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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, Ireland
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by here for a short visit as the weather was not the greatest on the day. We ordered their Homemade Mushroom Soup and coffee, it was good...nothing to write home about but it was Good, served with their homemade bread and butter. To be honest I just scanned the Lunch menu and nothing out of the ordinary took my... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surf and turf, cold bottles of beer outside on the terrace on Friday night was superb, built up an appetite from the sea air. Excellent staff and service . The food, setting and staff were so good, we had fres fish in crispy batter, salad, tartare sauce and chips outside overlooking the beautiful beach on a lovely warm day. Eat... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the lovely self-catering apartments on the beautiful Inchydoney beach. We ate in the Dune Bar/restaurant the first night. Staff are lovely, however, the food was not up to standard - 'plate overfill' with chips and salad. The battered fish my husband ordered was over-cooked and dry and believe it or not, too much of it. Less... More 

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Thank Alfieschweppes
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum ! This food here is yum ! Popped in here after a wedding in Clon- heads were a bit poor and we needed comfort food ! That's exactly what we got - big portions of tasty food! I got the chowder - fully of lovely shellfish and fish - served with a larger white roll thing and brown bread... More 

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Thank Ronnierox
Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The portion size is huge, the food is fresh and lovely. I felt the pub could do with a lick of paint. The wait staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. Only downside is that it is quite loud, but, I wouldn't let that put me off. Would I recommend, yes and we will return.

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Thank Valhalla7273
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are really young and friendly. Nothing is too much hassle for them. Food is amazing seafood chowder is to delicious.

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Thank Yvonne C
Essex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a child hood gem, and I returned this week with my parents and younger brother. The food was tasty, nourishing and delicious as always. Lovely big portions and friendly staff. I look forward to returning in the future.

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Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here in the summer at my brothers wedding and had a meal here the day after. It's very busy at the weekend but the food is delicious. We got the cod fillet and we were stuffed after it and it was beautiful. That's coming from a picky fish eater. Child friendly also, crayons and pages supplied on arrival for... More 

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Thank Spursliam
Dublin
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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, Gluten Free Options, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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?