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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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Dublin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Frendly helpful staff and a great location but the whole experience spoiled by dog poo outside Prices on the high side and food good but certainly not in line with prices

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La Colle sur Loup, France
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's definitely a great value for those staying in the hotel because the restaurant on the upper floor is way too expensive

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cork
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live locally so this review is not based on a one off visit. I have been coming to the Dunes over the last ten years and, yes, my experience has not always been consistent over that time. At the moment, however, it is at its best, by a mile. The team who are running the Dunes now and for... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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264 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a chance we stumbled upon the Dune's Pub & Bistro, the Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, overlooking the expansive beach area of Clonnakitty, Ireland. When my wife's seafood chowder arrived she was amazed at how generous the amount of seafood, packed. We've had no less than 10 seafood chowders since arriving in Ireland two weeks ago and this was... More 

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Thank magickayak
Ennis, Ireland
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited here on many occasions we are still delighted all the time . What ever you order from the menu will not let you down . The quality and portions are excellent . The staff are top class and what a setting . If only every where was like this .

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Thank pacha835
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So the dunes is a nice spot. The food is good but it is lacking in service. The service is just very slow at times and some staff look disinterested . Again it is the only spot when at Inchydoney so I will return and have had plenty of good experiences but it lacks consistency. It was quiet one evening... More 

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Thank cos1985
Tralee, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch today, to check out the hotel for a future trip. We had the fish & chips....wow!! Big portion & quality was great. Staff very friendly & efficient. Looking forward to our return.

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Thank Roslyn K
Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Staff, ambience, food etc excellent, I couldn't fault this place for any reason. Highly recommended.

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Thank LikesToTravel32
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This was my final visit to this bar /restaurant having given it lots of opportunity to change over many years. Food is lovely and is 4 star in terms of quality however the service is consistently slow. Every time I have eaten here there have been long wait times to have yourr order taken initially and then even longer wait... More 

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mayo, Ireland
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Portions are almost too big here.We shared starters most nights and had room then for dinner. The fish of the day is always great, and if the seafood platter is on the specials board, make sure you order it, it's enough for two with a couple of side order. Very busy at the weekends, and not a great 'pub' atmosphere,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?