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The Castle Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Castle Cafe is a fully Licensed restaurant and cafe located at Blackrock Castle, Cork. We serve brunch and lunch 7 days a week and dinner from 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.
US$17 - US$25
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Irish, Cafe, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is set within the impressive grounds of Blackrock Castle on the bank of Cork Harbour and whilst very limited parking is available immediately outside the castle, a large public car park is located a mere 100 m past the castle. I attended a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank 972JamesO
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We came to tour the castle, but stopped in to the cafe to quickly grab coffee and a few pints. The more we ordered, the hungrier we got, and we wound up getting lunch for 9 adults. Oh my word! Fresh baked bread, possibly the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sunshine806777
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

My hubby booked us a table at this gorgeous restaurant during a recent trip to cork before Christmas and earned serious brownie points! The food was delicious, brilliant atmosphere and the friendliest most helpful staff we’ve every encountered! Not only did they help us with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JulieEnnis
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Wonderful service and interesting selection of wine to be had. Looking forward to heading back

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank del4dm
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal of roast chicken , followed by sticky toffee /brownie and coffees. With one glass of wine, and gratuity, our bill was €67 for 2. Service was unobtrusive and pleasant. Lovely food in a pretty setting with parking nearby.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SunrayT
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This was my third time visiting the above and they have always come up trumps for me.From the moment I entered I was greeted professionally and with a smile.The same level of service was carried out throughout my stay.(I came for Sunday breakfast).A special mention...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Our staff Christmas party took place in the Castle Café last Friday night. Everyone agreed that it had to be the most amazing set menu we had ever seen. The food itself was sublime, gourmet dishes, with ploughman's portions! Everyone was delighted. Michelle and Jerry,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Visited for a last-minute late lunch / early dinner this evening and really enjoyed our time here. There’s limited parking right outside or lots of spaces in a car park a minute’s walk away. We shared the chicken liver parfait to start which was served...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank m45
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions and always had a good experience until recently. This time, the service was, as usual, pleasant and highly efficient, However the chicken salad I ordered bore little resemblance to the menu description: Tasteless chicken perched...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DFMac714
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Good food just in time when you are good to step out on a Sunday! Amazing staff and good locating for a superb walk..

Date of visit: October 2018
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