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Fishmarket Restaurant

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Irish, Seafood, Contemporary
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3/4 Pearse Street | Blue Haven Hotel, Kinsale, Ireland (Formerly Blue Haven Restaurant )
+353 (21) - 772209
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, Great Craic, pushy waitress

Our evening meal sitting in the bar at the Blue Haven was again very good on our latest visit, but we were not impressed with the waitress who pounced as soon as we walked in the door, to ask if we wanted a menu. Too much pressure. Give people a chance to take off their coats and sit down, go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
SaveTheBees
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United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I am a regular visitor but sadly the restaurant is slipping down all the time. On this visit I had a steak which was tough and tasteless and served with frozen chips. Come on lads - get your act together and take a few minutes to peel a few spuds and serve some nice home cut chips with the steaks.... More 

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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Our evening meal sitting in the bar at the Blue Haven was again very good on our latest visit, but we were not impressed with the waitress who pounced as soon as we walked in the door, to ask if we wanted a menu. Too much pressure. Give people a chance to take off their coats and sit down, go... More 

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Charlestown, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We always have a drink or two here when we come to Kinsale and this time we also stayed in the hotel, (a seperate review). On a whim we checked the menu and liking the look of the specials on offer in the evening (an hour later) we reserved a table. Imagine our surprise when we sat down to find... More 

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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had our first meal here after our poor service the night before, at Fishy Fishy. We wish we had eaten here on every visit to Kinsale. We ate in the bar, so we could watch the live music. The food was absolutely perfect, I had poached salmon which was delicious and my husband had sea bass. We have always... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had the soup (cream of root vegetables) and fish and chips. It was ok, nothing memorable. The service was somewhat disappointing--when my order arrived, it was wrong. I had to ask three times for a glass of water.

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Bury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Myself and 3 friends went to this restaurant in late June the starters were OK but the main meal and service was atrocious. 1 Glynn order the steak ciabatta sandwich and his response to this was my wet fishing socks would be more tender and tasty than this. 2 Chris order the sirloin steak and his review was the same... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

For lunch I ordered a king prawn starter and white wine. On the menu it said king prawns in olive oil, with garlic, chillies,coriander. In the event it was covered in onions and tasteless

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Shiocton, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were here for fish and it was excellent! Soup was great and the inside was very charming. Great wait staff.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

My husband , 4 yr old and I ate here for lunch recently while my food goats cheese salad was lovely, my daughter had a plain ham wrap nothing else and was charged €6.95 which is beyond ridiculous. I questioned it to be told that was the price. (No satisfaction whatsoever) Kids menu does have a chicken/cheese toasted wrap with... More 

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Ireland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We ate here last night in the midst of the Regatta Festival in Kinsale. Despite being very busy, we were given a lovely table in the bar. The atmosphere was really lovely and there was no air of rush even though the staff must have been under pressure as the place was heaving and pre booked functions were also taking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3/4 Pearse Street | Blue Haven Hotel, Kinsale, Ireland (Formerly Blue Haven Restaurant )
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 (21) - 772209

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 65
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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