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48 Main Street, Kinsale Cork, Ireland
+353 21 477 2443
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soba noodles” (10 reviews)
“hake” (49 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (25 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
48 Main Street, Kinsale Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

+ cozy location + kind waitress (not the boss) * I am vegetarian so I asked if they had a vegetarian menu the waitress at first said yes but then the boss whispered something to her that made the waitress change her mind and say...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank EiliseBrown
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Max’s without a reservation on a Saturday night. I don’t recommend doing this, but in our case the restaurant was able to accommodate us. Which was good news for us because the food was incredible! I had baked Brie with a green...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank St_Croix_Newbie
Reviewed 20 October 2018

On our visit to Max's Kinsale last night 19 October 2018 we were very disappointed. The Hake was undercooked and raw in places.. I can quite understand that a mistake can occur in a busy kitchen. However instead of an apology the Maitre D was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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libellule733, Owner at Max's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

There was no mistake, we cordially overcooked your fish for you, I genuinely was not rude but hard not to be perceived as when clients are forcibly and loudly making their points, we felt for sake of other diners enjoyment the conservation was curtly brought...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018

We first visited Max's 12 years ago and were wary of returning in case it wasn't as great as we remembered. We needn't have worried; it was wonderful. We hadn't booked but were quickly seated at a window table. The waitress warned that the kitchen...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tandsd
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Max's was recommended by more that one person and it didn't disappoint. We arrived without a reservation and they were able to accommodate us right away. I had the lamb and my wife had the cod ... both were excellent and the staff were lots...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This restaurant was highly recommended by the locals and it lived up to our expectations. There are also early-bird pairings if there before 1900.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kurt and Chris... S
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Very good dining experience. Good menu, good service, good wine list all at reasonable price. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment. We will next time we visit lovely Kinsale. Mark Kenchington

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MarkKenchington
Reviewed 23 September 2018

WOW!!! We absolutely loved Max's! The food was incredible and the service was so professional and friendly! We had starters, entrees and desserts and loved EVERY bite! The ambiance was warm and welcoming and we were able to have a romantic, gourmet dinner! Don't miss...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Loved the menu and the meals were very flavorful. Service was very firiendly and prompt, great ambience, enjoyed our dining experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with good atmosphere. Food was delicious especially my crab starter. Good and varied menu. The service was friendly, however it was very slow and we had to keep asking for things especially when it got busier. Worth going for the food though.

Date of visit: September 2018
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29 March 2017|
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Response from libellelule | Property representative |
Yes definetly
3 March 2015|
Response from libellelule | Property representative |
Yes we will from 6pm,then closed on the Monday
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Main Street, Kinsale Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2443
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Max's Seafood Restaurant in Kinsale was established in 1978 and serves a wide array of carefully crafted seafood dishes by resident head chef and owner Olivier Queva. Early Bird menu available, daily specials, and the best array of fine wines and local cheese. Situated in the heart of Kinsale in West Cork and simply, a great place to eat!
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