“A new favourite is Bantry’s Fish Kitchen, above the fish shop in the centre of town. Here, again, is lovely, straightforward, respectful, modern Irish fish cookery: perfect fish and chips; perfect lemon sole with new potatoes; perfect fish cakes; perfect smoked haddock with mash. Great cooking, great service, nice room, excellent value, and not to be missed by any locals and visitors.” Best of McKennas

“Fittingly located above Bantry’s Fish vendors, the Fish Kitchen is a welcome addition to town. Everything is unfussy, from the décor to the food styles to the prices, but one thing is exacting: the care shown in the kitchen. The finest mussels, scallops, haddock and more are prepared perfectly” Lonely Planet Ireland, 2015

“Lunch consists of dishes such as breaded mussels and seafood chowder, with battered haddock, chips and mushy peas a perennial favourite. In the evening the dining is a little more complex (with seafood platter and High Tide-Green Grass – a change from surf’n’turf – among the offerings), but the real story at the Fish Kitchen is told on the blackboard, where the specials of the day are listed.

Fish comes in fresh several times a week from Castletownbere and Union Hall, so the dishes follow the catch.

Puddings might include Eton Mess or tarts made from seasonal fruit, and the coffee is above average, while prices are definitely affordable…so grab this good-value dining experience when you can!”

The Fish Kitchen and the Central Fish Market are members of the BIM Seafood Circle, who recognise and award hospitality and retail businesses that consistently deliver the highest standards of seafood and service to their customers.