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The Spaniard

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Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 (0)21-4772436
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great traditional bar. Good beer and drinks. Fantastic local live musicians if you want a feel for a true Irish evening out visit here

Thank isabelrush
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped off for an early lunch after a visit to Charles Fort (also well recommended) - the service was very friendly, the kids menu and food delicious and our food was superb - highly recommend the chowder!!

Thank Tom G
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant atmosphere and very welcoming staff. We had a great evening. Perfect place to chill for a few drinks to finish off an evening at Man Friday just a few doors down.

Thank Jules S
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just eating here now. Lovely food. Staff exceptionally friendly. Service excellent. Happy kids mean Happy parents☺

Thank Mairead H
San Jose, CA
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a great location to stop for a bite and a beer if you are hiking around the area. The atmosphere inside is claustrophobic; however. Very low ceilings, tight and cramped spaces but hey, what would you expect in an Irish pub? We didn't try lunch or dinner but the staff was very helpful. We recommend you... More 

Thank KNR810
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my husband last night, it was a short walk outside Kinsale which meant it was less busy than some places. The food looked good and tasted great. The vegetarian option was a Thai curry, which was really good.

Thank Jenfert
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch today. Good atmosphere. Staff friendly, pleasant & helpful. My wife & I both had seafood chowder and thought it was excellent - easily the best we have had in a long time. Highly recommended.

Thank Allen B
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose The Spaniard for a dinner with my parents and their friends after several colleagues recommended it in varying degrees of enthusiasm. Originally sceptical to trust the 'hype', I quickly realized that it was justified in this case. The serving staff was attentive, friendly and extremely helpful, the portions generous and the food quality universally excellent. This restaurant is... More 

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Thank Torsten R
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got herb-crusted salmon in a white wine sauce for Sunday lunch. The salmon was grilled just to a turn and not at all overcooked yet the crumb was perfectly crunchy and deliciously flavoured with herbs. The wine sauce was excellent as was the mashed potato. The accompanying veg were somewhat overcooked and were left behind. For my starter, I... More 

Thank B. M
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Menu is tantalising with a broad selection of big and small dishes for fish & meat lovers as well as vegetarians, but execution was disappointing. Portions are very generous and you can sit outside if the weathers nice. All in all there's much better places to eat in Kinsale

Thank whisper_6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)21-4772436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?