Where to eat European food in Bantry: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 7, 2019 Kiesha Cripe

Find out what European restaurants to try in Bantry. Bantry (Irish: Beanntraí, meaning "(place of) Beann's people") is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West Cork, County Cork, Ireland. It lies at the head of Bantry Bay, a deep-water gulf extending for 30 km (19 mi) to the west. The Beara peninsula is to the northwest, with Sheep's Head also nearby, on the peninsula south of Bantry Bay.
Things to do in Bantry

10. Bia Restaurant @ The Bantry Bay

14 Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry P75 HN53 Ireland European, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +353 27 55789 http://thebantrybay.ie/bar-food-restaurant-in-bantry/
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4 based on 33 reviews

Bia Restaurant @ The Bantry Bay

A classic restaurant in Bantry with a simple philosophy; great food and comfortable surroundings with friendly, attentive staff. Bia’s classic style fuses the mouth-watering taste of quality local produce, West cork meats and local seafood. All dishes are

Reviewed By Whatwillichoose

This place is a real gem! I have eaten there about 4 times in the past year and have never been disappointed. In my view, it's the best restaurant in Bantry. The food is gorgeous and the menu has a wonderful selection to suit all tastes. I especially like their vegetarian options and specials which they seem to put a lot of thought into. They are unique and inventive. The service has always been sublime also, with friendly and attentive waiting staff. There is a lovely vibe in the restaurant and the decor is also very nice. I'm often shocked that this place is not more popular than it is as if I lived in the west Cork area, I would be in there as often as posdible! Keep up the good work guys! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are ecstatic to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to us here at Bia. We are sorry you don't live in West Cork too but do come see us again soon.

9. Ocean Restaurant at the Maritime Hotel

The Maritime Hotel The Quay Maritime Hotel, Bantry P75 XW35 Ireland Irish, European Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +353 27 54700 http://www.themaritime.ie
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4 based on 86 reviews

Ocean Restaurant at the Maritime Hotel

The Maritime's Ocean Restaurant in Bantry Bay has Menu Options with only the Finest Local Ingredients to Suit All Tastes. A superb Irish breakfast is available every day until 10.30am where you can enjoy a leisurely start to the day with the papers and an

Reviewed By 126emmanuelk

We arrived on Saturday to the Maritime Hotel. Our room was very cosy and warm.As we had a'package'for 2 nights for a meal and Breakfast (200 euros) we dined on Saturday night.All 3 courses were excellent and we enjoyed all of them. Hopefully, we will be back soonDear 126emmanuelk, Many thanks for your great 5 star review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and also that you enjoyed your dining experience. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Regards,Maritime Management

8. Maritime Bar

The Maritime Hotel The Quay, Bantry Ireland Bar, European, Irish Lunch, Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +353 27 54700 http://www.themaritime.ie/en/
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4 based on 156 reviews

Maritime Bar

Reviewed By QuinEm

Lovely bar and a good bar menu with loads to choose from. We had lunch here one day while staying at the hotel and it was delicious. Huge portions and tasty toasted sandwiches. Looking at other food being served it all looked good. I also enjoyed a Cosmopolitan on one of the nights and it was excellent, really well made.They have an extensive wine and cocktail list as well as a good range of gins and whiskeys.Lovely to relax here over a drink at any time of the day or night and there was live music while we were staying at the hotel. Great staff too, welcoming and provide great service..Dear QuinEm,Many thanks for your review. We are delighted to read your fantastic comments Our team are delighted with your feedback and are pleased you were able to relax in The Maritime Bar while sampling the menu! We look forward to your return trip in the future. Kind Regards,Maritime Management

7. The Snug

The Quay, Bantry Ireland Irish, Bar, European, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +353 27 50057 http://www.facebook.com/The-Snug-133635403473544/
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4 based on 677 reviews

The Snug

Reviewed By LenCork

As a party of 4 who ate here one night last week we saw / got / enjoyed some really tasty food.All 4 were 100% satisfied with prawn starters to chicken salad to the 4 different mains and the pints of Murphys were great as well

