Welcome Back Protocol

Due to new government guidelines we have decided to temporarily close our doors until December.  

Once we reopen our guidelines will be as follows;

The whole team at THE WHALE'S TAIL , have been working hard to ensure a warm welcome and a safe comfortable dining experience for all our guests.

We have reduced our table lay out and customers seating by 40% to ensure that you have a more comfortable dining experience, while offering safe distance dining between other guests. 

We are fortunate to have an easily cleanable modern space, with high ceilings and an efficient air exchange system. 

In addition, we have available an optional outdoor dining area and table service for all drinks. 

At THE WHALE'S TAIL, we take great pride in our existing cleaning, safety and hygiene standards, we, however, recognize that customer confidence and trust in our hospitality experiences are more important now than ever, we have added a number of new and important protocols:

  • THE WHALE'S TAIL will engage dedicated and highly trained staff to constantly clean surfaces and touch points with increased frequency and will have dedicated cleaning persons on duty daily.
  • Hand hygiene remains extremely important. 
  • Safe and easy-to-use hand sanitizer stations will be located on arrival and on each table in  the restaurant for your convenience.
  • As per government regulations we are obliged to ask customers to please vacate the premises by 11.30pm.
  • Maximum of 6 guests per table.
  • We are required  to keep contact  details to support contact tracing. 
  • At all times, a lead team representative will be on duty to make sure protocols are strictly adhered to at both the front and back of the house to ensure the safety and well being of colleagues and guests.
  • We appreciate your co-operation and understanding. 

Additional Covid-19 measures that THE WHALES TAIL is introducing as part of our 

Welcome Back Protocols:

In consultation with our amazing team we have introduced the following staff measures:

  • Daily Temperature and Health checks for staff.
  • Separate staff entry and exit points. 
  • New kitchen traffic flows and procedures to protect our team and guests.
  • Ongoing internal and external training on new and updated policies and protocols.
  • This includes use of face protection by our kitchen team together with regular hand washing at a maximum of 15 minute intervals.

THE WHALE'S TAIL restaurant is committed to providing the safest environment possible, while maintaining your hospitality experience at the forefront of everything we do. 

We are  back with an enhanced menu for inside, Alfresco dining on the plaza and a revised take away menu.


With all these changes, one thing will never change - our friendly professional Hospitality and that Whales Tail taste.

Whale's Tail Restaurant
Clarke Street
Co. Cork
P85 EW82
Thur & Fri: 16:00 - 21:00
Sat: 12:00 - 21:00
Sun: 12:00 - 19:00
Mon: 16:00 -21:00

Tuesday & Wednesday