Top 10 restaurants in Ballincollig, Ireland

April 4, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Ballincollig (Irish: Baile an Chollaigh) is a satellite town and largest town in County Cork, Ireland, approximately 9 km west of Cork city. It is located beside the River Lee on the R608 regional road. In 2016 the population of the Ballincollig Electoral Division was 18,621. The nearest towns include: Ballinora, Carrigrohane, Kilnaglory, Ovens, Killumney, Inniscarra, Blarney (home of the Blarney Stone), and Tower. It is located beyond the Green Belt from the Cork city suburbs of Bishopstown and Wilton. Many people from Ballincollig commute to the city for work. It is a mainly residential town.
Things to do in Ballincollig

1. Cafe Paradiso

16 Lancaster Quay, Cork 1, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$220 - HK$385 +353 21 427 7939
Excellent
78%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 921 reviews

Cafe Paradiso

Reviewed By Hans W

No trip to Cork is complete without a visit to Cafe Paradiso. Consistently brilliant, innovative dishes based on fresh seasonal ingredients, great flavours and colours. Professional service and music at the right level. And a mean espresso. Highly recommended for vegetarians and beyond!

2. Diva Boutique Bakery & Cafe

Main Street | Ballinspittle, Ballinspittle, Ireland (Formerly Diva Boutique bakery & Cafe) Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +353 21 477 8465
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Diva Boutique Bakery & Cafe

Diva Boutique Bakery & Cafe is a casual cafe/coffee house located a stones throw from Garretstown Beach and Ballinspittle Woods. The Boutique Bakery is located across the street. We bake everything on site, breakfast, lunch, brunch, cakes, breads, cookies and croissants are all made by hand daily!

Reviewed By Gerard F

Fantastic food, good coffee and fantastic baked goods.
The Diva fry was brilliant, I would generally be less than impressed to see salad in my Irish breakfast but I would make an exception for this.
On an unrelated note there is a fantastic children's playground just around the corner.

3. Bacco Ristorante Italiano

4 Chapel Lane, Ballincollig, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +353 21 487 7790
Excellent
39%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Bacco Ristorante Italiano

Reviewed By mgtjess59 - Cork, Ireland

We have not being here in a while, so the four of us decided we would eat here last Saturday. It was still the same. Nothing had changed much, nor did we want it to. It has a lovely atmosphere and the owner and staff are very attentive and freindley. .We ordered all different meals and they were all great. We definitely won't leave too long before we return.

4. Muskerry Arms Restaurant

The Square | Co. Cork, Blarney, Ireland Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$47 - HK$290 +353 21 438 5200
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 840 reviews

Muskerry Arms Restaurant

This Wonderfully Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant offering Boutique Accommodation is located in the centre of the picturesque village of Blarney Co. Cork. A second generation family owned and run property offering a typical Irish welcome to all customers. The restaurant is focused on ensuring your visit is so memorable that you will be planning your next visit the minute you leave. The Muskerry Pub & Restaurant is open every day from 7.30am serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. You can decide to eat in our restaurant or in the bar, the choice is yours. The property has an Irish pub & restaurant serving the very best homemade food every day from 7.30am (9am Sundays) until late. Choose from a wide selection of options which are all cooked freshly for you by our experienced chef's. We cater for customers with dietary requirements such as gluten free or vegetarian. For your entertainment we have live Music every night & for Sports fans we have live Sports on 8 large screens plus Bingo every Wednesday evening. Special €20 restaurant promotion is now on which includes a main course, dessert, tea/coffee & a pint/glass of wine. This is Blarney's busiest & best loved Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you & promise you will enjoy the craic with locals & visitors alike.

Reviewed By agatwo - Cork City, Ireland

We discovered this Bar/Restaurant some years ago, when home on holiday, and since retiring we have visited at least once every couple of months, I did'nt review it for fear of jinxing it. however we had lunch there again today and my choice of warm chicken and prawn salad was as good as i'd remembered it, although i was torn between it and the sausage and mash which used to be my lunch dish of choice. The staff are friendly and on the ball and the cost is on a par with other lunch spots around the city, despite being in one of the most visited tourist spots in Ireland, a big plus from my point of view

5. Kanok Thai

8-9 Time Square, Ballincollig, Ireland (Formerly Banna Thai) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner +353 21 487 7178
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Kanok Thai

Reviewed By Patricia H

Great portions, staff are very accommodating and friendly. Great value in their early bird menu, the portions are very generous and you definitely get your value for money! The selection of starters is delicious and very big, filled me up before my main course. My main course was massive but they put it in a takeaway box for me so I was able to enjoy it again the next day!

