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The White House

Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
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Ranked #14 of 61 restaurants in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill, Chowder
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Boston, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We all loved the seafood chowder and in fact went back twice for it - the service was laughably slow and inexplicably spotty - people were very nice and friendly, but the restaurant was not busy at all given we went at an "off" time (3:30pm) Also, it's quite dark inside (the garden area was closed both times we went)... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

this food is well worth it! The place is charming in itself and the food is outstanding. We went for my mother's birthday and everything we had was delicious.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Brilliant food and services Fish and chips superb Lamb stew excellent Lamb shank to die for Guinness cold and creamy Bulmers cold and fresh tasting Smoking room cosy and friendly and the service was done with a smile and proper a irish welcome

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Fishers, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were on an independent tour bus from our cruise ship and stopped in Kinsale for lunch on our own. One of our plans for this trip was to eat and drink in a real Irish pub. The White House was the suggestion we took from our tour guide. I had the seafood chowder (7.95 euros) with homemade bread. It... More

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N. Idaho
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I was traveling with a family group and often had difficulty finding vegan meals. I had the vegetable curry for lunch here and would have happily returned here to eat it over and over. It was wonderful. The service was great as well!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a fairly large group that we knew would be a bit noisy---no problem, the restruant moved us to a really great back room and we had a perfect celebration.

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Returned to Kinsale after four years. An old favorite, The White House, was as good as ever. The perfect Irish pub. Cold beer on a warm day. Traditional decor and seating. A generous bowl of soup and homemade bread was just enough. Very friendly staff. Gourmet restaurant adjacent. Small hotel above. A must when visiting Kinsale.

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PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have visited Kinsale a number of times and every time the one restaurant we always return to is the White House. Nicely decorated, good service and good food. A restaurant who can always be relied on to provide good food and service.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was a great place and they provided lovely food. they were really helpful in allowing our nine year old to have dinner with us and there was music later. they also offered the chance for people to get up and sing which was hilarious.

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Fort Collins, CO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I had chicken curry which was fabulous and my wife had chicken salad which was spicy but good. Nice place.

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