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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$32
CUISINES
Irish, European, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Managed to make a late booking on a Thursday towards the end of the peak summer season. Ordered 3 different dishes from the starter menu, both a great way to sample different tastes. Had pork belly (fabulous), crispy crab & prawn bites, (excellent) & mediterranean...bean salad with garlic croutons, was less impressed with the salad, the croutons were fab). Cru has an incredible wine list & knowledgable staff who are extremely helpful in helping one to choose, I had a couple of different wines by the glass & they were excellent. I enjoyed the music list, it's idiosyncratic but much more fun than many places. The setting is comfortable & welcoming. If you get a chance I recommend that you eat there.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Delightful food, almost personal service, great ambience, limited space so could feel a bit tight especially with covid and stuff.. but you'll enjoy a lovely evening!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I ordered crab and prawn bites to start and steak for mains. The starter was divine and the fillet steak was outstanding. Friendly service and relaxing ambiance. Would certainly recommend a visit to this gorgeous little bistro.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited again with two friends, one of whom is vegetarian. Food was superb and service impeccable. The 3 staff on the floor were consummate professionals. Food was seasoned to perfection and beautifully presented. We had mains of cod, beef, salmon and veggie Shepard’s pie followed...by chocolate mousse and ice cream. Absolutely delicious. Well done to a great team.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared and presented… And don’t miss the homemade ice cream for dessert. It is a small bistro with perfect atmosphere for chatting with friends…..and sharing a fabulous meal. The service was superb ….

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and varied food menu in a lovely setting. Staff were nice and approachable and the prices were very reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot recomend enough - great service, great atmosphere and fantastic food! A must visist if in Kinsale.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not posted a review for several years but felt obligated to do so after a visit to CRU last evening. We had a wonderful evening with great food, great service, lovely ambience with the best music. Meal was outstanding in terms of quality,...choice & value. Great wine list. All COVID protocols followed without any drama. No hesitation in in recommending this restaurant - it will certainly be top of our list when next visiting Kinsale. Top Class & well done to the whole team.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Food !! We sat outside as the weather was fabulous that week ..... THe staff was extremely friendly and the food was delicious ... On return I recommended ' CRU' to all my friends and family

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 September 2021 via mobile

Amazing service, amazing meal & amazing wine! 10/10 couldn’t recommend more! Covid guidelines were followed completely also. Will definitely be back 😃

Date of visit: September 2021
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CRU Winebar & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5