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where do you eat in kinsale these days?

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Several years ago I ate at a place called the Blue ___ (forgot the name). At that time Kinsale was abuzz with restaurants. Where are recommended restaurants there now?

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  1. I think it will have been Blue Haven?

    I've been trying to get similar reccs for a trip at the end of June, but there isnt really anything on the board. The only recent mention seems to be a lunch-only place - Fishy Fishy. However, the best looking places all seem to be members of the local restaurant owners association: http://www.kinsalerestaurants.com/

    Unless anyone comes up with anything specific beforehand, I'm going to use that. And cross-reference it to reviews on Menupages: http://www.menupages.ie/Cork.aspx

    Maybe we'll both be trailblazers.

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    1. re: Harters

      It will be the Blue Haven Hotel in the centre of town which is excellent.

      The Fishy Fishy Cafe is an absolute must for seafood lovers,it only opens between 12 and 4.30 and doesnt accept reservations but its worth joining the queue(there will be a queue!).

      I would also reccomend Toddies restaurant above the Kinsale brewery and The Vintage Restaurant in the town,for upmarket pub food Jim Edwards bar is hard to beat.

      For the best seafood in Ireland imho you would need to travel 100 odd miles west of Kinsale to Dingle where you will find the famous Out of the Blue restaurant which is a seafood only restaurant but check before you travel as they only open if the local fishermen have a fresh catch.

      1. re: tippboy

        Thanks for the info - I'd been thinking Blue Haven & Jim Edwards looked particularly good.