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“Hamlets Is no Classic”
Review of Hamlets of Kinsale

Hamlets of Kinsale
Ranked #35 of 72 Restaurants in Kinsale
Price range: US$13 - US$32
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Irish, European
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Wexford, Ireland
1 review
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“Hamlets Is no Classic”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

While sampling the delights of Kinsale, Hamlets seemed like an attractive and enticing spot , so in my girlfriend and I wandered. I guess for a Saturday night it wasn't overly populated, except for large number of hen parties intent in "lowering cocktails" as if to forget about the impending nuptials. Ok, fair enough, it's the last hurrah before the ladies were hitched for eternity to the kitchen sink. Mind you, at the rate this ladies were lashing back the drinks I'd say they spent long parts of the following day leaning into sinks and emptying the expensive contents of their stomachs consumed the previous evening. Anyway, since we were in the joint, we decided to have a drink. So having stood anonymously at the bar for sometime, the barmaid finally noticed me. So I asked for a particular brand of beer, scratching her head, "Do we have it," she remarked. "Ah, you tell me, as you are working behind the bar," I thought to myself. Ok she's checking and returns, "Ah no we don't," she said. "Hang on, I replied, "I will ask the girlfriend is there something else she'd like." Ok, turn around and turn back - 5 seconds, she's gone to end of the bar. Right, so the long wait begins again. But I notice I am not the only customer that's subjected to this special treatment, of course the hen ladies are oblivious to what's going on. Anyway, we have had enough, obviously Kinsale is now more intent in turning itself into the hen party capital of Ireland than a cosmopolitan tourist destination, with Hamlets leading the way

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Pat A
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  • English first
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English first
Polmont, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stumbled across this place after walking about the town, and so glad we did. Menu was varied and lots to choose from. The service was great too which always makes a difference!
Not the cheapest for lunch but delicious!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Emma T
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“friendly staff, good food”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Food was delicious. Atmosphere felt a little much for the town that was practically dead, but we enjoyed ourselves none the less

Visited March 2014
Thank MrsFoll
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best dining & entertainment in Kinsale”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

My travel companions and I decided to eat dinner here on a recent visit. The food was absolutely amazing; best pepper sauce I have ever had and they were kind enough to share the recipe with us!
After dinner, we went outside to the covered veranda area and stopped to listen to truly the most amazing band we've ever heard; The Niall McCabe Band. Soulful
music, heavenly voice and talented musicians.

What we thought would be a simple dinner turned out to be one of the best nights we had during our 2 week travels through Ireland!

You must eat here and if you have enough time to spend in Kinsale, call ahead to see if the Niall's McCabe band is playing that night.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Mjtravel73
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Lawrence, Kansas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
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
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Thank Krista805
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