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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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$11 - $56
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Irish, International, European
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews tasting menu rabbit treacle mackerel potato soup chateaubriand beef fillet bread oysters sandwich small plates chef paul michelin star fine dining exquisite food dining experience front of house
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

5 course tasting menu was exquisitely prepared and served. Just delicious and very seasonal - the cold pea soup with lemon and mint tasted like spring itself. Didn’t feel pretentious - just all very well done. Kudos!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank teresadesond
Reviewed 6 days ago

No elaborate decor just excellent food and service the best. I'm usually disappointed when forced to a tasting menu but in this case I was very happy with some exceptional ideas coming through in the food; pea soup amazing. From the moment we walked in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank L8407CCbenh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the tasting menu with wine accompaniment as a special occasion dinner for my partner's birthday. We were unsure whether it would be worth having the wine but we are so glad we did as it really enhanced the experience. The food and presentation...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Devon414
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

We had a spectacular meal in Bastion last night. We had the brave 5 course tasting menu which was full of heart. The restaurant staff were so professional and knowledgeable about each course. Paul the chef came to chat to us afterwards and his passion...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Trish L
Reviewed March 8, 2019

We are trying to keep Bastion a place where to celebrate our special occasions as there are not that many around with such attention to details, food and service quality. I can really say that only Bastion chefs can make me eat things I would...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Fraochoo
Reviewed February 23, 2019

My husband and I ate here last night. We chose the 5 course tasting menu which was a great experience from start to finish. Flawless presentation and taste.The chef served several of the dishes to our table which was a nice touch. The staff were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank IBLCork
Reviewed February 7, 2019

About three weeks ago my girlfriend and I had the most perfect meal of our lives at Bastion. We are fussy about everything to do with restaurants as we were involved in this industry... something the people at Bastion are unaware of. Modesty and genius...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Sean3337
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

We visited bastion on a trip to kinsale. Nice restaurant with a good menu. But limited. My wife is coeliac and once mentioned to staff to choice demisinished. Worth a visit but other restaurant's can accommodate dietary requirements better.More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank c02q
paulmacdonaldo, Owner at Bastion, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Hi there, That’s unfortunate that you didn’t find enough choice with your wife being a coeliac.back in September When you were in we had a 7 course tasting menu that has always been suitable for coeliacs with the exception of our bread, a 10 course...More

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

I ate in Bastion last autumn and I absolutely adored it. So professional, great service, outstanding food. Go there.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank seamuso739
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We had a party of 7 during the Christmas period. We had a nice night. The food was interesting. The service was lovely. Atmosphere was a little off but the crowd was down during a quiet night over the Christmas period. Just watched the Alain...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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April 2, 2019|
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Response from Starryeyed2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Best thing is email restaurant, my inkling would be No as menu is very prescriptive & i cant remember whst child policy is But do.try and arrange fir yourself it is a gourmet wonder
Anthony M
June 25, 2017|
Response from RealFoodIreland | Reviewed this property |
Kinsale is full of them . " The Lemon Leaf" is approx 20 steps away. "Unas' on the Quayside, where you can sit outside. "Vista" next door.Theres The Blue Haven Hotel coffee shop where you can sit outside and watch the world... More
April 8, 2017|
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Response from paulmacdonaldo | Property representative |
Yes reservations are advisable to avoid disappointment kind regards. Paul
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