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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Chestnut

Situated in the town of Ballydehob in West Cork, restaurant Chestnut is an intimate restaurant with only 18 seats, led by the award-winning Irish chef Rob Krawczyk. The menu is inspired by nature and presents diners with a choice of ever-evolving dishes, constructed around the best ingredients of the season.


Cork, Ireland
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Rob Krawczyk

Rob Krawczyk
JRE Jeunes Restaurateurs

Born in the county of Cork, award-winning Irish chef Rob Krawczyk, grew up in a home in Schull where everything revolved around the kitchen. As a child, he was strongly influenced by his parents’ strong heritage of cooking and art.

Modern Irish cuisine

1 Michelin star

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Chestnut’s cuisine

The carefully created menus by award-winning chef Rob Krawczyk change regularly. This way, they reflect the changing produce of the season, which is all sourced locally and organic as much as possible. Rob himself passionately engages with local gardeners and farmers, and has a real interest in growing particular foods in order to make amazing meals.  The dishes at restaurant Chestnut are a feast for both the eyes and the palate. The friendly, welcoming service led by Rob’s partner Elaine fits perfectly the outstanding food. Specialties on the menu include his deliciously prepared mussels with caviar and dill, and the exquisitely fine lamb with roast aubergine and preserved ramson seed caper sauce. It’s no surprise chef Rob’s excellent cuisine was awarded a Michelin star, and continues to draw guests from near and far.

Cork surroundings

Chestnut restaurant is situated in the coastal village Ballydehob, in the southwest of County Cork. It is a charming gateway to the Mizen peninsula and definitely worth the detour if you’re in the area. Many hiking and cycle routes can be found along the coastline in this area, offering stunning views of the islands, as well as the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse. At 93 kilometers distance, you will find the city of Cork, with many interesting sights. For example, the National Monument, an early Irish Gothic national monument commemorating the rebellions. And the historic Cork City Gaol, a restored castle-like 19th-century prison that holds various interesting exhibitions.


Where to find

Chestnut The Chestnut Tree Staball Hill Ballydehob Cork Ireland

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Opening times

Day Lunch Diner
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Friday 18:00 - 21:30
Saturday 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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