Looking for the best Ballycotton restaurants? Ballycotton is a beautiful little village near Cork that is home to some of the best restaurants in Ireland. When you think about Ireland, seafood and stew are probably one of the first things that come to mind, and you are right. Ballycotton seafood is some of the best in the country. If you are visiting Ballycotton for the first time, or maybe you just don’t know where to eat or what you are craving, we are here to help you! On this list, you’ll find the best Ballycotton restaurants that will suit your needs after a day of exploring this charming village.
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The Trawl Door Ballycotton Restaurant
If you are looking for a Ballycotton seafood restaurant, look no further than The Trawl Door. This Ballycotton restaurant offers some of the best Ballycotton seafood in the area. The Trawl Door is perfect for couples and families alike, with something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. On the outside, this place looks like a sweet little cottage taken from a postcard, and the interior is cosy and inviting. As this Ballycotton restaurant is small, you can expect to receive a personal service and amazing food.
You can eat fresh Ballycotton seafood caught right in Ballycotton Bay at this restaurant. After your meal, you can eat one of their delicious ice creams made with local ingredients.
This Ballycotton restaurant is ideal for tourists as it is close to The Cliffs and Cow beach. You can take a walk along the coast and then come back for a fantastic meal.
We love Ballycotton restaurants near the beach, and Skinnys is one of them. This place is perfect for those looking for a light snack or a full meal while having an amazing view of the beach and the sea. The menu at Skinnys is small but mighty- you can choose from various dishes such as Ballycotton seafood, chicken, wraps, burgers, or fish and chips. They also have a lot of sides and starters to choose from if you are not that hungry. If you want, you can have some drinks and dessert here.
The inside of this Ballycotton restaurant is small and homey. They have 2 options when it comes to outside areas. You can sit on the sidewalk side or sit on what seems to be a backyard that overlooks the beach. It really doesn’t get much better than that. This Ballycotton restaurant is near other attractions in Ballycotton, which makes it perfect for when you are looking for Ballycotton seafood during your weekend trip to the unspoiled fishing village of Ballycotton.
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CUSH Restaurant Ballycotton
Cush is an oasis in the Irish countryside where you’ll find hospitality and charm personified. This Ballycotton restaurant is a traditional maritime pub that has won many awards.
Head Chef Dan Geurin’s culinary creations at Cush restaurant are a true reflection of his passion for the finest, freshest Ballycotton seafood and Irish seasonal produce. His cooking reflects some time under Ireland’s best chefs and all that effort he put in learning about food and its many different aspects from across this island nation! And that’s what you will find at Cush, a Ballycotton restaurant where the Irishness of the food shines through.
The menu at Cush restaurant Ballycotton includes dishes like Roast Saddle of Wild Irish Sika Deer, Roast Sirloin of Dry Aged Beef, Grilled Fillet of Wild Trish Turbot, and Roast Loin of Monkfish. You can ask for a side or for more dishes on the dinner service that will be sure to satisfy your appetite! Desserts include crème caramel raisin tulle, making it a perfect after-dinner treat. Be sure to try their evening menu and their wide range of seafood.
This award-winning Ballycotton seafood restaurant is perfect for couples and families. They have something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. The staff at this Ballycotton restaurant is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and the location can’t be beaten. If you are looking for a fantastic meal in a beautiful location, then CUSH is the place for you. This is the perfect place to spend time with friends!
The Schooner Tavern is a Ballycotton restaurant, hotel, and bed and breakfast, located in Ballycotton.
The Schooner is a warm and welcoming restaurant, perfect for any occasion. The games room provides the occasional wet day visitor with entertainment options when they need it most. Brid and Mike (the owners) know how to make you feel welcome!
This Ballycotton restaurant looks small, but appearances can be deceiving. You will find a lovely atmosphere with a typical pub menu that has something for everyone. The menu at Schooner’s changes regularly to reflect the best of the local catch and produce. This Ballycotton restaurant is perfect for couples looking for romantic dates or families with kids who want to get out and explore the village. The best thing about it (even better than the Ballycotton seafood) is that they are located close to the beach and the cliff path. After your lunch or dinner, you can head to the Ballycotton Pier or look at the many bobbing fishing boats.
Sea Church Ballycotton Restaurant
Welcome to the most magical, breathtaking place in all of Ireland! Sea Church is a charming restored church situated outside Ballycotton in East Cork. It’s available for hire. This Ballycotton restaurant can cater to your every need, from special events or functions all the way through weddings.
Their main priority is to give you quality, locally sourced food that will tantalize your taste buds. They your event or maybe just your meal, something special. With an extensive menu that caters to all dietary requirements, you’re sure to find something that everyone will love!
This Ballycotton restaurant is perfect for couples or families looking for a unique place to hold their special occasion. The location is unbeatable, and they have an extensive drinks menu that will keep everyone satisfied.
Ballycotton is a town known for its seafood, and that’s just a piece of what you will find here. If you are not a Ballycotton seafood fan, you can ask for delicious burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Who wouldn’t love a restaurant that can adapt to their needs? This is the place for you!
