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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” (42 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 via mobile

Recently ate here with a friend in a Friday night , staff were so accommodating in advance as I had to change the booking three times. Arrived to a friendly welcome restaurant had a really lovely atmosphere,menu choice was great food arrived very prompt,wine selection...More

Thank JazzK32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited here on a few occasions in recent months. Our first visit was on a lovely warm day and it was so busy but the staff were so helpful and located a seat as my mum who has had a stroke was with...More

Thank cumba68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great venue, stand out service, warm welcome and good food....Cannot think of a better way to while away an afternoon. The castle setting was a winner straight off with the kids in our family group. Despite a wet afternoon the all glass restuarant made sure...More

Thank JerryDublin2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trendy spot has all the strengths to survive the fate of fidget spinners. Playing heavily on psycholocial tricks to set the scene. An area to wait out your anticipation at the chance to eat there, sets the scene in a beautiful dining area with...More

Thank owen f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a large party of 35. The service and the food was excellent. The room was beautiful and atmospheric with a large fire burning. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Even the coffee after the meal was divine. We brought our own celebratory cake which the...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

A nice little surprise. Kids meal lovely cakes and coffee lovely. Staff friendly. Place spotlessly clean. Would def go back.

Thank silenone
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This was a very pleasant surprise. We were visiting The Blackrock Castle observatory and needed food. It looked full and we were asked to wait but a couple of minutes later and we were ushered in to a lovely room to the side. There is...More

Thank Niall F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was our first time dining at the Castle Cafe . My wife ordered the steak sandwich which on tasting was very average. I myself ordered the fish and chips. Which I received two small little pieces of fish of which it was debatable if...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Just had Sunday Brunch here and what a let down it was! The Location is Fabulous, it's spotlessly clean but the whole experience was overshadowed by rude, disinterested, servers, cold and untasty food! In this day and age it's unacceptable to be served Cold Eggs...More

1  Thank TansyMul
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I generally have very low expectations for food concessions at attractions. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Staff very friendly and helpful. Tasty lunch in picturesque surroundings. Food was served up quickly and was enjoyable.

Thank TravelLife19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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