Places to eat in Kinsale

There are many places to eat in Kinsale, a beautiful picturesque medieval fishing town. Kinsale undoubtedly, has a very high reputation for good quality food with a range of restaurants, bars and cafes. Kinsale has  something to suit all ages and interests; such as tasty cocktails for hen parties, nice beer for rugby heads, and of course fish and chips for a lovely family day out. Browse through the list below to see if any takes your fancy. Kinsale is the perfect stop at the beginning or ending of a journey along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!

Places to eat in Kinsale  – Jim Edwards

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One can enjoy modern Irish cooking in the cosy bar with a nautical theme throughout the building. The menu sources ingredients from a range of local supplies with local craft beers and spirits; cider from Stonewell of Noval,  red ale from White Deer located in Ballyvourney and IPA’s from Blacks Brewery of Kinsale.  The gastro pub serves a range of fish, meats, salads and sandwiches. There is an A la carte and set dinner menus also available. If fish is on your mind than Jim Edwards might be worth a list as you scout places to eat in Kinsale!

 Man Friday

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Looking for beautiful view while you dine? Man Friday offers terrace with views of the harbour with a tropical feel with a palm covered walkway. Food includes salads,  sandwiches, burgers and of course their signature dishes, such as seafood chowder. Man Friday is located in Scilly village, 5 to 8 minute walk from Kinsale town center. Menus include early bird, set menu, a la carte, lunch and Sunday lunch.

Finns Table

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Food at Finns Table is locally sourced produce. Seafood is from West Cork and the meat (Lamp, Pork and Beef) is from Finns family butchers located in Mitchelstown. Similarly, Lobsters and Crab are also caught locally off the stunning Old Head of Kinsale. The Irish French style of cooking provides a modern twist!


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Awarded the prestigious Michelin Bib in 2016, Bastion offers dinners haute cuisine located in the heart of Kinsale. Casual wooden chairs and a chic navy interior provides a cosy environment. Menus namely include; vegetarian tasting menu,  five course tasting menu and tasting menu. However, the menu is very unique so check out the menu before booking!

Places to eat in Kinsale

For more suggestions on places to eat, you can check out our article on top 5 places to eat breakfast in Kinsale.