6. Arundels by the Pier

Ahakista Durrus, Bantry 0000 Ireland Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds [email protected] +353 27 67033 http://arundelsbythepier.com
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4 based on 268 reviews

Arundels by the Pier

Reviewed By grum99

Very friendly. Small and local. Prices a bit startling for somewhere like this and the food wasn't really of a quality to justify it

5. Manning's Emporium

Laharn West Ballylickey, Bantry Ireland Cafe, European, Irish Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations [email protected] +353 27 50456 http://www.manningsemporium.ie
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4 based on 234 reviews

Manning's Emporium

We specialise in the best local food that west Cork has to offer. Our menu includes tasting plates of local cheese and cured meats as well as a great wood fired pizza. We also stock an extensive range of fine wines and local produce, cheese a speciality.

Reviewed By EagleEyeBoston

Friendly hosts, fabulous cheese selection (see them inside where they sell them "to go"), selection of cured meats, beer -- what a great way to have an afternoon lunch while traveling through the area. Finish it off with a cup of poitin (traditional distilled spirit -- strong!). It's good to have a driver!Eat outside on the "porch". Relax!

4. The Brick Oven

3 The Quay P75 XF34, Bantry P75 WF34 Ireland Italian, Pizza, European, Irish, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront, Family style [email protected] +353 27 52501 http://thebrickovenbantry.com
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4 based on 724 reviews

The Brick Oven

Our Wood Burning Pizza Oven was lit in 1997 and has been churning out pizzas and tasty dinner ever since! The oven is kept at a temperature of 500-550F by burning oak and other hardwoods which are fed through the front by a long handled shovel. This ensur

Reviewed By ProfessorRathgar

A rainy night in bantry and we checked out the brick oven.Food was typical pizzeria fare I had calamari to start and a huge plate of linguini with prawns. Nice but sometimes less is more.My wife had mussels which she loved and the Sicilian pizza which she demolished. Service was so , so but the food was really nice if not presented with finesse

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3. Organico Cafe

3 Glengarriff Road, Bantry Ireland Irish, European, Contemporary, Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +353 27 55905 http://www.organico.ie/organico-cafe/
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4 based on 394 reviews

Organico Cafe

Organico Cafe serves an amazing range of delicious, heathy foods. (Just read the reviews!) Our menu is bursting with fresh goodness! We make everything in our own kitchen using fresh ingredients that are predominantly organic or locally grown. Our menu ch

Reviewed By johntink55

Looking forward to our visit here on holiday and not disappointed. Bright, clean, colourful with great energy. Food sublime and health food shop huge.

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2. The Fish Kitchen

New Street, Bantry Ireland Irish, Fusion, Seafood, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +353 27 56651 http://thefishkitchen.ie/
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5 based on 841 reviews

The Fish Kitchen

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL THE 28th OF JANUARY The Fish Kitchen is a family run business that prides itself in having a menu that is almost entirely all fish with the exception of sirloin steak. The Local fish shop downstairs, our main provider of fish

Reviewed By ProfessorRathgar

Got a reservation in the revered fish kitchenDelicious starter for me of prawns, chillis and chorizo . My wife had crab and avocado salad. My wife had a halibut main with caper sauce that she adored, I had goujons of cod that were ok, bad choice by me rather than anything elseGreat vibe as always, good service, back soon I'm sure

Best Irish food near Bantry, Province of Munster, Ireland

1. Donemark West

N71, Bantry Ireland Irish, Seafood, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +353 27 53876 https://www.facebook.com/Donemarkwest/?ref=br_rs
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5 based on 222 reviews

Donemark West

Reviewed By mail_benkern

We was in Bantry for a weekend Wedding Celebrations, we ate here for Sunday lunch.. The guys at Donemark were great, welcoming, helpful, pleasant!Food was excellent, Duck Pate with slices of smoked duck breast was perfection!!My steak was cooked perfectly, there’s something special about eating food that you know is locally sourced..Well done guys great formula you have.. When I’m back in Bantry I will be back

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