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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” (19 reviews)
“hake” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the day we booked for christening we knew we made a good choice. We had 26 adults and 6 children. We had the upstairs room all to ourselves. Service was superb. Brian the head waiter was more than helpful. A big thanks to Barry...More

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn’t look appealing from the outside and inside could be brighter, but there was a warm welcome, friendly service and the food was very good. Midweek lunch was busy, the menu has plenty of options. Mains around €15 and deserts at €7. There is...More

Thank threehens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure with excellent food and helpful welcoming staff. I visit here with my elderly mother and the staff are very kind and friendly. The food is always amazing and I am already looking forward to my next visit.

Thank xhaventraveller
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I had a 3 course lunch. The restaurant was busy but the service was great. The food was delicious- pate starter, chicken main and lemon posset dessert. I have eaten here before and it never disappoints.

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My Sister and I recently visited the Poachers Restaurant for dinner. My Sister had salmon and it was delicious. I had seafood chowder which was also delicious. The restaurant was very busy but we got a nice table. The staff was friendly and helpful. I...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The food was grand, we went for the mains only: curried crab claws and hake (with patatas bravas and chorizo). While the crab claws were delicious, I don't think it was amazing in a sense that it is easy to cook anyway: white rice, curry...More

3  Thank Rosie Z
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This restaurant has certainly got it right in terms of presentation and quality. Although the menu didn't offer an extensive choice of Seafood, the fare was beautify cooked fresh produce. I would gladly recommend the Seafood Pie with fresh Salmon, Prawns and Haddock. The staff...More

Thank TitanicCobh
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Went to poachers this evening didn’t make a reservation although they were busy they did accommodate us as it was my dads 89th Birthday. The fish my father had was very good I had the chowder which was also good . I wouldn’t recommend the...More

Thank Carole N
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We made the trip to Bandon especially to visit this restaurant by recommendation. We had the fish and chips followed by dessert. The food and service are spot on and we enjoyed the experience very much. Highly recommended.

Thank BlueTravel1000
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Our Tourism industry created the Wild Atlantic way. The Government introduced a lower VAT rate for Pub food, to encourage tourism in our country. I resent a business taking advantage of our Visitors by advertising “Taste the wild Atlantice way” then charging €20 for a...More

3  Thank marko30
PoachersBandonCork, Owner at Poachers Seafood Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Sorry to read your recent review and are sorry that you feel the way you do about our business. I am happy to reply also as I would dispute a few points that you made - €20 for an average bar lunch here is simply...More

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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$17 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
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