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Baltimore, Ireland
+353 28 20289
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Anglesey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the food, wine, atmosphere, staff it was all excellent. Had a romantic evening for two. Enjoyed the fresh fish dishes and desserts were great.

Thank karenmartin700
Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We visited Rolf's Restaurant over Easter this year and I must admit it was a 10/10 experience, not only the lovely familiar treatment , but also the food as a real treat. I can't recall ever having Had a ribeye steak this tasty and juicy, the mussels and the crab were a perfect starter . We went with our kids... More 

Thank jenSosBCN
Friederike H, Front Office Manager at Rolfs, responded to this review

Thak you for the wonderful review, I will pass all your comments onto the team. More 

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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere. The place look very cute, and the waiter staff is very kind. We had a steak, bottle of wine and dessert, all of these was very high quality and they have also a wonderful whiskey selection.

Thank Alessandro R
Friederike H, Front Office Manager at Rolfs, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review, I will pass on all the positive experience to all the team. More 

Ennis, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Such a gorgeous restaurant, tucked away at the top of a narrow road. Really friendly and helpful staff with a menu to die for. I highly recommend the scallops and the tiramisu. Really delicious food and a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Thank WhelanJo
Friederike H, Owner at Rolfs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Johannes More 

Dublin, Ireland
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Regular visitors to Baltimore but never made the detour up the hill to Rolfs. Silly us! Place was packed on a Saturday night but service was easy and flawless. Food surprised on the upside. Great crab starters, great mains, classic deserts and a fun evening all round.

Thank LeinsterAdvisor
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is top quality, we had scallops, beef and lamb, all cooked beautifully, the owner is attentive and friendly. Two foodies enjoyed their west Cork treat. Enjoy Irish food at its best.

Thank ccorcoran17
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Rolfs is a must do when in Baltimore a lovely old style place a bit out of the town it has a wonderful ambiance and we now want to stay here when we come back. I had crab to start which was so fresh and quail in the most lovelyist of cream apricot sauce ever. My husband had black pudding... More 

Thank chinablue40
County Carlow, Ireland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We enjoyed a Bellini on arrival which gave us a taste of what was to come!! The best Tuna I've ever tasted. Delish. Actually every one of our party of 8 loved their meal. Lovely old building which we were made to feel very comfortable in. We shall be back.

Thank Tommie6
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I would love to be able to give a full reviewon the food /ambience/service etc of Rolf's , however we didnt get inside the door . Table booked for 8.15, one of our party was unavoidably delayed , so i rang to let them know we were running late, and i rang and i rang and i rang ! 20... More 

Thank Theresa K
Friederike H, Guest Relations Manager at Rolfs, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you here in the future. As you state it was the height of the season and you did ring however your said times are incorrect. We always accept that paties can be delayed and never doube book our tables so our guests never have to worry about not getting their table. Our staff are very... More 

County Tipperary, Ireland
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We went for lunch to Rolfs which was amazing all of us having something different. Mussels chicken tandoori and salads. We returned that night for dinner another wonderful experience. I had shank of lamb, 2 of us had scallops and my son had tuna. We had fantastic desserts with very good coffee. Lovely wine and a great selection to chose... More 

Thank clematis1947

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, European, French, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baltimore, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +353 28 20289
Rolfs is a family-run business established in 1979 by the Haffner family. Originally an old farmhouse, with a courtyard surrounded by traditional stone build outhouses and set in 4.5 Acres of mature grounds and gardens.
The buildings, dating back several hundred years have been carefully restored and renovated in its original style and character, providing beautiful Bedrooms, Holiday Cottages and an award winning a la carte Restaurant and Wine Bar.
Located on Irelands south coast, amid spectacular scenery and unspoiled nature.
Overlooking Roaringwaterbay and with magnificent views of Carbery's hundred isles, the Village of Baltimore is situated along the most southern west cork coast amid some of Irelands most spectacular scenery.
The almost subtropical climate of the region is due to the effect of the Gulf-stream sweeping in from the Atlantic, influencing plant and marine life making this a paradise for gardeners and water sports enthusiasts alike.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?