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“Stuffed”
Review of Finin's Restaurant

Finin's Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 56 Restaurants in Midleton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $45
Cuisines: Irish
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Description: Finin O'Sullivan's thriving bar and restaurant in the centre of Midleton town has long been a popular place for locals to meet for a drink and to eat some good wholesome food. The entrance is bright and cheery, painted in pillarbox red and white, and the theme is continued inside, where black topped tables are simply set up with the basics needed for a meal. This attractive, no-nonsense place offers a wide range of popular home-made dishes, mostly based on local produce notably fresh seafood from Ballycotton and harbour steaks, also old favourites like a well-made Irish Stew; evening menus are more extensive and include some more specialities including roast duckling. Good short wine list.
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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“Stuffed”
Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to eat whilst exploring ring of Cork. The eatery is basic pub tables etc but the food is superb. The staff friendly and helpful. I had fresh pan fried salmon and hubs had roast lamb. So many delicious vegs that inc roast & mash potatoes, swede, mashed carrot & parsnips, ratatouille , garlic potatoes, broccoli. Sl perfectly cooked, not hard like a lot of restaurants. Sorry I'm moving on tomorrow. Would have come again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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“Finin's”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful meal after our Jameson tour! The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was top notch!

  • Visited May 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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“Love this Restaurant”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Have dined here many times, great service, very reasonably priced. Best steak I have had in Cork so far. Great choice of menu, something to suit everyone and yummy desserts.

Will continue to go back there time and time again....you will not be disappointed!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Would not rush back”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stopped in Middleton for a bite to eat and a couple of people suggested Finins as they are open all day for food.

The food was clean, served hot , and the sea food chowder we had was very good, but that is as far as I can go to praise this spot..

Steak should not be tasteless - but believe me, our meals were bland in extremis. Have they never heard of butter fried fresh mushrooms or garlic in the kitchen ? or freshly fried onions rather than the unprepossessing "heap" of what looked more like boiled onions they served up. A small cream jug of viscous gravy with a slice of mushroom does not hit the spot !

Staff were pleasant enough, but they did little more than the bare minimum, and to be honest that was only after they were pushed to do it.

I really would not come back again to this restaurant when similar prices nearby (eg "Farmers Gate") would be well worth paying for the very high standard of food they serve there.

I understand that the father of the family that own this restaurant is also one of the chefs here, well he was not on duty the night we called and I can tell him he was sorely missed. He needs to shake the staff up , send a mystery shopper in to try the place and report back. I'd hate to see anyone's business go belly up, but unless he gets the chefs back to serving meals of a quality consistent with the prices, and staff with a willingness to serve (not grudging acquiescence), I am afraid he faces an uphill challenge.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Tasty !”
Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend have travelled out here from the city (cork) on at least 5 occasions to eat . We've only ever eaten here lunch time / late afternoon and the food is just delicious !
The chowder here is a must ! I love seafood and try chowder most places I go - the chowder here has yet to be beaten !
Service is good , prices also reasonable !
Not got a bad meal yet , the food here is just soo tasty the chef must be complimented !
Will defo be returning again and again !

Visited April 2014
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Thank Ronnierox
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