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The White House

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

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romantic Atmosphere

After touring all day, it was a nice relaxing, one on one restaurant with the ambience of romance. Great Sticky Toffee Pudding

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tanya M
Martinsville, Indiana
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Martinsville, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After touring all day, it was a nice relaxing, one on one restaurant with the ambience of romance. Great Sticky Toffee Pudding

Thank Tanya M
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived at 8.20 for 8.30 we had to wait in bar 30 minutes to be seated. I had a 8oz steak which only came with onion rings and no mushrooms and had a 4 euro supplement and it came with chips. Menu was not explained to us that veg was extra outside of 27 euro set menu fee. Had to... More 

Thank John2013_13
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed a block up from town and would walk through the White House to and from town. The soups and daily specials were awesome. The staff helpful with local lore and ideas of things to do. The mayor of the town owns it so it's a hot spot for local chat. In the backroom is a print about the... More 

Thank traceyabraham
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our glasses had a lip stick mark. Restuarant was very quiet but got very little service. Had to repeatedly go over to the bar to request drinks, the bill etc. Went to ask for the card machine at the bar and the waitress was standing playing with her phone. Coffee and dessert ok. Didn't enjoy my main at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited just for wars up and quick dessert and ended enchanted by delicious food and nice interior. It was quite costly, though.

Thank Renata P
Carrigaline, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting The White House in Kinsale. The food was suberb. I recommend the Coronation Chicken wrap. Great value too. Highly recommended.

Thank Onevision5
O'Fallon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went there for dinner at the recommendation of our B&B hosts. My wife had seafood crepes and I had fish and chips, food was excellent along with service. they had music playing, which was excellent, purchased a CD from the group.

Thank krd7806
Kildare, Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited in early January. It was the only place we could get a table for 8. We were seated in the restaurant with only 2 other tables occupied, We ordered starter and mains but only 1 starter came. When we asked where they were, the waiter said he never heard us ordering the scallops starters. Very disappointing. We proceeded... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a few drinks early one Friday afternoon/evening. Was surprisingly busy with a great buzz. Stayed for a few hours.

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Leahy, Washıngton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The people who run this place know what they're doing. If you want an Irish breakfast with lots of coffee, this is the place. If you want a quiet place for lunch or a pint a Guinness, this is it. Or, if you want fancy, have dinner in their dining room. This place is at the center of Kinsale and... 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
  • Phone Number: 353214772125

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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