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Man Friday

Scilly | kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2260
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (92 reviews)
“meringue” (36 reviews)
“crab au gratin” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Scilly | kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with another couple while staying at Rivermount B&B just a few mins outside Kinsale. Great cozy place and the food and service was outstanding. I couldn't leave Ireland without having a rack of lamb and Man Friday's was among the best I've had. Highly...More

1  Thank Martyn D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was very good and the service very friendly however the steps to get to the restaurant were a bit challenging. The non existing parking is another issue as where this place is located there is no parking. I pity the local residents.

Thank brendan617
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most thoroughly enjoyable restaurant experience in years. It's not all about the food - that's a given - but only a very few are able to deliver on hospitality, in the way that Man Friday can. This ability is what sets it so far...More

1  Thank OCianain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant located a short walking distance from the center of town. I had called the day before and was accommodated with my time for a later seating. Service was excellent and the warmed oysters a wonderful treat. They are only slightly warmed in what...More

1  Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early to take advantage of reasonable prices . We both had sirloin steak which was ok but not outstanding . We had eaten here before , but felt atmosphere and service seems to have dis improved , we like wine with our meal...More

Thank cyrill449
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tables were far far too close to a couple to our right & a couple to our left. It completely ruined the experience for us unfortunately. When we asked if music could be turned on, we were told the one speaker would then be too...More

Thank MichelleMarch82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant, which was a short walk from our Inn in Kinsale. The place was inviting with beautiful views of the harbor. The staff was courteous and helpful. Our appetizers and entrees(steak filet) were properly cooked....More

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always love the charm of small family owned restaurants. "Man Friday" in Kinsale, Ireland was wonderful. We had a lovely walk along the harbor and the restaurant sits atop a hill with a nice little view of the harbor and town.

1  Thank adairnotes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here twice but the food is never satisfactory - average family cooking but overly salted. The wine has been poor on both occasions. And the service isn't great either. It has a decidedly hotel dining room atmosphere. Such a pity because the...More

2  Thank CrosserFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must. We had a table with a view which was lovely. My wife ordered a starter, it as crab, I passed, it was so good I ordered one and the waitress got it to me pretty sharpish. The main course was...More

1  Thank Trevor S
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Questions & Answers
1 February 2017|
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Response from gilmore23 | Reviewed this property |
Man Friday is open 7 days a week and as far as I can remember is open for Sunday lunch
Cynthia W
30 October 2016|
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Response from ann6155 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code!
4 June 2015|
Response from Irishgal1978 | Reviewed this property |
Only open Sunday'sfor lunch..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scilly | kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2260
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