Top Choice Modern Irish in Northside of the Beara

Josie's Lakeview House

Captivating views over Glanmore Lake accompany scrumptious, home-cooked food at Josie's, set on a hill just north of the water. Choose from salads and sandwiches for lunch, cakes at tea, or a heartier rack of lamb a…
Top Choice Cafe in Castletownbere

Fuchsia Cafe

Vibrant colours (it's painted fuchsia-pink) and vibrant flavours characterise this cheerful cafe on the bustling village square. The menu runs from breakfast fry-ups (including veggie versions, served till noon) to …
International in Castletownbere

Berehaven Lodge

The restaurant at this complex of self-catering cottages, 6km east of Castletownbere, is open to all. The attractive modern dining room has an outdoor terrace overlooking the sea where the South African chef does wo…
Pub Food in Allihies


The most appealing pub in town, with a distinctive bright-red facade and some polished wooden benches and picnic tables out the front. Pub grub standards intermingle with fresh local seafood; the haddock and chips c…
Cafe in Northside of the Beara

Pedals & Boots Cafe

This cosy cafe, complete with wood-fired stove, serves up home-baked cakes and scones, soups and sandwiches. You can hire bikes here too (€16/10 per day/half day), and get information on local walking and cycling ro…
Pub Food in Glengarriff

MacCarthy's Bar

MacCarthy's is a traditional, Victorian-style wood-panelled bar with a menu of hearty pub grub; the house speciality is a steaming pan of succulent Bantry Bay mussels in a white wine and herb sauce.
Cafe in Castletownbere

Issie's Handmade Chocolate & Ice Cream Parlour

Isabel O'Donovan's convivial coffee shop serves award-winning handmade chocolates, artisan ice cream in a wide range of flavours, homemade cakes and scones, and superb coffees and hot chocolate.
Cafe in Glengarriff

Jim's Coffee House

Probably the best place to eat in the village, this coffee house is a hub of the local community, serving cooked breakfasts, freshly baked cakes and pastries, and hot lunch specials.