The Martello restaurant

Garnish Court, Glengarriff

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French

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8 reviews
4 stars - based on 8 reviews
The Martello, situated in the centre of beautiful Glengarrif, West Cork is a stylish restaurant - run by renowned Chef Sean Hurley and daughter Emily. Specialising in seafood, and produce from the surrounding West Cork area - cooked with a French twist. The restaurant is an ideal location for special occasions, relaxed dinners and also offers a tailored party service. Over the past ten years The Martello has gained a reputation for consistent high quality food, a relaxed ambiance and impeccable service. Some great reviews for The Martello: "Tantalising starters, succulent meat & powerful red wine. We will be back for the cheese!", "Best food since leaving Boston", "Best food in the area - a special for our wedding anniversary", "I am a cook and a critic but no criticisms tonight. A gourmet feast fit for a king. Don't pass Glengarrif without going to The Martello".

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CAPACITY
40 people

CUISINES
European, Fine Dining, French, Girls Night Out, Seafood, Steak, Steak and Seafood, Sunday Lunch

FACILITIES

Wheelchair Accessible Will cater for children Allocated smoking area Parking available Will accept party bookings Seafood available Caters for Weddings.

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The Martello

jean.fletcher

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 12th August 2016 (visited 9 August 2016 )

We both had main courses - lamb and sole - both were very good

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kjmccarthy141231627
Cork
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd June 2014 (visited 31 May 2014 )

Excellent meal. And pretty good value for what was served. Does excellent seafood. We both had crab claws to start, and scallops for the main. House wine was a good accompaniment. We will return. A nice gem in West Cork

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marcolet
Cork
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 02nd April 2014 (visited 30 March 2014 )

Four of us dined here on a Sunday evening at the end of March (2014) and had a really enjoyable meal.  At first glance  it may appear expensive but not for what we were served.  Starters are from €4.50 (soup)  to €13.50 (crab claws), mains from €19.50 to €25.  A seafood platter (which 3 of us ordered ) was €29.50 but was well worth it - brill, monkfisk, prawns and scallops served with potato, red cabbage, carrots, onion and courgette. Other options included beef, duck and hake.  Starters included soup,  chowder, prawns, crab claws, goats cheese.  To start we were served bread with a very tasty olive tapenade.  Wines ranged from 19 to 35.nnRestaurant is family run and all the staff are friendly and helpful.nnWill definitely return when next in glengarriff.  I would book to be sure of a table.  The restaurant is small and cosy -the evening we were there it looked as if it could cater for about 24 people but presumably tables

The Martello

Alice
Cork
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 17th September 2012 (visited 15 September 2012 )

We visited the Restaurant on Saturday 15th September. We were a group of Six, were visiting Glengariff for the Cork Rebel Cycling event. Prior to booking the restaurant I looked at the trip advisors reviews on the Restaurant and I was curious as to what the service was going to be like. The Restaurant was full when we arrived (which to me is a postive sign) We had arrived early, but the waitress greeted us immediately professionally, smartly dressed with a smile and handed us the menus will we waited. The atmospheure was very warm and inviting in the Restaurant. Candles were lit which created a lovely warm glow, the background music was also relaxing while eating. We were seated and the waitress brought out home made bread with this beautiful homemade paste (which was extremely tasty can't remember the name). The starters were professionally presented and I had streak for my main course 'well done' which it was and the vegetables were very tasty. I didn't have a dessert but a French Coffee again very well presented. The service was consistant and the feedback from the other group members was they enjoyed their meal and was delighted with it. So well done to the staff and the cheff at this restaurant I would highly recommend it as a 'must visit' when in Glengarrif. It was a beautiful finish to a hard, tough day of cycling. Value for money; price wise the starters were a little over priced, main course reasonable. Presentation for atmosphere, food quality, service and professionalism of staff - excellent.

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StormW
Clare
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 05th August 2012 (visited 4 August 2012 )

I liked the actual restaurant, the room was bright and airy with adequate space between tables. The maitre d' was a charming and welcoming lady. (The waitress not so enthusiastic.) The food was very average and hence overpriced. The fish was wonderfully fresh and cooked well but you don't get a prize for that! Perhaps they need to cater for locals but serving potatoes and mixed veg with scallops seems ignorant. There was too much French/Irish fusion going on for my taste. The dessert was the absolute WORST I have ever had in Ireland. Cheesecake with a soft base, industrial tasting lemon and cheese. Awful. Some fresh Irish strawberries or anything seasonal would have been nicer (It doesn't take much) I wish I had tried somewhere else to eat in this wonderful town.

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Glengarriff Book Club
Cork
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th December 2010 (visited 4 December 2010 )

We were 4 ladies celebrating a special occasion. The evening got off to a bubbly start with the house Prosecco. Food was outstanding - highly recommend their King Prawn Salad starter and the monkfish/scallops main on the specials. Deserts too tempting to resist. The stylish Christmas decor and impeccable, friendly service from Emily made it a perfect evening and got us all in the Chrismas spirit.

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savvygirl
Cork
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th December 2009 (visited 17 October 2009 )

I went here one saturday night with a few friends for an early bird dinner. It is a small restaurant but the setting is quite nice. The atmosphere is particularly nice here and is suitable if you are looking for a quite meal with one or more friends. The menu will cater for most tastes and the portion sizes are sufficient. Prices are quite reasonable but the early bird menu is particularly good value at €25.00 for 3 courses! The staff are very pleasant too. One word or warning though - for some unknown reason they do not accept credit cards so make sure you have enough cash and remember there is no ATM in Glengarriff!!!!

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