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The Castle Cafe

Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 435 7911
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“wild boar” (6 reviews)
“monkfish” (12 reviews)
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9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't eat much there, the chips were pretty nice and staff nice as well but I saw them unpacking Tesco bought cakes to serve as desserts... xD

Thank Anabela C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We regularly come to this cafe and really love it. It is in a beautiful location next to Blackrock Castle Observatory. Whether it is for brunch, lunch or dinner the menu is very varied and the food is delicious with local fresh ingredients used. I...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Saturday 9th June I had Lunch with my wife,and 2 others. I had the Fish and Chips,the presentation was excellent as was the taste,others had Fillet Steak and Monkfish. In my option this is one the finest Restaurant for a meal in Cork City....More

Thank Liam L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast with friends and oh my god was I taken away with first the fabulous setting and with the sun out just topped it off. Entered the restaurant to a friendly atmosphere all staff where smiling and so bubbly what a good...More

Thank lindak84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best sandwich ever... highly recommend the satay chicken sourdough ... could not have been better. Great service, fast and friendly. Fantastic location. Good value. In my opinion the Blackrock Castle Cafè deserves 10 out of 10 and you can also enjoy a beautiful pre or...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We,a group of four adults, went for lunchtime dinner on Sunday. We got a table straight away. The menu had a wide range of dishes. We ordered hake with cauliflower and parmesan gratin, chicken,root vegetables and mash,chicken salad and ox cheek and ale casserole which...More

Thank GlyndaRuane
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 2.30 and got a table straight away.Excellent attentive but unobtrusive service,and really delicious food.We had roast chicken and ox cheek casserole,followed by chocolate cake and bread and butter pudding and good coffee.The food has had some thought put into it,especially the puddings. Lovely...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic variety on menu. Little chocolate pots are perfect for dessert when you need a little something sweet to end a nice a nice meal but haven’t enough space for a standard dessert.

Thank caitmehigan
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Had an excellent breakfast here on Sun 25th Feb 2018. My wife had the porridge with cream and honey and I had the Irish breakfast with poached eggs. Good stuff! With disabled parking right at the gate how good can it get?

Thank TomMac_13
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this café today, I wouldn’t say we’re regulars but we tend to visit about once a month. We were told there was a 25 minute wait - despite there being empty tables in sight (we were sat at one of these exact tables 20...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:30 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
  • E-mail
The Castle Cafe is a fully Licensed restaurant and cafe located at Blackrock Castle, Cork. We serve brunch and lunch 7 days a week and dinner from 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.
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