We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Spaniard

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2436
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

472 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 446: English reviews
County Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to head in to grab a bite to eat on a Sunday afternoon. We spend the afternoon wandering around the lovely town of Kinsale.We pulled up out the Spaniard and hoped that food would be still available.We went into the restaurant side. We are so glad we did!! We were greeted by a lady named... More 

1 Thank Eileen C
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having returned eight months after my first visit to the Spaniard, the menu has been shortened considerably. The food was delicious, fresh and the pottions are monstrous. The service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely make a return visit soon. A vast improvement to the food experience last time.

Thank Jason R
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I popped in for one and stayed for 3! The barman was lovely, the fire was lit, it was hard to leave! Food is served but we didn't eat bit maybe next time..... :-)

Thank Tinapower
Level Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of drinks. Good selection. Big crowd inside during the day. We sat out. Staff friendly. Quite dark inside but atmospheric at the same time. We have been here a few times and hope to come back.

Thank MODireland2010
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Lovely experience at Christmas with my family downing a few pints of Murphys at the Spaniard Pub. definitely would recommend.

Thank oconnelleoin
Alexandria, Egypt
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

This is a wonderful place to stop by in Kinsale for a meal and drink. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, the food was superb and the overall atmosphere is warm and cosy. We had the homemade soup of the day served with beard and butter which was absolutely delicious, followed by their "death by chocolate" dessert and coffee.

Thank Behiris
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Level Contributor
245 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Good drinks and food even thou food was a little cold when served i will try this place again in the future

Thank Evelyn M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Spaniard! Wonderfully comfortable, great food and outstanding staff. Would highly recommend having a dinner there. And the pub was hopping later in the evening...lots of local characters and tourists alike!

Thank Janice S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

This is a real gem. My friend and I got a special from the board which was turkey, ham, dressing, veg, and 2 types of potatoes. All was excellent and huge portions. The Beamish and Murphy's drafts excellent. Service flawless. Do not miss this place. Better by far than any of the other pubs in Kinsale (and that's really saying... More 

Thank Sonya J
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The Spaniard restaurant and bar has its characteristic ambiance and the most beautiful food in a lovely location that makes the most perfect experience.

Thank Patricia N

Travelers who viewed The Spaniard also viewed

Kinsale, County Cork
Kinsale, County Cork
Kinsale, County Cork
Kinsale, County Cork

Been to The Spaniard? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 21 477 2436

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Spaniard and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
8 months ago
North Potomac, MD
over a year ago
Leesburg, Florida
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Spaniard staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?