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The Castle Cafe

€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 7911
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“wild boar” (6 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here on a busy Sunday and we were informed there would be a 30 minute wait so we left our number and we went for a walk. We received a call after about 20 minutes that a table was available. We had cappuccino,...More

Thank Redsionnach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meet my friend here for dinner. Service was quick and food was top notch. Great view of the castle while your eating. We will be back.

Thank jennifer h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend for lunch here on a Sunday afternoon recently. We got soup and sandwiches and they were beautiful..hot soup fresh bread and great service. Coffee is lovely and the chocolate cups are Devine! There is a lovely atmosphere here and it's a great...More

Thank Keeva93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Headed off for a Sunday brunch based on the really good reviews and not disappointed. Not familiar with Cork but found this easy to find and easy to park and easy to like ! Nice setting, very pleasant and efficient team running the cafe, this...More

Thank phil01822
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Recently ate here with a friend in a Friday night , staff were so accommodating in advance as I had to change the booking three times. Arrived to a friendly welcome restaurant had a really lovely atmosphere,menu choice was great food arrived very prompt,wine selection...More

Thank JazzK32
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We have visited here on a few occasions in recent months. Our first visit was on a lovely warm day and it was so busy but the staff were so helpful and located a seat as my mum who has had a stroke was with...More

Thank cumba68
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great venue, stand out service, warm welcome and good food....Cannot think of a better way to while away an afternoon. The castle setting was a winner straight off with the kids in our family group. Despite a wet afternoon the all glass restuarant made sure...More

Thank JerryDublin2014
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This trendy spot has all the strengths to survive the fate of fidget spinners. Playing heavily on psycholocial tricks to set the scene. An area to wait out your anticipation at the chance to eat there, sets the scene in a beautiful dining area with...More

Thank owen f
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were a large party of 35. The service and the food was excellent. The room was beautiful and atmospheric with a large fire burning. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Even the coffee after the meal was divine. We brought our own celebratory cake which the...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A nice little surprise. Kids meal lovely cakes and coffee lovely. Staff friendly. Place spotlessly clean. Would def go back.

Thank silenone
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Nearby Attractions
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
255 reviews
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2.75 km away
Collins Barracks Museum
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2.85 km away
Daly's Bridge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 435 7911
The Castle Cafe is a fully Licensed restaurant and cafe located at Blackrock castle, Cork.We serve brunch and lunch 7 days a week from 10am until 5pm and dinner from 5pm until 9pm Tuesday to Saturday.
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