"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!"
A very happy Christmas & New Year from all at The Pink Elephant
"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,
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 southern stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way.
You are guaranteed a warm welcome and delicious dining at The Pink Elephant.
...or enjoy local landscapes
Fly over the Pink Elephant...
Christmas & New Year at The Pink
Over the holiday period we are open almost every day. See the opening times by day at left.
For New Year's Eve we have a special menu for the evening. See details.
And there is a Roaring 20s theme for the evening, with speciality cocktails. Dress up if you want to: come as a Flapper, or come as you are. Prizes on the night for best dressed!
Pink Elephant Gift Vouchers
make great Christmas presents.
Purchase in person or by phone.
Christmas & New Year Opening:
Thu 18th: Open 4pm. dinner from 6pm
Fri 19th: Open 4pm. dinner from 6pm
Sat 20th: Bar lunch 1-3pm, dinner from 6pm
Sun 21st: Sunday lunch from 12:30, dinner from 6pm
Mon 22nd: Open 4pm. dinner from 6pm
Tue 23rd: Open 4pm. dinner from 6pm
Wed 24th, Christmas Eve: Bar open 4pm - 10:30pm
Thu 25th, Christmas Day: Closed all day
Fri 26th, Stephens Day: Open all day, bar lunch from 1pm
Sat 27th: Bar lunch 1-3pm, dinner from 6pm
Sun 28th: Sunday lunch from 12:30, dinner from 6pm
Mon 29th: Bar lunch 1-3pm, dinner from 6pm
Tue 30th: Bar lunch 1-3pm, dinner from 6pm
Wed 31st, New Year's Eve: Bar lunch 1-3pm, dinner from 6pm, Party!
Thu 1st, New Year's Day: Bar lunch 1-3pm. dinner from 6pm
Fri 2nd: Open 4pm. dinner from 6pm
Sat 3rd: Bar lunch 1-3pm. dinner from 6pm
Sun 4th: Sunday lunch 12:30 - 3:30, dinner from 6pm
Mon 5th: Closed
Tue 6th, Women's Xmas: Open 4pm. special Tapas menu from 6pm
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 50 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.