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The Bulman Bar & Restaurant Kinsale

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Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2131
12:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On an unplanned trip to Kinsale this week we decided to try the Bulman for lunch, it was wonderful. My wife had the burger and I had the fish and chips. Must mention the staff,all very present. Will certainly be back .

Thank Hugh2012
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lunch for 6 mid week February. Following a walk along the Scilly path from Kinsale the natural venue has to be the renowned Bulman bar. Starting with Guinness and wine in the ground floor we then went to the first floor restaurant and sat in the window to be treated to the spectacular view of Kinsale. Food and a crisp... More 

Thank maetloafkeith
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pay for what you get...... Mid week on a Wednesday night and it gets top marks. The place is a bit pricey but the seafood options are delectable. Swordfish and crab claws were delicious. Staff very friendly. Restaurant very modern upstairs. Well worth a visit

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch on our Scilly walk. Sat upstairs in the beautiful open dining room and enjoyed everything we ordered: burger, fresh local swordfish, and Oysterhaven mussels. The restaurant is situated across the street from the water and is an excellent place to have a pint or a bite to eat on your way to or from Charles Fort.

Thank Janis B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice meal, staff are fantastic, very friendly, obliging and attentive. The food was presented very well however it did lack a little in flavour (monkfish), and while pre cooking the chicken for the curry helps prevent it from being under/over cooked it's a little lazy and wud rather it's cooked from fresh when making the curry. The terrine was... More 

Thank Kevin O
Portadown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in a small harbour with stunning views. Food fab, staff lovely, atmosphere relaxing . 2 fires going full blast on a cold day . Just fabulous ....

Thank 12_Molly_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the crab claws. Off the scale. Large portions and fresh beyond belief. A must if you are in kinsale

Thank Conor W
Ollioules, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the bulman several time now and it's always a success the place is gorgeous the food incredible especially the mussels and the people there always in a good mood I can't recommend enough to stop here I would recommend booking first If you have to wait order a drink and sit by the sea

Thank badrobot83
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was crowded when we arrived but we were invited to the bar and put to the waiting list. The table was ready 20 min later. Food and wine were very nice. I had fish and chips and it was great. Happy to recommend this restaurant!

Thank Victoria B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Disappointed there is only 1 high chair for the whole restaurant and bar; spend a few quid and buy some more please. Food was good as was service

Thank EJ184

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2131

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