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The Bulman Bar & Restaurant Kinsale

Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2131
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (59 reviews)
“chowder” (45 reviews)
“lobster” (34 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always satisfied after a visit here. Great bar and superb restaurant. Very nice and atmospheric and lovely to sit outside in the summertime for a drink. Food is fresh and I'd recommend the seafood which is always lovely and fresh. A bit pricey but worth...More

Thank EK2211
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perfect place to stop after a walk from town out to the fort. They had just opened but had fired in both fireplaces and the waitstaff was friendly and helpful. The leek and gruyere tart was delicious but huge and rich. You might want...More

Thank kadct
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place and long may it continue as it is. Nice at night or daytime with views of Kinsale harbour. The Scilly walk and Charles Fort are nearby.

Thank AndrewMcCrorie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here before and loved it but was very disappointed this time - it was crowded beyond belief (many of the group I was with left because of the crush) with a totally unsuitable band for New Years Eve - would expect a middle...More

2  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for some lunch today. Excellent friendly atmosphere and ambience. Had the seafood chowder and fish and chips. The pricing was reasonable and the location was nice. Highly recommend

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our lunch here was delightful in every way. The entire team — wait staff, bar tenders and all were inviting and making sure our table and food met expectations. The fish and chips and chicken curry were outstanding. Despite a heavy crowd, the staff was...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We received such a warm welcome by the staff at the bull after a very blustery beautiful coastal walk. The staff were very friendly and fire was blazing. The leek and potato soup was delicious and the chowder was fantastic packed with fresh fish both...More

Thank helen_9819
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time visiting here and each time better than the last. Super menu with great choices. Service was excellent as was view from the table. Just a beautiful place to have lunch or dinner. We had mussels which were to die for, plenty of served...More

Thank karl p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from another excellent meal at The Bulman, the great gastropub down near the fort in Kinsale. It’s always packed, especially as this is Xmas holiday time in Ireland, and almost impossible to find a spot downstairs in the bar to eat. We’ve been...More

Thank lok234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent spot for food or just a couple of pints. One of the best pub food in the region and they have good selection of beers. Fish and sea food are always good. We had amazing oysters last week.

Thank sebastien g
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Evelyn M
6 December 2016|
Response from mary77Cork | Property representative |
We are only closed on Christmas day re-opening on St Stephens day at 3p.m. Usual hours all other days.
25 May 2016|
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Response from dudejon | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes the Bulman has easy access with no restrictions.The door on your left as your facing the Bulman is the most common entrance and this is a level surface, there is also a Disabled parking area directly in front... More
19 August 2015|
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Response from finbar28 | Reviewed this property |
im not sure check with the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 12:30 AM
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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