Wednesday to Sunday 5pm-9pm, Monday, Tuesday Closed
- Free WiFi
About Bastion Restaurant
Chef Paul McDonald and his wife restauranteur Helen McDonald are proud owners of Bastion, Kinsale's first Michelin Star restaurant. A contemporary Irish restaurant using as much local produce as possible where all principal ingredients are of Irish origin.
What a life affirming evening we enjoyed with exquisite food lovingly prepared with intense but well balanced flavours . Local ingredients artfully combined haunting late summer harvest flavours with the ummami of early autumn . A well chosen wine list complemented the excellent cooking with some unexpected international gems . Service was attentive , informative and warmly welcoming without being intrusive . Overall the talented Chef's cooking cast a spell over an enchanting evening in a serene space in lovely Kinsale . I can't wait to return and highly recommend this excellent restaurant.
A most enjoyable dining experience in a lovely warm setting with great service. Highly recommended.
Excellent meal and superb staff, very enjoyable evening and would highly recommend a visit there.
We had a lovely evening at Bastion. The service was attentive and friendly. Our waiter was happy to answer any questions we had. The menu was well thought out and beautifully presented. We enjoyed every course particularly the cauliflower cheesecake and the cured langoustine. The dessert of white chocolate mousse was also excellent. I would highly recommend Bastion for both food and service.
We had a really relaxing evening with excellent service. This was a really interesting experience with fabulous tasting menus (including vegetarian options) and accompanying wines. Highly recommended.
Thanks Helen and Paul, lovely food, lovely experience, couldn’t ask for more and our host was absolutely lovely, super touch for Paul to say hallo too. We’ll be back. Many thanks!
Our visit to Bastion was superb! The staff were friendly, welcoming and very informative as well as being fun. The food was exquisite and certainly enough. We will be visiting again before the year is through!
Can't put a monetary rating On a Priceless Evening. We'll be Back...... Thanks John Helen and Paul Vinne and Sylvia... Excellent all Round...5 🌟
A fabulous surprise tasting menu which created an explosion of flavours! Can’t wait for our next visit.
Wonderful food and a superb restaurant overall
Fantastic experience, local products, we would recommend to go with the wine pairing option. Great attentive and friendly service. Thank you for an amazing evening.
Food with matching wines all excellent, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.
Excellent service and amazing food. Cannot fault in anyway. We truly enjoyed our night here.
An unforgettable dining experience.
Honestly such a wonderful experience. The staff are all warm and welcoming, the food was exquisite, and the wine pairings were spot on. We had a truly enjoyable night and are already planning our return.
A wonderful experience from start to finish. Exquisite food paired with beautiful wines. Staff couldn't have been more attentive.
This my second time went into bastion.. It was a amazing decorating meal course clever work with food,, it felt like magic taste food. Thank chief 10/10,, I definitely return next time.
We had a fantastic dinner in Bastion, only marked down for atmosphere due to less tables and customers to achieve a nice atmosphere due to covid restrictions. The music playing was a great selection. The food and wine was amazing and the service and knowledge shared were fantastic. We will definitely be back for a new season menu.
Piece of art from start to finish. Flavours amazing. Back again soon many Tks. Gw
Great food, atmosphere and people. Will visit again for sure
Simply Superb. The food at Bastion is top class - inventive, subtle, varied - all served on a range of carefully selected plates and dishes. Every dish in the tasting menu was a winner. Paul's food is the star of the show but Helen's front of house operation also deserves great praise. From start to finish, the entire evening was delightful. Cannot praise Bastion enough - worth Seven Stars ! Thank you guys for a truly memorable evening.
A really enjoyable evening, a taste sensation from start to finish
The waiter John is fantastic. He is so attentive without being overly so. He even remembered our water preferences from a previous visit. Top quality all round.
The most delicious food, perfect wine pairing, and wonderful service! Bastion is as good, if not better, than it always has been. Kudos to the team for operating so beautifully in this new norm, and making it as good an experience as we have had in the past.