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Island Cottage

Heir Island, Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 28 38102
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Really special

We booked Island Cottage for a family celebration for a special birthday and were looking for... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Siobhan M
Emperors new clothes !!!

What rude people and terrible experience. Its known locally as "The Once Restaurant" - enough... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2015
Dublin, Ireland
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2 Jun 2016
“Really special”
22 Jul 2015
“Emperors new clothes !!!”
Heir Island, Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 28 38102
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We booked Island Cottage for a family celebration for a special birthday and were looking for something different and memorable. It was perfect. Lovely food, a warm welcome, unique, simple, delightful.

2  Thank Siobhan M
Reviewed 22 July 2015

What rude people and terrible experience. Its known locally as "The Once Restaurant" - enough said!!!

5  Thank BoatBuddyKilkenny
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We have visited the Island Cottage Restaurant almost every year since it opened and it is a MUST DO experience for us every Summer. We have never yet had a poor meal, the food has always been delicious. Once, sitting with two ladies on a...More

2  Thank BrentorGirl
Reviewed 11 October 2014

A friend and I booked for a weekend's cookery classes with John the chef combined with walks with Ellmary, the other half of the partnership. The weekend far exceeded our expectations in every way. Admittedly accommodation is fairly basic but we were expecting that ....More

4  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 28 August 2014

The boat to Heir Island leaves at 8 PM sharp and returns at 11:55 PM sharp. There is no choice on the menu, and there is no choice in where you will be told to sit and indeed who you will be sharing the dining...More

4  Thank Michelin_Sam
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Enjoyed my trip to Island Cottage.It was a lovely night.We had pre dinner drinks n Minihanes Bar on the mainland and had a lovely boat trip to Island where we had a drinks reception followed by a beautiful meal..We ate and sipped wine till midnight.Then...More

4  Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 23 February 2013

This restaurant is not for everyone, they serve a prix fixe menu using the very freshest local ingredients possible and cooked with the utmost skill by John Desmond, a world renowned chef. Artists are often peculiar in temperament, but you come for the meal and...More

3  Thank Spiritcook
Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

The first visit I made here I enjoyed. Yes the owners are not very warm but the food was excellent & we enjoyed chatting to the other guests. I can understand the limited menu as this is an island with no shops, however I was...More

2  Thank DunnaSead
Reviewed 17 August 2011

Clearly the other reviews (even though they are 2 years old) failed to get what this is all about. I heard about this place 20 years ago when my mother went (and she loved it) and didn't think of it since until the idea got...More

3  Thank ArchieFartie
Reviewed 17 August 2009

The plus points: A novel idea ..a restaurant in a cottage on an island accessible only by ferry. A nice walk up the lane to the cottage. The negative points The owners have been doing this for 20 years and it shows. A production line...More

7  Thank arc504
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