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Poachers Seafood Bar & Restaurant

Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
+353 23 884 1159
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood pie” (19 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
“hake” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 7:30 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was grand, we went for the mains only: curried crab claws and hake (with patatas bravas and chorizo). While the crab claws were delicious, I don't think it was amazing in a sense that it is easy to cook anyway: white rice, curry...More

Thank Rosie Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has certainly got it right in terms of presentation and quality. Although the menu didn't offer an extensive choice of Seafood, the fare was beautify cooked fresh produce. I would gladly recommend the Seafood Pie with fresh Salmon, Prawns and Haddock. The staff...More

Thank TitanicCobh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to poachers this evening didn’t make a reservation although they were busy they did accommodate us as it was my dads 89th Birthday. The fish my father had was very good I had the chowder which was also good . I wouldn’t recommend the...More

Thank Carole N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made the trip to Bandon especially to visit this restaurant by recommendation. We had the fish and chips followed by dessert. The food and service are spot on and we enjoyed the experience very much. Highly recommended.

Thank BlueTravel1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Tourism industry created the Wild Atlantic way. The Government introduced a lower VAT rate for Pub food, to encourage tourism in our country. I resent a business taking advantage of our Visitors by advertising “Taste the wild Atlantice way” then charging €20 for a...More

2  Thank marko30
PoachersBandonCork, Owner at Poachers Seafood Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to read your recent review and are sorry that you feel the way you do about our business. I am happy to reply also as I would dispute a few points that you made - €20 for an average bar lunch here is simply...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday and ever since been dying to go back! Chowder was lovely and creamy, the butter presentation was a nice touch! Only downside was there was no specials available. Loved the sticky toffee pudding also!

Thank MARY O
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Today the 12th My wife and I arrived at the Poachers to meet my daughter. We had a table reserved and we were delighted with the welcome, atmosphere and standard of food( excellent) We had a corner table near the fire. I had Crab to...More

1  Thank Liam L
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I'm in two minds here on whether to slate or boast about this bar Restraunt. Visually very appealing yet the back room where we sat is lacking in atmosphere. It's a bit like sitting in a good quality works canteen. Service was spot on the...More

2  Thank Donieg G
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The Poachers isn’t cheap so the food should be excellent and quite simply it’s not. Basics like fish and chips should be perfect and they are not. Undercooked chips and fish that is either not fresh enough or badly cooked. I

1  Thank Gerard F
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This place is well worth a visit! I had Hake and it was a generous portion with spicy potatoes and chorizo. I had the pannacotta for dessert and it was light and refreshing. You might need to book beforehand if going in the evening as...More

Thank CorkMag
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bandon
  • Phone Number: +353 23 884 1159
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