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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
“chowder” (30 reviews)
“hake” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 19:30 Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
2  Thank RoverCork
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I revisited the Poachers with friends, for an evening meal. The choice of mains was very good and we all ate seafood dishes, which were delicious. Desserts were very interesting and tasty.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Came upon this place when we really needed to take a break from driving. Restaurant seemed hectic at lunch time. Had the chowder. It was good. Generous. Could have done with a sprinkle of parsley or something. Seemed out of sorts for a restaurant. Crocky...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bogland
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We first visited Poachers Inn because it was a convenient stop on the road to west Cork. The food was always excellent, so much so that it has now become a destination for dinner. There is a focus on seafood (though the steak always looks...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Gus J
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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