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Poachers Seafood Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
+353 23 884 1159
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood pie” (17 reviews)
“hake” (27 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Today the 12th My wife and I arrived at the Poachers to meet my daughter. We had a table reserved and we were delighted with the welcome, atmosphere and standard of food( excellent) We had a corner table near the fire. I had Crab to...More

Thank Liam L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm in two minds here on whether to slate or boast about this bar Restraunt. Visually very appealing yet the back room where we sat is lacking in atmosphere. It's a bit like sitting in a good quality works canteen. Service was spot on the...More

Thank Donieg G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Poachers isn’t cheap so the food should be excellent and quite simply it’s not. Basics like fish and chips should be perfect and they are not. Undercooked chips and fish that is either not fresh enough or badly cooked. I

Thank Gerard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is well worth a visit! I had Hake and it was a generous portion with spicy potatoes and chorizo. I had the pannacotta for dessert and it was light and refreshing. You might need to book beforehand if going in the evening as...More

Thank CorkMag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just what the Dr ordered on a cold wet night. A lovely restaurant and the food was excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Morag W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they are spot on. I'm a self acclaimed restaurant snob. There's that mix of environment, service, food quality, food presentation, and vibe that have to be at a certain level to be assigned a ***** and The Poachers Inn earns it. One really can't say...More

Thank hceldman
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Called for my first time for a brunch, it was excellent and the staff were so pleasant especially such a warm welcome from the foreign Lady who really made me feel at home. They have a well priced and varied menu. A must visit when...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent food choices, although don't make the mistake of seafood chowder followed by seafood pie, as you may need to be carried out on a pallet truck. I love the fish and chips, but hake or steak are excellent choices. Always a family favourite and...More

Thank BP_TFG
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stopped off there en route to Clonakilty - we went for the early bird menu (which has a nice varied menu) We opted for a sea food pie and seafood linguine (there was much sharing and swapping) as both dishes were superb. Finished off with...More

Thank Marsy1973
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Fish and Chips are an exceptional choice on the menu, lovely white haddock with no bones and skin removed and not watery either topped with homemade chunky chips and salad really couldn't fault this dish. My wife went for the seafood pie which again was...More

Thank Dale M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:30
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 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bandon
  • Phone Number: +353 23 884 1159
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