The Bosun restaurant

The Pier, Monkstown, Monkstown

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Cuisine:
Irish

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19 reviews
4 stars - based on 19 reviews

OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
50 people

CUISINES
Irish, Seafood

FACILITIES

Wheelchair Accessible Will cater for children Allocated smoking area Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Parking available Accept major credit cards Veggie options available Will accept party bookings Seafood available

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The Bosun

ThisishowIfeel12786128
Cork
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th May 2014 (visited 10 May 2014 )

To start off I am shocked I am writing this review about what we would have called out favourite restaurant "The Bosun". On our last (which will be our LAST) visit we were so disappointed. The food really wasn't up to par and it reminded us why we rarely go there anymore. We were seated promptly but forgotten about just as quickly as we had to ask for menus after 5 mins of waiting. I had mushrooms, they were tasteless and one less than usual. I had the roast beef and it was shriveled up, how could any chef send that out to a customer and worse yet how could the waitress serve it? I opted for something else which was ok. The dessert was really nice (and always has been). This use be our favourite but it has dropped down the ladder. You couldn't fault the staff, the service is so-so (could do with a bit more attention) the value I would give 2 thumbs down and the quality is not even on a scale. Goodbye to what use be a wonderful place to eat.......

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jackster87
Dublin
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 05th February 2014 (visited 13 December 2013 )

Went before Christmas after shopping with my family. Got the ferry over from the Cobh side. It was an amazing experience a real adventure. the food was so tasty and atmosphere was really relaxed. Could not fault in any way.

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Munsterbear
Cork
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th September 2012 (visited 16 July 2012 )

5 Star review all round. I have been in the Bosun on many occasions with business and family. On every occasion i was never disappointed. The staff are very professional and provide excellent service. I can recomend either the bar or the restaurant. Most of my visits have been the bar menu, but rest assured both menus are equally as good. My recomendation is Mussel starter and Fillet Steak main. The Mussels are the best i have ever tasted!!!

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ballwebhost
Cork
39 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th May 2011 (visited 18 May 2011 )

Went here for an Evening meal with my father on Wednesday. Have been here a few times before, and the standard has always been the same. Good Food, Nice Location and Great atmosphere! Was here last year for my brothers birthday meal and a few drinks in August and thoroughly enjoyed it then and now. We've been here before this too, but dont know when off hand as its been a good few times. The only complaint that I would have with this restaurant is the staff are not really friendly, its not like they are willing to do anything you ask , however service is fast and efficient, which I suppose we cant ask for much more than that. Decor is nice, traditional pub / restaurant with a marine theme. Food is great, well presented prepared and tasty.. No complaints. - Patrick

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CorkBilly
Cork
22 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th April 2011 (visited 21 April 2011 )

“For over a hundred years, we have provided sustenance to the traveller.” There are some terrific food traditions in Cork and Monkstown’s The Bosun is one of them. I “travelled” down there this week and can report that the team, who won the Irish Pub of the Year in 2002, are still serving up top class food, as many of you know. It is a lovely harbourside destination and there were a few eating out of doors there at lunchtime. Food is fine and portions large and the service is excellent. Started off with very acceptable seafood chowder and, since I was by the water, carried on with a Baked Hake with Mushroom. The house chowder was excellent but the Hake was beyond that, the sauce superb. It came with baked potato, a side dish of veg cooked to perfection and another dish of lovely chunky chips. Wine by the way was from their newly installed list which features many from the huge James Nicholson Wine range. AA Badenhorst, one of their South African suppliers, is larger than life with a superb talent for producing wines of character and all it took was a glassful of the Swartland Chenin Blanc to bear that out. There are wines from all over the world, including six fine wines available by the glass from a special system on the bar counter. Finished off with a fine cup of coffee. Just had to give myself a half day after that!

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pmclough
Cork
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th December 2010 (visited 21 November 2010 )

Went here for lunch one Sunday, arrived at 3.30 - place was v busy, tables are squashed in beside each other, so no comfort at all ! Food was very expensive, could not believe the prices - was ridiculous. Food was only ok, when it arrived, I could tell it had been reheated in a microwave, so bit rubbery. will not be back.

The Bosun

bryno
Cork
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th December 2010 (visited 26 November 2010 )