The bar at Sea Church has an extensive range of gins and cocktails with unique flavours to satisfy any palate. They also offer craft beers that are hand-selected just for you.
The space retains its architectural structure from when it was part of the Church of Ireland. It incorporates contemporary styling throughout.
The Blackbird Ballycotton
The Blackbird, a traditional Ballycotton restaurant and pub, is located right across Schooner’s tavern and close to Cow beach. It’s a great location for meeting people and having fun visiting Ballycotton in East Cork. With live music from local bands and an extensive whiskey collection for those looking to enjoy some fine alcohols by themselves or share them with friends alike. It’s no wonder that this venue has become so popular among visitors seeking quality time spent outside exploring what Ireland offers!
Fantastic Ballycotton seafood is also available (Offered by The Field Kitchen) with a great variety to choose from. You will not be disappointed no matter what you order!
This place is perfect for those who want to enjoy some traditional Irish music and Ballycotton seafood in a relaxed setting. It’s also great for those looking for something to do while in the area – the Blackbird is always lively and a great place to show your social skills!
Also, its location is great for when you are exploring the surroundings of Ballycotton and close to the beach. If you feel like drinking a beer or two and listening to some tunes after a long day of sightseeing, this is the place you need to write on your list.
McGraths Pub Ballycotton
Compared with other Ballycotton restaurants and pubs, McGrath’s pub is not the most popular one, but we love it, and we think you will love it too. This small pub, located in Ballycotton main street, is a cosy and local place, with a warm and charming atmosphere. McGraths is known for its traditional Irish beers, which you can enjoy with delicious pub snacks that will satisfy your hunger.
This place is perfect for those who want to feel like one of the locals and taste what Irish culture is all about. The staff is welcoming and friendly, and the price is just right – you won’t find yourself breaking the bank after a night here. The view from the pub is one of the best views you can find in Ballycotton. Its closeness to other attractions is convenient for exploring the area.
McGraths is definitely one of the best Ballycotton restaurants for those who want to experience Irish traditions and hospitality!
Volcano Wood-fired Pizza
Volcano Wood-fired Pizza is a recently opened restaurant located in Shanagarry Cork. In case you are staying or visiting Ballycotton, don’t worry. It only takes a few minutes to get here by car, and it is more than worth it. Like many other Ballycotton restaurants, this small local place is really welcoming for locals and tourists alike. This Ballycotton restaurant offers a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas.
This Ballycotton restaurant sources its ingredients from Irish farmers and food producers in Ireland. They choose meats for pizzas based on what tastes great, how ethically the animals are treated, and the ability to reduce waste whenever possible. All this contributes to ensuring you get the best pizza possible without having to compromise on taste, ethics or quality!
This Ballycotton restaurant is perfect for those who want to try some amazing wood-fired pizzas and enjoy a great night out. The atmosphere is cosy, and the staff is welcoming, making you feel right at home. It’s also perfect for groups, as they offer a range of pizzas that will suit everyone’s taste!
Ballymaloe Hotel and Restaurant Ballycotton
This Ballycotton restaurant and hotel need no introduction. If you are looking for a luxurious evening out, Ballymaloe Hotel and Restaurant is the place to go. Rated as one of the best restaurants in Ireland, it offers a wide variety of dishes that will make your taste buds jump for joy. There is something for everyone, from starters to desserts, and we can promise you that you will not be disappointed.
The service at this Ballycotton restaurant is amazing. The staff is very welcoming, ensuring your evening goes as smoothly as possible. The price tag is a bit steep, but it is worth every penny. This place is perfect for couples looking to celebrate a special occasion or for those who want to treat themselves to a night out. The atmosphere is elegant, and the view is beautiful, making it the perfect place to spend an evening. Many people head to Ballymaloe Hotel and Restaurant from Cork city as it is one of the best Irish restaurants in the area.
Harty's Bar & Restaurant & Tapas
Harty’s Bar & Restaurant is a place that offers something for everyone. From the traditional Irish breakfast to tapas and everything in between, they have something to please everyone’s taste. The atmosphere at this Ballycotton restaurant is cosy and welcoming, making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening. This modern restaurant, located near the picturesque fishing village of Ballycotton, offers modern dishes and great tapas.
The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the price is just right. This place is perfect for those who want to spend a relaxed evening out with friends or family.
Harty’s Bar and Restaurant is located in County Cork, making it the perfect place to visit if you stay in Ballycotton or the surrounding area. Harty’s Bar & Restaurant is definitely one of the best Ballycotton restaurants for those who want a bit of everything!
Lieze Neven is a globetrotting travel writer and expat currently based in Nepal. With a passion for exploration, she has lived in Dubai, the UK, and Belgium, alongside her international teacher husband. Her parents live in France and she tries to visit Paris at least once a year. Together, they travel the world looking for the best hotels, experiences and food locations have to offer!