In search of the best restaurants in Rosscarbery? Our Rosscarbery restaurants guide will make your belly happy!
There are heaps of things to do in Rosscarbery, and it just so happens that kicking-back with a fine meal is up there with the best of them.
Thanks to its seaside location, Rosscarbery is home to some mighty seafood restaurants, with many eateries in the town offering up some of the best fishy dishes in the land.
In the guide below, you’ll discover the best Rosscarbery restaurants on offer, with a little bit of something to tickle every fancy (and budget!).
Our favourite Restaurants in Rosscarbery
Rosscarbery has some outstanding places to dine and many restaurants have magnificent waterfront views and outdoor terraces.
The first section of this guide tackles our favourite Rosscarbery restaurants, from the brilliant Market House Restaurant to some often-missed spots.
1. PILGRIM’S PICK-UP & PROVISIONS
If you’ve been hankering to try a Michelin star restaurant, then you need to get PILGRIM’S on your radar sharpish.
What was once a guesthouse and bookshop is now one of the finest restaurants Rosscarbery has to offer. The interior has a rustic vibe and the food is out of this world.
The menu is full of many quirky combinations that work incredibly well together, like the oak smoked potatoes or the lobster and ricotta bisque.
If you’re in search of restaurants in Rosscarbery for a special occassion, you can’t go wrong with a meal at PILGRIM’S.
Related read: Check out our guide to the best places to stay and hotels in Rosscarbery (something to suit most budgets)
2. Market House Restaurant
Market House is small but the freshly created menu is diverse, with a wide selection of slow cooked meats, poultry, fish and locally sourced veggies.
It has a casual chic atmosphere and it’s a great spot for a bit of brunch. Some of the bangers on this menu include the risotto primavera with pea puree, spinach and melted gorgonzola and the locally caught mussels.
Meat-lovers should try the Irish veal loin with rum soaked apricots, toasted almonds and sage cream sauce. The desserts are homemade here too and worth trying if you still have room.
This is one of the more popular Rosscarbery restaurants as a visit here is very friendly on the pocket, when you factor in that it’s BYOB (at the time of typing).
3. O’Callaghan Walshes
Located on the main square is one of the more popular seafood restaurants in Rosscarbery. I’m talking, of course, about the mighty O’Callaghan Walshes.
Inside you will find exposed stone walls and old fishing nets along with some finely selected mismatched furniture.
The seafood served here is locally caught and sourced from West Cork. The West Cork seafood platter is a must as well as the famous scampi and monkfish in garlic butter.
I’d argue that Nolan’s is up there with some of the best pubs in Cork. Throw in the fact that the food served here is knock-you-on-your-ar*e-good and you’ve a solid night ahead!
Nolan’s is also one of the most colourful public houses in the county (keep an eye out for a splash of yellow and red – you can’t miss it!).
Food wise, you can’t go wrong with the prawns or the smoked salmon followed by a pint or two of the black stuff. There’s also an extensive pub-grub menu is you fancy giving the fish a miss!
Other popular restaurants in Rosscarbery with great reviews
As you’ve probably gathered at this stage, there’s an almost endless number of great places to eat in Rosscarbery on offer.
If you’re still not sold on any of the previous choices, the section below is packed with some more highly-reviewed Rosscarbery restaurants.
1. C.R.A.F.T food truck at Celtic Ross Hotel
If you’re looking for places to eat in Rosscarbery where you can get high quality, fast-food to-go, get the Celtic Ross Food Truck on your to-visit list!
Another added incentive to visit is the music-filled terrace where you can eat al freshco with wonderful views of the lagoon.
The menu is also just as fun as the food truck. For people who like to start the day early, there is the Morning Fuel menu with incredible coffee and American style pancakes.
The dinner menu has a huge selection of quirky combinations, with everything from pork belly carnitas and Thai yellow seafood curry on offer.
2. Rosscarbery Traditional Fish and Chips
When you think of chippers in Ireland, you often tend to think of low-quality, greasy food that you’d only eat after a flurry of pints.
However, that’s not always the case. Many towns in Cork boast chippers that pride themselves on the quality of their ingredients and the end product.
The brilliant Rosscarbery Traditional Fish and Chips is one of these A+ chip shops. Everything is locally sourced, the fish is freshly caught and the beef used is 100% Irish.
If you’re a fan of seafood, there’s everything from cod and haddock to hake, scampi and more. There’s also all of the usual bits and bobs, like burgers, chips and lots more tasty stuff.
3. The Max Bites
Sometimes you want a bit of familiarity when it comes to food and The Max Bites has got all the home comfort classics you could ever ask for.
Price wise, it’s nice and affordable and taste wise, it packs a punch.
If you’re searching for handy places to eat in Rosscarbery where you can grab something tasty and head off on your merry way, this is a great shout.
What great Rosscarbery restaurants have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some other great restaurants in Rosscarbery from the guide above.
If you have a favourite Rosscarbery restaurants that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment into the comments section below.
FAQs about the best restaurants in Rosscarbery
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what are the best restaurants in Rosscarbery for a fancy feed to which Rosscarbery restaurants are nice and chilled.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best restaurants in Rosscarbery?
PILGRIM’S PICK-UP & PROVISIONS, O’Callaghan Walshes, Nolans, and the Market House Restaurant are all worth trying.
What are the best places to eat in Rosscarbery for pub grub?
The Abbey Bar and Nolan’s are two good shouts for pub grub in the town.
What are the best cheap Rosscarbery restaurants / takeaways?
C.R.A.F.T food truck at Celtic Ross Hotel, The Max Bites and Rosscarbery Traditional Fish and Chips all pack a punch.