I'm confused that this place is listed as a "club" under nightlife in Kinsale when it was dead on my two nights there and people were watching the news. I walked by here and it was definitely NOT a club. Also, my lunch review will be lumped together with people staying in the B&B. It's also listed as an "attraction" which makes no sense either. Hopefully, they will fix this.
Anyway, I had lunch here and the historical pub atmosphere was just what I was searching for in this tiny town. The young bartender waited on me at my table near the fire place and he was very polite, professional & checked on me several times. So, no problems with service and I was made to feel very welcome.
I had a bowl of the seafood chowder & this became the chowder that I would use to measure the level of all other chowder for the rest of my Ireland trip. No other place came close. Well, a place in Dalkey maybe but no one could evoke such nostalgic taste memories like the Lord Kingsale did for me.
I tilted my head and was slightly confused as soon as the first spoonful hit my taste buds. It was so familiar yet distant so I couldn't place it but knew that it was something special. And then I took another mouthful and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I hadn't had chowder like that since my grandmother died and she was a professional chef who catered parties until she was in her 80's. It almost made me sad to eat it but the good memories of chowders gone by were more powerful.
This sounds terribly cheesy for just a seafood chowder but this was true comfort food for me. I was told that it was the owner's home recipe. It was clearly not just a creamy soup with lots of fish in it.
Try the "chowdah" & love the "chowdah" because you can't go wrong with this one here.
Wicked good... :)