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The Church Restaurant

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About
The Church Restaurant is located in the heart of Skibbereen Town in West Cork, it was originally a Methodist Church from 1833 to 2003. Steeped in history and character with lovely stained glass windows and high wooden ceilings, The Church Restaurant is open 7 days a week serving a variety of locally sourced produce. All beef & meat served in this restaurant is of Irish origin and purchased in the local butcher shop. Fresh fish comes from the local shores of Union Hall and vegetables are purchased daily for local suppliers.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, European, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I recently visited the Church restaurant for lunch. It was very busy but we had a reservation so we got a nice table. The staff were nice and friendly and helpful. I had Brie for starters and it was delicious. I had...roast beef with fresh vegetables and potatoes. It was delicious. My daughter had the burger with salad and chips and she loved it. My son in law had the hake and it was great. We had apple crumble for desert and roulade and they would melt in your mouth. The atmosphere is lovely and it is such a beautiful setting. We will be back again soon.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding, food was absolutely gorgeous. The staff are lovely especially Deirdre our waitress………..

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened by this place on the Friday night and made a reservation for the following evening. We’re we so glad we did. Fabulous place and the “look” is amazing. I can’t say enough about the hospitality and politeness. The food was excellent. I had sirloin...and my wife had hake. Both were very good. Would recommend highlyMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our food was delicious, the building is a great place to sit and eat and take in the lively surroundings. All the servers we interacted with were very friendly and chatty. Nice atmosphere, welcoming and clean. Lots of veggie/vegan options from the wok dish menu.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soup was amazing, also the chicken Cesar salad was great. Staff were friendly. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022

visited the church for dinner on sunday to celebrate my sister in laws birthday,while we were spending the weekend in skibbereen.the restaurant is beautiful with stained glass windows throughout.the staff were great as was the food.there were 4 of us and all our meals were...amazing from starters through mains and desserts and they made a big fuss for the birthday girl!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Great to see this restaurant is still fantastic for food & service. Well done to all involved we had a delicious lunch & look forward to our next visit in a couple of weeks for the evening meal

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 February 2022 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here recently with a great old friend. We had the main & dessert. I had the most delicious rack of lamb, cooked exactly 💯 as ordered. My friend had hake which was moist & flavoursome. We both had a dessert tasting...plate which included. A roulade, chocolate mousse & wonderful raspberries. These were all delicious. Thewe was a honeycomb cheese cake also as part of the plate. The other thing I must mentioning the staff. We sat outside due to covid health concerns even though the inside has a lovely vaulted ceiling We were waited upon by a delightful & attentive waitress, Siun. To say she is the perfect front of house woman is not exaggerating one bit. Attentive & caring even though she was busy. The owner Regina was also a delight. Even going so far as to give her personal rug when I was feeling a bit chilled. The Chef Christian produced a sublime meal that would equal anything available in Cork or indeed Vienna where I visited recently. I enjoyed it so much I will return next week ☺️More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022 via mobile

We were able to enjoy a delicious meal here with our dog. They have a gorgeous outdoor setting and the staff were so friendly. Myself and my partner ordered the fish and chips and my god it was delicious! The fish was cooked beautifully. I...would highly recommend everyone going to this place! Top class food and service!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2021

Great food, but the waitress does NOT listen. A group of us were there for an evening meal recently and the food was great for everyone. I ordered a steak with nothing on the plate except the steak - No pepper, salt, garnish or anything...else - The steak arrived with several different additions - Trying to make little of it, I did not complain but asked for a clean plate so I could transfer the steak. The waitress did not seem to understand - I repeated my initial instructions and she said that chefs are trained to make meals look good - I again asked if I could have a clean plate - She continued to discuss, so my wife intervened and asked her if she could get the plate. The Plate was eventually provided and a very enjoyable meal was had. Their idea of covid Cert checking is SLACK - When asked for the Certs, I as I picked our 2 certs out of my pocket and the waitress said that's OK from a distance of about 5 feet - the certs I was holding could have been anythingMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Venture488276
22 December 2021|
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Response from JerryIreland | Reviewed this property |
Hi I know that they do vouchers, but not sure about online. i do know that the owner is very helpful, so i'd suggest that you contact her.
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Guapa28
27 April 2018|
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Response from Tubalt | Reviewed this property |
There is a menu for all times of day online, just Google church restaurant Skibbereen. There is also one on display outside as well. They don't change the menu very often but there are always daily specials.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Church Restaurant

Yes, The Church Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Church Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Church Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5