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The Fish Kitchen

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New Street, Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 56651
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Cork, Ireland
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is truly amazing. The fresh fish and standard of food is top class.The staff are welcoming and the ambiance really adds to a great evening. This restaurant is worth the trip to west cork.

Thank conor h
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying at a guest house in Ballylicky. I'm from the UK and I had data roaming turned off. I wanted to book a table so checked the web site and saw I could book on line. Using my guest house WiFi I filled in the required details. Had some weird issue either having to put I wanted a... More 

Thank Jimlad69
County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had booked for 8, then 9 and in the end there was a tenth lady came. All of us were fitted in with good humour, even though the small restaurant was packed with diners. All of us were very happy with the quality of the food, attractively presented. The choice of fish was excellent and those who ordered black... More 

Thank 640moriyama
Reno, Nevada
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261 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a starter plate of mussels and then an open faced sandwich with Dingle Bay crab. WOW. The mussels were very tasty and fresh, but the crab was the best ever. The place is upstairs of a fresh seafood shop and right across from a Supervalu supermarket that I would love to take back home with all its contents.

Thank Eddie L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many reviewers, going to The Fish Kitchen when visiting Bantry is a must. The quality of the food they produce from the modest kitchen is truly outstanding.The fact that this excellent restaurant is always busy is a sign of its popularity. The soda bread is very good and there is an excellent choice of dishes. The fish dishes are... More 

Thank Gareth J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint little restaurant in the middle of Bantry town with the most delicious local seafood and much more.

Thank Clare E
Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it .. great food .. friendly people .. the wine was awesome - would recommend for sure - not to be missed if you are in Bantry

Thank Gian Maria C
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Bantry twice each year on average and always make a point of booking a table at The Fish Kitchen, it is reliably excellent. The food is mainly simply-cooked fresh fish (as fish should be) done very well, with efficient and friendly service - the only place to eat if you are in Bantry

Thank jill1242014
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on the recommendation of the owner of the B&B we were staying at. Neither I nor my friend were expecting what we found. We shared a two course fish platter. The only slight misstep was the seasoning on one of our shellfish (served in small morsels in the shell), where the salt bled into the liquid, leaving... More 

Thank Marc K
Glengarriff, Ireland
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always thoroughly enjoyed whatever I have ordered. The food is perfect. My mouth waters whenever I think of the Fish Kitchen. My husband and I eat there as often as we can. Dermott is charming and a wonderful host.

Thank Penny K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Irish, Fusion, Seafood, Soups, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?