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The Bulman Bar & Restaurant Kinsale

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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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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought 6 of my friends over to Kinsale for a birthday celebration. We had heard such fab reviews of this restaurant it was first on our list. The food was good however the service was terrible and we were not made welcome. We were kept waiting before our meal with no apology and kept waiting nearly an hour because... More 

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mary77Cork, Owner at The Bulman Bar & Restaurant Kinsale, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer In 17 years of business we have never experienced anything like your behaviour and I hope we will never have to experience anything like it again. One of your fellow countrymen who sat on another table, however, apologised for your behaviour. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling with 9 people (4 kids under 10) and had two excellent lunches at the Bulman. The location is beautiful - water right across the street, view of Kinsale. The food was excellent. Lots of specials and different things if you are tired of fish and chips/stew/trad Irish food. They also had local beers, kids meals, and great... More 

Thank Liz S
Reno, Nevada
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go, find a parking place about 1/4 mile away, so that you can walk off the large meal! Also, parking does get a bit scarce around meal time. We had heard of this place when watching a Rick Steeves episode and decided to try it. We were very happy with our decision. The huge bowl of mussels were... More 

Thank MushaO590
Limerick, Ireland
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141 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off after a long walk to be welcomed by a lovely wood fire, a great atmosphere, great views across the bay to Kinsale and a great food menu. I had the battered fresh haddock n chips with mint pea purée, the fish was delicious but the batter was a unfortunately bit soggy. My better half had a seafood... More 

Thank Youngy61
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around the bay from Kinsale last Sunday we stopped here to wait for the pub to open at 12-30.It was a magic November day with the sun shining and the temperature was warm enough to sit outside so we did.After a couple of halves of excellent Guinness we decided to have lunch here and what a good idea that... More 

Thank marcus c
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming, good local food. Well-oiled operation. Just don't sit too close to the fire upstairs - it gets hot!

Thank Unaguna
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a gorgeous lunch, spectacular view, food simple but delicious and staff very friendly and efficient.

Thank LeonardJlo
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Bulman for grub. Really nice pub a short drive from kinsale. A lot of the menu was unavailable which was disappointing, more so that we were only told after we spent 10 minutes choosing our meals only to find neither was available. When the food did come it was really nice. More of a pub to eat... More 

Thank Paul D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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118 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by this pub for lunch on a rainy afternoon and loved it so much we spent several hours there chatting with other friendly diners, both tourists and locals. The restaurant and bar area is charming, antique filled - some of the antiques were acquired from the local fort. The food was excellent. I had the rock oysters served... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?