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The Church Restaurant

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Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
+353 28 23625
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Waterford, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Church Restaurant was visited after an unexpected visit to the local Dentist. Half my face was numb and I had no idea how I was going to eat. I choose the Seafood Chowder - great choice. Easy to eat and lots of flavours. The atmosphere was well worth it. To sit and enjoy the beautiful lead lighted windows was... More 

Thank Jess B
Slane, Ireland
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasant restaurant set in a wonderful old church with spectacular architecture The food was plentiful and reasonably priced and although it was nothing spectacular I could not find fault Staff were very good when assigned to you and some management intervention required to train them better

Thank markyspark1
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the fish and chips. The fish was ok but the chips are not freshly prepared and tasted like cardboard. I'm questing the small salad was also out of a packet. It cost €12.90 which is expensive enough. The men's toilets also have a ridiculously small space for the urinal. The building itself is nice.

Thank Gerard F
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here on a recent stay in skibereen, everything was superb from the fantastic friendly waiter to the food which was excellent. The decor is fantastic definitely recommend this as one of the nicest places we have ever eaten.

Thank Donna S
Cobh, Ireland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant in the middle of Skibbereen busy roads is very good however could do with some improvements given the prices. The fish and chips (haddock) was excellent; the annexed salad could be improve a little bit and looked pretty much what you get from a Lidl bag. The chicken goujons were good and looked home made. The steak sandwich... More 

Thank Cesco M
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on two occasions on our trip to west Cork - the food is good quality, very big portions and good value. Fairly limited wine menu. Staff are attentive and very efficient even under pressure. We would return.

Thank Ennis41
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner here on Saturday evening. The food was delicious and good value. The service was very efficient and staff were friendly. Overall a great experience!

Thank AC_Nolan
County Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

To say this was the worst family dinner experience is a understatement, and on Mother's Day too, after being left for 5 mins to be attended to, the older woman decided we didn't need 2 tables together for 5, so took one table and shoved us into a small table for 4. Leaving no room for side plates etc .... More 

1 Thank Val7722
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had two excellent family suppers here over Easter and as always it was outstanding. Great food, service, wine list - well done to all the team- you deserve to do well.

Thank Alastair05
cork ireland
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there on a busy Saturday at lunchtime, they very kindly reserved a table for us . Food was lovely, generous portions and well presented. The decor was the reason we ate there, it's so gorgeous and very atmospheric, lovely seating area outside , this is a busy restaurant and the staff work really hard, but they were so... More 

Thank muraod k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 33
Irish, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 23625
The Church Restaurant is located in the heart of Skibbereen Town in West Cork, it was originally a Methodist Church from 1833 to 2003. Steeped in history and character with lovely stained glass windows and high wooden ceilings, The Church Restaurant is open 7 days a week serving a variety of locally sourced produce. All beef & meat served in this restaurant is of Irish origin and purchased in the local butcher shop. Fresh fish comes from the local shores of Union Hall and vegetables are purchased daily for local suppliers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?