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The Bosun

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The Bosun Ringaskiddy Road, Monkstown, Ireland
+353 21 484 2172
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

went to the bosun ,again for lunch and was faultless,my daughter and i had the roast beef,and my husband and my father had the fish.all dishes were delicious, the food was excellecent and the service was fast, even tho the other restaurant was full as well, as always the food was divine and many thanks to nicky and staff, well... More 

Thank yvonnemurphy6
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited easter Monday for lunch. Welcoming atmosphere, sophisticated decor, shy staff and the highest sandwich prices in the country. 3 open sandwiches (1.5 slices of brown bread per serve) accompanied by a mini side salad wouldnt even touch the sides so we ordered a portion of chips between us... which was literally a fistful. We had a glass of water... More 

Thank Bec888888
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Everything about The Bosun is perfectly satisfactory, it's comfortable and warm, the service is prompt and efficient, the portions are very generous and the location is lovely with splendid views from the front though not from most of the inside. The only caveat is that the food is only average pub food. The menu is large so there is plenty... More 

Thank Gillian B
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We were a bit nervous when we entered with our 4 kids as it had a hushed tone about the place and seemed very posh. Thankfully the staff were lovely and as we settled in the atmosphere is not posh but more old world!, We had 2 adults fish and chips, 1 kids pasta, burger and 2 sausages All the... More 

Thank CorkRedser
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The Bosun has been a favourite for years - the menu is good, the staff are lovely and the service is great. Expect it busy at weekends especially Sunday lunch. The fish and chips are divine as it the seafood platter.

Thank 17thJanuary
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Four of us had Sunday lunch here. We ate in the dining room rather than the bar as we could book a table. The Bar was very busy with lots of diners. It is well laid out and looked very comfortable. The dining room was well set out , white linen table cloths, an appropriately attentive waiter and good food... More 

Thank HiltoniaF
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Food was edible but very poor. The abundance of gravyboats was slightly unnerving. Guessing the owner has a side business in gravyboat manufacturing. At one stage we had 3 gravyboats on our table. Obviously they aren't cautious of cross contamination as having ordered some mayonnaise for my chips the waitress returned asking if I was finished, although I'd hardly eaten... More 

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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This place looks lovely outside and if the sun is shining Wud a lovely place to sit out n the sun for a drink and some food. It is quite old fashioned Inside. I ate here on a Sunday afternoon - the menu is huge - the options and choice was great ! I had the roast beef and my... More 

Thank Ronnierox
Princeton, New Jersey
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192 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We visited this restaurant on two consecutive evenings, largely due to convenience. The second time almost totally erased the negative taste of the first, but not entirely. The food and drink were good both nights. The service was cold, unresponsive and I typically unwelcoming. Our waiter seemed more focused on vacuuming the carpets nearby than serving us. The secret may... More 

Thank nomad_rover
United Kingdom
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were a party of six and were impressed when our food was delivered simultaneously by three waiters. The menu sticks to the straight and narrow and hasn't changed, I suspect, in many years! Still, we had a very enjoyable evening and would go back.

Thank GeorgieLouise

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bosun Ringaskiddy Road, Monkstown, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Monkstown
  • Phone Number: +353 21 484 2172

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