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The Bulman Bar & Restaurant Kinsale

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€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2131
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (61 reviews)
“chowder” (45 reviews)
“lobster” (35 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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1 - 10 of 833 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If its a sunny afternoon, you have to have a pint at the tables or benches out front. You have a view of the harbor and even in April this was one of our favorite outdoor activities. You will also get a laugh at just...More

Thank 86Gordon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was in the Bulman today and the service was impeccable. Was treated very well. A young girl called Jennifer served us throughout the day and we were very impressed with her knowledge of product and welcoming tone. My pints of Guinness were being poured by...More

1  Thank Aaron O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hunger is a great flavour and we were starving! But the Bulman did not disappoint. Excellent food, lovely friendly staff and a great view out onto the wild sea if sitting by the front window. Good menu choice and value too. Really enjoyed the evening.

Thank Benny C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Third time here. Cosy fires and good pub food on a cold, rainy Easter Sunday. Booked a table for 6 of us. Service good and beautiful views over the sea. Better to walk here if you can as parking is a premium, but could park...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe this is crazy but this place had the best food!! Also gorgeous view and cozy atmosphere but the food!! Had the mushroom tarragon soup and open face crab sandwich. I want to eat that every day! And the little salad that came with it...More

2  Thank amandamajor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard a lot about the Bulman so when we finally had the time I took a trip to Kinsale. 4 OF us went on a Sunny Saturday in March. The Bulman is set in an ideal location looking onto the water. The bar...More

Thank Bennett2007
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walked out from Kinsale short 2km stroll along the bay on a cold march night nice cosy pub with warm welcome and nice wood burning stoves.shared a starter and both had the tish and chips which was well cooked and fish reallyl fresh.food and drink...More

Thank PaulfoodieKeenan
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped into the bar but were seated upstairs to get in quicker. The room was very crowded but the staff made it work. Food was very good and hit the spot. The seafood chowder was full of mussels and had a great taste. The...More

Thank akadad
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was lovely and the staff was friendly. We had scallops and fish. It was fresh and especially loved the salads with homemade dressing.

Thank Jackie U
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The Bulman is one of my favorite places to eat in Kinsale, which is quite an achievement since this town is the gourmet capital of Ireland! It serves one of the best seafood chowders I have tasted - a rich, creamy recipe. The service is...More

Thank David M
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Questions & Answers
24 February 2018|
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Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
Why not ring them up t.+353 (0)21 4772131 Enjoy it's great
Evelyn M
5 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.
24 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
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
12:30 - 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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