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The White House

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$$ - $$$
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The White House Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2125
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off, The White House pub entrance is GREEN! Don't go looking for a white front to cue you that you have arrived. We were searching during the gloaming hour, in the rain, and sort of hunched under an umbrella. So you'll understand why we walked past it, twice. The pub is CHARMING, all caps. The restaurant is mid-century chic,... More 

Thank TellyWorld
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the White House! I had the mussels and my husband had the fish n chips. We were both so happy! I also got a dessert that had a sort of butterscotch sauce that was poured over a chocolate cake. (Or something like it.) AMAZING! Drooling just thinking about that dinner. Wonderful table service, very friendly people work there.

Thank Amy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were visiting Ireland on a missionary trip and decided to eat at The White House. The food was exceptional and the restaurant was very clean, and the manager friendly. I would recommend to anyone who wants a good "home cooked" meal with friendliness as an addition.

Thank Donna D
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my go to places when colleagues are in the Cork area. The food is always excellent and the service is always top notch.

Thank John B
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had high hopes for this place based on the reviews, but unfortunately, the food was lack luster. The service was amazing though. I wish I would have never experienced the seafood cakes that was listed number one on this menu.

Thank lcampion86
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for food on st Patrick's day - even though place was jammed, waitress found us a table quickly. Food menu had plenty of choice, with different menus to choose from. We had monkfish scampi which was a good sized portion and the fish was cooked perfectly. Also had the seafood pancake parcel which was absolutely packed with fresh... More 

Thank mansfial
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in for a pint the first night we were in Kinsale and the barman clocked we had just got engaged and brought over a complimentary apple pie. We went in for food the following night and the food is excellent, fantastic atmosphere and just what you expected from a traditional Irish pub. Many thanks again to the barman... More 

Thank Richard W
Cork, Ireland
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179 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trying to show a tourist friend a good time we tried entering this place in the search for seafood. The mussels in wine sauce got the nod from a serious foodie, the Murphys was good and the staff were very helpful. Thumbs up!

Thank JGrant44
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opened the door to the White House and the place was buzzing.....shown to the bar where we decided to stay for the evening.... nothing was a problem, so accommodating so polite so friendly just bloody fantastic. We had scampi for starters and this was real scampi not your usual rubbish frozen fish ...true scampi....so delicious.... for mains we had home... More 

Thank ljcuk01
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to stay in The White House because we only had one night in Kinsale and its location in the town centre was ideal. In the evening, we had a superb dinner of sea trout and mussels with drinks in the bar. We also had breakfast the next day. I can't fault the White House for anything..... Food, room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The White House Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2125

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