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The White House

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Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature 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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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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WhiteHouseManager, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed September 26, 2020

Beautiful meal And some wonderful wine selections. The staff and restaurant had excellent COVID complianceMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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WhiteHouseManager, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Dear touristfoodie33, Thank you for your kind review. Its always great to hear such a great compliment for our wine selection and that you enjoyed your meal. We have fully trained our staff around the Failte Ireland Covid Safety Charter and i am delighted to...More

Reviewed September 20, 2020

The quality of the food was second to none and such friendly staff, couldn’t do enough for us. Very Covid compliment - felt safe.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Dream12419692780, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2020

Dear 638clarem, Thank you for lovely review. Its always great to hear such great feedback about our staff and our food. I will be sure to pass this on to the team. I look forward to seeing you again. Regards, David

Reviewed September 14, 2020

Really lovely meal here while in Kinsale. Delicious food and service was brilliant - everyone was so nice. I had booked in advance of our stay however when we arrived there was no history of our booking. The lady organised a table for us anyway...with no fuss. They later realised the booking was put in wrong by one of their staff members and they offered us a complementary drink after our meal as well as not charging us for the drink we already had. Would highly reccommend.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Dream12419692780, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Dear Maria L, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted you still gave us a 5* review despite the initial confusion. While mistakes will happen from time to time it is all about how it can be remedied and by your description the...More

Reviewed September 2, 2020 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Dream12419692780, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

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...More

Reviewed August 21, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Dream12419692780, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

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...More

Reviewed August 18, 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with 4 adults and 7 kids. The food was excellent. Great kids menu as well with plenty of choice. We were served by Chris who was very attentive and looked after us very well. Covid guidelines were being followed appropriately and...we felt very safe. We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Dream12419692780, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Dear johnpodon, Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted with your lovely compliment about Chris and I will be sure to pass it on to him. Our kids menu is designed to give them plenty of choices as well as trying to keep...More

Reviewed August 18, 2020

I had the Moules Frittes , they were excellent. The seating in the back s a very nice courtyard. i will be back

Date of visit: August 2020
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Dream12419692780, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Dear Watermael D, Thank you for your lovely review. Our Courtyard at the back is a lovely spot to enjoy some of our locally sourced mussels and a nice pint when in Kinsale. I look forward to welcoming you again. Regards, David

Reviewed July 23, 2020 via mobile

Even though we had a very late dinner it was delicious, hot and tasty. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Dream12419692780, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Dear Fran, Thank you for your review. I am delighted with your lovely compliment to our team and our food, I will be sure to pass it on. Regards, David

Reviewed July 4, 2020

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!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Dream12419692780, General Manager at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

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...More

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