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.
Food & Service amazing. Loved the tasting menu.
Truly memorable experience, incredible standard of food and service. The tasting menu delivered in spades.
Superb! Thank you to Raul, Helen, Paul & team for a beautiful night.
Wonderful food ,service and atmosphere! Also so accommodating in incorporating delicious alternatives for my wife who is coeliac!
We had a lovely experience, the flavours & food was delicious & we will be back . Thank you
Amazing experience that I will never forget . The perfect night out .
Food is outstanding.. excellent service..Highly recommend the Bastion.
Great meal and service, would highly recommend.
Fabulous evening, superb food and wine, knowledgeable staff, great chat with chef about truffles after dinner!! Well with the trip, culinary highlight of the year. Will be back
Second time eating in Bastion and first time since they deservedly received their Michelin star. Excellent in all regards. Food and wine were exceptional and waiter, sommelier and chef all very nice people to talk to. Looking forward to next visit already.
Delicious food and would reccomend having the wine pairings too.
Flawless!! Eating as at Bastion was the most enjoyable dining experience I have every had.
A different league in terms of service and food. We appreciated the attentiveness as it was sincere and not overfacing. The food was incredibly well thought out and executed, as were the wine pairings. Wonderful attention to detail from the moment we entered the restaurant to when we left. What a special experience we had at Bastion showcasing all that is the best of Irish cooking and hospitality. Well done to a wonderful team.
Everything about our evening was fantastic- looking forward to returning
Wonderful visit to Bastion for the 1st time but certainly not the last. Exceptional staff delivering fabulous food and wine.
Great food, great hosts and great service in a time where it is almost impossible to do what a small business needs to be able to do to function properly due to health service executive restrictions.
Great food. Excellent staff. Brilliant brilliant place to go for a special occasion
We enjoy our visits to Bastion. It’s always an enjoyable gastronomic experience. Keep innovating!
Loved it. Helen was also amazing and so helpful...her recommendations were spot on and the wine pairings fab.service was excellent and food sublime. Looking forward to next time.
We had the most amazing night is the Bastion. The tasting menu was absolutely outstanding, one of the nicest meals that we ever had. A very memorable night.
Thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish
We had been looking forward to a meal at Bastion with over a year and were so delighted to be able to get a booking when our November booking had to be cancelled. The tasting menu was, as usual, delicious. It added a little to the experience that all the courses (except one - our waiter checked if we were ok with how the venison was going to be cooked) were a surprise. We opted for the wine pairings which were perfectly matched to each course. Getting the printed description of each wine was another lovely touch. The layout of the tables, hangers for coats near each table, plenty of hand sanitiser and all the waiting staff wearing masks at all times .... made us feel very safe while we were there. All in all we had a really enjoyable evening and can’t wait to return for another special occasion. Well done Bastion!
This restaurant should be 2 or 3 star at least. From the greeting on entering to when we left, (3.5 hours later), everything was first class. Loved the paired wines, they matched each course perfectly. We will definitely be back. Corks best restaurant by a country mile!!
What an experience... cannot recommended it enough ... a pure joy from beginning to end ... the food was sublime and delivered with aplomb... if you want a fabulous dining experience this is the place to go .AMAZING XX