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The Heron's Cove Restaurant

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The Harbour, Goleen, Ireland
+353 28 35225
19:00 - 21:45
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Keene, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up rather late due to weather but a delicious meal was quickly whipped up. So accommodating!

Thank kodonnell2017
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Everything is perfectly prepared some of the best cuisine I've ever had in my life wine good the atmosphere was good you felt comfortable like you belong it was homey get the food was amazing. Highly recommend the scallops . Dessert absolutely delicious.

Thank Casey G
Dublin, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

the food was gorgeous, we arrived late to stay overnight but that was no issue. We had the seabass which was the best I have ever tasted.

Thank jwalker49
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had great memories of my last meal in this restaurant approx 6/7 years ago. I had a meal in Aug 16 and it was a huge let down. The restaurant was chaotic with no particular servers to any section. The chef didn't seem to know what food went with what and everything was a combination of under cooked and... More 

Thank Shirley H
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was my 5th or 6th time to Heron's Cove. Every time the food has been fabulous, the staff extremely friendly and attentive and generally a great time was had by all. In the summer months it can be quite busy, especially at the weekend, so you will need to book ahead. During the winter months it is much quieter,... More 

Thank David N
Kilkenny, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really tasty food and nice choice of food. Had clonakilty black pudding to start and hake and raspberry fool. Yum. Will be back for the lobster and rib eye surf n turf before we leave.

Thank grovine
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great food lovely staff and amazing ambience. Had Chicken Irene named after the cook beautiful and came with potato gratin and a selection of vegetables cooked aldente. Home made icecream delicious. Certainly a must if in the area.

Thank weadick2
Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This restaurant is tucked away on the seafront off the beaten track in a gorgeous location on the edge of a picturesque small cove that does indeed have herons living in it. The food is very high standard for a restaurant in a small country town, and the standards is consistently good. I ate here two years in a row... More 

Thank Sure T
Anna Maria, Florida
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a lovely restaurant with an interesting variety of good local food. The location is wonderful a small cove, off the beaten track. Several of our party had the hake which was delicious. I had the lobster which was also very good. Note for American visitors: if you get the whole lobster it comes split in half which is... More 

Thank Craicshack
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The food ordered (hake) was lovely and cooked to perfection as was the starter we found absolutely no fault in the food at all. The service would have been perfect if it was just my wife and I but we were there with our 3 year old so would have like it to be a little bit quicker however we... More 

Thank mj_dob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Irish, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Harbour, Goleen, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Goleen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 35225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?