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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews steak duck pate creme brûlée crab claws cooked to perfection fabulous meal a real gem bantry bay wine list staff were lovely noel starters chef cancellation specials ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were very professional and friendly. The sourdough bread was the nicest l have ever had in ireland as was the mashed potato. The monkfish and Cod were fabulous. The rice pudding, creme brulee and coffee were all so good . We are really...looking forward to our next visit when in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate in this lovely restaurant last week and had a fabulous meal. It was difficult to get a booking and it is clear to see why. The staff is lovely and friendly and very professional. We both had the same meal wild mushroom soup...with beautiful breads and steaks which were cooked to perfection and accompanied by a selection of veg, creamed potatoes and fries. If you take the quality of the food and the ambience into consideration it was very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent. We had been warned to book this restaurant well in advance as it is very special and I’m so glad that we did. It looks so unassuming from outside but the FOOD! We have eaten black sole on the bone in many great...restaurants and can honestly say this was the best we have ever had and the crab toes and the hake all great . Service couldn’t have been better. An exceptional little gem.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

Simply brilliant food, excellent service and super friendly. This is a real gem of a restaurant. From arrival to departure we could not fault this place. Have the fillet steak- simply one of the best steaks I've ever had.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

Everything about this pretty restaurant recommends it, from the warm welcome from Noel, to the excellent food served. We had warm scampi salad-huge pieces of langoustine in a crisp jacket, and deep-fried Brie to start, then succulent steak and sous vide lamb with accompanying fresh,...in-season vegetables. The quality was extraordinary. A delicious creme brûlée and Irish coffee finished this exemplary meal. The atmosphere was relaxed and quiet, despite all tables being occupied and the bill not too eye-watering at around €100.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022

Every meal here is terrific. The steaks are superb and the staff both professional and friendly. As busy as this little gem of a restaurant is, Noel was kind enough to ring after a cancellation and got a table for two for us on short...notice.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

A centre of culinary excellence located just outside Bantry, in an unassuming shed like building with plenty of parking. Inside it is cosy and bustling and usually full. The food is of an excellent quality. A relatively small menu but here is something for everyone....The steak and duck dishes are both particularly impressive. The quality of the vegetables is also excellent. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 October 2021

We were lucky to eat here two nights during our recent visit to Bantry (we stayed across the road at Seafort) and we couldn't have been happier with our evenings. The restaurant is relaxing with excellent staff and a welcoming vibe. The wine list was...interesting, varied and very reasonably priced. The food was excellent and with very generous portions. We certainly understood why booking is an absolute must as this restaurant is a gem and we'd love if it was a local of ours... alas, it's not! Also, the curious presence of a very, very old menu for Corks' "Oyster Tavern" was delightful & reminded me of my college days... a few years ago....More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021

After 5 months in Ireland, including Dublin, I can say this was one of the two best meals we have had here. The ambience, the food, the presentation and the wait staff, are outstanding. The prices are also extremely reasonable for the experience. If you...are anywhere near, it is worth the visit!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

What a fabulous meal! The whole thing was so enjoyable. The staff were great - really attentive and professional. I had crab claws which were gorgeous and then the duck. The others had steak which was delicious. There was a good selection of wine too....Would recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Stopped off last Friday for lunch, as always a plessure to be greeted by Noel and team. The food was amazing , choice unbelievable, exceptional quality and value for money, looking forward to visiting again👏👏

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

We were are a party of 5 today and each one of us were absolutely delighted with our meals. From start to finish it was delicious. The best food we have eaten in a long long time.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

Some of the best food I have eaten in Ireland. Wonderful service, excellent food. I’ll be back again. If we had the option we would give ten stars.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

Best food in Bantry. I’ve eaten in most places in Bantry after second year in the row doing staycation there with the family. Noel and the team are brilliant. I forgot the chef’s name who needs a mention tooZ We were seated outdoor because not...all of us were fully vaccinated but it was a bit cold in their outdoor huts with no heating. We kindly ask to move to another outdoor seat (having 2 young kids and granny) where heaters are available and this was swiftly accommodated. Two/ three dishes on the menu change regularly depending on what the delivery man brings to the kitchen. Steaks are beautiful and always couple of specials available. The only (very small) disappointment was couple of wines I asked for were not available. Delivery was coming the next day but the wine list is not huge so fairly limited options when is comes to a little bit more premium wines. Overall a brilliant visit with great food and good solid service. PS: Noel, please do pop in for a drink when you visit Dublin in November (Martin and the family) 😉More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Would recommend to everyone! Food was fresh and delicious! Really had a lovely meal. They have pods for out door dining which are sheltered. Great service too!

Date of visit: August 2021
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