The White House

The White House

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Hours
Sun
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Grill, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles897 reviews
Excellent
486
Very good
302
Average
72
Poor
20
Terrible
17
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

MirrorCork
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
The staff are doing a sterling job from start to finish to bring a great dining experience despite Covid restrictions You are met at the entrance and go through sanitisation before been brought to the outside area. I felt very safe from the very beginning. The waiting staff were truly outstanding, so cheerful and upbeat. No request was a bother. The food was really tasty, chicken curry is delicious and I know our other friends enjoyed the fish and chips and tower Burger. The White House gets 5 stars from me for a great dining experience.
Written October 12, 2020
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WhiteHouseManager
Dear MirrorCork, Thank you for your lovely review. In the difficult times of having to serve from our courtyard we worked so hard to make it comfortable and enjoyable for our guests. To receive such an amazing review of the setup, the food and the team will give us all the motivation we need to come back stronger on our reopening after this lockdown. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, David
Written October 22, 2020
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Stephen O
Lisburn113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
We dined here on our second night in Kinsale. Covid preparatioons were excellent and we were checked in, socially distanced and has a non intrusive perspex panel between tables. All good. The food was really good: I had the steak My wife had fisk pie Kids had really good fish and chips I would recommend this restaurant.
Written August 21, 2020
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Dream12419692780
Dear Stephen O, Thank you for your kind review. Thank you for approving of our Covid Preparations, all done in conjunction with the Failte Ireland Covid Charter. I am delighted you enjoyed our locally sourced steaks and our fish pie and that you would recommend us to other visitors to Kinsale. I look forward to welcoming you again. Regards, David
Written September 14, 2020
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Vinny
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 friends
We were sat out in the beer garden, the heaters are warm and make it very cozy. Two of my friends ordered steaks and they were blown away by how good they were! My food was exquisite also. After 3 months of lockdown it was such a nice thing to be welcomed back with a massive smile from every member of staff, especially Mandy! The bathrooms are immaculate and there are hand sanitising stations places all over the bar restaurant and beer garden. We all felt very safe dining out here and would recommend it to anyone looking for a warm yet safe atmosphere to enjoy a long awaited meal that you didn’t have to make yourself!
Written July 4, 2020
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Dream12419692780
Dear Vinny, Thank for your kind review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your post lockdown evening out with us in The White House. It is great to hear such positive feedback around our covid precautions, all done in line with the Failte Ireland Covid Safety Charter. I will pass on your kind words to Mandy. Regards, David
Written September 14, 2020
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Brendan S
Ireland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
I went here for lunch on Sunday, lovely fish and chips, light crispy batter on the fish. Have had lunch here a number of times before and keep coming back. Nicely set up in line with current situation. Friendly staff.
Written September 2, 2020
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Dream12419692780
Dear Brendan S, Thank you for your kind review. Its great to receive a review with such a perfect description of our fish & chips, an important dish in any harbour town at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way. I look forward to welcoming you again soon for lunch. Regards, David
Written September 14, 2020
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That.one.girl
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
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! :D
Written August 20, 2021
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MaurizioAGrassi
Milan71 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Piss on you After reading an Italian-themed poster in your restaurant, I eating an awful chicken dish with bacon, pesto, and Parmesan. I can only say: 'Proud to be Italian!' Maybe we don't speak English in a proper way, but we know how to have gorgeous dinners in restaurants that know how to respect customers of every nationality.
Written July 26, 2023
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HungryHarriet
London361 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
My husband ordered the seafood platter,and they agreed to halve the dish for him (at €50) as l don’t eat seafood and it is usually a meal to be shared by two. He said the dish was OK, not very much seafood for the price and only one oyster! And the mussels were absolutely minuscule, smaller than my little finger nail. When he told the manager, she said oh yes, we don’t get large mussels here in Ireland (Have they never heard of Bantry Bay Mussels?) but she said they were very tasty! (Which they were not particularly). And he was quite ill during the night, and the next day, so we won’t be eating here again. I asked for chips instead of mash with my chicken, the chicken came with mash and the chips were forgotten. They came halfway through the meal, however. Enough said. Catering for tourists who are only in Kinsale for a couple of days so wouldn’t go back anyway.
Written June 24, 2023
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oy-bell
35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
The service was good. Wait staff attentive and pleasant. Food was average. Tasted fine but presented in a very mediorce way and portions were small considering the prices charged. Not sure I'd be rushing back. All very average.
Written February 2, 2020
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Victor F
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Waitress took my wife’s order correctly and cook made a mistake, Waitress was told of the mistake, took the plate back and delayed an hour to come back with the correct order. In the meanwhile my order not only got delayed for that hour but the presentation of the plate plus the tasteless chicken, had a lot to be desire. We’ll never return to this restaurant, should we visit this city again.
Written October 31, 2023
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Julie B
Saint Louis170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
What an impressive restaurant. I had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant with my tour group this week. Approximately 20 Americans had the pleasure of experiencing the wonderful manager and hospitality of their waitstaff. Service was great, but what about the food?!? I finally gave in and tried the fish and chips. So good! Everyone (ok all of them had already eaten fish and chips) said it was the best they have ever had. Now knowing I had some of the best fish and chips my life is complete. Near the restrooms they have a very exquisite 9/11 memorial. It appears that this quaint town may have lost one of their own serving the US. Thank you for the wonderful experience and I am sorry for your loss as well.
Written March 26, 2023
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midlands c
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 couples
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.
Written September 9, 2021
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Filipendulous
Louisville463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
The food was great. Wagyu burgers, rustic fries, the vegetarian lettuce, tomato, and brie sandwich, and the seafood chowder all two thumbs up. The cheese plate is also generous - with Irish favorites melting in your mouth along with homemade bread. Service is slow. Food took a while. Unexpectedly, it was an almost two-hour lunch.
Written September 12, 2023
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VALEDIreland
Tralee581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
We went to The White House three times on a two day stay so you can tell how much we liked it. On the first day we had lunch and it was so nice and pleasant there that we booked a table for dinner in the restaurant that evening. It was a good move because dinner was excellent as was the friendly service. The next evening we returned for a nightcap in the bar. Really enjoyed it.
Written July 20, 2022
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D R
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
After a long day of travels with a baby, six of us stumbled in on this pub/restaurant and made to feel very welcome. The entire staff could not have been nicer! The food was outstanding!!!! We loved everything and returned a second night to the same outstanding service and delicious food. I’d love to stay here next visit!
Written October 20, 2023
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Sharonhurley321
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
So we had my sisters hen party in Kinsale on February 25th. The White House kindly hosted the cocktail making activity. Brian who hosted the event was also the general manager but he was so down to earth and he was fantastic to deal with. We were treated so well and had our own outdoor area. We kindly ordered some food for each table and the staff were so accommodating to us and nothing was a problem. I can’t wait to revisit the White House and next time I’ll definitely stay it’s such a central location. Brian you were amazing it’s not easy dealing with a hen party but nothing was a problem to you. 5 star experience and you made the hen. Can’t wait to return
Written March 11, 2023
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