Kinsale, County Cork: The culinary capital of Ireland. This little town packs a mean punch when it comes to gastronomy and is recognised as serving up some of the finest seafood in the country.

Visit any pub or restaurant in Kinsale to be astounded by the quality of the fresh food. Chowder is a popular choice on many menus and once you taste the creamy goodness of the freshest seafood you’ll understand why.

Seafood aside, there is so much more to Kinsale’s gastronomy scene. Regardless of your tastes or cuisine preferences on the day, stroll through Kinsale town centre and on the harbour and you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars and traditional pubs. 

What’s more, Kindle restaurants pride themselves in sourcing the majority of produce locally here in Cork.

In no particular order, below you will find some of our favourite places to eat and drink in Kinsale.

We would love your feedback on these and more when you come to stay at one of our Exquisite Kindle Holiday Homes. That way, we can continue adding and improving our list of Kinsale restaurants, bistros, pubs and takeaways.

CRU Wine Bar & Bistro
Relaxed, informal, bistro-style restaurant offering uncomplicated, fresh and flavourful dishes complimented by a great selection of wines. Our favourite place to eat in Kinsale!

CRU Website
Tel: +353 (21) 477 3357
5 Main Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork

The Bulman Bar & Toddie’s Restaurant
The Bulman Bar is steeped in tradition, full of character, has history in abundance and an atmosphere that can only be experienced to be believed. Toddies Restaurant uses the best local ingredients to create its seasonal menu.

The Bulman Website
Tel: +353 21 477 2131
Summercove, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland 

Rare 1784 at the Blue Haven Hotel
Rare 1784 is an exciting Craft Irish Cocktail and Fine Dining experience at The Blue Haven Hotel. Head Chef Meeran Manzoor brings his culinary expertise from all corners of the world to Kinsale.

Blue Haven website
Tel: +353 21 4772209
3/4 Pearse St, Kinsale

Bruno’s Italian Eatery
Our favourite place for pizzas in Kinsale! Specialising in wood-fired oven pizzas and Italian dishes made from locally sourced produce. Personally sourced wines from artisan Italian vineyards.

Bruno’s Facebook
Tel: +353 21 477 7138
37 Main St, Town-Plots, Kinsale

Finn’s Table Restaurant
Superb menu based on local seasonal produce. Main Courses change daily with excellent seafood sourced from local West Cork trawlers and beef, lamb, pork and venison sourced from Finns’ Butchers in Mitchelstown

Finn’s Table
Tel: +353 021 470 9636
6 Main Street, Kinsale

Fishy Fishy
Award-winning family-run seafood restaurant located on the shorefront of Kinsale Harbour. Fantastic al fresco dining terrace.

Fishy Fishy
Tel: +353  21  4700415
Crowley’s Quay, Kinsale

Jim Edwards of Kinsale
Since 1971 the Edwards family have provided excellent food in a warm, friendly atmosphere. This is the perfect restaurant to enjoy modern Irish cooking.

Jim Edwards of Kinsale
Tel: +353 21 4772541
Market Quay, Kinsale

Man Friday
Man Friday is a four-level restaurant with stunning views of Kinsale’s inner harbour. The sun terrace is perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif. It’s one of Kinsale’s oldest and most established restaurants, which makes dining here a real treat. 

Man Friday
Tel: +353 21 4772260
Scilly, Kinsale

Max’s Seafood Restaurant
Max’s Seafood Restaurant in Kinsale serves a wide array of carefully crafted seafood dishes by resident head chef and owner Olivier Queva and the best array of fine, natural and organic wines.

Max’s Website
Tel: +353-21-477-2443 
48 Main Street

Restaurant d’Antibes
Restaurant d’Antibes at The White House is renowned for its locally caught fresh fish and shellfish, as well as its prime steaks.

The White House
Tel: +353 (0)21 4772125
Pearse Street, Kinsale

Supper Club
The Supper Club is a funky, warm, neighbourhood restaurant. Reasonable food, very nice cocktails and a warm atmosphere.

The Supper Club
Tel: +353 21 470 9233
No. 2 Main Street, Kinsale

The Bulman Bar and Toddies Restaurant
Uniquely situated on the outskirts of Kinsale, looking across the harbour to the town and next to Charles Fort, the Bulman Bar is a buzzy bar with live music and smart Toddies Restaurant features modern art and globally-inspired menus.

The Bulman Kinsale
Tel: +353 21 4772131
Summercove, Kinsale

Vista Bistro
Vista Café Bar & Bistro at the Marina in Kinsale. Serving a contemporary all-day varied and creative menu. Delicious food and a great location with stunning views.

Tel: +353 87 643 4121
6 Pier Road, Scilly, Kinsale

White Lady
The White Lady serves tapas and an international menu with Oriental influences.

Tel: +353 21 477 2737
White Lady Inn, Lower O’Connell Street, Kinsale