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“Always a pleasure” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arundels by the Pier

Arundels by the Pier
Ranked #13 of 39 Restaurants in Bantry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, European, Pub, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
County Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a great spot for food - especially when its sunny and eating outside is possible. Arundels provide quality food, locally sourced wherever possible, reasonably priced and always served with a smile. My only quibble is that I'd like to see some more vegetables being served. Now that summer is over, they're only doing the food at weekend and booking is advised as the eating area isn't very big.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Moses_Larkin
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Drimoleague
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Ate at Arundels with my wife for the first time on Saturday night for their special French menu. The food was really excellent and the presentation superb. We loved the idea of shared tables and the excellent company only added to our enjoyment. Perhaps because of this our one criticism is that we felt slighly rushed because of the imminent second sitting. Perhaps a half hour later for the second sitting? The Amuse Bouche was outstanding and the cassoulet superb. This should really be included on the regular menu as this alone would guarantee our attendance on a regular basis. A superb meal matched equally by value for money. As Arnie said "We will be back".

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank John G
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cork
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Arundels by the Pier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

my husband and I had dinner here on Saturday night. they were very busy and advised we would have to wait 30 or 40 mins - we ate at the bar superb food great service and a lovely setting . cannot recommend this place highly enough and the staff were so friendly and helpful.

Visited September 2012
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3 Thank orlakcork2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Views, Pints, Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Have eaten here twice. Now cooking up a nice selection of seafood and meat dishes, modestly priced, excellent quality, it's a welcome addition to the eating spots on the peninsula. Of course, you don't need to eat there - just grab a pint and sit outside and watch the boats and weather go by. Top Spot!

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank sos100
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Ireland
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We live on The Sheep's Head Peninsula and eat out regularly. As soon as Arundels by the Pier opened for food we were hooked! Their food is of a consistently high standard and their fish and chips probably the best in West Cork. We would thoroughly recommend booking as they are now so successful booking in advance is essential. The view from the pub is amazing and on a nice day you can sit outside. If you have children there is a lovely enclosed playground beside the pub where parents can sit and eat and watch their children at the same time.

Fabulous!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank IrelandBobo
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