"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!"
"Great location and good food."
"Lovely warm atmosphere in the bar."
"Fantastic meal. I had the lamb."
"Food with a view. And exceptional hosts."
"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."
"Every aspect of our dining experience exceeded our expectations."
"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.
You are guaranteed a warm welcome and delicious dining at The Pink Elephant.
Thursday & Friday, open from 4pm, dinner from 6pm
Saturday, lunch 12:30-3:00, dinner from 6pm
Sunday, lunch 12:30-3:30, dinner from 6pm
Currently closed Monday-Wednesday
Do please book for evenings and Sunday lunch.
Outside mealtimes we serve drinks, beverages and snacks.
Our menu includes bar-food options if you are just looking for something lighter. Or, join us for a drink, coffee, cookie...
Christmas at The Pink
Christmas Parties. Thinking about an event? See our delicious party menu on the menus page.
Christmas Fair. Our hugely popular Christmas Fair will be held on Thursday 5th December, 5pm-9pm. Everything you need for Christmas, live music from the Sage sisters and food and wine!
Pink Elephant Gift Vouchers make super Christmas gifts. Get them at The Pink or order over the phone.
Carols by Candlelight. Friday 20th December. Vincent McCarthy on piano & organ accompanied by singers from Kinsale. For the evening we are offering a special Christmas-themed 3 course menu for €22.50. Book soon, as it is filling up quickly.
Live music. The Good Rain will return with a gig on Friday 27th December, 9:30pm.
Autumn season at The Pink Elephant
We held 4 theme-cuisine evenings -- Sushi, Tapas, Mexican and Game -- plus a wine tasting evening. The plan is for more early 2014. If you missed them, but want to know about future events, be sure to sign up to our mailing list. Or get in touch with suggestions and requests.
Watch our landscapes video...
Fly with the Pink Elephant...
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.