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The White House

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Seafood, Grill, Chowder
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Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 119
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  • 98
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
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The White House was a "5" my last visit. It was warm and inviting. Now it seems like it turned into more of a sports bar. The barkeep did not converse with us, we had to make an effort to get attention. It was disappointing, as I had raved about this spot to the friend I was traveling with, and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
celtica98
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Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The White House was a "5" my last visit. It was warm and inviting. Now it seems like it turned into more of a sports bar. The barkeep did not converse with us, we had to make an effort to get attention. It was disappointing, as I had raved about this spot to the friend I was traveling with, and... More 

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Cork
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After a lovely stroll around the beautiful town of Kinsale of an afternoon, we decided that it was time for a spot of lunch an maybe even a tipple. As you will know if you've been to Kinsale, you are spoiled for choice in that regard but we wandered into the White House and we were delighted that we did.... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Was with a birthday party of 12 people, they were very accommodating and friendly. Food was great, recommend the Irish stew and oysters. Live music on a Saturday night was an added bonus.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We really liked this comfortable spot in downtown Kinsale. A couple of us had a great Irish Stew. Service was very good and prices were reasonable.

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Looked firward ti trying this place all month but unfortunatley it really dissapointed, food was mediocre and service helpful but some what dis organised

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had the warm chicken salad, easily my favorite lunch of our 10-day trip to Ireland! We were very suprised how great the meal was!

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Cork, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We started our night here and had a few drinks in this pub. Nice atmosphere,friendly staff and very clean. Enjoyed it.

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Arundel, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On our second night in Kinsale we decided on dinner at "The White House". Marti had the lamb stew, she described it as more of a lamb soup than stew. She said it was good. I ordered the lamb shank, one of my favorite meals, this one was not. The lamb shank came out server in a bowl and was... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Called in one night for food, we had the stew which was very nice. Service was fine, the decor reminded me more of an old fashioned hotel. Nothing wrong with it, but not execeptional either.

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rural montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have to mark this as my favorite meal of the trip. The scallops were great and the fettuccini was pretty good also. The waitress was fun and the wine was good too. The atmosphere was just fun and the guests were fun to visit with also.

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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: Seafood, Grill, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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