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The Fish Wife

45A Maccurtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
+353 87 264 4266
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Seafood, Fast food
45A Maccurtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quality food. The best fish and chips in cork. Great staff. Great value and fine portions. Nip across to the pub to wash it down with a pint of stout. One of corks hidden treasures

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place , no shortage of food Swordfish was brilliant- I am not a great lover of fish and chips - but this was worthwhile

Thank Brett1712
Reviewed 1 week ago

went to The Fish Wife on Grand Parade yesterday had chips with curry on the side. Straightaway you know these were homemade chips and no out of a frozen bag. They were Delicious. Will be back for Definite.

1  Thank Nuala F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a feed. Great value, service and taste. Will be back again lots of times. The perfect venue to good quality food when the city is rocking for the Jazz weekend.

Thank shadelk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called in on a Saturday lunchtime so it was pretty busy, yet people were squeezing up and making room on communal tables, so unusually in today's age strangers were talking to each other. It is very small yet efficient, perfectly located adjacent the English...More

1  Thank James O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had scampi and chips Chips were ok but the scampi was very poor As the photo shows you could barley see the fish as there was so little of it Bad value for money to be honest

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy place popular with locals and visitors to Cork,we could not get in first time we called so we called back later ,it was well worth it beautiful cooked fish and chips and not a bad price compared to some places .

Thank janekatheron
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Really enjoyed the hake and chips and equally important, they deliver to a number of bars in the street. I know they deliver to the Shlebourne but you have to eat outside under the heaters. However the Cork Arms allows you eat your food inside,...More

Thank axel07
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Bloody great food and to top it off you can eat it at the pub across the road with a beer. Lovely service from the waitress - we didn’t have cash at the time, she still delivered the food to us at the pub and...More

Thank CharlotteCCC
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Not a huge fan of battered fish but when I heard such great reviews about this place, I had to give it a go. Visited the shop on the Grand Parade, first impression was how clean it was and not smelly like your typical chipper....More

Thank OnlyGirl1981
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45A Maccurtain Street | Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 87 264 4266
The Fish Wife is a new Take away on the Cork scene. the Fish Wife prides itself on quality locally sourced fresh food. Burgers are produced daily by the local butcher. Chips are cut daily in the shop and fish are sourced locally. Specials vary depending on availabilty. Shop is charming, quirky and homely. Small but cute!!
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