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The Fota Restaurant

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Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Ireland
+353 21 488 3700
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Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daytime menu needs to be changed... add a few daily specials perhaps too. Not a great choice either, there wasn't one starter I'd have chosen. Food in general definitely not up to standard. Vegetable accompaniments poor.

Thank CaptainBlue76
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the restaurant in Fota, the high standard of food and drinks are above excellent. Ive had so many different dishes and i honestly cant decide which is my favourite, they're all so good!!!! The quality of ingredients and flavours in each dish are superb. The staff are so polite and really make you feel welcome, and that nothing... More 

Thank Joseph M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had cocktails in the bar befoe dinner,a Cosmopolitan and Martini the cocktail waiter did a great job.We then had dinner. Food wine and service were all excellant. The staff could not have been more helpful.Thank you to all we will be back.

Thank Anne O
County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to take a holiday but with a 7 month old options are limited on last minute decisions! I got a great mid week deal here for myself, baby, partner and even my mother! Excellent facilities, extremely freindly and helpful service. First class restaurant which is child freindly and value for money. Highly recommend if you want a treat!

Thank 66michaelmullins66
Belfast, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Saturday night. Staters were fabulous. Scallops for my other half and pigeon for me. Both excellent. Mains not up to the standard of the starter, but desserts surpassed it with the smoked banana. Visually brilliant. I'll not spoil it. Try it. Overall very good. Flavours all great from start to finish.

Thank Martin O
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely food both evening diner and breakfast. shame about the cold in the restaurant .. take a coat to dine here!

Thank Molor77
Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

It was a great fine dining restaurant with delicious food, great and very fast service...although seems like no room to relax your belly for a bit to have the next course, everything was very fast that i was still very full from my starter and then the main course came quickly.. it was a really sumptous main course but was... More 

Thank Dell K
Prayssac, France
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Food beautifully prepared and served by charming staff. A Very enjoyable evening. We had 2 seven year old little girls with us who were made most welcome and were very well catered for. Thank you to everyone.

Thank MickiFuller
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the hotel on New Years Day, at first we werent sure what arrangements we would make for dinner and then we decided to go with the Fota Restaurant for our first night as we wanted a nice meal. The only available seating was at 9pm, showing how busy they were. We did notice on arrival large groups of... More 

Thank Lorrc15
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Had afternoon tea which was great and evening which was Fab Both the food service and surroundings Highly revommend Foto for an evening out

Thank Delia L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Fota Island
  • Phone Number: +353 21 488 3700

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