Tradition & Passion

Our Head Chef is as passionate about food as one can be and is meticulous in designing menus using fresh produce from the surrounding area which of course means we have a strong emphasis on seafood.  Dominique originally from France, has trained in some of the most spectacular places in France, Belgium and Italy and […]


Situated on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula and on the Wild Atlantic Way,  ‘Arundel’s By The Pier’ was originally established in the 1890s by Henry Arundel. 

His original ledger dates back to 1899 and itemises everything from whiskey to hardware and shoelaces – you can see it for yourself in the restaurant. Henry’s son, Timothy Arundel, took over in 1933 and, 29 years later, Paddy Arundel took over the business and with his wife, Mary.

They spent 50 years providing the very best hospitality to the local community.  In 2011, Paddy and Mary handed over the reins to their youngest son, Shane, and his wife Fiona. The premises was sensitively modernised and a new commercial kitchen was added with the original character, spirit and history of the old bar maintained.

Arundel’s is, after all, an integral part of the community in Ahakista, West Cork, and continues to be a popular meeting place for locals on the Sheep’ Head Peninsula


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Location

Arundels bar and restaurant is ideally located on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, 5 miles from Durrus Village and 12 miles from the popular market/coastal town of Bantry which features the way-marked trail that won the EDEN, European Award of Excellence, in 2007, making it a popular stopping off point for walking enthusiasts.


The Dining Experience

At Arundel’s By The Pier we place a strong emphasis on buying from and supporting local business and with fresh seafood on the doorstep and an abundant supply of fresh vegetables and eggs from local producers, there is no end to the excellent dishes on starter, main course, side orders and Little Star’s Menu.

The soup of the day might be a delicious variation on French onion soup topped with fresh baguette and melted local Durrus cheese. With crab and prawns delivered to the door by the local fishermen, it is almost impossible to resist  the crab gratin or the fresh prawn paella. 

The Bar and Restaurant are showcases for varied menus, which offer a great range of dishes for different times of the day – including sandwiches and Panini’s for that quick bite. We aim to cater for people with dietary needs, and so our menu includes a variety of gluten-free options.

Bar food

The daily specials board offers a range of dishes such as sea bass, monkfish, sea bream, salmon, rabbit, chicken, lamb, steak, and lots more.  There is, without doubt, something for everyone and a quick read through the range of specials on a selected day may help you build up quite an appetite. Why not try our most popular dishes – Our homemade Fish and Chips with mushy peas or our homemade 100% Irish Beef Burgers served with home cut chips, crispy bacon and melted cheese.[/column]

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Head Chef Dominique Carucci

Our Head Chef is as passionate about food as one can be and is meticulous in designing menus using fresh produce from the surrounding area which of course means we have a strong emphasis on seafood. 

Dominique originally from France, has trained in some of the most spectacular places in France, Belgium and Italy and has brought this wonderful flair to our beautiful scenic location on the Wild Atlantic Way