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The Pink Elephant

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Bar / Restaurant

3 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere
Address:
The Pink Elephant
Harbour View, Kilbrittain Co Cork
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Tel: +353 23 884 9608

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You can't miss this low bungalow-style building as it's painted pink and set on a superb elevated site overlooking the sea and across the bay to Courtmacsherry - and what a lovely, friendly place it is too.
  • Boat Trips
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Water Sports
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - all non-food areas
  • Family Friendly
  • Heli-Pad
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary Irish
  • European Classic
  • Game (in season)
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

The Pink Elephant

You can't miss this low bungalow-style building as it's painted pink and set on a superb elevated site overlooking the sea and across the bay to Courtmacsherry. As it is open for lunch as well as dinner in summer, it is a very useful place to know about - and what a lovely, friendly place it is too.


Picnic tables overlook a lawn towards the sea, or you can eat inside in a large room with a piano, which has been painted exuberantly in swirling shades of pink, and is put to good use in the evening when one of the staff tinkles the ivories and sings, along with one of the waitresses.


Delicious food includes outstandingly good home-made bread, and menus naturally favour local seafood - lunch dishes are marked up on a blackboard in the bar (another lists wines available by the glass), and might include an excellent Provencal fish soup, or sausage and mash.


Evening dishes depend on ‘whatever the fishermen drop in’, with prime seafood like lobster and brill offered if you’re lucky.


A number of menus are offered at different times but, as everything is cooked to order, vegetarian, vegan, coeliac and dairy intolerant diets are easily accommodated at any time (advance notice is helpful, if possible).


An unusual, informative and evocative wine list is illustrated with labels, and includes a pair of Fairtrade wines and a good choice of half bottles and dessert wines among many treats.


Service is laid-back but efficient and charming. 

Seats 80 (outdoors, 30); L daily 12-2.30 (Sun from 12.30), D daily 6-9, L&D à la carte; house wine from €20. Children welcome before 9pm (high chair, childrens menu); toilets wheelchair accessible; pianist in the evening; free broadband wi/fi. Open 7 days in summer, phone for opening times in winter. Reservations accepted, evening reservations recommended. Closed Jan. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On R600 coast road near Kilbrittain

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