Here's my TripAdvisor review for this place. I think it covers the salient points:
A one night business trip stopover on a Sunday. As this hotel overlooks the fisherman's quay at Ballycotton in East Cork I had expectations of a seafood bonanza...
I arrived after a 3 hour drive from the ferry port at Dun Laoghaire to be told that the restaurant was closed and bar meals ceased at 8pm. A quick look at the bar menu left me completely disheartened as there was no fruits-de-mer anywhere, let alone a plate of fresh oysters! I settled for chicken wings wrapped in chilli dressing. Not a good substitute, but fodder non the less (I was now past the idea of starched linen, steely dry burgundy, soft bread, local butter and an abundance crustacean). I received said chicken wings glowing ochre having obviously being dusted in curry powder. Yuk! Curry powder is no substitute for chilli... They went back and were replaced by a chicken sandwich on medium sliced white which had seen better days. Claggy and uninteresting the sandwich was accompanied by a bowl of tired leaves drenched in vinaigrette and half a cherry tomato. All served by a member of staff who was as disinterested as I had become! I decided to cut my losses and ordered desert - Apple and frangipani tart which was supposedly freshly prepared and required a 20 minute wait. Presumably that was sufficient time for them to run out to Iceland to pick it up. Utter rubbish... Clearly, this is out of character for the establishment as TripAdvisor rates it highly. Perhaps this is a Sunday special? Needless to say if you plan to be there at the weekend, beware! However, every cloud has a silver lining and in this case it was the Murphy's stout which was stunning. Better have another one then...,,
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