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Arundels by the Pier

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Pub, Bar, Seafood, European
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Ahakista | Durrus, Bantry 0000, Ireland
+353 27 67033
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with a group of friends.. It's in a beautiful setting and has a nice decor inside. Menu was pretty good overall, enough selection and plenty of local fresh fish. We ordered a selection of starters, crab, wings and baked cheese - all pretty nice but some of the group did not enjoy the cheese dish. Mains had... More 

Thank West_Cork_Lass
Berkshire, England
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here several times while walking on the Sheepshead Way. Is also the starting point for several walks. Nice line in pub humour on the walks. Freshly cooked fish and chips washed down with a pint of the black stuff, just great after a few hours walking!! Very pleasant opportunity to sit on the grassed area across the road from... More 

Thank Queenscout
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere was very cordial. The food was excellent. I particularly liked the local Durrus cheese served in a Japanese style 'tempura batter'. I also had baked potatoes with a seafood filling which were delicious. There were six of us and everybody enjoyed their meal. I would definitely go there again.

Thank mickod7
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We at here for the first time while visiting Ahakista. We love it! My boyfriend had the beef and Guinness pie and I had the steak sandwich. Both were fabulous. The waiter was very friendly. We recommend stopping in while visiting the sheep head peninsula.

Thank mfauteux22
Dublin, Ireland
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149 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner 2 nights in a row while staying at a B&B closeby in Durrus. Great food, cozy atmosphere. Burger, fish & chips, mussels - everything was delicious.

Thank Holidaytravelfan
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

It was our first visit to the Sheeps Head Peninsula, what a fantastic experience, the views and vistas..the best in the world. We completed the Lighthouse Loop and drove back the road to Ahakista and decided to rest-up at Arundels by the Pier....a good decision. The owners are most welcoming and we had a lovely seat by the window with... More 

Thank Nitsua2012
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

What a gem. Arrived at lunch time on a day when the sun was shinning. Met by the owner ans had the most wonderful afternoon. The food, mostly fish chowder was sublime. Survice was friendly and first class. The Guiness flowed and the afternoon passed too quickly. Cannot praise the establishment too highly. Wonderful setting with stunning views. We all... More 

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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We had lovely lunch with really nice views from the bar we been here a few times over last few years and always been good food. The service is friendly with a lot of locals eating which is always a good sign. We will be back. They normally have a very good fish offering.

Thank padraig T
Schull, Ireland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 19, 2016

lovely place were there with family for birthday dinner five of us had fantastic meal nicely presented

Thank frankie008
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visit frequently - usually for some drinks on a Sunday afternoon, but we have also eaten there. This place is a gem. There's always a great atmosphere with a good mix of locals, day-trippers and tourists. The proprietors are genuinely nice people and appear to value our custom as much when we have a couple of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Pub, Bar, Seafood, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 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 - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ahakista | Durrus, Bantry 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bantry
  • Phone Number: +353 27 67033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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