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The Barn Restaurant

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4 euro
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The Barn Restaurant
Glanmire Co Cork
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Tel: +353 21 486 6211

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In an almost rural location at edge of the city, this long-established neighbourhood restaurant has a devoted local clientèle who love the old-fashioned atmosphere, good French/Irish cooking and warmly professional service
  • Family Friendly
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary International
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Business Meal
  • Character Pub
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Music - Other Live
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Party Venue
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

The Barn Restaurant

In an almost rural location at edge of the city, this long-established restaurant has a devoted local clientèle who love the old-fashioned atmosphere, good French/Irish cooking and professional service.


An attractive entrance conservatory leads to a comfortable lounge/reception area, where the welcome is warm and you can choose from menus which offer a great choice of quite traditional dishes - starters like Clonakilty black pudding and Cashel Blue cheese, for example, and their very own excellent home-smoked salmon.


There’s a good choice of seafood and, along with ever-popular steaks, lamb (rack or shank) and pork (stuffed pork fillet, perhaps), poultry features strongly - notably crispy roast duckling, which is an enduring favourite and updated a little from time to time; currently it may come with plum jam, beetroot confit, glazed sweet potato and port reduction, which is quite a combination. Vegetarians are well looked after too.


The restaurant is large and divided into several dining areas, each with well-spaced tables classically set up with fresh flowers - and in chilly weather you may be lucky enough to get a fireside table.


Everything is cooked to order, with the emphasis on flavour and wholesomeness. The saucing and presentation are consistently good, accompaniments are carefully selected and service is professional and attentive; all round a reassuringly old-style approach, and there’s a pianist on some nights too.


The Barn is one of the few places in the area where they wheel out the dessert trolley - hard to resist! This is a style that’s coming back into favour and no wonder - indulgent desserts make the perfect recessionary treat.



The choice of menus offered includes Afternoon Tea, as well as an Early Bird and A La Carte dinner; Sunday lunch is very popular and menus are similar to the evening meals in style.


The Barn, 30 years on the go, is one of those long established restaurants that we tend to take for granted. The standard is as high as ever and it isn’t a stick in the mud restaurant. The cooking may not be cutting edge but is has moved with the times - and it always seems to be busy. Long may it last.

Seats 100; D daily, 6-9.30pm (to 8.30pm Sun), L Sun only 12.30-2.30. Set D €50, Set Sun L about €22. House wine about €22. Children welcome before 9pm (baby changing facilities); wheelchair accessible (public areas & toilets); reservations advised (essential at weekends). Car park. Closed Mon. Amex, Diners, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 02-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On the edge of Cork city, on the R615 road between Glanmire and Cork.

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