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The Church Restaurant

Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
+353 28 23625
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
Irish, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

This converted church really works as a restaurant. The food is excellent, we had both dinner and brunch. We were a large group and they coped very well. It was definitely a highlight of our stay in the Skibereen area and I would definitely go...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our favourite restaurant from our week's holiday in West Cork. We loved everything about it - food, service, surroundings. We had a really super dinner there - it opens 9am to 9pm. We were very lucky to get a table as we hadn't...More

Thank Mairead J
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the monkfish and this was a bit dry, probably overcooked and over seasoned with way too much salt; should have been better considering the high price for the meal, the mash and asparagus were cooked very well. Nice atmosphere however slow service.

Thank hackneyflowers
Reviewed 4 days ago

What decor.Amazing.The warmth of the decor is. Fabolous.We had a gorgeous warm chicken salad. The amount of choices available on the menu is excellent.Really worth a visit.

Thank caseymar1234
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food choices and accommodating big family tables. Lovingly restored after recent fire makes this a very special place. Excellent fish courses and plenty for children to choose from. Wonderful desserts.

Thank Meg H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building, excellent staff and food. We were accommodated even though they were full and we had three children. Not cheap but certainly not overpriced for the excellent fare we received. Lovely atmosphere. We will be back! Well done!

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Generous helpings, good standard food at lunchtime. Unusual setting, an old church renovated to look churchy.

Thank GYWX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and the restaurant was quiet enough. The building is beautiful, but the service and food was only grand. Just missed the finer details such as we had to ask for water it wasn't offered. I ordered the beef which was rather tough, also...More

1  Thank SCIreland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just dined, setting excellent, food superb, ambiance excellent. Rack of lamb is my recommendation. A must if you are in the area.

Thank Trevor J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has it all. Great feeling when you walk in the door. Atmosphere inside was fabulous. Real buzz. The staff was so friendly. The food was great. Good selection. Can't wait to visit afain

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 23625
  • E-mail
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.
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