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The Fish Wife

45A Maccurtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
+353 87 264 4266
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Seafood, Fast food
45A Maccurtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We did the hop off and hop on in Cork this restaurant was recommended by our guide. It is a small quaint place everyone shares the tables. The fish and chips were delicious as were the mushy peas. Service was excellent the young girl behind...More

Thank P T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Cork you must visit The Fish wife. It's the best fish and chips I ever had. If your not in Cork but are close to Cork make the detour you won't be sorry you did!

Thank Bianca S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Online I was lead to understand that The Fish Wife was something to check out. We checked it for fish&chips (haddock). The haddock wasn't haddock at all and the meal was mostly chips. Not to be recommended.

Thank Klingenberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good. We had the cod and chips. Some of the best of our trip. Better for take out since there is hardly any seating. The prices were great.

Thank Beka C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our tour guides told us The Fish Wife had the best fish and chips in Cork, but we were underwhelmed. The food was good, but we've had better, both in Cork and in the US. The inside was small with very few places...More

Thank Colleen957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cant be beat at this price point. Under 10 euro for a big platter of grilled swordfish on mixed green salad (not iceburg lettuce!) my daughter had a huge double patty cheeseburger 5.50 euro? Chips were good too and the service was very good-...More

Thank weps64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered fish of the day - it was hake, the batter was light and just right! Chips were fried, (not like other chippers in IE--> only pre-fried), and mushy peas with black pepper - nice! It's perfect for take away, or quick lunch, unfortunately...More

Thank andziusan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I saw the English Market and the fantastic fish and figured we need to try local fish & chips. Boy, we were NOT disappointed! Holy moly the amount of food and how delicious! We ordered haddock and chips which came with 3 generous...More

Thank Gfrankel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a very wet afternoon we spotted this loved chippy ordered haddock chips and peas big portions fish was incredible chips crispy all came in a box with carton of peas n tartare sauce really filled us up you can order at the chippy and...More

Thank anndaz
Reviewed 20 May 2017

...because the portions are enormous. I hadn't eaten all day and still I could not finish them. Not only were the portions big the food is also extremely tasty. The chips (=French fries) were hot and freshly made. The veggie burger was also delicious -...More

Thank Arisquella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45A Maccurtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 87 264 4266
The Fish Wife is a new Take away on the Cork scene. the Fish Wife prides itself on quality locally sourced fresh food. Burgers are produced daily by the local butcher. Chips are cut daily in the shop and fish are sourced locally. Specials vary depending on availabilty. Shop is charming, quirky and homely. Small but cute!!
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