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“Good fresh fish” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Fish Kitchen

The Fish Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Bantry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $37
Cuisines: Irish, Fusion, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL THE 28th OF JANUARY The Fish Kitchen is a family run business that prides itself in having a menu that is almost entirely all fish with the exception of sirloin steak. The Local fish shop downstairs, our main provider of fish ensures an excellent supply of the freshest fish in the South West. Where possible fish is sourced locally from the coops and trawlers of the South Western ports.We have the finest Mussels, Prawns ,Scallops and Lobster on our doorstep in Bantry Harbour, For further information on the source of our ingredients follow the link to our website.Our Food is Simple, Fresh and Locally Sourced.
Los Angeles
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
“Good fresh fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had an excellent dinner on a Wednesday night in June.

Reservations were made for us on the same day by the Bantry House. The restaurant was not full while we were there so reservations may not be required.

The Fish Kitchen is small, the service is prompt and friendly. I would call it upscale casual. The decor consists of stone walls, wood floors, orange accents, wooden chairs. The day's fish are listed on a chalkboard.

The highlight of our meal was my main course of brill with capers. It had a light batter on it and was cooked quickly at a high heat giving it a crunchy bottom. It was perfectly prepared and very fresh.

My teenage daughter doesn't really like fish but she found things on the menu that she liked. She also sampled my brill and really liked it.

Diners were a mix of locals and travelers.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A great seafood restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed a meal here recently. Reservation recommended. We walked through Bantry and admired the seafood shop on the street level while this restaurant is above it. This signalled the availability of a diversity of fresh seafood a rarity ashamedly in Irish restaurants which is a crying shame.
The restaurant did not dissapoint at all! Good wine list and a selection of micro brewery beers which was just the treat. Our table enjoyed scallops lightly dressed and perfectly cooked, I personally got the last John Dory which was amazing light snd delicate. My partner had the seared tuna cooked on the rear side which was excellent and the other party had stir fried prawns. Truly delicious altogether - a must on our return list and sadly an exceptional rarity in our Island a decent Seafood restaurant !

Visited July 2013
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5 restaurant reviews
“More than fish..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great place, busy but still very hospitable. They made us feel more than welcome!! Please make sure to book a table in advance in this little fish paradise. Lobster and mussels almost to perfection.

Visited July 2013
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philadelphia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Good seafood meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great seafood chowder here. My boyfriend also had calamari that was cooked perfectly. We were happy with our meal.

Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Best Fish Meal in Bantry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

During the West Cork Literary Festival, there were a number of restaurants that were recommended. This was one of them and it's easy to see why. It has a perfect informal atmosphere and the food is amazing! If you have only one night in Bantry, this restaurant is miles ahead of everything else.

  • Visited July 2013
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