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Riverside Cafe

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6 North Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 28 40090
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a day out from Cork , we decided to stop off at the Riverside cafe. Lovely place , great food and lovely view over the river. Will be back.

Thank IrelandCorky
Durrus, Ireland
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

I've eaten here seversl times and it never fails to please, I've taken friends and family on different occasions,delightful.

Thank GloriaOS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

not much to write home about -this used to bean excellent restaurant but it seems riot have changed hands or something. the food is standard and rather dull. Although the room itself is spacious nd the view stunning, it is not a place to linger

1 Thank fahoura
London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

I really love this place and it is such a great find. The cafe is lovely inside and there is plenty of seating and staff are extremely friendly. The food is just delicious and I cannot highly recommend giving this place a try, I hope to keep on visiting to enjoy the delicious array of dishes which are so excellently... More 

1 Thank Maria K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

My and my partner spend alot of time making our own breakfast, so it was very exciting to order something that came out exactly like i had imagined it to be. Mexican eggs it was called i think. It was simply yummy! Dinner & lunch are also very good here. The superfood salad is a real treat!

1 Thank Thehungryshrew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

We have, on many occasions, enjoyed absolutely scrumptious soups, salads, toasties and fish cakes- not to mention great coffee!!! A really lovely spot to stop and enjoy yummy food in a relaxed, friendly environment. Keep up the great work!

Thank didi1221
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a meal mid afternoon after running errands all day. My son had spaghetti with tomato sauce which he enjoyed. My husband had fish cakes with rustic potatoes and salad. I had fish and mash with ratatouille. Yummy. Karine was a very gracious hostess. Definitely recommended and will visit again

Thank TrishWarnz
Ballydehob, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I had one of the most delicious lunches I have ever had yesterday at The Riverside.It was very obvious that it had been prepared with a great deal of thought and expertise. Layers of fresh flavours and high quality ingredients. The service was friendly and attentive. We sat overlooking the river on comfortable chairs. Can't wait to return Patricia Coogan... More 

Thank pcod
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Had a lovely meal here. Sat outside by the river. The food was fresh and reasonably priced and the service was friendly.

Thank Hedonistal
Cork, Ireland
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485 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

My Friend and I had lunch in the Riverside Cafe on a recent visit to skibbereen. It was quite busy but we soon got a table. The staff were nice and helpful. The menu was varied but well priced. There were lovely views of the river. We had soup and sandwiches and they were delicious.

Thank Caroline D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 North Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 40090

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