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The 'Spike Bar' at Fota Island Resort

) #341 of 525 Restaurants in Cork ££ - £££ European, Irish,
Fota Island Resort, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 488 3700
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
2 weeks ago
“Eating out on Fota Island ”
29 Jan 2017
“Great staff and a wide drinks selection”
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European, Irish, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
Fota Island Resort, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fota island suffered a bit of a demise in 2008 and went into receivership. Bought by the Chinese three years ago, this place has flourished. Having a meal, overlooking the island of the eighteenth green surrounded by water gives a tranquil atmosphere. Good food and...More

Thank Roedig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 3 friends and I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon last Saturday. The surroundings were amazing , food superb and our waitress Niamh was so lovely and pleasant. , We would hope the Kingsley would follow in their footsteps.

Thank 61marylu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited here a few times in the last 2 months. I really can't fault anything! From the amazing food, service & staff! The staff have always been very friendly, especially with my little girl, they couldn't have been nicer & so helpful. On...More

Thank Buddylove77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

regular visitor to the Spike Bar and very disappointed in the recent months. Quality of food and service has dropped enormously. Was dining there yesterday and my kids waited for 1 hours and 20 minutes for chips and sausage's. Adults starters and main courses were...More

Thank Mrjackman
FMBA123, Manager at The 'Spike Bar' at Fota Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mrjackman, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback and we will certainly use it to correct our short comings. I am very disappointed that you did not experience the service that you should have. I hope that you will give us...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

We took a well earned break from a fascinating tour of Spike Island and had lovely homemade soup, brownbread and cake in this lovely cafe. Really good to find such high quality food in a lovely tourist destination.

Thank jackic2017
FMBA123, Manager at The 'Spike Bar' at Fota Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

The food here is of the highest quality, the surroundings are extremely comfortable and the staff are the friendliest you will ever meet.

Thank Michael D
FMBA123, Manager at The 'Spike Bar' at Fota Island Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Dear Micheal D, Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back. With summer approaching we can not wait to use our amazing terrace, we hope you will return. Regards The Spike Bar Team

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Staff were very friendly and helpful, the bar was well stocked with beers, wines, spirits and also a cocktail menu. Seating is comfortable and relaxed however there is no evening entertainment.

Thank wexfordtraveller
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Food acceptable. decor slightly dated. Lovely views over 1st tee, 9th and 18th greens. Good locker rooms- lots of soft towels and lovely Hot water in showers!!

Thank C-Mc57
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Arrived at hotel late but they fitted us in for dinner. Came back for lunch next 2 days running. Soups are very good and staff helpful.

Thank Lynne J
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Staff were, unfortunately, thin on the ground on the Wednesday morning when we visited. They worked hard and were friendly. But they simply couldn't cope... Sadly we elected just to keep things simple and skipped lunch after our round as the wait for pre round...More

Thank Racey7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fota Island Resort, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 488 3700
The Clubhouse at Fota Island Resort is home to the Spike Bar, the perfect venue for light snacks before your round of golf or for excellent après golf cuisine. While having lunch at the Clubhouse, enjoy the lovely surroundings of Fota Island Resort including the 18th green of the Deerpark course. Perhaps dine al fresco on the beautiful lakeside terrace or enjoy a summer BBQ. Next to the Spike Bar, the Clubhouse offers a meeting room and fine dining options for up to 120 guests. Only the highest quality Irish products will be served for any guest, from corporate groups and societies to your own intimate wedding party. Furthermore, we will be available for any queries of the functions and events catered for at resort's Clubhouse.
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