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Poachers Seafood Bar & Restaurant

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Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
+353 23 884 1159
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:30 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

first time back in over 12 months following appalling treatment in the past as per previous review. I would also like to point out that visit was not on Mother's Day nor did we occupy any table at any time during that visit as stated in the managers response. The fact that we received a gift voucher for the poachers... More 

Thank Boston33_Boston33
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner parents took us here as our last dinner in Ireland and it definitely most memorable experience. We sat upstairs where the set up was quaint and cosy yet sophisticated. It immediately made you feel special yet comfortable at the same time. They have a small menu selection and this restaurant specializes in seafood. However having a small menu... More 

Thank jessicalV2591IK
County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in on the 29th December for a quick bite on the way home from Cork Airport. My wife ordered Chowder, I ordered the soup, we also had a glass of wine each. My soup was OK, certainly nothing amazing. My wife's chowder tasted only of an overpowering mixed-spice/cinnamon flavour, she said possibly star anise ....that was the only... More 

1 Thank tgb161
Cork, Ireland
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232 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Bandon for over three years and having heard so many people recommend Poachers I finally went to have a meal there. Never have I been so disappointed in a restaurant. After being seated it took some time for the order to be taken. The table was not properly set as it had no salt and pepper -... More 

2 Thank Redsionnach
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I come here every Christmas holidays and the only reason is for their amazing seafood chowder. It's to die for!

Thank emimurata
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a vegetarian we checked with the restaurant when we made the reservation that I would have a choice of meals - we were assured that there were many choices so we booked a table for 6 people. Upon arrival we were asked to wait at the bar while we waited for our table to be ready. Happily we ordered... More 

1 Thank Jules S
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to restaurant and just as fab as before. Beautiful seafood, good wine, fabulous setting and very friendly. Staff are hit and miss but def worth a visit.

Thank Claire L
Dublin, Ireland
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188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were pleasantly surprised to see it was open for lunch on a Monday. We were warmly welcomed and seated near the toasty fire. We perused the extensive lunch menu - something for everyone. We had the Seafood Pie and Burger, both were absolutely delicious. For dessert I had the Chocolate Tapas - salivating and scrumptious and the Panacotta was... More 

Thank tinseltoes
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We had a business meeting in Bandon and were recommended this restaurant. It was absolutely delicious. The salmon was maybe the best salmon I've tasted. Highly recommended

Thank Karory
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went for the early bird of 2 courses for €22. Had chowder to start which in itself was divine, I have chowder everywhere I go and the star anise and lemon flavouring really added to it - however, a couple of bits of the salmon chunks in it were bony and I hurt my gum biting into a bone. I... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bandon
  • Phone Number: +353 23 884 1159

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?