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The Castle Cafe

Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 7911
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (36 reviews)
“wild boar” (6 reviews)
“flatbread” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had brunch here recently with a party of five. The place was full but there was no undue delay and the staff were pleasant and friendly. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Well worth a visit to treat oneself!

1  Thank MOCKerry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here on the weekend and was really impressed. It was busy when we arrived but we were seated within 15 minutes. The variety on the menu is great and the food was fantastic. All the staff were so friendly and efficient even though...More

Thank BNM79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a quick lunch here recently with my daughter.Didnt realise we needed to book!!! Busy place. The very pleasant manager told us we would need to wait half an hour, which we did.He keeps a good eye on comings and goings and runs a commendably...More

1  Thank penny2Ireland
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here quite a few times, yesterday being the most recent with friends. I had the soup. It was mushroom that day. It was very good but I would have preferred it a little hotter.I had previously eaten the steak sandwich, fish and...More

Thank PatrickManU
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We have been there twice in the last couple of weeks. The food is genuinely very good and the staff are very nice and helpful, however, the real star is the location. It’s built in the courtyard of an old castle and can be reached...More

Thank between_u_and_I
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Ate here with seven friends, a Christmas get-together we were all looking forward to. All was fine until half-way through our starters a group of approx 30 diners arrived and proceeded to 'ride roughshod' over the place. Shouting and screaming. No thought for other diners....More

Thank PMcD150
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We went with friends for a celebratory meal. Everything was fine except the portions of fish were tiny. When we complained they did bring more but they too were very small.

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I visited here on a busy Sunday and we were informed there would be a 30 minute wait so we left our number and we went for a walk. We received a call after about 20 minutes that a table was available. We had cappuccino,...More

Thank Redsionnach
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Meet my friend here for dinner. Service was quick and food was top notch. Great view of the castle while your eating. We will be back.

1  Thank jennifer h
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch here on a Sunday afternoon recently. We got soup and sandwiches and they were beautiful..hot soup fresh bread and great service. Coffee is lovely and the chocolate cups are Devine! There is a lovely atmosphere here and it's a great...More

1  Thank Keeva93
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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