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The Bulman Bar & Restaurant Kinsale

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$$ - $$$
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Williams Lake, B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this authentic old pub last spring during our trip to Ireland. Although the weather outside was frightful going inside this establishment was a grand experience. Staff had places where we could dry out our dripping rain gear, the beer selection was perfect and we enjoyed scrumptious crab sandwiches.

Thank George R
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and good craft beers available We had oysters and a lovely monk fish dinner . The location is the best

Thank Evelyn M
Caledon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had a great night here with another couple. The food and service was very good. Great view of Kinsale across the water. Thoroughly recommend this pub, wish I lived closer !!

Thank cryyzac
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on Newyear's Eve without a reservation. The staff was so friendly and considerate and asked us to wait at the bar until a table came up. We were lucky to get a table quickly. The food was absolutely amazing! We had the tuna and the ribs, great taste and combined with some interesting flavours. Dessert was really... More 

Thank Hanne U
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Last time I had steak here it was just above average but I decided to giver it one more shot, Glad I did as the striploin was perfectly cooked, chips were good, only the salad was a slight let down as it was too leafy.The service was very good, polite and professional. The setting overlooking the harbour and town perfect.... More 

Thank Michael B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you decide to visit Bulman's I suggest you ring and book a table upstairs. The view across the bay is fabulous. There is something for everyone on the menu and although we dined here on a busy day the service was just right. Highly recommended and worth the mile walk from Kinsale if you fancy a drink.

Thank hpbeebie
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Whenever we're in Kinsale we like to take a stroll over to the Bulman. It's a gentle half hour stroll from the centre of town - pretty much traffic-free too, once you've got past the Spaniard - with a quiet walkway along the edge of the harbour heading up towards Summercove. Sometimes we just stop for a pint or two... More 

Thank Tim A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I visited the Bullman Bar and Restaurant last summer and the place is full of character, a well worthed visit and they also have a great variety of drinks and a great atmosphere.

Thank Patricia N
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Walk out from Kinsale to feel you have earned a visit. A good range of reasonably priced food and drinks. Good atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank William P

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?