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Poachers Seafood Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
+353 23 884 1159
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (31 reviews)
“hake” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (24 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place highly recommend this restaurant. Busy when we arrived and were placed st a table near bar... the waitress immediately realized we were unsure of table due to proximity to bar and passing punters and offered to move us to a better table. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Deirdre F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here on many occasions for dinner, but was in need of something fairly light when returning from New year in west Cork. We popped in to find it fairly busy and were as always welcomed by friendly , helpful staff. The temptations of the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 7 of us in our party, only 5 of us received our starters whilst 2 waited 25 minutes for chowder. On two occasions we requested water to the table, it eventually arrived half way through our main course. The food was below average,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank sharonkN5862RP
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

The staff- really nice people and were fun and engaging. One fella, Oliver, was very nice and an great asset to the business. The decor-it’s small bit there’s a nice layout and not too cramped. Good music Was playing The food- it was lovely but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SeanDee
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Poachers for dinner. Great menu. Great service!! Delicious food & wine!!! Would definitely recommend! Will be back!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mollloucre
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This restaurant in the town of Bandon was very popular, frequented by couples and by families. The food was excellent, well prepared and presented by knowledgeable and friendly staff. We very much enjoyed the seafood chowder and the seafood pie. We were in the are...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank CandML2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Poachers is a well know 'gastro pub' in Bandon. We visited there last Sunday, party of 8 including a toddler & a baby. It was my first time upstairs in what is signposted the 'Cookery School'. It was very pleasant & bright atmosphere. In fact...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 428aland
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The biggest difficulty in dining in this restaurant is the decision as to what to choose off a fabulous menu. Every dish is presented as a mouthwatering option and the food, when it comes, lives up to the promise of the description. This is one...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TitanicCobh
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

My third visit to the Poachers Inn was the same as the previous two - really loved everything about the place- It was hard to choose from a great mouth watering extensive menu . Service was friendly and efficient and food was amazing and beautifully...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Joan B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We were a large group, on a Saturday lunchtime, high tourist season. Very few in the restaurant, and those who were, were very inconsiderately loud. We had trouble immediately as Poachers doesn't really cater for vegetarians (no mind vegans). Therefore, those who had wanted to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank RoverCork
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7 January 2018|
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Response from Patricia F | Reviewed this property |
I had lunch and thought that it was good value for what I got. My husband had hake and chowder for 24 euro and I had 3 courses for 29 euro. The portions were great and the food was delicious
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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