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“Great atmosphere and food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hamlets of Kinsale

Hamlets of Kinsale
Ranked #38 of 73 Restaurants in Kinsale
Price range: US$13 - US$32
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A totally new experience in the heart of Kinsale‘Hamlets of Kinsale’ -A Cafe Bar right in the heart of Kinsale. Lunch/Dinner off our new Italian Theme menu, the very best coffee, a cocktail or a pint. Week nights or weekends. In the bar or out in one of our covered heated deck areas. Live bands, DJ’s, or the match on the big screen. The perfect place for a par or a drink with friends all year round. For Parties we offer a range of options from BBQ’s that can be catered to your individual requirements and budget. Group bookings and packages available from €5 upwards Group discounts also available
Lawrence, Kansas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had a great meal here and our waiter was very good. He patiently answered our questions about the menu and some sites we'd seen before coming in. They have a peppercorn sauce to die for!!! They also had great music on the terrace outside after our meal on Sunday which was fabulous. It did take us a while to get our ticket, but found that to be the case in almost every restaurant we visited while in Ireland.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Pub in Kinsale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Best bar/Pub/Club in Kinsale. Was Au-Pairing in Kinsale from September 2012 - June 2013 and was here alot. met a few of the staff, everyone is friendly and great craic, drinks are a decent price. food is great. and always a place to go weather its to party at night or enjoy a quite beer or tea during the day. Unfortunilty i am no longer in Kinsale as i am back in New Zealand, but i will go back there on my visit to Ireland next year. Hamlets was well known in Kinsale with the aupair community and alot of us enjoyed going there. i even had my birthday here :)

Visited April 2013
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Kinsale, Ireland
2 reviews
“Never Again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Dropped in for a spot of dinner on the terrace. Sun was great but the rest was hugely disappointing. Firstly the table service is almost non-existent. We had to go to the bar to tell them we were sitting down and wanted to eat something. Also had to go to the bar to re-order drinks and also to tell them our starters were finished so we could have the mains. The food itself is way under-par. We ordered a 'Beetroot, Pear, Apple & Cashel Blue Cheese Salad'. I know it doesn't say so in the tilte but you'd expect a bit of lettuce in a salad wouldn't you, or at least a light dish? It was a heavy, gooey plate of the above ingredients with no lettuce. Not really what you'd expect when ordering a salad. My girlfriend couldn't eat more than one bite. It was way too heavy for her. I got a 'Pizza Bianco'. I thought it would be an interesting pizza because it said 'something different' on the menu. It was basically a homemade plain pizza base with cream cheese all over it and smoked salmon and bits of rocket. Probably the blandest, least adventurous pizza I have ever tasted, and way overpriced, it was the most expensive pizza on the menu. Apart from the food the clientele appeared rough and were extremely loud at the next table. As we were eating we had to sit through cursing and insults. I wouldn't recommend this place. Its a pity because the location is great, so much potential for this place. Kinsale centre really needs an outdoor terrace with good food, good service and nice atmosphere

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BrendanKinsale
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Cork, Ireland
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“It fits perfectly in Kinsale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

I was at a BBQ recently and was very impressed with the food and the staff.

the food was exceptional. The staff from the owner, the chefs, the bar manager were top of their game.

Would I go back? Hell Yes!

As I was leaving there was a brilliant band playing and a good crowd. I wish I could have stayed there the whole night.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Poitiers
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Cork
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyed Hamlets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Tried Hamlets for lunch Last Sunday Food was lovely.A wide variety on the menu, prices weren`t to bad but the staff could have done better. Maybe it was my own fault for moving to another seat but the waiters could not find me and my wife although they walked past us 3 times other than that Iwould have no problem going back as I said the food was really tasty.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gdhat
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