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“Excellent food in a beautiful setting”

The Church Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Skibbereen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Cork, Cork, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

I have eaten 3 times in the The Church and find it consistently good. The staff are welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food is excellent and well priced but its the building itself that really makes the restaurant stand out and lends it to a lovely atomoshere. Will be going back again!

  • Visited September 2013
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Dublin
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100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fantastic ambiance & Delicious food”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The building itself still has all the magnificent features of the old church. It's very large and was packed. The food was delicious, can't wait to go back again.

Visited August 2013
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Kerry
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Really nice setting”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We happen to be passing through Skib on a Wednesday evening and this place was recommended to us. The building itself is fab such much character and really set out well. We just had main course and I must say that the food was very nice but there are areas that it could improve on. The chicken was really nice but it was served with mashed potato and the only thing the mashed potato reminded me of is smash that you get in America. I know that at the moment the potatoes are new and that is the way they are but in a restaurant that is charging €17.90 for a main course of chicken they should intervise. The veg was really tasty but again abit basic for what you are paying for carrots, parsnips and green beans you can have them any day at home.
The staff were really ncie and the girl serving us was chatty. If i was passing through again I would defiantly return as a beautiful setting but maybe they should review there menu or else prices.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Mariekerry
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Alicante, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dinner at the Church”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Called in there for coffee on our first morning in the area as it had been recommended, and booked for dinner on Saturday evening. Beautiful restaurant, we sat upstairs, and the service was wonderful. We both had a lovely meal and although I enjoyed the wine my husband was just a little disappointed that they didn´t serve a non-alcoholic beer. Definitely recommend it.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jeannie d
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Essex
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Amazing place....stained glass windows, the chandeliers, the interior and outside space. Food lovely....could do with extra staff as bit rushed off their feet!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank thechannels
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