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The Church Restaurant

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Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
+353 28 23625
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere, would def recommend to anyone visiting Skibbereen, looking forward to visiting again in the near future.

Thank Lourda P
Northampton UK
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited really before the season so this was not open late. We had a late lunch rather than dinner and it was very empty. The building is fascinating and the staff are friendly. There was a wonderful display of baking and we had good food including chowder and a fish pie.

Thank Innerworldofmyown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were starving when we arrived off the flight from Cork. We ordered our food and it was with us 10 mins later. Everything is fresh. The Church is great a good restoration and the chandeliers remarkable. Good choice on the menu we visited twice and both times busy the service excellent.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Church is a beautiful place to go for a special occasion or a wonderful night out with friends. We couldn't fault the decore so tastefully renovated and finished to a high standard. The staff were so warm and attentive in spite of the packed house! The menu was filled with tastey options and the flavours superb! Going back to... More 

Thank MnM13072012
Galway, Ireland
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal here recently. The fit out of the church is just unbelievable, no expense spared. The food was fantastic, and the service was attentive and friendly. Will def be coming back during my next visit.

Ennis, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this restaurant by accident after a trip to Sherkin Island. It's not just a beautiful setting but the food is fab as well. I recommend the Caesar Salad but everything that came out of the kitchen looked appetising! The waiting staff were also very pleasant and helpful.

Thank WhelanJo
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to West Cork is not complete for me without a meal in the Church. I look forward to it and have never been disappointed. In fact I have been dreaming of the stuffed sea bass I had on my last visit ever since. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the atmosphere is relaxed and there is always a buzz... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My other half and I visited for a few days so I booked the Valentines evening meal and was not disappointed. Each course was tasty, plentiful and well presented. The cost was very fair. The service was efficient and friendly. The building itself is just beautiful. I'd CERTAINLY re-visit if I ever found myself in Skibbereen again and would thoroughly... More 

Thank Firefitter
Co Cork
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Found this unbelievably fab restaurant when out on a Sunday drive from Kinsale - where we live. Totally loved the place from immediately seeing the entrance. We had Sunday lunch and it was possibly THE BEST from start to finish. And wow to the service ! Sergio looked after so well ...what a guy ...so helpful friendly and informative. Told... More 

Thank jacksonu601
County Limerick, Ireland
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A must-see if you're in Skibbereen. A converted church that was rescued from a burnt-out shell and restored using reclaimed materials from throughout Europe. It's worth a look even if they weren't offering food! There's a lovely atmosphere with a very friendly and attentive staff. The food wasn't bad either. We happened across it in January- there's a pretty courtyard/terrace... More 

Thank Seamus G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$32
Irish, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 23625
The Church Restaurant is located in the heart of Skibbereen Town in West Cork, it was originally a Methodist Church from 1833 to 2003. Steeped in history and character with lovely stained glass windows and high wooden ceilings, The Church Restaurant is open 7 days a week serving a variety of locally sourced produce. All beef & meat served in this restaurant is of Irish origin and purchased in the local butcher shop. Fresh fish comes from the local shores of Union Hall and vegetables are purchased daily for local suppliers.

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