6. Blairs Inn

1 Cloghroe, Blarney, Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$259 +353 21 438 1470
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 337 reviews

Blairs Inn

Reviewed By Pattidublin

A peat fire welcomes you in this comfortable country pub. The food, served in a separate restaurant area, is delicious. Wagyu bavette steak, wood pigeon, local seafood, steaks - all perfectly cooked and no shortage either! Blair's has an interesting wine list, carefully selected. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended and I hope I go back soon.

7. Plaza Bistro

Times Square, Ballincollig, Ireland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Pizza, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +353 21 487 6070
Excellent
43%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
10%
Terrible
17%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 99 reviews

Plaza Bistro

Reviewed By Richard C - Cork, Ireland

I visited the Plaza Bistro last week..in time for the lunch menu..served from 12 noon to 3pm.I got a warm welcome from Mary..and the choice on the menu was excellent for lunch..most dishes under €10..high quality tasty food.I opted for the protein potato with chicken and cheese..delicious..I visit the Plaza once a week when I can..The choices are wonderful..pizza..burgers. chicken..pasta..and lovely calzones..The choice of desserts are excellent,and are displayed in tiered glass case!
The salad bar area with its
pyramid -glass covering is filled with a wonderful variety of salad choices.
The atmosphere is so relaxing here..and all staff so friendly and helpful..
The Reel Cinema is just opposite The Plaza..and an ideal place to have a meal before or after a movie.
All groups..parties catered for..and a Take-Away service is also available.
I can't recommend The Plaza Bistro highly enough..especially if visiting Ballincollig for first time.
Top marks all around!
Richard Cotter

8. The White Horse

West Village, Ballincollig, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$220 +353 21 487 1388
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 275 reviews

The White Horse

Bar, Restaurant & Music Venue passionately serving the best of local produce within the seasons. We love simple food prepared well, boutique roasted coffee, local craft beer & live music. Upstairs at The White Horse has hosted Grammy, Juno, Latin Grammy & Choice Award Winners, all in the intimate folk club style Upstairs room.

Reviewed By James O - Cork, Ireland

Nice comfortable setting with spacious tables and a decent enough menu for what it is. I chose the ribs which were advertised as being smothered with a barbecue sauce, however when they eventually arrived the sauce actually ruined the dish by being anything but barbecue and contained far to much of an unadvertised chilli base. The ribs themselves were a good sized portion served with fries and a coleslaw which also had far to much pepper within it. The person I was with had a warm black pudding salad which they enjoyed very much.
To be fair to this establishment I didn't return the dish which I normally would, as I really dislike chilies and instead attempted to scrape off the sauce, however in my defence the menu didn't mention chilies and time constraints were a concern.
To be absolutely fair to all concerned some of the dishes being served to the tables around me looked pretty good so I think you have got to be lucky or indeed maybe unlucky with your choice of fair.
Service could be better as we had to attract the attention of the waiter to be served and thereafter the food took quite a long time to materialise.
All in all I would return, but would question the menu extensively prior to my choice.

9. The Great Wall

U3 Ballincollig West Shopping Centre | West Village, Ballincollig, Ireland Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian, Fast Food Dinner
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

The Great Wall

Reviewed By Natalia M - Spain

Great food in reasonable prices.
Whenever we visit our friends in Ballincollig we eat there.
Tasty, great meals , big portions , cooked well, served well in reasonable prices.
Every meal comes with rice or chips.
This place is always crowded and busy.
It's absolutely a great place to eat!

10. The Fry Traditional Fish & Chip Shop

Station Road, Ballincollig, Ireland Takeout Irish, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
67%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

The Fry Traditional Fish & Chip Shop

Reviewed By mcrexon - Cork, Ireland

Ordered Burgers, Breast in bun, chicken tenders, and sausage supper, all excellent, only gripe was the chips! The chips were disappointing, very crispy, burnt, not a decent chip in the packs. I have got take away from the Fry previously and I might have just got unlucky this time!

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