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The Castle Cafe

) #40 of 525 Restaurants in Cork ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Cafe, European
Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 7911
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 341 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice little surprise. Kids meal lovely cakes and coffee lovely. Staff friendly. Place spotlessly clean. Would def go back.

Thank silenone
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very pleasant surprise. We were visiting The Blackrock Castle observatory and needed food. It looked full and we were asked to wait but a couple of minutes later and we were ushered in to a lovely room to the side. There is...More

Thank Niall F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time dining at the Castle Cafe . My wife ordered the steak sandwich which on tasting was very average. I myself ordered the fish and chips. Which I received two small little pieces of fish of which it was debatable if...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had Sunday Brunch here and what a let down it was! The Location is Fabulous, it's spotlessly clean but the whole experience was overshadowed by rude, disinterested, servers, cold and untasty food! In this day and age it's unacceptable to be served Cold Eggs...More

Thank TansyMul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I generally have very low expectations for food concessions at attractions. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Staff very friendly and helpful. Tasty lunch in picturesque surroundings. Food was served up quickly and was enjoyable.

Thank TravelLife19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently ate here with my parents I will be honest I arrived apprehensive as a previous experience wasn't great well I can happily say I had an excellent time . The place was a light with a great buzz , staff were friendly, professional...More

Thank JazzK32
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very underwhelming experience on the three occasions we have given it a chance. Every time we go to pay the bill we just come away feeling that wasn't worth it . The staff are lovely and they went out of there way to help with...More

1  Thank Ereils
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived to the castle about 7:30pm on a Sunday evening without a booking. Place was bustling but the host, a really pleasant chap, found a nice spot for us. I chose mussels to start, which came with two hearty pieces of beautiful, lightly toasted bread...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I had Sunday brunch sitting outside. From the start, the staff made the experience, so helpful in seating us (there was a wait but they kept us informed), servers were brilliant and friendly and the food (pancakes, one sweet one savoury) was simply perfect. Looking...More

Thank bergin94
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Staff friendly, noisy environment, avoid steaks. I had a pate as starter which was good. Fillet steak as main course, but this was tough and did not seem like any fillet I had ever eaten, it must have been flattened with a mallet. My wife...More

Thank Bill F
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Nearby Attractions
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2.75 km away
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1.55 km away
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1.63 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 435 7911
The Castle Cafe is a fully Licensed restaurant and cafe located at Blackrock castle, Cork.We serve brunch and lunch 7 days a week from 10am until 5pm and dinner from 5pm until 9pm Tuesday to Saturday.
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