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The Fish Kitchen

New Street, Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 56651
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (63 reviews)
“crab cakes” (22 reviews)
“prawns” (45 reviews)
Irish, Fusion, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
New Street, Bantry, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One place I will always recommend to everyone,excellent food matched by service, never disappointed. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table as we didn’t have a booking. We had a delicious meal. Everything was freshly cooked, and well presented and tastes and flavours were superb. The staff were friyand professional

Thank Oaktree99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh, delicious food. This place was a treat. Located above the fish market, it's cozy - probably seats about 30. Attentive staff and great food made for a wonderful evening. Would definitely go back.

Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a mid week lunch. Managed to get a table because it is always very busy. The food was delicious, the service very good, staff have a great sense of humour. Whats more to say...magic.

Thank VnO2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant had been recommended to us by a local and we were lucky to get a table . The restaurant is small and intimate and the staff friendly and attentive. We couldn't fault the food - tasty, fresh and well cooked. My husband had...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and busy, the staff are helpful and the food is delicious. The Fish Chowder is fishy and lemony with soda bread on the side......my mouth is watering as I think of it. The open crab sandwiches are heaped and have a lovely crunchy...More

Thank suebociek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wonderful restaurant is a little gem I discovered whilst in Bantry . Above the fishmonger it is well worth a visit. Friendly staff, serious food. Specials from days catch beautifully prepared. Good wine list. I highly recommend a visit.

Thank Marian K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As reviewers have said it is a small restaurant up narrow stairs with buckets of ambience and charm. Booking essential. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Frankly I loved everything about the location with the one big exception: food was mediocre. I had the sefood...More

Thank 00zerg999
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would thoroughly recommend The Fish Kitchen, above the wet fish shop in Bantry. It is always busy, with a lovely atmosphere, the owner is very friendly, funny and helpful and the seafood is first class. Our favourite restaurant in Bantry but don't forget to...More

Thank SaveTheBees
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We booked a few weeks before travelling , which is a must ! While we ate loads of people were turned away Atmosphere sphere was fantastic laid back, funny but serious about their food My haddock and chips with mushy peas was the best ever,...More

Thank ProfessorRathgar
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Susan A
18 April 2016|
Response from FishKitchen | Property representative |
Susan, Apologies for not replying sooner. Our capacity is 28, and that's the only space we have. I could suggest Manning Emporium, or Dan Phils for a group this size. Neither would be a private room but you perhaps could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Street, Bantry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bantry
  • Phone Number: +353 27 56651
  • E-mail
WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL THE 28th OF JANUARY The Fish Kitchen is a family run business that prides itself in having a menu that is almost entirely all fish with the exception of sirloin steak. The Local fish shop downstairs, our main provider of fish ensures an excellent supply of the freshest fish in the South West. Where possible fish is sourced locally from the coops and trawlers of the South Western ports.We have the finest Mussels, Prawns ,Scallops and Lobster on our doorstep in Bantry Harbour, For further information on the source of our ingredients follow the link to our website.Our Food is Simple, Fresh and Locally Sourced.
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