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Riverside Cafe

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6 North Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 (0)28 40090
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Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cosy and welcoming

Very good food, welcoming staff and comfortable setting. Front area cosy. Coffee was reasonable too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Marie F
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very good food, welcoming staff and comfortable setting. Front area cosy. Coffee was reasonable too.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ate here with the family over mid-term break, got a warm welcome, and really loved the menu. I'm a vegetarian, and there were lots of options for me which makes a nice change. The kids were well catered for. Desserts and coffee were great too, we'll be back.

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Skibbereen, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

On the edge of Skibbereen is this very nice restaurant which is well worth a visit. Spacious surroundings with a view of the river Illen and good food so what more can you ask for?

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I ate here on a recent trip to Skibbereen. A really great find, we sat on their beautiful outside patio overlooking the river. My husband had a West Cork plate, a special on the board that day, and I had some amazing Mexican eggs. Delicious chocolate cake and coffee to follow. We found the place very warm... More 

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I visited for breakfast and was met with an indifferent 'hello' before being seated in a cold, empty dining room. I should have left at that point, but my friend was hungry and anxious to stay. We ordered eggs on toast - the eggs were cold and the toast was so anaemic, that I dont think it ever saw the... More 

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Waterford.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I visited this restaurant a few weeks ago at lunch time with my friend and her two little boys. While the food was fine, the owner was very unfriendly to say the least. A smile costs nothing! I will certainly not be returning to this establishment.

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Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had a lovely lunch here. Good selection of vegetarian options and good service. Unfortuantely on the day we had thunder rain but would have loved to enjoy their wonderful decking overlooking the river. It looked really magical - even in the rain!

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Lovely views from terrace , awesome food, really yummy bakery. Gluten free diet friendly place- very high standard.

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Shropshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Not sure about the other reviews but I can honestly say that the staff were very friendly when I visited and I really enjoyed the Bill Hogan smoothie (apple, ginger and mango) My Croque Madame went down a treat and was very nicely presented. It's a great setting on a nice day right by the river and not too pricey... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The outdoor area is very pretty overlooking the river, however, the food is average for the price. I ordered a croque monsieur which came with chips which had been liberally sprinkled with some kind of artificial flavouring which was not to my taste.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 North Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)28 40090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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?