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The Church Restaurant

Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
+353 28 23625
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Irish, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I ate here with a group of friends on Saturday evening at around 6pm. We had no booking but were seated immediately and made feel welcome. I was in the area for a wedding and we had been out for drinks that afternoon in a...More

1  Thank susand9433
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an evening meal here with family at the end of our holiday. Amazingly sympathetic renovation and change of use from Methodist church to restaurant which works well. Restaurant is on two floors. Stairs only to the first balcony floor. Toilets are downstairs. All the...More

Thank traaveller1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all..... Just experience it for yourself. From birthday parties to communion/confirmation..... And even an up and coming wedding.... Who knows. You can be guaranteed The VERY Best at all times.

Thank woofwoof2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here in March and it was beautifully fresh fish, gorgeous setting and lovely, friendly waiting staff. Absolutely recommend if you’re visiting Skibbereen

Thank Joanne J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere , great service and a great lunch. Place could probably rest on what a cool place it is in a former church. Got the tuna melt and it was outstanding. Fish chowder was very good and the deserts are wonderful.

Thank Flashstar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I made our second visit to this restaurant tonight. The choice as well as the quality of food was top class. However what made our visit great was the help and service which we received from Ciara. A credit to any restaurant....More

Thank IainMCork
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Myself and my partner went here for lunch. The building is beautiful with the stained glass windows, high ceilings and warm setting. The food was very nice, I think we will try dinner next time we are down that way.

Thank Sclynch86
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We had a beautiful dinner at The Church. The restaurant is stunning and really unique. The food was amazing too! Couldn't recommend it enough.

1  Thank clarao524
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The atmosphere of the Church restaurant in Skibbereen is fine, the surroundings and decor are spectacular, but the food was average (at best) and poor . I suggested to my partner that we go for lunch there as a treat for his birthday. If I...More

Thank Sally E
Regina D, Owner at The Church Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Sally. We are very disappointed to see you have given us such a low rating after your recent visit to our restaurant. We are also very surprised to hear of your dissatisfaction as you were asked on several occasions by our waitstaff if everything...More

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous food, fantastic service and great value too! Look forward to returning! Portions are really big, might be enough to share a dessert!

Thank Aoife O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Skibbereen P81 EE95, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 23625
  • E-mail
The Church Restaurant is located in the heart of Skibbereen Town in West Cork, it was originally a Methodist Church from 1833 to 2003. Steeped in history and character with lovely stained glass windows and high wooden ceilings, The Church Restaurant is open 7 days a week serving a variety of locally sourced produce. All beef & meat served in this restaurant is of Irish origin and purchased in the local butcher shop. Fresh fish comes from the local shores of Union Hall and vegetables are purchased daily for local suppliers.
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