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About Us

Our Restaurant

Serving best Seafood in West Cork

The Fish Basket is the creation of Peter and Elaine Shanahan.

Elaine is a chef and baker with extensive experience in the hospitality industry alongside running and producing bespoke cakes for her own catering business, Elaine also bakes and creates the most Devine selection of home-baked produce available for the Fish Basket patrons to enjoy.

Peter has a career history in the fisheries industry specialising in supplying a range business with fresh fish and locally produced West Cork Produce throughout West Cork.

When Peter and Elaine brought their skills and knowledge together over 5 years ago they started from a Food Truck, which amazed its patrons with the quality, flavour and freshness of the food. Not to mention the value!

Since then they have expanded and now they are the proud owners of the acclaimed The Fish Basket Restaurant, Long Strand Beach, Owenahincha.

The vision of this dynamic duo was to provide superior quality, locally sourced fresh food to families and individuals who can enjoy the real taste of West Cork with the most stunning views of the Wild Atlantic Way in their rustic and unique restaurant.

Critics have hailed The Fish Basket “ The Best Kept Secret in Cork !” With a service rating of 11/10. Its a genuine pleasure to visit.

They also practise what they preach in providing value for their patrons €€€ so a trip to the Fish Basket will also send you away not just happy, full and vowing to return but you’ll also have changed in your pockets!

Peter and Elaine invite you to come and visit them and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of their lovely restaurant, West Cork Style !!

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Fabulous West Cork Coffee and Elaine’s Cakes from 10am.  Food served from 12 noon Thursday to Sunday.

Mouthwatering special cooked by the fantastic team of chefs daily.

Groups and functions welcome and Peter & Elaine will ensure your party has the most enjoyable get together you could hoped for!

Our Suppliers and artists

best of the bests

Local artist Bert Dufour creates the lighthouses that decorate The Fish Basket.
Made from materials found on and around the local beaches. These delightful characteristic pieces are unique and mastered with Berts own individual style.

Renowned aerial photographer and artist Denis Horgan has several statement pieces on display at The Fish Basket. Denis has a captivating an unrivalled genius for portraying beautiful maritime scenes some of which now grace the walls of The Fish Basket and delight the patrons who visit the restaurant with both their reality and beauty.

The Vintage Room in Schull has provided The Fish Basket with vintage, intriguing and distinctive pieces from the past which add and nurture the rustic warmth of the restaurant.

Finest Media also display their beautiful photographic images on the walls of The Fish Basket, adding to the restaurants impressive display of local artistic talent. Finest Media is a West Cork based design studio which specialises in a vast array of creative fields. From videography to photography and graphic design to calligraphy. Whether it’s a brand promo video for your company or a unique artwork for your home, Finest Media designs exceptional creations suitable to anyone’s needs.

Only best local suppliers



Radical Roots

Micheal Moore

Gloun cross dairy

Shellfish de la mer

West cork olives

Rosscarbery recipes


West Cork Coffee

Hungry Crow

Let's eat.

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Open every day 9am to 6pm.
Lunch served daily from 12 pm.
Breakfast – Thursday to Sunday only from 9am to 11.30am

Or call us : 023 885 1716