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The White House

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Chowder, Irish, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, friendly service

Stopped for lunch last week and found it to be a great experience. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was good and plentiful. I had the fish and chips which was very good and probably more than two people could comfortably eat. I would suggest when in the area give it a try you won't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Timvoight
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch last week and found it to be a great experience. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was good and plentiful. I had the fish and chips which was very good and probably more than two people could comfortably eat. I would suggest when in the area give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Didn't eat here, but we stayed for several pints listening to music and talking with friendly patrons.

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Bourbonnais
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I don't remember my meal, but I do remember staying until all hours of the night enjoying drinks and wonderful live music. What a fantastic little place!

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A warm welcome, scallops starter, seafood pancake both superb, bottle of chilled Chablis, live music, craic with waiting-on staff, Deirdra deserves a special mention, If you are in Kinsale this is a well-run restaurant, food top notch Pretty much a faultless experience

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Roissy-en-France, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had a delicious meal, place got busy when the live band started playing. It was a great atmosphere to see tourists alike enjoying good music!

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The White House is truly my favorite spot in Kinsale. We happened upon it our second visit over and stop in at least once a day when we're over. The Frawley family and staff are so friendly, the hotel, restaurant and pub are always so clean. The food is AMAZING and I can't suggest one meal over another because breakfast,... More 

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St. Charles, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The White House is another great pub in Kinsale. We had dinner there once and entertainment at least twice. The young lasses in their fine Irish wardrobe doing the Irish dances were just what you would want to see when you come to Ireland!

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Isle of Man
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193 reviews 193 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place seemed rather old fashioned, although there is nothing wrong with that, of course, and it was also a bit formal. The atmosphere lacked something but the place was quite popular, nevertheless. We had places like this in the Isle of Man years ago, popular with my parents' generation despite a lack of character. When I read the menu... More 

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England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went in here, because it was quite late and they were still serving food. We were glad we did, as the food was really good. The service was good too, friendly and attentive. Definitely worth a visit if staying in Kinsale.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had most of our meals in Kinsale here, went once, liked it, so hence went back! Good standard of food, maybe not too many frills, but the food is good. Tried everything from a lunch snack "steak roll to several of their main meals, all good, including steaks mussels, the "traditional Irish stew! and their seafood pasta dish(wifes choice) Friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Seafood, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

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