The beautiful town of Bantry is located at the head of Bantry Bay on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. This quaint little town boasts a surprisingly high number of places to eat given the relatively small population living there. Gorgeous views and recently being made a fairtrade town, Bantry pulls in tourists from all over the world driving a flourishing economy and the increase of eateries and food outlets. With all the choices of where to out, how do you know where to decide? Well, here are five of the best restaurants in the Bantry, Cork.
The Quays Bar is located right in the heart of Bantry and draws in locals and tourists alike. Offering a wide range of foods, Monday-Saturday and serving food 10:30am-3:30pm this bar/restaurant is an integral part of eating and drinking in Bantry. The food on offer ranges from simple sandwiches to roast dinners, pasta dishes and bowls of hand cooked chips. All the food on offer goes well with the delicious range of drinks they stock and the overall feel of the place is welcoming and fun.
The Mariner is a gastropub offering some of the freshest and tastiest seafood in town. Putting as much effort into their food as they do the appearance of the venue, the overall ambiance of this restaurant makes you feel warm and welcome from the moment you step over the threshold. Although The Mariner offers a warm welcome and beautiful surroundings there is a wonderful sense of privacy and dining here is a truly glorious experience.
With recognition from all over Ireland, O’Connors Seafood Restaurant is a fine dining experience not to be missed out on. Having been included in major food guides of the country for years, O’Connors is the place to go for fresh, delicious and well prepared seafood. Open daily from 12 noon, this restaurant draws in diners from all over the country and even further beyond. So head down and try out their signature monkfish dish – you wont be disappointed.
If you’re less of a fish lover and want something a bit more meaty then Blairscove Restaurant is the place to visit. Located in a converted barn the once served the former manor house, this venue has an air of grandeur that is reflected in the beautiful scenery and high ceilings. With freshly prepared, locally sourced food on offer, Blairscove is definitely somewhere to tick off before you head home.
The award winning Seaview House Hotel offers boasts an intimate atmosphere. Spanning two separate dining rooms, the Restaurant caters for all kinds of parties. Whether you’re in a large group or just on a romantic getaway, they can fit you in. Sourcing their food locally and as freshly as possible, the menu changes on a daily basis to suit what is best on offer.
With wonderful local cooking and stunning character, Bantry offers the finest dining to everyone that visits.
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