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The Speckled Door

Old Head, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 8243
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (4 reviews)
“t bone steak” (3 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (11 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Head, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was outstanding. I had the Rhône steak my husband had the fish and chips . Everything was excellent. Service was great .

Thank mooney8204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were sent to the Speckled Door when our BnB wasn’t ready to receive us. Luckily we arrived in time to order before they closed on Good Friday. The young man manning the bar was polite and friendly as was the young woman who took...More

Thank MacLachlan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a sunny crystal clear day in June- a rarity in Ireland! Enjoyed the seafood chowder and brown bread while taking in the gorgeous view of the coast on the patio outside.

Thank Kristin N
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Went here with family and friends by chance as we were driving past and we were all so pleasantly surprised. Great food and nice staff!

Thank stg2018
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Had a quick lunch here after a brisk beach walk- the atmosphere is convivial and warm. Good vegetable soup, nice brown bread. Nice sticky toffee pudding. Coffee just OK. It was very busy - New Year's Day- and service was a bit distracted. Great location...More

Thank NeoBelle123
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I have stopped here a view times on Sunday spins. I usually order a bowl of chowder, this I highly recommend, it comes with fresh brown bread, it is very nice, seasoned perfectly, creamy and most importantly it has plenty of fish in it. On...More

Thank Bennett2007
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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 16 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 48
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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