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The Fish Wife

45 Mac Curtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
+353 87 264 4266
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushy peas” (44 reviews)
“fish n chips” (9 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
45 Mac Curtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 410 reviews

Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Proportions were generous and the chips were amazing. We're Americans and was our first time having mushy peas. Didn't know what to expect but I think we have a new favorite side dish.. Now for the fish, it was freshly prepared and hot when we...More

Thank SnMan
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Visit this place maybe once a week and food is always great. At weekend stuff can sell out which is a great sign so get here early! Staff are always very helpful and the wait is never too long. Small little area to sit in...More

Thank Daithi423
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Food here is very fresh and tasty. Staff are friendly. I usually get take away, nice seating area as well.

Thank carltonblues
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Get some haddock and chips. Comes in a box with mushy peas and tartar sauce. Absolutely divine. You can’t go wrong.

Thank Owen S
Reviewed January 10, 2018

My wife & I called in & ordered two fish suppers priced at €9 each. The fish & fries were perfectly cooked & plentiful served with lemon wedge & tartar sauce. The service was polite & prompt. This is a no frills operation with plastic...More

Thank Philip D
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

We ordered while at the Cork Arms and the Fish Wife delivered. Fish and sides were fresh and tasty! Highly recommended.

1  Thank Alex N
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Ive been going here for the last while. Im not a fish person but they do a tasty chips and curry. Staff are always nice. Never an issue with a fussy order.

1  Thank MyViews_94
Reviewed December 8, 2017

I go here often I have to admit. My favourite is the smoked haddock and chips, but the hake is also excellent, and the chips are just perfect.

2  Thank Sean B
Reviewed December 3, 2017

This is quite the best fish for eat in or take away in Cork City. It offers the option of delivery to one or other of 2 local hostelries where one can purchase one’s favourite beverage to accompany the excellent meal. The fish is freshly...More

2  Thank DewanCork
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

.Visited last weekend whilst on a family trip to Cork. Freshly made haddock supper was really tasty and hot . Homemade chips with Tartare sauce and peas . Probably best to forget the curry sauce though

1  Thank coughandcath
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Olly R
February 17, 2018|
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Response from anne c | Property representative |
our chips are cooked in lard. our fish is cooked in vegetable oil.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $14
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Mac Curtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 87 264 4266
The Fish Wife is a new Take away on the Cork scene. the Fish Wife prides itself on quality locally sourced fresh food. Burgers are produced daily by the local butcher. Chips are cut daily in the shop and fish are sourced locally. Specials vary depending on availabilty. Shop is charming, quirky and homely. Small but cute!!
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