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€7 - €19
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Irish, European, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

This restaurant is located in what seemed like a neighborhood. We met as a group on a Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere is inviting with nice decorating, but for some reason the acoustics are loud so it is a bit noisy to have a conversation. The...food was outstanding. We started with Chicken Pate with Bread. I then opted for the Vegetarian Pasta. It was extremely good. Several of my table mates had the Sirloin for their Sunday dinner. It was a welcoming place to spend the afternoon. (September, 2022)More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

Excellent meal & lovely staff.. Mains were gorgeous & the desserts are fab..Will definitely be back..

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

This is a lovely spot with genuinely great cooking. John Dory special was great and the slow cooked beef spectacular. Nice sides too. Decor, atmosphere and service all very good.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022 via mobile

First, this is NOT a cafe. It is a full blown restaurant called "The Pier", and what a marvellous restaurant. The menu is creative and imaginative with excellent local produce. A good sign is that most of the patrons are locals and there is a...very warm, friendly atmosphere. I had the stuffed baby squid which was yummy, filled with feta and chorizo with apple and fennel chutney and romesco sauce. Mind blowing. The roasted free range chicken is to die for with shield mushrooms and more. There is a great selection of wines all reasonably priced. Great choice of dessert. Try the cinnamon apple pieMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2022 via mobile

Walked in unannounced , scilly us . Sarah was very helpful , table of 11, service fast and polite , food excellent. Lovely Prawn Linguini. Restaurant busy , good atmosphere. Thanks / The Edmondson’s

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 November 2022 via mobile

Sunday lunch delight €67 for two, a starter, two mains, two deserts, coffee and a beer - very good value! Food was absolutely fabulous, ribs starter gorgeous fish main generous and tasty, slow cooked beef melt in your mouth. And the deserts were a delight!...The biggest risk is you might never want to cook Sunday lunch for yourself again!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

Had a meal here last Thursday with my wife. As always a lovely atmosphere. Food was really good. Nice choice. Miss the Curry they had last year.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

We have enjoyed 2 excellent meals at The pier this summer, would recommend to anyone. The menu is small but well varied and well priced. Excellent staff.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

Visited restaurant in August. Just walked in. Despite two large groups arriving they gave me a table. Nicest meal I've had in a long time. Very friendly and efficient staff. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

Went with my extended family for a meal here on a busy July Saturday evening. We were probably the last big group to be seated for the evening so we were probably seeing the restaurant team at its most stretched. Despite this everything was very...very good from start to finish. From the moment we sat down, we had water filled and refilled, the team knew the menus and specials. Throughout the evening the service was friendly and professional and the quality of the food was excellent. All seven of us really enjoyed their meals. Fish specials were especially good. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

Fantastic and interesting food throughout the menu, great welcoming staff and lovely ambience. This was the best food of our trip by far!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here recently and have to say it was top notch. This was my first visit to the Pier Cafe but certainly won't be my last. This is a cosy, buzzy restaurant with a nice atmosphere and nicely decorated. Myself and my partner...both went for the Salmon pate to start. Served with a slice of beautiful brown bread it really got the taste buds going. For mains I opted for the Cod served with baby potatoes and spinach with a super tasty sauce. Cod cooked to perfection. My partner went for the slow cooked beef. Served on mash potatoes with roast carrots and an amazing gravy this beef literally melted in your mouth... Also worth pointing out both mains were served on piping hot plates, very important in my opinion... No room for desert but next time we'll have a go! Overall a very pleasant dining experience. Service was spot on, attentive but not OTT Given the quality of the food, good value for money also Thanks to Sara, Aoife and all the staff 😊 We'll be back....More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 14 January 2022 via mobile

I think I need to speak about the food first. I tend to go for the fish specials here, simply because Owner Chef Malcolm has the knack for cooking and presenting it perfectly. On my last visit I had monkfish to start, followed by turbot....Both dishes were exceptional. Others at the table had steaks which were cooked to perfection, and served with a choice of sauces. The confit of duck legs went down a treat also. The wine list is extensive and exciting. There are quite a few surprising options along with some good old crowd pleasers. Anyone who knows anything about wine would have a field day perusing the wine list. The dessert menu has something for everyone, and for me that usually includes something chocolatey! The staff are excellent and very attentive, without being overbeating. Ambiance wise, the restaurant is always beautifully and subtlety lit, with candles and twinkly lights, along with a well chosen playlist creating a backdrop to the chit chat of other diners. Co- owner Sara always makes her guests feel welcomed and comfortable, and it is evident that the staff there enjoy their work under her management, which all makes for a very pleasant experience. Procedures around covid restrictions are followed to the letter, which is very comforting and reassuring. The place is always spotless, and well sanitised. The outdoor dining area in the summer months is buzzy and a great spot to watch the world go by. All in all, it's hard to beat The Pier Cafe.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 January 2022

I had a most wonderful meal and time here with friends whilst visiting Tramore recently. The food was divine (as good as it gets!) by their Head Chef who I believe is one of Irelands best; the service was very attentive (without being in our...faces), polite and nothing was too much trouble; and the value for money was incredible. There is a really lovely ambience to The Pier Cafe, which lends itself very well to romantic dinners and also to meals out with friends. I felt very reassured to find that covid vaccination certificates were being checked at the point of entry (at the door), and that every procedure was being adhered to to the letter (and rightly so) by all of their staff. We had a most splendid night here - made our Christmas-time very special. I can't wait to return to The Pier Cafe again... THANK YOU all!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2022 via mobile

Had a fabulous experience with my family here before Christmas. We felt very safe in the restaurant with the staff checking everyone's vaccine certs. Wonderful food and service as always! Loved the mussels!

Date of visit: November 2021
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The Pier Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5