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
4.5 based on 921 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 87 reviews
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!
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.
4 based on 87 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 840 reviews
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.
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
4 based on 34 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 337 reviews
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.
3.5 based on 99 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 275 reviews
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.
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.
4 based on 21 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 37 reviews
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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