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The Bay Cafe

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Dock Road, Dunmore East, Ireland
+353 51 383 900
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 05:30
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Cork, Ireland
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Waterford for a few days, we visited Dunmore East last Monday around 3.00pm, as we were having a meal in the hotel that night so we just wanted something light to eat. We went to the Bay Café we were greeted by a lovely gentleman and given a menu which we ordered two toasted sandwiches and... More 

Thank Mary C
Waterford, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Bay Cafe now for the last three weeks for lunch with an elderly relative. The soup has been consistently delicious and great value at 4.20 with brown bread. Wednesdays offering was cauliflower and broccoli really nice, seafood chowder really filling really big portion. The staff are friendly and helpful. Open sandwiches lovely. Local art for... More 

Thank Annarie2013
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We met with a group of friends for lunch. Very good goats cheese panini and salad and seafood chowder

Thank Leonie R
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Have had breakfast and lunch there and both were great. Lunch was especially good--seafood sandwich, mmm! And there is homemade carrot cake to die for!!

Thank SFNM28
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Really enjoyed breakfast there. Good value for money, wonderful warm brown bread, fresh eggs, delicious bacon. As we were there soon after they opened in the morning, the owner came over and chatted with us; felt like home only I didn't have to cook!

Thank Valerie A
Barcelona, Spain
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot for a morning coffee, whether sitting inside or outside, with a gorgeous view of the bay. Just had a ciffe, which was good and a nice atmosphere.

Thank GabbyHearne
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We often go to the bay as a treat. Lovely family run cafe over looking the harbour. Couldn't ever fault the staff, they are all so friendly. But the food... YUM! The pate and seafood chowder is to die for, Nothing nicer than sitting out the front during the summer.

1 Thank Rebecca K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of staying in Dunmore East for a few days with the missus and the toddler. I don't normally write reviews but the bay cafe deserves one. Really friendly staff every time we went there. The food was excellent and the view is hard to beat. Highly recommend the chowder. We ended up having breakfast there most mornings,... More 

1 Thank charlie m
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

To start with the entering greeting same as other reviews....there wa none! walked in and said hello to perhaps get one in return, instead was "greeted" by some slob looking yoke slouched leaning over the "salad" bar. By "salad" bar i mean out of date (most likely lidl bought mixes). Not even an acknowledgement of our presence until the young... More 

4 Thank Anthony D
County Cork, Ireland
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were staying in Dunmore east and had just come back from the cliff walk. On spotting the cafe I decided a coffee was called for. We sat outside at one of their tables and relaxed with a read of the papers. Every table was busy with people coming and going constantly. A popular spot. When we come back we... More 

Thank Martin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Cafe, Seafood, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dock Road, Dunmore East, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Dunmore East
  • Phone Number: +353 51 383 900

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