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The Silver Key

Churchyard Lane | Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 5655
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (12 reviews)
“side salad” (3 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Churchyard Lane | Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went upstairs to IL Primo in silver key last Friday night, we had two fillet steaks, which were sublime, and the most excellent potato gratin I have ever tasted... Wine also fantastic, service excellent. Will be returning very soon.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vivienne d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for breakfast . Very tasty . Lovely atmosphere. Staff very pleasant and helpful . Would recommend highly .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tedser63
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

The breakfast here is fab and very reasonable.theres a very good choice .you wodnt be dissapointed ,will go again.lovely staff aswell.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sharon a
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed by the meal. Venue is nice and the staff are great, but the food was not up to snuff. 8 of us for dinner. Only 1 thought the food was great. She had the Tagliatelle. Everyone else ranged between OK and terrible. Cold...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ConorR222
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Went there with family from the USA and they were amazed at the upper restaurant! The service was A1 and the food was fabulous, the Curry’s were to die for and the fish dishes were amazing!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael O
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Silver Key recently. It was only ok to he honest. 2 adult mains which were only ok and kids menu,fish fingers and chips. Surely piece of fish would be better than fish fingers. Won't be going back in a hurry

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nolanl1981
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went to this brilliant bar/restaurant today with a total of 8 people and a wheelchair. The place is fabulous and we were looked after so well by all the team there. Everyone had different food and it was all cooked perfectly, was hot and tasted...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jj66jj
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Lunch with husband ordered prawn stir fry. Miserable 6 prawns 3 snow peas 5 bits of pepper and the noodles swimming in a disgusting sauce that was so sugary unable to eat it. Specifically asked if it would be sweet she assured me it wouldn’t....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sapaIreland
Reviewed 22 March 2018

My husband and I together with adult family members are frequent visitors to this restaurant. It is usually lunch time when we visit and have always found the food excellent. I require Gluten Free diet for medical reasons and staff are always helpful in choosinf...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Ballyontour
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Lovely food and great efficient service .Staff were very helpful and food was delicious.We will definitely visit it again.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Bernadette G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Churchyard Lane | Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 429 5655
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