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The White House

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Irish, Seafood, European, Grill, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a late lunch here today and it was lovely. The staff were very nice and helpful. The food was good and service was efficient and pleasant. I would definitely return

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch here. Portions were very generous. Would highly recommend. Definitely worth a visit - staff are also very friendly

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really impressed with The White House. The rooms are very clean & comfortable. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. The bar food was some of the best we had durian this holiday and the same applies to the breakfast! Very fresh & tasty....The White House is in the heart of the town too so a great base for exploring the town!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bedrooms were a little dated and felt a bit unclean ' especially te carpet ' I would not book here again - bathroom was tiny Breakfast was however fabulous and the breakfast staff were also fabulous and friendly and prompt

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very nice but my main dish was cold and the portion I thought was a bit small for fish pie. Waitress was very nice but we felt there was not a nice atmosphere in the place overall. The Irish coffee cheesecake was great...which was a bonus. We couldnt understand why people were turned away when there was obviously tables free...it looked like a bit of a power trip for one member of staff.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely service, everyone was so friendly. We were served by Mandy and she was nothing short of lovely. Will be coming again. Thank you.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I normally only review restaurants if they are exceptionally good or bad. I am pleased to say our experience was the former. Not only was the food delicious (the best during our visit to Cork), the staff were fantastic, we could not have asked for...better. I cannot recommend this place enough.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So it was my birthday and we went out to The White House for something to eat and the food was the most delicious food ever! I tried so many things and all gorgeous. For dessert I had a brownie and it was brought with...a candle in it (The staff were not asked to do it but did which was extremely kind) and everyone in the restaurant sang happy birthday to me. The staff were so friendly and helpful would highly recommend this place honestly I think it is the best restaurant in Kinsale ☆☆☆☆☆ from me great 👍all rounder suits everyone 😀 fab food and it is really and truly an awesome restaurant! :DMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021

Gorgeous food, friendly relaxed atmosphere. Great value for money. Roisin looked after us all so well. We will definitely be back ☺️

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 16, 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely time last evening in the White House restaurant. Helpful and friendly staff and food to die for. I'll be back 😃

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, The White House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The White House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5