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Cronins bar and cafe

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Gougane Barra | Macroom, County Cork, Macroom, Ireland
10:00 - 18:00
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Galway, Ireland
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

First of all, this cafe is not in Macroom - Gougane Barra is the correct address. Now, onto the important stuff. We recently had lunch at Cronin's and I was very impressed. They have a large range of sandwiches, salads, cakes and soup on offer. All items are homemade and freshly made. Along with being very keenly priced. It makes... More 

Thank KangaAndRu
cork ireland
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The setting is stunning set besides a lake and overlooked by mountains. The food was good and at good prices. It was clean and very bright inside. The girl who served us was without a doubt one of the most natural pleasant individuals who have served us recently,, worth her weight in gold. Well worth a visit

Thank gerrysparrow
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129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Lovely cafe looking out on to the most beautiful view. There’s a good selection of sandwiches and cakes and they’re good value. The cafe feels nice and cosy but there’s also a big side room so it could take a big group.

1 Thank Paul_and_Shona
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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243 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The cafe is overlooking the lake at Gougane Barra & is not in Macroom. The food here is fresh & well presented. The cake selection is mouthwatering. All this is topped by the stunning views over the lake to the mountain & the Church.

Thank Jacqueline R
Cork, Ireland
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216 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I love bars with genuine traditional fixtures and fittings, because they evoke bygone days and add atmosphere. However when it comes to food, I tolerate and even welcome modernity because it brings with it the promise of cleanliness. So, when I called into Cronin's by the beautiful lake of Gougane Barra I got a pleasant surprise. This cafe side of... More 

2 Thank corkdave
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My partner and I visited Gougane Barra Church on Monday and after a lovely walk and some contemplation by the lake we decided on a spot of lunch. We headed to Cronin's right by the lake and weren't disappointed. The welcome was lovely and friendly and patient! There was so much choice, I was stood there for a good while!... More 

1 Thank LoloRose85
Western Ireland, Ireland
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844 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 920 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Love this place and the magical view from the windows overlooking Gougane Barra Lake. Visited many times since my first review and even handier as a port of call as we live just over the hill! Food is really good, toasted special my favourite along with the delightful cakes...selection today was magical indeed and a hard choice to make! Irish... More 

3 Thank ExpatKL88
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Popped in for a cake and tea midweek. I saw the teapot being warmed, so off to a good start. Barry's tea and the pure water made the drink. My companion had coffee which the waitress brought over to our table overlooking the lake. The view was breathtaking.

5 Thank Londonmail
Western Ireland, Ireland
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844 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 920 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Noted the adverse comments in the previous review...I can say that contrary to this my visits to the cafe over a three week period gave me the opportunity to savour both the food and the view from the windows over the lake of Gougane Barra and I always received a warm and friendly welcome from the ladies manning the counter.... More 

7 Thank ExpatKL88
Cork, Ireland
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373 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 577 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

A small group of us (6 adults) recently felt like a little sustenance after a lovely walk in the nearby Guagán Forest park. We thought that a bowl of soup and a sandwich would 'hit the spot' The pub and cafe are housed in one building in what is probably one of the most scenic spots in West Cork, overlooking... More 

11 Thank Bryno

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gougane Barra | Macroom, County Cork, Macroom, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Macroom
  • Phone Number: 02647031

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