We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice location, poor food”

Arundels by the Pier
Ranked #11 of 39 Restaurants in Bantry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice location, poor food”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

we visited this restaurant and I must say the food was of a very poor standard, I had a very dry burger that wasnt cooked very well and others at the table had the beef and Guinness pie and the meat was very poor quality. we were there with a new born baby who was obviously was in a buggy and this seemed to be a huge inconvenience to the manager and she was very rude when telling us to move the buggy which the baby was sleeping in next to me. There is no doubt between the rude manager and the mediocre food its not on our list of places to return to.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank lanimc81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shane A, Owner at Arundels by the Pier, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Lanimc81,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Arundels by the Pier. I have spoken to our manager Olivia about the above review and feel it is very important that we take the time, as you did, to respond to your grievances. Olivia would like to sincerely apologise if you felt she was rude and also would like to assure you that your beautiful sleeping baby was in absolutely no way an inconvenience and indeed we having young children ourselves try our best to ensure that all our little guests are accommodated and entertained so as young and old alike can have an enjoyable time.
In relation to the burger I am assuming it was overcooked when you say it was dry and not cooked very well. I would like to apologise for this. We are constantly working on all aspects of our menu to ensure we continue to improve where we can. I have brought this back to our Head Chef who assures me that this will not be the case in future. The Beef and Guinness Pie again I would like to apologise for the fact this was not to your taste however I can assure you the meat used in our pies is of an excellent standard and all is sourced locally.
I would be delighted if perhaps you may like to contact me directly at arundelsbythepier@gmail.com to see if perhaps we can address the issues you have raised.
Kindest regards,
Fiona Arundel
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

194 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    117
    44
    17
    8
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bantry, Ireland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Seaside location, busy weekends”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a lovely location by the seaside restaurant. It is too busy weekends and sunny evenings for the present staff who are overwhelmed by diners. Weekends are simply too busy for staff and chef so there is a desperate need to employ capable waiting employees. Reservations are
needed but they need to be aware of those with reservations to be served. Very crowded bar to wade thru to inform staff that those with reservations have arrived on time. Weekends can be
chaotic in the bar and "chef leaves at 9 pm" so one must be in dining room, and
have ordered dinner , Food is average but also can be erratic if a very busy evening.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank lassie31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average food and service, great setting.”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Dined here on a Saturday night in June 2014. Fabulous setting with amazing views. Restaurant was busy and it was obvious that staff were under pressure. Service was fast if somewhat frantic. Food was edible but not memorable. Overall lacked finesse in presentation and service.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Mitchelstown
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Cloud, Florida
Level Contributor
89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great restaurant/pub”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Fresh food, great service Olivia is a gem! Dinner and atmosphere were superb! There were children playing outside parking gets a tad dicey!

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Ellen T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a gem in a sleepy area of Ireland. The area is gorgeous but a little short on places to eat. Great place to get a little local flavor in the pub later in the night. food is also pretty darn good. One might not expect the quality of food just from looking from outside but is really good. I highly recommend this place!

Helpful?
Thank wkaage
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Arundels by the Pier also viewed

Bantry, County Cork
Bantry, County Cork
 

Been to Arundels by the Pier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing