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Irish, Cafe, Seafood, Wine Bar, Beer restaurants
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a complete joy! We popped in, on an unplanned trip to Castletownbere, where we have meant to visit for ages. It was rubbish weather at home, and the weather looked good there, so got in the car. From the moment we walked in a...smiling face offered us to pick an available table. Menus and specials offered....all sounded amazing.....but our host pointed to the Seafood platters, just being served to a nearby table....so that times two. Out of this world for freshness and taste, let alone preparation! How many salad portions have I ever seen here, that is an afterthought....not in this establishment!! Lightly dressed.....fresh.... delicately sliced and rolled cucumber....quartered ripe cherry tomatoes....you get the gist! Tender Calamari, lightest crab, juiciest prawns, softest fishcake, meatiest monkfish gujons ......etc and so forth! The atmosphere is one of complete ease....the staff and the Chef, so, so friendly and approachable. Too full for all the delicious desserts.....so they very kindly packed ours up to bring home..... Who does that nowadays.....with so much grace? Of course we will go back! 😉😀More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 14, 2024 via mobile

This was a delightful experience from start to finish. Excellent choice on the menu. Varied options available. Staff were friendly and very attentive without overdoing it. Quality of food was superb and portion size was good. Definitely wouldn’t leave hungry. Prices were very good value...for money and offered better value than a lot of other similar establishments.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 2, 2024

Stopped for breakfast. Lots of tasty choices. Delicious food. Excellent service. Friendly staff. Highly recommend it!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 13, 2024 via mobile

Popped into this cafe after discovering online it was dog friendly and it did not disappoint. Every lady working there had a smile on their face and were so friendly to us and our King Charles Nala. We were greeted with menus and before we...even ordered Nala was given water and a mini Irish of her own! Being dog friendly is great to just be able to bring your pet places but this treatment was going the extra mile. Service and food were great and had a lovely chat with the staff upon paying. Will be back next time in Castletownbere for sure!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed January 28, 2024

I today discovered a hidden gem that has become an absolute favourite of mine and my furry friend Cookie. Let me introduce you to Sugrue's On The Square, the epitome of a pet-friendly paradise! This delightful establishment deserves nothing less than a glowing five-star review.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Lorraine Sugrue, Owner at Sugrue's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2024

Thanks Marco hope to see Cookie and yourself soon.

Reviewed November 29, 2023

Fantastic traditional seafood restaurant. Fisherman's particularly worthy of mention. Would be glad to return.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Lorraine Sugrue, Owner at Sugrue's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2023

Thanks Brendan

Reviewed October 22, 2023

Was excellent food everything was lovely the waitresses was fantastic and lovely place to go the owners are lovely thanks for a wonderful lunch I have the toaster special came with soup toast a sandwich my daughter had waffles partner had pancakes and sister in...law had chicken stirfry with rice thanks for a lovely lunch and to everyone be definitely be backMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here a few weeks ago .. service was excellent , food was delicious.. great atmosphere.. looking forward to our return visit already

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 21, 2023

Best food of the week. Fishermans platter to die for. Friendly and welcoming. If you are in the area don't miss it.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 21, 2023 via mobile

A lovely welcoming restaurant with great fresh fish. I order calamari and it was truly the best I have ever had—so fresh and tender. Our server was so sweet and friendly as well.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 16, 2023

There with my son who is back from Australia as part of a trip around west Cork. Fabulous food, Fisherman's Platter for son Jack for €25 was superb and I had the best calamari I've had in years for just €18. Add in a decent...bottle of sauvignon blanc for just €20 and thi s meal was outstanding quality and value. Friendliest service too from owners and staff. A long way to go but this was the most enjoyable meal we had in 5 days in west Cork.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Lorraine Sugrue, Owner at Sugrue's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2023

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Reviewed September 13, 2023

Delicious Hake dinners, one was lightly battered fish and chips with salad and my friend wanted hers pan fried. The chef came out to make sure she was happy with choice of vegetables and spices before cooking it. They are very conscientious about gluten free....Chef came out again to see if she liked it. Waitress service was excellent. Food deliciousMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 9, 2023 via mobile

Super nice family owned restaurant in center of town. we had the best, freshest fish and chips on our entire trip and really nice mussels. it's next door to a lively local pub so people watching was great too. nice cold beer with my meal....I highly recommend this cute place with picnic tables outside.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 7, 2023 via mobile

Excellent food lovely atmosphere and superb staff. Breakfast lunch or evening meal you can’t go wrong with choosing sugrues

Date of visit: September 2023
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Lorraine Sugrue, Owner at Sugrue's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2023

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Reviewed August 23, 2023

Read the reviews and decided to have lunch here, we had fish and chips and the mixed grill, fish and chips was right up there with the best, mixed grill also great, they forgot to put the black pudding on the mixed grill but when...I pointed it out it was sorted straight away, no problem, all of the staff were super friendly and very attentive, I can only recommend this great place.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sugrue's On The Square is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5