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Blairscove Restaurant

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Durrus, Ireland
+353 27 61127
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Co. Cork
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is probably the 5th time we have visited the restaurant in our 12 years living in Durrus. The food, ambiance, service is second to none. It is not in the least pretentious which, I feel, is an absolute plus. From entering the restaurant, where you quietly sit perusing the menu and wine list whilst having a G&T, cocktail, or... More 

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Zürich
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I visited Blair's Cove with my parents a few weeks ago and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. The dining room is breathtaking. They have created the perfect ambience with low lighting, white tablecloths, a man tinkling away on the piano and a roaring fire down the end. It manages to be formal but cosy and... More 

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BlairsCove, Owner at Blairscove Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Emma O, We are delighted to read about your lovely review and really proud that we could make your evening so fabulous. Thank you very much and see you at the end of October :) More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Have to say this was probably the best meal I've ever had. Location is beautiful, but that's nothing compared to the food. Seafood buffet starter was unreal, main-course (duck) was perfectly cooked and the dessert buffet is to die-for. And if that's not enough the service was excellent. It's not cheap or easy to get-to, but should be on everybody's... More 

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Thank Alan B
BlairsCove, Owner at Blairscove Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alan B, Thank you so much for your lovely review :) We are all really happy that you had a great dining experience at Blairscove Restaurant and look forward see you again. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Every single event was an experience, every morsel of food was perfection. The staff couldn't have been nicer, the family feel and the remora location makes it so special. Being invited up to a buffet starter with many unusual dishes and flavours, I probably tried everything, each superb. The mains were excellent and the dessert was out of this world.... More 

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BlairsCove, Owner at Blairscove Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gerk578, Thank you very, very much for your lovely review. We are so happy that we could make your dad's 60th birthday truly special and already looking forward to see you again :) More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We drove 1:45 each way from Killarney to have dinner here and it was worth every minute. The staff is very friendly and attentive (unless you're so persnickety that you resent having to refill your own water glass). The food was absolutely sublime and the ambiance is warm and inviting. Kudos!!!

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Thank Hedman88
BlairsCove, Owner at Blairscove Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hedman88, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that your dinner at Blairscove Restaurant was worth the long drive :) Once again, thank you very much and see you soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It is a good few years since I was last at Blair's Cove, and I had a feeling that it had seen its best. Definitely back to its old form with really beautiful food served in a charming setting. The same format as before with a buffet for starters and desserts and a good selection on offer for main courses.... More 

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BlairsCove, Owner at Blairscove Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 556HAH, Thank you very much for your review and we are so happy that you had a great time at Blairscove Restaurant. We are looking forward to see you again :) More 

Lancashire, England
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I was quite disappointed this year, as previous years it has been great. The level of service seemed to have dropped, we didn't have the same attention and were left unattended. We had to pour our own wine and water. My main course was awful, I had the Lambs Kidneys, and I did complain to the waitress who took my... More 

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BlairsCove, Owner at Blairscove Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review KitKat67, I'm disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal or the service at Blairscove, certainly this isn't how we train our staff. Our staff should have attended to your table better and of course should have poured your wine and water. I'm so sorry that this wasn't the case. Also this isn't how we... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Each year in August, we eat at Blairscove restaurant. It is, in my view, the premier dining venue in West Cork. This is based on the combined qualities of ambiance, service and food. The setting is lovely, the staff are friendly and the procession from pre-dinner drinks to table, to starter buffet, to main course, to dessert, is delightful. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Superb location, shame about the service and food. we had e mailed previously about bringing our children and been told there was no children's menu but instead they would be charged at half price for a reduced portion. When my daughter chose tuna steak for her main meal we were told they did not have any small pieces of tuna... More 

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BlairsCove, Owner at Blairscove Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Samantha F, First of all let me apologise, it's disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy the service or the food. Indeed we don't have a children's menu but we do offer most main courses as half portions for children under 12. The menu for children is 1/2 of the adults menu, €30. When your daughter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We've been dining here for just about 20 years. Always a great experience. Better than ever this time. Appetizer buffet & dessert bar always a highlight. The beef for two is outstanding. Great service too!

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Thank Jim L
BlairsCove, Owner at Blairscove Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jim L, Thank you very much for fantastic review about Blairscove Restaurant. It's always nice to hear that we meet the expectations of our guest. We're looking forward to welcome you again :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$49 - US$62
Cuisine
Irish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Durrus, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Durrus
  • Phone Number: +353 27 61127

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