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Poachers Seafood Bar & Restaurant

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Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
+353 23 884 1159
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Co. Down
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a short trip to Cork City we were recommended the Poachers restaurant located in Bandon. It is essentially a bar / fish restaurant with buckets of character . We ate in the bar which had darker mature ambiance and we would recommend it. The food served was excellent, the service high-quality and the wine selection good. We further recommend... More 

Thank Co.DownBill
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to the Poachers quite a few times now and the quality of the food is very consistent. It is really beautiful food at a reasonable price. The staff are always very welcoming and very courteous. The food presentation is excellent. The different tastes and flavours particularly with the Hake dish are beautiful. Overall an excellent place to eat... More 

1 Thank Denis & Helen F
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the EUR 22 set menu, which was delicious. Would have enjoyed a couple of slices of complimentary bread to go along with the goat cheese starter. The mains were lovely, particularly the fantastic seafood pie in a veloute sauce. Loved that and would be back anytime. We have recently moved to the area and are really pleased to... More 

Thank mischaw
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 22 euro early bird and sunday menu is very good value. The staff are very friendly always. Bar has a nice welcoming feel. The quality of food is very good.

Thank jenn-cork
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poachers is on the Michelin recommend list for bar/restaurant food and after eating there you can understand why. We ate there with our kids and I must say kids are well looked after. The food is very good and the staff attention looking after us was superb. I noted we were not the only getting great service. If you like... More 

Thank WestCork3
Bandon, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food of a wide variety excellent.All and sundry were greatly impressed with the quality. Staff very helpful and courteous.

Thank pkban2016
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

first time back in over 12 months following appalling treatment in the past as per previous review. I would also like to point out that visit was not on Mother's Day nor did we occupy any table at any time during that visit as stated in the managers response. The fact that we received a gift voucher for the poachers... More 

Thank Boston33_Boston33
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My partner parents took us here as our last dinner in Ireland and it definitely most memorable experience. We sat upstairs where the set up was quaint and cosy yet sophisticated. It immediately made you feel special yet comfortable at the same time. They have a small menu selection and this restaurant specializes in seafood. However having a small menu... More 

Thank jessicalV2591IK
County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We called in on the 29th December for a quick bite on the way home from Cork Airport. My wife ordered Chowder, I ordered the soup, we also had a glass of wine each. My soup was OK, certainly nothing amazing. My wife's chowder tasted only of an overpowering mixed-spice/cinnamon flavour, she said possibly star anise ....that was the only... More 

1 Thank tgb161
Cork, Ireland
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235 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Bandon for over three years and having heard so many people recommend Poachers I finally went to have a meal there. Never have I been so disappointed in a restaurant. After being seated it took some time for the order to be taken. The table was not properly set as it had no salt and pepper -... More 

2 Thank Redsionnach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?