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Dunes Pub and Bistro

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| Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Clonakilty, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 23 8833143
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely location, menu a little tired and restrictive

The food is very good here but there could be more novelty in the selection. It seems to me that the offerings on the menu haven't changed for a long time. They use super fresh fish and the serving sizes are outsize. They are great at pointing out all the allergens in their food which is helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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186 reviews 186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The food is very good here but there could be more novelty in the selection. It seems to me that the offerings on the menu haven't changed for a long time. They use super fresh fish and the serving sizes are outsize. They are great at pointing out all the allergens in their food which is helpful. However there is... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

huge portions.... everything was delicious.and promptly served by very attentive staff. entertainment on friday and saturday nights was great

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Spain
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had a gluten free ham and salad sandwich with chips. It was quite a large portion - did not need the chips. We were not served very quickly and another table seated after us were having their order taken before us and so we were about to leave and go for a Chinese when the waiter convinced is to... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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41 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I dined here with 6 other friends while staying in the apartments. Impressesed by the choice of menu and quality of food and service. Live music that night in the bat got us up dancing and singing. Excellent value for our meal and drinks. I had the days special of castletownbere cod and crab claws

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You will not come away form this place hungry. As a coeliac it is not always easy to be confident eating out. But this was great the food was really lovely. Gluten free chips meant a little treat. The portions sizes are huge so the second night I came very hungry and still left so full. If I was to... More 

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Saint Briavels, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Good food, not so lovely live music. Guy was not great. Waiter service was good, food was very nice when it arrived. It was crazy busy, which spoilt it a little at first, but later on in the evening it quiet ended down and was nice to be able to chat without shouting. Could do with free wifi too. Otherwise... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited the Dunes Bistro on Saturday, its such a shame that a place in such a beautiful location relies on just that, the location.The service was terrible and food was lukewarm, served in baskets and hot plates so felt like you were eating tapas rather than a meal. We ordered drinks when ordering our meal, which we had to ask... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I recently went here with my family for lunch on Sunday. Location was perfect and sea views from the windows perfect. The food was lovely and portion sizes truly Irish style - huge. I did get the feeling that the staff were truly overwhelmed. The restaurant was packed so food took quite a while to arrive for each course. Menu... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This pub restaurant is part of a gorgeous hotel on a spectacular beachfront setting. However very overpriced with a limited menu particularly in the starter category, compared to other area restaurants. Very expensive and food not exciting.

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Limerick, Ireland
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20 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Very nicely designed bar, with a relaxing atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food portions are massive, so think about sharing a main! The standard of food is good for a pub, and there are lots of options, though it would have been nice to have a normal burger on the menu. Plenty of drinking options too,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Clonakilty, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Clonakilty
  • Phone Number: + 353 (0) 23 8833143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Bistro

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