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“Pity about the spuds”

The Church Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Skibbereen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Church Restaurant is located in the heart of Skibbereen Town in West Cork, it was originally a Methodist Church from 1833 to 2003. Steeped in history and character with lovely stained glass windows and high wooden ceilings, The Church Restaurant is open 7 days a week serving a variety of locally sourced produce. All beef & meat served in this restaurant is of Irish origin and purchased in the local butcher shop. Fresh fish comes from the local shores of Union Hall and vegetables are purchased daily for local suppliers.
Dublin, Ireland
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170 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Pity about the spuds”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We ate here on Friday and were well impressed with the conversion job done on the old Church. We opted for a special main course each as the early bird didn't appeal to us. My wife had duck and I had a rack of lamb. Both were beautifully cooked and delicious too. The accompaniments were roast veg which was good too but is really a winter dish, and fried baby spuds which were awful. The country is overflowing with gorgeous Queens which would have been just delightful with a knob of butter. We would definitely eat here again but would check the spuds first

  • Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Food not as good as the setting”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

stunning refurbished church restaurant, beautiful interior but the food on our visit was a disappointment.

  • Visited June 2013
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Kildare, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely Experience”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Dined in the Church on a recent trip to West Cork - excellent value, lovely food, helpful and attentive staff - easy parking nearby - will be back to West Cork again and will be looking forward to visiting the Church again - lovely building lovely ambiance.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Limerickglin
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“church”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

didn't go in but the structure of the building out side was nice . looked at the menu and it was woow a bit to much for my pocket

Visited June 2013
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Thank veronicadambra
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Sun City, Arizona
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250 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Best in Skibbereen”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Tired of fish and chips? A varied menu in a reconstructed church on the main street in town is a welcome relief to night after night of pub dining.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Redfoot
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