from fine dining to casual eateries, restaurants in Bantry serve the best of West Cork
Bantry is a great place for food lovers as we have a strong and established food scene. Our restaurants provide a great mix of casual dining, family restaurants and finer dining options. Presenting the very best of West Cork produce and local seafood, you will certainly find a great choice of restaurants in Bantry.
Bia is a classic style restaurant that fuses the mouth-watering taste of quality local produce, West cork meats and local seafood. All dishes are inspired by the exceptional French flair of Head Chef Gilles Eynaud.
The exciting specialties include Braised Short of Rib, Salmon Confit, Ribeye Steak and Bantry Bay Seafood Paella. Vegetarian dishes and Daily Specials are available, while Set Menus can be created for Groups of 12 or more.
The culinary ingenuity and skill of their kitchen combined with welcoming and professional service, makes Bia one of Bantry’s premier dining experiences.
Bia Restaurant, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry
Blairs Cove Restaurant
Blairscove Restaurant is located in a barn which completes the quadrangle of farm buildings serving this former manor house. It is high like a church and the tall windows overlooking Dunmanus Bay were once recesses through which the hay was pushed down to the animals from the loft above.
The restaurant is known for the best of Irish meat grilled on a roaring fire in the dining room, fresh local seafood and an impressive display of ‘help yourself’ starters as well as a mouth-watering selection of desserts.
The Brick Oven
Perfectly crispy crust outside and a lovely chewy inside – that’s the difference in a Brick Oven pizza. Their gourmet toppings include artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese, Parma ham, smoked salmon and more. Choose from the menu or build your own!
Whatever the special occasion – birthday, anniversary, club dinner, office party – The Brick Oven and The Mariner will help make it a memorable one with delicious food, music, and a full range of refreshments for children and adults.
Opening hours vary according to season and traffic. In general the kitchen is open until 10 PM but may be open later. Please call to check.
The Brick Oven, The Quays, Bantry
De Barras Restaurant
This is a busy spot especially on a Friday morning. Great for a coffee, a light lunch or evening meal.
The staff are very friendly and there is plenty of seating. Ideal for meeting up with friends for a chat or for a bite to eat after a day touring the area.
De Barra’s Restaurant, New Street, Bantry
T: +353 (0) 27 51924
Located just outside Bantry town, you will find the hidden treasure of Donemark West.
Offering a wide variety of food from the finest of West Cork fayre, you will be spoilt for choice and delighted by the quality of food on offer.
This is an intimate restaurant with limited seating so reservations are highly recommended in advance.
Donemark West, Donemark, Bantry
W: Donemark West
T: +353 (0) 27 53786
The Fish Kitchen
When talking about their fish, The Fish Kitchen focuses on three elements, freshness, simplicity, quality. They try not to interfere with the Fish they are serving, simply served with skin side up along with a variety of simple butters or sauces on top or on the side. While geographically in an ideal location to keep the distance between the sea and the plate as short as possible, they believe that this is one of the most important factors to consider when sourcing fish.
The Fish Kitchen is also conscious of the importance of sustainable fishing when considering our sources. Traceability is important and they their best to support the Irish fishing fleet by buying as much Irish caught fish as possible.
The Fish Kitchen, New Street, Bantry
The Ocean Restaurant
The team at The Ocean Restaurant at The Maritime Hotel, have produced a world of flavours with the finest local ingredients created a modern Irish dining experience.
Every evening enjoy the candlelit atmosphere in this lovely restaurant featuring great wines and culinary delights.
Seaview House Hotel Restaurant
Come and enjoy the intimate atmosphere in the delightful nooks and crannies of the main dining room or dine in the lofty light-filled conservatory restaurant, overlooking the gardens, set with polished mahogany tables and crisp linen.
The restaurant, a popular dining venue with guests and locals, is well known for superb cuisine based on country house cooking using fresh local produce, complemented by a well-stocked wine cellar with carefully selected fine wines. Our dinner menu with options from two to five courses, changes daily with plenty of local specials such as Bantry Bay crab or West Cork lamb.
Seaview House Hotel Restauraunt, Ballylickey, Bantry
The Sugarloaf Restaurant
The Sugarloaf Restaurant at The Westlodge Hotel just outside Bantry town, has sublime views and evening sunsets overlooking Bantry Bay. It is the ideal venue for a romantic dinner for two, a relaxing evening with friends, or for a special family occasion.
The extensive wine menu has recently been totally revamped, and offers an excellent range of competitively prices wines from all over the world.
The Sugarloaf Restaurant at The Westlodge Hotel, Bantry
T: +353 (0) 27 50360