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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Tried-and-true country cooking in hauntingly beautiful setting

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The Cronin family has owned property in hauntingly beautiful Gougane Barra since Victorian times, when its potential as an idyllic retreat was first fully realised. Views over the lake towards the mountains of Cork look especially magnificent from the ample windows of the dining room.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: Winter
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 8.30


  • Chef(s): Katy Lucey

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Classic, Traditional
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 28
  • Wines over £30: 10
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7
  • Main course from19.50
  • Dessert from: £7
  • 2-course lunch from: £26.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £33.50
  • 2-course dinner from: £26.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £33.50
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

Off R584 between N22 at Macroom and N71 at Bantry. Take Keimaneigh junction for hotel.

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Nearest train station

Millstreet, Kent, Cork
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