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The Church Restaurant

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Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
+353 28 23625
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place to visit, I honestly thought that skibbereen as a town wasn't great but this restaurant by far was the best thing it has ! The food was georgous the waiters were so nice and helpful

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Thank Nicola D
Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Nicola D More 

Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Church Restaurant today as a party of 6. I was treating my mum and dad for mother's day and travelled from Bandon with my husband and two kids. I had booked the restaurant last week having had lovely meals here previously and being a favourite restaurant of ny parents. When I booked, there was no mention of... More 

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Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi bandongirl2015. It is very disappointing for us to see you have left such a negative review for our restaurant after visiting us on Mothers day last week. It is disheartening when someone doesn't express their issues while in the restaurant or at their table and then goes on on tripadvisor to vent their feelings You say that nobody checked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, amazing food👌🏻it was burned in 1992 and the owner rebuild it again nicely .. the waiters are busy they kept us wait , but they are pleasant and the beauty of the place let you enjoying waiting

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Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review Majd B More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere, would def recommend to anyone visiting Skibbereen, looking forward to visiting again in the near future.

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Thank Lourda P
Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

We look forward to your return visit Lourda P More 

Northampton UK
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited really before the season so this was not open late. We had a late lunch rather than dinner and it was very empty. The building is fascinating and the staff are friendly. There was a wonderful display of baking and we had good food including chowder and a fish pie.

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Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Innerworldofmyown :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were starving when we arrived off the flight from Cork. We ordered our food and it was with us 10 mins later. Everything is fresh. The Church is great a good restoration and the chandeliers remarkable. Good choice on the menu we visited twice and both times busy the service excellent.

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Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review , we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Church is a beautiful place to go for a special occasion or a wonderful night out with friends. We couldn't fault the decore so tastefully renovated and finished to a high standard. The staff were so warm and attentive in spite of the packed house! The menu was filled with tastey options and the flavours superb! Going back to... More 

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Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you MnM13072012 it makes us very happy to hear our customers so happy :) More 

Galway, Ireland
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal here recently. The fit out of the church is just unbelievable, no expense spared. The food was fantastic, and the service was attentive and friendly. Will def be coming back during my next visit.

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Thank PPBAM
Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ! And we look forward to that return visit PPBAM More 

Ennis, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came across this restaurant by accident after a trip to Sherkin Island. It's not just a beautiful setting but the food is fab as well. I recommend the Caesar Salad but everything that came out of the kitchen looked appetising! The waiting staff were also very pleasant and helpful.

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Thank WhelanJo
Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks a million WhelanJo :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A trip to West Cork is not complete for me without a meal in the Church. I look forward to it and have never been disappointed. In fact I have been dreaming of the stuffed sea bass I had on my last visit ever since. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the atmosphere is relaxed and there is always a buzz... More 

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Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this review

:) aww thanks a million for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you next time ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 33
Cuisine
Irish, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 23625
Description
The Church Restaurant is located in the heart of Skibbereen Town in West Cork, it was originally a Methodist Church from 1833 to 2003. Steeped in history and character with lovely stained glass windows and high wooden ceilings, The Church Restaurant is open 7 days a week serving a variety of locally sourced produce. All beef & meat served in this restaurant is of Irish origin and purchased in the local butcher shop. Fresh fish comes from the local shores of Union Hall and vegetables are purchased daily for local suppliers.

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