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The Paragon Bar & Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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24 Main Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 28 21772
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always start our holidays in Baltimore with a visit to the Paragon for a big Skib breakfast. Freshly cooked and unlimited tea and good coffee is just what you need for a busy day ahead. At €7.95 a head it's great value and you will be lucky if you even need dinner.

Thank Conail W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for food lately and both of our dinners were awful. Wouldn't recommend the food and the person in charge wasn't very pleasant either.

Thank Ted19844891
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Food was average, a little over priced. The bar was grubby, behind our seat was a radiator and there was all rubbish thrown down there. Wouldn't recommend or go there again

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Schull, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Have had serveral meals in the paragon always fantastic and quick service sometimes at short notice due to my work

Thank frankie008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

On a trip to Skibbereen my wife and I ended up here most nights after trying a few others. The food here is better than pub food. The portions here are so big you could feed the five thousands. The waitresses serving are the nicest I've seen in ages. Top marks and good price. Will recommend to any one visiting... More 

Thank John A
Port Dover, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We walked back through a courtyard to enter Paragon Bar, where I enjoyed Durban Chicken Curry (not too spicy, very flavourful). My wife enjoyed her Spaghetti Bolognese (sauce was sweeter than expected). Murphy's on tap was poured well and tasted great. The night we ate there, Paragon had a band singing cover songs. They were very good. Families brought their... More 

Thank 251ceh
Cork, Ireland
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126 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We enjoyed the excellent pub grub at the Paragon in the centre of Skibbereen, There is an extensive menu, and good service

Thank iduap
Switzerland, Leutwil
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

we choose the paragon because it had live music. food (seafood chowder, sea bass with chips and rib eye with mash) was great and very good value. service has potential to improve but was allright. a very nice evening out :-)

Thank drgnfr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast & dinner here today, all the food was lovely & fresh and there was plenty of it. The staff were friendly & efficient both times. Good value for money. Will return again when we are in the area.

Thank Ffs76
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I stopped in here to watch the first half of the Manchester derby recently and to wait for my wife who was busy shopping. When she arrived I had a Black Pudding and Bacon salad, my wife crispy coated Brie Cheese salad. Have to say both were tasty especially my dish. It was a fine Black Pudding (BP) and given... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Main Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 21772
The Paragon Bar and Bistro is one of West Cork's finest establishments providing a very unique casual dining experience along with live music and an extensive range of international beers, wines & spirits!!!All through the week we are very busy catering for local folk and tourists alike allowing them to mingle in the very essence of Skibbereen, an old Market Town steeped in history dating back centuries.At the weekend the venue is transformed into the livliest & trendiest nightspot around!!!! The very best live bands & top djs perform and suit all tastes!!! The paragon bar & Bistro has a brand new evening menu which is very exciting and we do daily specials which include Steak & Pint night on thursday for only €14.95!!!

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