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The Speckled Door

Old Head, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 8243
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (12 reviews)
“t bone steak” (3 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
Old Head, Kinsale, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On entering there is a warm glowing fire to welcome you and a view to die for but we were very disappointed with the roast beef we ordered. Chewy beef with a barely Luke warm gravy and a very mean amount of vegetables on a...More

Thank 888lizzie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tired after a days drive and hungry, we arrived to a warm welcome and a great table with a view. The service was friendly and the food offerings were many and decently priced. We all ordered something different and it was delicious.

Thank caldwell_kim
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A local restaurant and pub, popular with the locals. The menu had a number of Irish meals and seafood offerings. The one side of the building overlooks the coast and has an outdoor informal seating area. Good food, moderate prices. One of the few places...More

Thank Sonia J
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Loved the food, great service, beautiful view! It is not on a main road, kind of out of the way, but definitely worth the drive.

Thank Suzi9092
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The hosts at Rivermount House recommended the Speckled Door for dinner and we were not disappointed. Wait staff were very nice and the food was fresh and tasty. Nice view from the dining room and also a patio outside. Very glad we made the stop....More

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great stop after the evening loop walk on the Old Head of Kinsale. We stayed for a pint, fish'n'chips and mussels. The place had great view over the harbour, busy with turist and locals.

Thank Natalia I
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

One day last week was such a.lovely day that we took.it off nd headed to garrestown .a seaside place between ballinspittle nd kinsale .beautiful place near by near the old.head of kinsale lies the speckle door .a beautiful pub /restaurant u can see the sea...More

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Beautiful Location, lunch for 1 , steak sandwich and crab claws , Food arrived very quickly, very friendly staff , stunning views , food was poor, crab claws were served swimming in a buttery bath , with a flat salad, 5 crab claws , should...More

Thank barry2580
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable afternoon lunch at the speckled door. This was my first time eating here and I was really impressed. Apart from the food and service, which were really good, there was a really nice buzzy atmosphere and super views out over...More

Thank kieranoriordan
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I ate with my wife when in Kinsale area. This is a nice pub-restaurant, very crowded by local people, which is always a good sign. Unfortunately that evening I wasn't feeling very well, but the waiter was very kind to accomodate my special light-food requests....More

Thank Corrado R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$48
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Head, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 8243
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