Quay Co-Op Restaurant

Upstairs at The Co-op for Vegetarian & Vegan Dining in Cork

Upstairs at the Co-op is our Vegetarian restaurant which has been a staple of Cork’s food scene since 1982. Spacious dining spaces, overlooking the River Lee at the front and the kitchen at the back, are usually abuzz with lively topical conversation as fresh as the food. Vegetarians are spoilt for choice (which you will know if you are one, is very rare) with a menu also featuring lots of vegan, gluten-friendly & nut-free options. The relaxed nature inspired atmosphere, and our friendly, attentive wait staff make it a perfect place to dine.

Dishes are always created using the freshest ingredients, many of which are also available for take away in our Downstairs Deli & in the grocery store. For those on a plant based diet, you can rest assured that Upstairs and all of The Quay Co-op is exclusively vegetarian; with our focus is on sourcing sustainable produce and creating delicious dishes to please all palates.

Upstairs at The Co-op is open for lunch and dinner (start with breakfast in the Downstairs Deli-Café from 8am!) Wednesday to Saturday from 12 noon. Please make an advance reservation if possible but if the mood take you, walk-ins are always welcome. See below for a sample menu and please note that the menu may vary according to seasonal availability of produce.

We also offer a restaurant CALL & COLLECT SERVICE. Call +353 21 4317026 and PRESS 2 for the restaurant- during Upstairs Opening Hours.

  • Opening Hours:

    Wed/Thurs opens 12 noon & last sitting 8pm

    Friday/Saturday opens 12 noon & last sitting 9pm

  • Table Service

  • Pre-booking is encouraged & walk-ins are welcome

  • Call & Collect Service – Please call +353 21 4317026 & Press 2

  • See you Upstairs!

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We opened originally in 1982 as Cork’s first vegetarian restaurant and we continue to be passionate about vegetarian and vegan food, while promoting the personal and global benefits of a sustainable plant based lifestyle. We love to explore the many unique flavours that we have available to us from our vegetarian & gluten free bakery, from our Downstairs Deli and from our Health & Wholefood Shops, where there is always something new to try. We make everything in-house, using the best of seasonal ingredients and focus on supporting local suppliers, naturally. Our menu is a balance between vegetarian and vegan options.

As well as the option to book out Upstairs for a private event; on our second floor, we also have our dedicated private dining, event and meeting space, The Pawnbroker’s Office, which is available to book 7 days a week for community & corporate groups. Feel free to contact us on the number below with your enquiry and we’ll be delighted to assist.

Address: 24 Sullivan’s Quay, Cork, T12 X867

Phone: (021) 431 7026

Email: restaurant@quaycoop.com