Went there in November for a family meal. When booking (in advance) asked to be seated in the Restaurant. When we arrived we were put in a room upstairs which was quite basic with a freezing cold stairway to negotiate on the way. I didn't appreciate not being told about that we were to be banished to the 'attic' when I booked. The owner/manager was in the restaurant that night and he never came near us just to say hello and thank us for our business. The restaurant was not busy on the night and he certainly could have made an effort. I approached him myself in a friendly manner and introduced myself. He didn't care one way or the other really. I find this strange behaviour from someone in the hospitality business. The menu was extensive and some of the dishes were good but some were awful. Personally, I enjoyed my meal but most of the others in the party didn't. One of us who asked for his beef to be rare got it well and truly well well done. Stupid. The worst aspect of this night out was the rudeness of the serving staff. We are a well behaved non rowdy quiet group and only few of us were drinking alcohol on the night. The most that any of us had were two or three small glasses of wine. There was no need for rudeness, we were not rude to them. We were in the restaurant at 6pm and gone by 8:30pm, hardly a group of hardened party animals. There were three servers involved, one of them was an irish girl with short blonde hair who was nice, but her two non irish colleagues were horrible people. Rude and cold and unwelcoming. If they are not happy working in the hospitality industry then they should leave it. Their attitude really made for a cold, hostile and most uncomfortable experience. I left a tip because the irish girl was very nice and there was barman downstairs who was also pleasant. Thin, dark hair and glasses. However I'm kind of sorry now that I did. I was disgusted that the owner didn't even call up to the "attic" to see us and for that alone I will never set

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joesbanana
Cork
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th June 2010 (visited 26 June 2010 )

We returned here last saturday and again as always had a fabulous night. there were 4 of us we had a drink in bar on arrival, where we were given our menu's. orders taken then we were brought to or table. I have to say every part of each meal was lovely.for starters two had chowder one had mussles I had chicken vol au vent.All went down very well. For mains two had steaks , which were cooked perfectly, one had plaice with a crab stuffing. I had trout. Each came with portion of veg and we were serves chipa and those wonderful garlic potatoes. Again we could not fault any of these. only to say we probably ate too much Our deserts were A cheese plate Pavlova, Panacotta aand apple and berry crumble. Delicious. The staff were very helpful and attentive.We also had a bottle of wine. All this worked out at 50 euro per person. Which for us was great. Cant wait to return again.

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Tinselcake
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th September 2011 (visited 4 September 2010 )

I wrote a bad review on the Bosun last year, and I'm happy to say I can retract that review as i've been here a few times since and each time has been a pleasure. The staff are very friendly and attentive, even the young staff who havn't been there long. The food is excellent, definetely won't come out hungry but worth leaving room for dessert. Back to being a favourite again - looking forward to many more visits.

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crackdpeppr
Cork
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th April 2010 (visited 11 April 2010 )

It has to be said that this place had a great name back in the day (won pub of the year in 2002) but after our (party of 5) last 2 visits we will not be returning. We always eat in the bar here so I cannot comment on the restaurant upstairs. The decor could do with a major overhaul to bring it into the 21st century! Also, the waiting staff's uniforms could also be updated- dickie bows in a bar? really? Also the crumb-floor sweeper that is kicked into gear after each table finishes is a bit much! By all means the seafood here is usually very good- bar the chowder which was so thick is had no liquid element to it whatsoever! We found it overpriced and well below average for bar food. If you do venture here, stick to the seafood!

The Bosun

charbob
Cork
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th June 2010 (visited 16 May 2010 )

ok i tried again !!! and thats it,not any more,went with the famly ,,we ate in bar i had chowder which was lovely and creamy,husband had a pint !,for dinner we just got beef and lamb roasts,and kids ordered off the kiddies menu,,the beef was tasty and tender and the veg was nicely done,the lamb was horrible,,like rubber, it tasted and its texture was like liver,so im sorry i wont be going again,and yes ,probably for the drop in standard as the food has took,,the staff could lose the dickie bows,the bosun has definatly gone to the dogs !!

The Bosun

rmcc
Cork
15 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st December 2009 (visited 6 November 2009 )

Best described as hit and miss. I have eaten here a number of times, the ,the restaurant food is of a much higher standard but you definitely pay for the quality you receive, however the bar food can vary between excellent and average, and has the potential to be expensive The staff are always very helpful and there is always a good atmosphere when food is being served. Not the best place to have a drink after, if it slips beyond 11 o clock you might be the only couple / group left sipping your after dinner drinks!

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Diarmuidmurphy
Cork
71 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st January 2010 (visited 11 December 2009 )

Dinner for 4 persons food was good, service was not up to its usual standard. The restaurant was far more comfortable. average cost per person €45 without drink. Food is always very good, bar area is cheaper but not as comfortable

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Coggy1
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th July 2009 (visited 3 July 2009 )

The Bosun has a bar menu and a separate restaurant. The bar menu is more popular as the prices are more reasonable. The decor in the restaurant is looking a bit dated now. Overall the food quality and service is very good. Beware the prices though! A cup of tea of coffee is €3.25, add a 10% tip and that's € 3.57 added to your bill. It would be cheaper to buy a pint of Beamish!!

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deenikar
Cork
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th March 2009 (visited 20 December 2008 )

Have eaten here a number of times and won't be returning. This place is basically not great value for money. The last time I ate here the food had been reheated so much my partner's lasange had dried up and stuck to the bowl. My plate was scorching hot and my salmon completely dried up. I wouldn't recommend this place as a great seafood restaurant (i don't know where their reputation for great seafood came from) - it's only average - and I love my seafood. Service and ambience were the only positives and even then it's hit and miss. Disapponting to say the least.

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