can go back there relatively soon. On an additional note, the staff were very friendly!

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Sport
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of 4 and each of us had a fantastic meal, staff were fabulous. We will definitely be back again in the new year

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MaireadB
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always , excellent service, wings are a must 😁

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Tracy
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing great service and very clean. Highly recommend

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ColetteOs
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked dinner for 3 on Sunday. Straight forward to book. Super organized system in place at The Wild Goose. Greeted at the door by a member of staff who checked our booking who then let them know inside that we had arrived. Guided directly and promptly to our table. Cutlery individually wrapped. Food was spectacular and arrived very quickly. Staff repeatedly checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. A special mention to the girl serving who I think was new. She was fabulous a really lovely person. All COVID regulations were strictly adhered to. The place runs like absolute clockwork. The staff deserve massive credit for doing such an amazing job during a very difficult time. Hats off to the wild goose for making our meal so enjoyable and giving us a bit of normlity after a very hard year.

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SeanT
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely spot on. Ye should be proud of yer selves

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CiaraF
Cork
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and the service was great as it usually is!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere

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EllenD
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food in the wild goose is amazing. Compliments to the chef! The staff are so friendly and always willing to help. I have no problems recommending the wild goose in Mallow to anyone.

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GerO
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service in well spaced setting .
Would definitely eat there again .

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Aisling
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, food was fairly good, chicken tenders were kinda tasteless and the bread with the soup was 1.5×3 inches AT most and only one slice

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CatherineB
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit. Staff very friendly and efficient. Food amazing and very generous portions. Beers and cocktail so good. Looking forward to our return visit

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BernieO
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked table when we arrived it was ready service was fast and efficient felt safe with the set up hand sanitizer on table as well as when you walk in would have no problem eating there again or recommending it

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TommyL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from food down to staff couldn't fault the place. Always a pleasure dining at the wild goose

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SineadL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fab, very quick service from order to table.

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MartinM
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Great food. We will be back again for more.

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, very quick service, good value

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EmmaC
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

-chicken wings were absolutely reheated
-literal whole steak slapped in a steak sandwich that I felt like I had to disect to eat. Frozen veg that honestly looked disgusting couldn't even take a bite. Mash that had absolutely no seasoning or butter completely plain seemed like they had been reheated from earlier in the day.
Also purchased a 12 o steak was ordered medium well it came out a dry tateless slab of meat that did not appear to be fresh at all. paying 80 for a meal you'd expect more value for your money. Shame for a beautiful restaurant as seems like a gorgeous set up but unfortunately couldn't recommend as food was shocking

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Fantastic flavours!
We were all very happy with our food. One person was disappointed to see that the fresh fish option that we viewed on the online Sunday Lunch menu wasn't on the menu in the restaurant. It was fairly noisy in the restaurant with a lot of young children but that is probably to be expected on a Sunday, and the employees cannot control that anyway. Just a head's up!
Social distancing and hygiene measures were really well controlled. The exception being some people & children hanging around the benches at the front door (which need to be removed for that reason).
We were greeted at the front door by a friendly, upbeat employee with a visor who communicated to employees inside via a headset. We were brought in by another employee who seated us bang on our prebooked time. We were given printed menus (which were disposed of after use). And the cutlery came out in sealed paper bags which was unexpected but good to see. Every table had an antiseptic gel dispenser on the table. The food came out within minutes which was impressive. Every employee was communicative, friendly and prompt. We couldn't be happier with the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall it was very good no complaints from any of our group would recommend to anybody

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BrendanG
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

plenty room for everybody. service was prompt, as was the food. nobody made us feel as if we were in a covid risk area at any time.

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Happy1
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always.felt very safe.Well done to all

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MaureenO
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable - well able to handle Covid 19 restrictions

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MartinaK
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Beef was tough .everything else was nice .very good for following covid rules

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TerriR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi There,

had a lovely meal and enjoyed the evening, however not your fault, but there was a very annoying woman sitting at the table under the T.V., just herself and her husband. She kept looking over at me, Staring at me which made me feel very uncomfortable. I know we are not regulars and maybe she was wondering who we were but there was no need for the stares... Apart from that the meal was divine, I would highly recommend your restaurant to my friends. in fact I intend to visit with my sisters soon.

kindest regards,

Terri Ryan

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PaulO
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great family lunch with good food and fast service

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Beaner91
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Eibhin M (41 reviews)
We visited this restaurant as it was the closest to the nursing home thar I was visiting an aunt. It was Sunday at lunchtime and booked it online. Staff were very friendly and all wearing masks. There were signs saying everything was sanitised including condiments. We ordered our food and it came out very quickly. Too quickly to say it was fresh however it was nice. A server came over to clean a table after a couple left and to say it took him less than one min to clean it was an understatement.

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely night out, great food and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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Paul
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Has gone way down hill, used to go there regularly with my partner. Went last week and had chicken goujans and chips! The chips were like a child portion and chicken gougans was like something out of the freezer. Wont be in a rush back there again for a few months!

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Aoife
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service, couldn’t get over how quickly we received our meals. Absolutely delicious and great value. Will be back to try their great value cocktails

FAQs

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

The Wild Goose is rated 4.6 stars by 88 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.