"One of the loveliest views from a dining room anywhere in the world."
"Fab view and super welcome."
"Wow! This was a grand place to eat!"
"Lovely warm atmosphere in the bar."
"Fantastic meal. I had the lamb."
"Every aspect of our dining experience exceeded our expectations."
"Don't miss this gem!"
"Excellent food and great ambience."
"Returned to The Pink Elephant to find it as lovely as ever."
"Fantastic food, breathtaking views."
"A fantastic venue for any occasion."
"View is stunning, service is impeccable and food is mouth-watering."
"A unique restaurant from entering to leaving."
"Wonderful. And then some!"
Welcome to The Pink Elephant Restaurant & Bar.
Restaurant & bar right on the coast of West Cork, just a few miles west from Kinsale.
Superb cuisine specialising in wonderful West Cork local meats and seafood. Magical Atlantic views over Courtmacsherry Bay, patio for outside dining, extensive lawns and private parking.
We are located on the R600 coast road, which forms part of the southern stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way.
You are guaranteed a warm welcome, delicious dining and superb scenery at The Pink Elephant.
A talk on The Lusitania
Local historian and author Paddy O'Sullivan will give a talk and slide-show about The Lusitania and its sinking 100 years ago. The sinking, which changed the course of WW1, was seen and heard from The Pink Elephant building.
Wednesday 8th April, 8pm. Entry is free. Do come along.
Fly over the Bay By The Pink...
See our YouTube channel for other videos.
Opening this week:
Thursday & Friday: Open 5pm, serving dinner from 6pm
Saturday: Open all day. Lunch 1-3pm. Dinner from 6pm
Sunday: Lunch from 12:30. Dinner from 6pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday at present. Check back for updates, or join our mailing list above and we'll keep you informed.
For Sunday lunch & evening dinners we recommend making bookings. (Easter Sunday is 5th April – book soon! For Easter we are also open bank holiday Monday.)
Brenda Quinlan has returned to us in the kitchen. Brenda has been at The Pink for a long time, but had to be off work for the last couple of years. Many of you will have favourites among her dishes – perhaps the paté, her famous brown bread, or delicious desserts. We missed her while she was away and it is wonderful to welcome her back.
People at The Pink
Amy Howe has joined us full-time as Restaurant Manger. Amy started with us 7 years back, working at The Pink through her years at college. She has since also worked at restaurants in Bandon, Kinsale and Cork.
Come and visit!
We are a restaurant. We are a bar. Come for a meal. Come for a drink. Come and enjoy the stunning West Cork scenery in a warm and informal atmosphere.
We host all types of events, from small gatherings, parties, christenings and especially weddings. And if you are looking for good accommodation there is plenty very close by.
Locals and visitors alike have enjoyed The Pink for many years. Come in and join them.
Opening ebbs and flows with the seasons, so do check the times above before visiting. We always try to be open for when people want us and will open specially for particular events as requested.
The story of The Pink Elephant...
The Pink Elephant has been a restaurant and bar for over 55 years. The building itself is much older, being one of the oldest houses around. It is set on a spectacular site overlooking Courtmacsherry Bay just at the point where the Kilbrittain and Argideen estuaries meet to enter the Atlantic Ocean.
If you had been in The Pink in May 1915 you would have had a grandstand view of the Lusitania as it was torpedoed and sunk a few miles offshore. More recently you could have seen a 60 foot fin whale that beached just along the coast.
The building was recently refurbished, giving the bar and dining room the best of our wonderful views. Free wi-fi available. Outside is a large patio for dining when weather allows and extensive lawns for relaxing or playing. Large private car-park.