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The White House

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Chowder, Irish, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Soups
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Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Great Food

Great hearty food. Ate here for breakfast and dinner, on both occasions the food arrived quickly and cooked to a high standard. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hearty food. Ate here for breakfast and dinner, on both occasions the food arrived quickly and cooked to a high standard. Highly recommended

Thank AJM84
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food very good.. staff friendly .. can get very busy but this is only because it's well known for it's hospitality .. A real gem .. Try the oysters ... with a glass of Guinness ... nothing better :)

Thank rudd1
Nacogdoches, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as we were seated (in the bar area, which was just fine), the server asked for our order. Since we had just been seated, we weren't quite ready. We had to track him down to order our food. Food was delivered timely, although we requested an extra plate and did not get one. I had ordered only soup,... More 

Thank Wendy3309
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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184 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What to do on All Saint's Day and a Sunday to boot? Have lunch at the White House! Very comfy interior. We had very good fresh oysters, an excellent chowder a bowl of Mussels and a chicken salad. Two small criticisms : 1 - The service was very sow and not attentive. 2 a Personally I don't think honey or... More 

Thank Stecolombe
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with my boyfriend for a meal..the pâté for starters I absolutely loved! But I really didn't not like my main! I had stir grow vegetables with noodles!! The sauce to me was inedible!! My boyfriend had the burger and he thought it was lovely!! Lovely place to eat I just hope I chose the wrong item on... More 

Thank Catriona K
Blanco, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly varied and appealing menu in a welcoming, cozy atmosphere. My wife and I were delighted with this our first taste of Ireland.

Thank Barnett02
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We just choose somewhere quick its was New Years Eve and we were staying in Kinsale for night. The food was lovely, service was quick and did the job! Would return

Thank Aoife_Doll
St Louis
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The someone in the group had chowder every day and said this was the best one yet. I had brie wrapped in Parma ham poached pear and greens YUMMY best starter every. the duck here was an asian preparation like mooshu but good. rack of lamb was good. there were enough potatoes fried and mashed as well as steamed veggies... More 

Thank Kathy S
Kinsale, Ireland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Really good craic- we had an excellent time. Good beer, good music, friendly crowd. We entertained some friends from the UK who thought that it was a really good night

Thank MartynandJulie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The food here is amazing. We stopped in for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. The service was quick and the atmosphere was great. The vegetables were fresh and the fish were cooked really well. We would definitely return.

Thank Christine S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: 353214772125

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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