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Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews fish tacos scones fries nice dessert waiting staff are cocktail menu wonderful seafood lovely atmosphere ate here vegan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of 8 staying in Kinsale for a week. We had come back from a full day of sightseeing hungry and thirsty and no one was interested in cooking. We stopped at Blue Haven to see if they had any openings for...dinner. Fortunately, they were able to accommodate us in a small dining room that was perfect for us. There is a good selection of food to choose from. I had the fish tacos which I really enjoyed. Others tried the oysters and fish and chips. My husband and son-in-law decided to try the flight of Red Breast Whiskey. Which they enjoyed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff could not have been nicer at this place! Very friendly atmosphere with good food and a wonderful bar.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

My family had breakfast in the Blue haven recently and food as always fantastic. We had omelette and full irish which came with artisan toast and preserves...very nice. Great coffees and the staff and managers always so welcoming and nothing is too much for them....Sunday breakfast for us is always in Blue Haven.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

Had breakfast at the Blue Haven recently with business colleagues from overseas. Some of them ordered the full Irish, however, when the toast arrived it had small insects like dust mites crawling on it. We brought this to the attention of the manager, who was...argumentative and didn't listen to what we had to say. The toast was taken away for replacement but unfortunately the same toast arrived back at the table a few moments later, which was very off-putting. We asked to see the manager at the end of breakfast and she became aggressive and rude. Not a word of apology from the manager at any point, and she displayed some of the worst customer service I've ever seen. I regretted bringing my colleagues to the Blue Haven and found the behavior of the manager extraordinary, as the other staff were helpful and friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

Ate in what felt like the hotel lobby but so full of people doing the same it meant a nice enough atmosphere Food well presented and tasty- pricey for small portions but then this is Kinsale! Fish and chips wasnt as good as had had...elsewhere- the seafood curry though was really tasty Good service and decent wineMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

Accommodating staff. Atmosphere was better outside than inside. Starters were nice but the the length of time to get the mains paired with their lack of quality for the price charged was disappointing. Drinks were also too expensive for their serving size.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 16, 2022 via mobile

A nice dinner with fresh fish! Friendly staff and normal prices. We would visit you again! The dinner has been delicious!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Couldn’t fault the food and the service. A really nice atmosphere with live music etc. Had the 16 ounce t bone steak and halloumi fries for starter! Both excellent Read some earlier reviews which made me a bit sceptical however I couldn’t fault the experience.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful cocktails. A great start to a perfect birthday evening. Cocktails and nibbles in the bar. Wonderful service, fabulous cocktails, of which we had loads. A very trendy place in the heart of Kinsale.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 8, 2022

My self and extended family went to blue haven to celebrate my mums birthday. I used to be a regular here for dinner before covid as the food and service was amazing, but this is not the case anymore. The menu was like poor pub...grub, burger, curry, chicken pasta. We all struggled to find something that appealed to us. Prices were just crazy for what the food was. Starters averaged at 10 and mains at 25. Steak was around 32 euro. If it was a fine dinning restaurant you would say something but it certainly is not. Service was all over the place. Different people coming to take drink orders and food served to people at all different times. It took them 20 min from start to finsh to clear plates after we finished. I asked for sprite or 7up to be told they didn't have any. I had to go across the road to buy some. Then came the worst part. Went to pay with vocher that was given as a present to me to find that nothing was on the voucher after over 45mins having to deal with serveral members of staff found that they had not l8aded the money to the card when it was purchased. It was the worst night i have ever had and spent money on. My poor mums birthday was ruined. Poor food and service at crazy prices. Not acceptable.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2021

Excellent adherence to COVID protocols of distance, sanitizing and contacts. Really lovely dining experience with friendly and professional staff and wonderful seafood. Lovely atmosphere and would definitively return.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021 via mobile

How is it possible we have lived in Kinsale for years and just discovered the vegan jackfruit tacos at the Blue Haven? They are, without a doubt, the best jackfruit tacos we have ever had. You get lots of sauces with them and a large...order of fries. This is the biggest meal we have had at any restaurant in Kinsale. Well worth the price. Service was also really really good. Thank you Paulina!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021

Lovely food and cocktails! My dessert (fritters) was a bit questionable looking when it came out to the table but tasted nice. Would definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021

Nice Hotel ..... I sat outside the front of the Hotel in a lovely area ....The food was limited on the menu in July this year but much better on my return this time in September ... I would give the food maybe 5 out...of 10 .... Staff lovely and friendly but a little slow to take orders and deliver ordersMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

I have been here 3 times in the last few weeks and each time I visited I was highly impressed by the professional service and food. The waiting staff are very conscientious and attentive. I have a specialised diet being both vegan and gluten intolerant,...there was so much choice for me with a lot of thought put into the quality and taste of the food. Very comfortable seating and lovely ambience. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
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