Carrigaline Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Carrigaline

July 26, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Carrigaline (Irish: Carraig Uí Leighin, meaning "rock of Ó Leighin") is a commuter town and civil parish in County Cork, Ireland. It is about 14 km south of Cork city which can be reached by car in 25 minutes (along the R611, which passes through the town, and then the N28 Ringaskiddy–Cork road). Carrigaline has grown rapidly in recent years, from a village of a few hundred people into a thriving town, although many locals still refer to it as "the village". The town is one of the key gateways to West Cork, especially for those who arrive by ferry from France.

1. Spice Indian Cuisine

Main Street, Carrigaline, Ireland Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +353 21 437 5111
Excellent
63%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Spice Indian Cuisine

Spice Indian Cuisine Introduction: Indian food lovers will welcome the opening of Spice Indian in Carriagline, Co.Cork as it offers a fresh take on traditional Indian dishes with an emphasis on the cuisine of the southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh Karnataka, Bangladesh . The restaurant presents constantly evolving menus and a carefully matched wine list - all designed to reflect an ethos of innovation and creativity in one of the most stunning dining rooms in the country. We are committed to pushing boundaries and continue to evolve our trademark modern Indian dining experience. The restaurant offers a sophisticated fine dining experience with effortlessly charming staff, discreet service and tantalising food that few can compete with. That is the combination to ensure guests come back for more. Spice Indian is dedicated not simply to meeting expectations but to exceeding them. And our enthusiasm, style and panache makes each dining experience a truly memorable one. At Spice Indian Cuisine no additives or preservatives are used.

Reviewed By Sevastoula - Cork Ireland

This is the best Indian meal my husband and myself have eaten in Ireland and we have travelled throughout Ireland trying what’s available over the past eleven years. Cooked freshly so maybe a little wait if busy but so worth it. Lovely flavor very professional and friendly service. The restaurant is so nicely decorated and so clean. Worth trying for your first visit the Sunday Lunch set menu. A choice between to starters & main course finishing with ice cream or coffee. A something around €14 adult less for children worth a try. Full menu served other with plenty of choice every evening .

2. Collins Bar at Carrigaline Court Hotel and Leisure Centre

Main Street Carrigaline, Carrigaline, Ireland Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$165 - HK$196 +353 21 485 2100
Excellent
35%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Collins Bar at Carrigaline Court Hotel and Leisure Centre

Contemporary Collins Bar at this 4 Star hotel in Cork is a inviting area, ideal for relaxation and enjoyment. With an extensive Bar Area, Contemporary Seating and lighting an polished wooden floors, the overall impression is of brightness and space during the day and relaxed sociable atmosphere in the evening. Large plasma screens are available throughout the bar and all major sporting events are screened live. Carvery lunch is served every day in the bar including Saturdays & Sundays, 12.00 noon until 2.30pm (served until 4.00pm on Sundays). A tasty Bar menu is available Sunday - Friday from 4.00pm – 9.00pm & until 8.30pm on Saturdays.

Reviewed By Brian D - Uttoxeter, United Kingdom

A large modern block hotel on a main cross road as entering the town centre. Too many staff who seemed to find lots of funny jokes that seemed to halt them from taking a food order
Very modern-clearly aimed at the "In crowd" with large TVs and rather load old rock music. I must be strange- I wish to eat my food and have a conversation without having to almost shout.
Food wise when it cam- acceptable plenty of it and at a reasonable price

3. South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas

Douglas West | Douglas village, Cork T12 CKD6, Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$173 +353 21 489 1574
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas

Good value Food, drinks and IRISH MUSIC is what makes the South County Bar & café, Douglas a must when visiting Cork. Douglas village is a short taxi ride(3 miles) from Cork city and the South County is within walking distance of local hotels The Maryborogh House & Rochestown Park Hotel(both 10 mins walk). This award winning Irish pub has an old world feel, has a cosy snug and a wonderful outdoor area, 'The Guinness beer Garden'. IRISH MUSIC sessions throughout the year...Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights aswell as a fun sing-along ballad session every Sunday at 6pm. This pub also boasts a large selection of Irish whiskies in the Whiskey corner and serves the tastiest Irish coffee around !!

Reviewed By chepaddy - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Always pop in when in the city. Very good bar that serves decent food. Fantastic on the ball service - really professional friendly staff.
Also have some decent live music - managed to catch some guys playing on Sunday's session - loved O'Neills March.
Keep up good work.

4. Ristorante Romano

Main Street | 1A Owenabue Mall, Carrigaline, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$71 - HK$204 +353 21 491 9019
Excellent
63%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 173 reviews

Ristorante Romano

Authentic Italian cuisine. Seafood. Pasta. Pizza. Steaks and charcoal speciality. Full wine menu. Also Italian beers. Spirit. Open all day and all year around. Including good Friday. Welcome. Benvenuti.

Reviewed By Caitlin S

Had lovely food but was mislead by dessert menu, and after choosing strawberry ice cream I got sorbet which wasn’t what I wanted as it was pure sugar, other than this I would recommend as staff were pleasant, place was clean and welcoming and food...MoreLovely to see you Caitlin. Thank you kindly for the lovely review..we hope to see you again. Kind regards..

