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The Castle Cafe

#36 of 496 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 7911
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow is all I can say - sat outside for 15 mins as no tables available inside - beautiful surroundings - went inside and we both got 2 main courses - my cousin had the fish and chips (fish was hake) and I had the lamb tagine -both tasted delicious - menu was fab at very good prices - fish... More 

Thank DublinRosiedublin
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great lunch spot ideal for casual lunch or business. Good food, good atmosphere, good price! Highly advisable to book in advance for lunch as they get quiet busy.

Thank wyse86
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful lunch here today. I had a butternut squash and cheddar quiche with rosemary sautéed potatoes and a green salad and it was absolutely delicious. My friend had an Asian chicken salad and she praised hers also. We shared a dessert which was an apple and hazelnut cake with caramel ice cream - so tasty! The staff were... More 

Thank Babybobs
Dunmanway, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are ever in Cork and looking for a meal you have to go here - it is simply amazing. There is a free car park next to the Castle and I have never seen it full, the castle itself is so perfect that it almost looks fake. I was looking for a special location to take two of... More 

Thank aamoore106
Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table for this lunch which I highly recommend as the cafe gets super busy! We arrived early but out table was ready so bonus points for that! The menu has something for everyone from light salads to posh pizzas to rich tagines. We started with olives and a board of beautiful breads and dips (kale pesto, houmous... More 

Thank Chantelle W
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first visit to black Rock cafe.My two friends and I, enjoyed a lovely lunch last Saturday. I had the haddock croquette with a poached egg for starters,really delicious.My friends hake was yum also.There is a good choice on the menus. A lovely selection of wine by the glass,pichet or bottle,and some nice non alcoholic beer.We enjoyed a... More 

Thank si0dhanreen
Waddesdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well is it any wonder Cork is becoming the food capital of Ireland. This little gem nestles on the banks of the River Lee which feels miles from anything but close enough to everything. All 4 of us had 3 courses and each dish was an absolute delight to the palette. The welcoming nature of all staff, the menu choice... More 

Thank liambc1978
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a meal with a group of work colleagues recently. Menu was excellent with a great selection. My first time here and certainly would recommend. Staff very nice and helpful.

Thank mmcom
Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here of a sunday morning. Very poor experience. Food slopped onto plate-1 rasher, 1 pudding, 1 sausage, a poached egg and sourdough toast, no presentation of the food whatsoever. Food was cold. There are definitely nicer places for breakfast in cork.

1 Thank Stephanie K
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Castle Cafe is one cafe from my personal choice nearby my own place. I like the area, where is place located, beautiful harbour, cosy atmosphere inside and tasty meal. I really like a coffee with a fresh pastry. Just pop up and check, hopefully everyone would delighted this cafe same as me

Thank Galina L

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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
USD 17 - USD 25
Irish, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 435 7911
The Castle Cafe is a fully Licensed restaurant and cafe located at Blackrock castle, Cork.We serve brunch and lunch 7 days a week from 10am until 5pm and dinner from 5pm until 9pm Tuesday to Saturday.

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