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Arundels by the Pier

Ahakista | Durrus, Bantry 0000, Ireland
02767033
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Ranked #16 of 33 restaurants in Bantry
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We devoured our starters; mussels, rarebit, celeriac soup. All were great. Mains were good too and we sat at a comfortable picnic table on the grass, overlooking the sea. Beautiful.

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we visited this restaurant and I must say the food was of a very poor standard, I had a very dry burger that wasnt cooked very well and others at the table had the beef and Guinness pie and the meat was very poor quality. we were there with a new born baby who was obviously was in a buggy... More

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

Dear Lanimc81, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Arundels by the Pier. I have spoken to our manager Olivia about the above review and feel it is very important that we take the time, as you did, to respond to your grievances. Olivia would like to sincerely apologise if you felt she was rude and also... More

Bantry, Ireland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a lovely location by the seaside restaurant. It is too busy weekends and sunny evenings for the present staff who are overwhelmed by diners. Weekends are simply too busy for staff and chef so there is a desperate need to employ capable waiting employees. Reservations are needed but they need to be aware of those with reservations to... More

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Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Dined here on a Saturday night in June 2014. Fabulous setting with amazing views. Restaurant was busy and it was obvious that staff were under pressure. Service was fast if somewhat frantic. Food was edible but not memorable. Overall lacked finesse in presentation and service.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Fresh food, great service Olivia is a gem! Dinner and atmosphere were superb! There were children playing outside parking gets a tad dicey!

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a gem in a sleepy area of Ireland. The area is gorgeous but a little short on places to eat. Great place to get a little local flavor in the pub later in the night. food is also pretty darn good. One might not expect the quality of food just from looking from outside but is really good.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 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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