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Pier 26 Restaurant


Fish & Seafood / Restaurant

2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
Pier 26 Restaurant
The Pier, Ballycotton Co Cork
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A jaunty blackboard welcomes visitors to Ballycotton harbour into Colin Hennessy and Holly FitzGerald's appealing restaurant
  • Boat Trips
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Scenic
  • Seafood
  • Attractive Views

Pier 26 Restaurant

A jaunty blackboard welcomes visitors to Ballycotton harbour into Colin Hennessy and Holly FitzGerald's appealing restaurant. It takes up a couple of rooms at The Inn by the Harbour pub and, while simple, is a very pleasant venue, with sea views on two sides which adds to the experience in fine weather.

Seafood is of course the speciality that every visitor to Ballycotton expects and, although the offering is season and weather dependent (the selection will inevitably be more restricted if Ballycotton is storm bound), fish lovers should not be disappointed.

In season there is likely to a good selection of very fresh shellfish - shrimps, prawns, scallops, lobster and crab - on the menu, as well as freshly caught hake and other fish off the boats based in the harbour below.

However Colin, who is the chef, has a culinary ace up his sleeve, as he aims equally to showcase 'the harvest of our local farms' - and this may be part of the reason for their success as, despite Ballycotton's reputation for being very seasonal, Colin and Holly have made Pier 26 a popular all year destination.

As to the food, it is a delight. There is a strong emphasis on blackboard specials (on all courses) and a brilliant suppliers list welcomes the dinner into their local world of food.

Simply and carefully cooked to bring out the best in these carefully sourced ingredients, every dish is appealingly presented without undue fuss, served with efficiency and charm - and tastes wonderful.

No wonder this pleasing restaurant is so successful, it is well worth the journey.

Open:Wed-Thu 5.30-9, Fri-Sat 5.30-9.30, Sun 12.30-7.30. (Times may vary seasonally) 2/3 course Early D €21/€26, also à la carte. Visa, MasterCard. abbreviations
Last Updated: 03-02-2015
Author: Georgina Campbell

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