5. The Bistro

Carrigaline Court Hotel | Main Street, Carrigaline, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff European Dinner
Excellent
39%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

The Bistro

Reviewed By TheGannetIreland - Ireland

Friday was our second visit to the Bistro in just over a month. Again the food was top class. The value for money is exceptional. I had seafood chowder for starter. With the home made bread, this was a meal in itself. For mains, I went again for the lamb shank. Beautiful but I was so full after the chowder that I failed to finish the dish. The "boss" had Paupiette of Sea Bass stuffed with a prawn and salmon mousse. She also had the lamb shank for mains.
19.95eu per head for the two courses. With a few gallses of wine and coffee, our total bill was just over 50eu.
Definitely worth a try. Lovely ambiance and the staff are experienced.
Great to have a decent restaurant in Carrigaline.
ps at present, the Bistro is only open on Fri/Sat nights

6. Haveli Indian Restaurant

Morris House | Douglas West, Douglas, Cork, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +353 21 489 4482
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 488 reviews

Haveli Indian Restaurant

Small intimate restaurant serving dining and take away customers. Please note we open on Bank Holiday Monday's also and close the Tuesday immediately after the Bank Holiday!!

Reviewed By VictoireAimee - Paris, France

We highly recommand a gorgeous Indian Restaurant at the heart of Douglas, Co CORK, Ireland. Extremely welcoming in a very cosy atmosphere the most special and exquisite Cuisine.
A beautiful personal welcome, even at a late stage in the evening, just very pleasant music too.
One of the most beautiful gourmet Indian Cuisine We ever tasted.

7. Royal Pacific

1st Floor Owenabue Mall, Main St, Carrigaline, Ireland Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$133 - HK$196 +353 21 484 8090
Excellent
55%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

Royal Pacific

With ample free parking and lift access,this modern and contemporary-styled restaurant is conveniently located on the first floor of the Owenabue Mall.The atmosphere is warm and inviting dominated by a softly-lit display unit showcasing a selection of chinese art,just like the dishes served.Groups catered for up to 40 people.Open 7 days a week and Sunday Lunch.

Reviewed By Conor C - Cork, Ireland

Nice selection and range of food on offer. Was very busy (always a good sign) the night we arrived but without a reservation we still got seated. Nice pleasant staff and lovely atmosphere

8. Hassetts Bakery

Main Street | also on Adelaide Street, Cork and in Crosshaven, Carrigaline, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff Irish, Cafe Lunch +353 21 437 1534
Excellent
48%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Hassetts Bakery

Reviewed By GaiusMagnus - Doncaster, United Kingdom

We had a 'snatched' breakfast here before a meeting. A lovely venue with people dropping in for coffee and a read of their newspapers. We must have had some of the very best scrambled egg on toast; rich, creamy and simply delicious. The coffee was great too. I would happily eat here again.

9. The Workshop Cork

Lios Cross | Ballygarvan, Cork 0000, Ireland Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch +353 21 237 3033
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

The Workshop Cork

The Workshop is a local family business run by brothers Aiden and David. Our menu is very simple, for breakfast we serve, Organic Porridge with fruit compote, French Toast and Bacon and Scrambled eggs and Bacon. Our Lunch menu consists of gourmet sandwiches, soups, daily hot specials and our Tapas Salad. If your looking for something sweet you've come to the right place, we have a fantastic selection of desserts available daily. We have a large selection of teas, use fantastic Badger and Dodo coffee, and a variety of specialty drinks from Mochas to Oreo Milkshakes. We try to keep things as local as possible with most of our suppliers found here in Cork. We aspire to echo the service of the good old days and so we serve our tea in vintage fine bone China. We have aslo taken a backwards approach to the phrase "out with the old in with the new" in that you'll find the furniture found within the premises is either Antique, Vintage or Up-cyclyed.

Reviewed By Emma H

What a gorgeous little place out in the country! Such a quirky little spot with a warm welcome , food was delicious, great coffee and I spoilt myself to one of there many Deserts they had to offer which was so tasty. Everything tasted so fresh and the staff were so lovely and friendly. Recommend to book at the weekends. Definitely worth the trip!

10. Fernhill Restaurant

Fernhill Fernhill Road | Fernhill Golf Club, Carrigaline, Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, European Lunch, Dinner +353 21 437 2226
Excellent
77%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Fernhill Restaurant

Fairways Restaurant at Fernhill Golf Club offers great food at amazing value in beautiful surroundings. Our guests can enjoy an informal dining experience with fresh, seasonal and top quality produce. Our head Chef Mark Gargan brings years of experience from leading hotels and restaurants in Ireland and abroad. Mark adds creativity and flavour to the finest ingredients and had prepared an exciting menu with a wide variety of meat, fish and salads in addition to Coeliac and Vegetarian options with a varied children's menu. At Fairways Restaurant we feel we have something for everyone and believe that delicious food, along with great hospitality are the key elements for a warm and friendly restaurant. Click here to view our Lunch menu.

Reviewed By carole o - Cork, Ireland

We were a party of four -my husband and I and my sister and husband visiting from Germany. When we visited the ladies toilets we were disgusted. There was toilet paper all over the floor. The taps were running. The toilets were blocked with toilet paper and the rest. Both toilets didn't flush. One of the toilet seats were on the floor. We had to use them unfortunately but we were disgusted, if you're paying money for drink/food then the facilities should be up to standard.

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