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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Renowned dining experience, people have travelled from far and wide to dine at this Celebrity chef's restuarant.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great place for a cosy and loving night of food and wine. Really good food with and extensive wine list and a great atmosphere ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Spaniard is an atmospheric thatched roof pub with a fireplace and regular live music - food is also served all day. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great family-friendly restaurant with Early Bird menu - terrific value - five minute stroll uphill.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“Walk to James Fort and drop into The Dock for a small Guinness on the way back!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Automotive Shop
“Kinsale is known as the gourmet Capital of Ireland. Nice town for strolling around and some very nice restaurants. Close to some nice beaches.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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Entertainment
“Jim Edward's is a local favourite. Both the pub and restaurant offer good menu choices.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great pizza, Great wine and great staff. It’s also set within a old lighthouse. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Blue Haven is a pleasant place for a drink in the centre of town - they also have regular live music sessions.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Fabric Shop
“Kinsale has some unique shops selling top-quality Irish Craft. Wander through its meandering narrow streets and pick up some classic hand-made Irish craft. Go for some of the more sustainable and beautifully constructed pieces. They will last a lifetime and will be passed on to the next generation. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“One hour harbour boat tour, learn of some of Kinsale rich and ancient history. Bar onboard.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Main Street. Lovely selection of healthy breakfasts and lunches. Save room for the best lemon meringue pie.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Stepping back in time - one of the oldest pubs in Ireland dating back to the 1690s - and doesn't feel like it has changed a bit - lovely snug with fire and delicious, reasonably priced Stout - really good Murphy's and Guinness!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great for live music, cocktails, whiskey, gin and craft beer! Ask for Conor or Catriona!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bastion is an excellent choice for food lovers. Great attention to detail and excellent service.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Renowned dining experience, people have travelled from far and wide to dine at this Celebrity chef's restuarant.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great pizza, Great wine and great staff. It’s also set within a old lighthouse. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Main Street. Lovely selection of healthy breakfasts and lunches. Save room for the best lemon meringue pie.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bastion is an excellent choice for food lovers. Great attention to detail and excellent service.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Higher end food, really great menu with local produce. Fantastic wine list, excellent service in a nice atmosphere. Go for the early bird or for the á la carte, you won't be disappointed.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Kinsale if full of nice restaurants, but this is one of my favorites. It on the expensive side and you must make a reservation. Amazing musses, sea food and lamb.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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