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The Castle Cafe

#38 of 498 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 7911
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ate here of a sunday morning. Very poor experience. Food slopped onto plate-1 rasher, 1 pudding, 1 sausage, a poached egg and sourdough toast, no presentation of the food whatsoever. Food was cold. There are definitely nicer places for breakfast in cork.

Thank Stephanie K
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Castle Cafe is one cafe from my personal choice nearby my own place. I like the area, where is place located, beautiful harbour, cosy atmosphere inside and tasty meal. I really like a coffee with a fresh pastry. Just pop up and check, hopefully everyone would delighted this cafe same as me

Thank Galina L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was beautiful and fresh .although the restaurant was very busy the staff didn't make you feel rushed. They were very friendly .I will be recommending this to all my friends .

Thank unicorn_6435
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely location and nice venue. friendly floor staff...food was disappointing. we had the bean dish and the corn cakes. both lacked flavour and our eggs where well done. We where not the only table with over cooked eggs as we could see the tables next to us also received well done eggs. Maybe the chef should consider buying a egg... More 

Thank jenn-cork
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely evening meal here on Friday with a big group of friends. I had the wild boar which was lovely and a friend had the lamb tagine which was gorgeous. We were offered a taste of several different wines as we were unsure what to choose. Very happy with the service and atmosphere. There was a big... More 

Thank duv_9
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First evening meal & will be back. We nibbled on tasty bread with dips & olives I choose the most amazing beef salad for mains & my colleague had the monkfish. We cleared our plates Choose the mini chocolate cups for dessert, just hit the spot Great relaxed atmosphere, lovely fire lighting & staff very pleasant Best part, parking up... More 

Thank Clover12345
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived one Saturday about 11:30am, not expecting a table as it was so busy and we were given a table for four (two of us) by the window, it was coming up to lunch time so I think people were finishing breakfast, how and ever we had a lovely table and view. Very comfortable, very noisy though but buzzing so... More 

Thank Pearlwort
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting and seating outside if the sun is shining ! The menu is lovely ; nice selection of salads ! I had a sambo and half soup combo was very nice ; all in all I think It's nice and def recommend ; esp as the setting is soo fab !

Thank Ronnierox
Groomsport, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here for lunch a few times on our regular visits to Cork and it is always a pleasure. The menu is innovative and the the food delicious.

Thank AJBGroomsport
Cork, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was driven to write this review immediately after the poor experience my wife and i had in this restaurant this evening Jan the 22nd. Despite the quality of the food served we left with a sense of bitter disappointment at our treatment and would be slow to return as a result. Firstly it appears the restaurant is overcharging customers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$25
Irish, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?