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Arundels by the Pier

Ahakista | Durrus, Bantry 0000, Ireland
02767033
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Ranked #18 of 34 Restaurants in Bantry
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Several Sundays we have tried to have lunch at Arundels but it was always a beautiful sunny day and it was just too crowded. This Sunday we went early on a very drizzly afternoon. We were actually the first customers in the door. The greeting couldn't have been warmer. Ms. O'Sullivan gave us a tour of the restaurant and told... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We've tried loads of good restaurants around Bantry and Glengariff, and there are many. Arundels by the Pier beats 'em all for location (right on the bay, across from the pier), views out onto the Sheeps Head Peninsula, Ahakista, West Cork. It has a lovely green area with picnic benches on a green running right down to the bay, great... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have been visiting West Cork for the past 10 years and have been in and out of Arundels occasionally. However we had not eaten in the restaurant until this visit. We started with a drink in the downstairs bar and then went up to the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and the food was very pleasant with good... More

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Lancashire, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant with our friends who have been to the restaurant numerous times before. I like the setting in the restaurant upstairs, where we were seated. The service was good and maybe a little too quick. There is a great selection on the menu. I only managed 2 courses and could not fit a desert in! I had... More

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Llanfairpwll, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited Arundels after an afternoon's walk on the Sheep's Head Peninsula on a beautiful July evening watching the sunset across the bay. We sat outside and enjoyed excellent service and food, washed down with a pint of Murphys. This was our second visit to this pub/restaurant and we will return.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Spent a month in Ahakista and spent quite a few evenings in Arundels. A great spot for a for a drink and also serve up good food. Ate in the bar and restaurant, both very good. It's the staff that stand out here and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. A special mention for Olivia... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a family celebration a few weeks ago and decided to go to Arundles for a meal as we had heard the food ws very good there. We arrived and were seated at a rather small table we eventuall ordered our drinks which arrived 20 minutes later. I was so looking forward to this meal as I said was... More

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Shane A, Owner at Arundels by the Pier, responded to this review

Dear Gloria, I am terribly sorry that you had such a disappointing experience for what should have been a lovely family celebration for you. In terms of the bread there really is no excuse for serving hard bread. Our bread is baked fresh daily and so as a result this should be of the freshest calibre for our diners. I... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Valentines night was an absolutely fantastic night....the atmosphere was superb....the staff amazing....but the food was divine....we eat out a lot and have been to some of the best restaurants in Europe and America and the meal ranked up there with them...we have lunched there a few times but now will be dining there too....the setting is beautiful ....a must go... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Kids playground is lovely and the chalk board is a brilliant idea. It allows the kids to really have fun. Location is stunning, literally a stones throw from the sea. Lovely out door seating areas. The pictures are misleading. We were not allowed to sit upstairs but instead forced to squeeze onto tiny tables in basically their front room. Think... More

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Shane A, Owner at Arundels by the Pier, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, Thank you very much for your detailed review. I am delighted you enjoyed our little playground and our location. I do however wish to address the number of points you make. In relation to the pictures being misleading I think perhaps this is in relation to the pictures of upstairs. I have titled the album Arundels by the... More

dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Fabulous Location stunning food. Nice little playground for the children overlooking a beautiful bay!

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