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Poachers Seafood Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
+353 23 884 1159
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hake” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with all the recent reviews, Poachers used to be ahead of the game and a reliable place to stop for a tasty dinner. Last Friday evening however, the food was only okay, considering the price and the lead this place once had. The food...More

Thank Eoghan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a pity to write a bad review about a place I used to really like. My first visit to the Poachers was well over 10 years ago and have been back many times since. It was, for me, a place I could go when...More

1  Thank Journeyman78
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I found this visit really disappointing. I was surprised by the prices of main meals all being 23 euros with the exception of the chicken which was 19. We live in London and these prices beat many restaurants in central. Having said that, we are...More

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 4 June 2018

My Husband Son and I recently visited the Poachers seafood bar and restaurant for lunch. We booked in advance. It was fairly busy so we were glad we did. The staff were nice and friendly. The menu was excellent. and great value at 29 euro...More

1  Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 21 May 2018

A great place for food and wine. If you like seafood, this is the place for you. The service is fast and the food is tasty.

Thank David P
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Called in here without reservation.No waiting time and had great meal.Set menu with everything perfect Really fresh ingredients and all tasting good Will return

Thank Eileen N
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Always busy. Easy to find on the road to Clonakilty/Skibbereen. Chef/owner was Chef at the excellent Fishy Fishy Restaurant in Kinsale.

Thank peterpowellberz
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This was a return visit as we loved this place the first time round. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. My husband had the burger which was just that really. A burger buns and a few chips. Very plain. No relish, bacon, cheese, coleslaw. Nothing to...More

2  Thank Marie O
Reviewed 13 April 2018

overrated overpriced and over advertised average menu in an ordinary pub fashion.we couldnt call it a restaurant just an average pub.disappointing....

1  Thank razerchap
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on Sunday afternoon it was busy a great sign. Food was delicious I had hake my partner had prawn curry both were delicious. Deserts were fab a place worth a visit.

Thank Anne M
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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$34
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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