Voted No 1 Boutique Hotel in Ireland in two of the last three years, The Blue Haven is a stylish nautical boutique hotel, located in the heart of the famous heritage culinary town of Kinsale.
The gorgeous building, which dates back to the late 1800’s is home to 16 guest rooms and the Blue Haven Suite. On the main floor, guests can find one of Ireland’s top rated seafood spots. Take a seat at the upscale Bar & Bistro, Hamlets Gastro garden or try the new culinary and cocktail experience called Rare, all located onsite.
Dishes at all of the dining locations combine provincial seasonal produce and fresh seafood from local shores. Meals are carefully prepared by a team of amazing international chefs lead by Meeran Manzoor formerly of the Dorchester London.
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Perryville House is an elegant and distinctive period townhouse overlooking Kinsale Harbour. Originally built in 1820 and lovingly restored by Andrew & Laura Corcoran, Perryville House is now a warm, gracious and light-filled boutique guesthouse.
Today the hotel welcomes guests from April through October. Each guest room is unique in size, design and furnishings and all are beautifully appointed in finely-finished, bespoke luxury.
With views of the water, the private courtyard garden may be the most tranquil spot in all of Kinsale. Sit back and relax in the on one of the benches in the garden, or take a seat in the Garden Room and Lounge. Feel right at home while enjoying a cup of afternoon tea, freshly brewed coffee, or a pre-dinner drink. In the morning, guests are offered a wonderful complimentary breakfast spread in the Breakfast Room.
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Kitty O Se’s Pub is a must visit spot favored by both locals and visitors. The pub is the only traditional Irish music venue in Kinsale. Every night of the week, you can find live music by great local bands. The sound of traditional music travels down Kinsale’s streets inviting those walking by to enjoy a pint of Guinness and to dance with locals.
The pub is family friendly and is the perfect place to introduce children to Ireland’s beautiful music. The best time to take a seat for dinner is around 6:30pm so that live music will start while you are enjoying the region’s dishes. Inside, Kitty O Se’s bar area can hold up to 200 people, so after 10pm it may become a little too loud for younger guests.
In addition to great music, the pub serves up pints of Guinness, Irish Coffees and incredibly fresh locally sourced seafood. While you’re there you can taste test local Irish food like Fish and Chips, Cottage Pie and fresh mussels.
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4 Main St, Sleveen, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 AX67, Ireland
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The Lord Kingsale pub is one of the oldest establishments in the area. It has been an operating pub for over 250 years, and continues to be a landmark spot to enjoy a pint of Irish ale and a homemade meal. Today, the bar also operates a banquet room for events, and 10 homey guest rooms upstairs.
The pub, like the majority of Irish pubs in the area, is family friendly and deep rooted in the community. The atmosphere reflects Kinsale’s cozy and welcoming feel with its stone walls and fireplace. Whether you take a seat at a table, bar stool or booth, you’ll likely end up staying for hours. Depending on the day, The Lord Kingsale will host singers, bands and poets.
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The White House Bar is a bright yet cozy spot located among colorfully painted buildings in the center of town. Whether you’re staying at The White House’s guesthouse or taking a stroll downtown, it is a convenient place to stop. Here, you can find a lively room full of music and gourmet meals that reflect Kinsale’s title as the culinary capital of Ireland.
Their bistro menu is available all day in both their relaxed dining areas and by the bar. Dishes range from Chicken Curry and Tower Burger to the Vegan Burrito and Hot Wings. With rotating daily specials, The White House balances a traditional Irish pub atmosphere with high quality food.
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70 Main St, Sleveen, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 PN28, Ireland
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The Lemon Leaf Cafe’s all day breakfast menu is sure to please all guests. The menu is full of mouthwatering options. Choices range from The Complete Kinsale Breakfast, which is their take on a full Irish breakfast, to the Ooh La La Sweet French Toast. For lunch, you cannot go wrong with any of their healthy salads, burgers or fish dishes.
The Lemon Leaf Cafe’s glass ceiling and comfortable seating makes it the perfect place for a relaxing bite. The homey yet modern feel lends itself nicely to an afternoon scone with cream and jam, and tea after a day of exploring the town. On nice days, you can enjoy your meal on their greenery filled back patio or under the umbrellas by the entrance.
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The Milk Market Cafe has been serving their homemade food in Kinsale for over 20 years. On a street lined with brightly painted pubs and shops, the Milk Market Cafe’s blue exterior fits in perfectly.
The cafe’s menu offers healthy smoothies made with fresh fruit, milkshakes and ice cream for those with a sweet tooth. Milk Market Cafe also serves some of the most delicious crepes around. They offer a variety of flavors like lemon and sugar, and banana and dark chocolate.
For lunch, you can find anything from pizza made with homemade dough to local fish and chips. The Milk Market Cafe prides itself in offering vegan, vegetarian and keto-friendly options throughout the menu.
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