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The Fish Wife

45 Mac Curtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
+353 87 264 4266
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushy peas” (44 reviews)
“fish n chips” (9 reviews)
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45 Mac Curtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked by and had to go in when i seen the food, wow wow wow is all i can say, the cod and chips was the best I’ve had and I’m a lad who’s had a lot. In fact I’d nearly drive down 200kms this...More

Thank Dartheboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and have been here so many times. The fish is to die for here, from the cod to the smoked haddock they all have unbelievable taste. The chips are all homemade and are gorgeous. The sausages and potatoes pies are great...More

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service, large enough portions that will satisfy even the most hungry person.personnel is very polite. It is recommended.

Thank yannismd
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Before I found the Fish Wife on McCurtain St a few years ago there were only two places for fish and chips in Cork in my humble opinion .Annie Lennoxs on upper Barack St and the Looney on Watercourse RD North Side.. Lennoxs was a...More

Thank RealArdRi
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

You could order fish and the staff will bring them to you to the bar nearby! Very kind and delicious!!!

Thank Chu Z
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Looking for a quick affordable bite to eat. This was perfect fish and chips cooked to order. All was very good and portions very large. Will hit this place again for sure..

Thank travelinman045
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Look no further, on a recent trip to Cork for the Jazz Festival we jumped on the line at 11 pm to try The Fish Wife. Awesome fish and chips with mushy pea fritters! The fish menu is incredible from cod, hake, haddock or shrimp....More

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I didn’t even know I liked fish and chips until now. I mean I have had them before, and in a few different countries, but wow. The food here is fresh, fast and phenomenal

Thank Beckywondo
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Had deep fried fish and chips at The Fish Wife Grand parade , chips were crispy and tasty. but the fish was completely flavorless and could have been anything.. the mushy peas were ok just.. and the tartar sauce was terrible..Very average really nothing special....More

Thank mad_fluffy
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat on the way back to our hotel after our day long bus tour. It was about 7:00 and there were people waiting in line to get into restaurants or the pubs were not selling food that night....More

Thank swampgirl2
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Olly R
February 17, 2018|
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Response from anne c | Property representative |
our chips are cooked in lard. our fish is cooked in vegetable oil.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Mac Curtain 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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