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“Just the best meal ever...”
Review of Man Friday

Man Friday
Ranked #12 of 73 Restaurants in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Longford, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just the best meal ever...”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Four of us had dinner in Man Friday on Tues night 5th August. We had a terrific night - wonderful food (innovative, very fresh, very tasty, beautifully presented, large portions) with loads of fresh, tasty accompaniments. The service was fast and friendly and the attention to us intimate and warm. Try as we may, we could not find one thing to be critical of. Everything was to perfection. Others obviously were of the same opinion as us, as the restaurant was crowded and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The owners interacted with everyone. We eat out a lot and must rate Man Friday as tops for us. We have eaten there on every occasion we have visited Kinsale and it is consistently top class in every regard. It is our favourite restaurant by far. Using Michael Winner's word, our dishes were ''historic''. This is a restaurant that must not be missed when in Kinsale. We will be back for sure.

  • Visited August 2014
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7 Thank LongfordSlasher
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Definitely one to try when in Kinsale.
Early bird menu is tasty and good value.
Service is excellent and staff are very attentive.
Will definitely be back again.

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6 Thank Snipser
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Birmingham, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dinner with the locals”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Just outside of Kinsale in Summercove, Man Friday offers a cozy, but energetic atmosphere, fueled in part by a strong following from the locals. The owner sat at the table next to us with his family. His son, the chef, came out to visit them and stopped by our table as well (as did his father and other family members). At another table close by, they celebrated a birthday. Everyone there treated us as though we grew up there. Kinsale has more than its fair share of excellent restaurants. We were fortunate to enjoy a great restaurant each of the eight nights we were there. And this night was one of our most enjoyable! The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. The friendly, local feel made it special. When the weathers good, there are tables outside. And, there's a balcony with views looking back towards Kinsale. If you only have one night in town, Man Friday deserves strong consideration.

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank mikewald
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Amazing Restaurant”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Wonderful experience in this restaurant from the warm welcome to the fantastic food. Service was superb. Loved it and already looking forward to a return visit

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3 Thank RebLynch
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“very good meal and service”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I have been here a few times and like it. It is alittle old fashioned now but the service is excellent. Brought a large group here and was so impressed with the way the staff handled everybody and the service was super. Impressed indeed. I have eaten here more recently with my wife and found it a welcoming spot and the food is of a good standard without any fuss. Enjoyable

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank 6today
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