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Rob Krawczyk

An award-winning chef who serves modern Irish cuisine

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. After living in different places and traveling the world, West Cork’s spectacular rich larder is what drew chef Rob back home, where he decided to open up a restaurant in the heart of this beautiful region. Together with his partner Elaine, he transformed this old pub at the heart of West Cork into a cute, cozy restaurant with an elegant décor and a laid-back atmosphere. It’s an intimate space, accommodating only 18 people, with the bar counter suggesting its past as a pub. A small private dining room can be found on the second floor. Here, chef Rob specializes in creating delicious dishes with subtle flavours and textures, and focuses on the purest, natural combinations, with a beautiful presentation.

I like to be true to my own style, develop and evolve food that reflects my culinary heritage and surrounding landscape.

Rob Krawczyk


Cork, Ireland
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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.

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