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It’s been a guesthouse and the village bookshop among other things, but this cosy, proudly run restaurant has always kept its name. The concise daily m...
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PILGRIM'S is a small restaurant set in the rural village of Rosscarbery West Cork. Serving a seasonally crafted ever-changing daily menu. Our dishes are full of lip-smacking punchy flavours. Bringing together (our favourite) tastes from the growers and wilds of West Cork. Come eat, drink and have a good time.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Irish, European
Reservations, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 December 2021 via mobile

The food was fantastic, it always challenges my taste buds and the staff was so friendly, a great experience again. Keep up the great work.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 27 November 2021

Yet again I have dined at Pilgrims. And as usual I have come away having experienced an amazing evening. The food was outstanding, the ambience superb, and the staff a delight. I can’t wait to dine there again

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 29 October 2021

Visited tonight and had a wonderful dinner. Was unsure of the menu beforehand. Every morsel of food was served with care and love. Great welcome from friendly staff and found prices very reasonable. A relaxed and friendly place to eat and relax.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Very knowledgeable staff and supertasty/yummy food, very welcoming for vegans as well! Will definitively return and use word of mouth to get everyone to go there.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021

Having heard lots of great things about Pilgrims and read multiple positive reviews in advance, I was so disappointed with this restaurant experience. We went for Sunday lunch and the menu was well considered and varied. The food on the whole was very good however...it was severely undermined by incredibly bad customer service. There was several incidents with rude inexperienced staff topped off by a manager response that showed really poor consideration of basic customer care. I appreciate that recruitment is difficult during the pandemic but a Michelin star standard restaurant should really do better in terms of training and customer service etc. It was an expensive meal and while the food was good, the experience left a bad taste.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

Sadie runs a fantastic restaurant the food was delicious. There was four of us so we got one of each starter and mains so we tried everything on the dinner menu and everything was just fabulous! The battered monkfish was stunning. The staff are so...friendly and knowledgeable they couldn't do enough for us. Thanks you and I hope to return. PS the outside dinning was done very well - hardly noticed i was outside.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 August 2021

This place just keeps getting better and we always leave very happy. The food (we stuck to vegetarian) and service are excellent and we will back.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021

We were three couples, all in-laws, having a long awaited get together. I found the food just wonderful, and it really was such a treat after settling for home cooking and mediocre takeaways for such a long time. The staff were so friendly and warm,...the ambience cosy. I loved my starter of monkfish adapted for my coeliac diet and the gorgeous John Dory. It was all so tasty. My only suggestion I’d have loved some gf fresh home baked bread. Those who had the lamb loved it, and the spicy mussels starter was great.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

Yet again Pilgrims didn't let us down. Fabulous meal in the lovely outdoor space created at the back of the restaurant. Sadie has worked wonders transforming the walled in area into a gorgeous comfortable space. You would hardly know you were outside. Tables very well...spaced out, outdoor heaters, marquee type cover overhead, lots of blankets if you wanted one. Evening we had dinner was dry - but even if there was rain you'd be comfortable and well protected. Food, as usual, was amazing. The set dinner is great value and included a little amuse bouche type bite, bread and a little chocolate at the end. The sheep's cheese and chard cannelloni starter was so tasty as was the beer battered monkfish. The vegetarian option main course sounded great but we opted for the lamb and the john dory. Between the four of us we tried all three desserts - and all proclaimed our own choice the best option. Nice wine/ drinks list. Another great evening had by all- we'll certainly be back again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 22 June 2021 via mobile

The “rustic,” comfortable outdoor setting complemented the anything but rustic wonderful food! All the food was, from starters to desserts, excellent- superb basic ingredients, perfectly balanced flavours and excellent portions. The combination of ingredients and seasoning was exciting and unusual without being pretentious., and beautifully...presented. The service was friendly and highly efficient, resulting in a lovely relaxed vibe. Having eaten here indoors previously I am in awe at how they have transitioned to the outdoor setting, creating a different ambience without losing the quality of the food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5