Blue Haven Hotel Bar/Bistro

Pearse Street, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
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Breakfast: 7.30am-12.00pm
Lunch: 12.30pm-517.30pm
Afternoon Tea: 12.00pm-17.30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-22.00pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Blue Haven Hotel Bar/Bistro

A well known culinary gem, The Blue Haven is a stylish, award winning nautical style boutique hotel located in the heart of Kinsale. Blue Haven's reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service & meticulous attention to detail will always ensure your visit to Kinsale is a special one.
All our dishes combine seasonal produce and fresh seafood from the local shores, carefully prepared by our team of international chefs. Experience our gin & tonic selection, our premium whiskey's and the ultimate Irish coffee whilst listening to our live music. Live music 7 night a week.

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Tks for a lovely evening for baby Cathal's christening on Sunday 17th November . The food was fabulous and the staff couldn't do enough to help and extremely efficient. Top marks. Everyone was delighted with hotel ☺

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Fantastic food and wine we really enjoyed our night. We will be back

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Visited On Monday, 14 October 2019

A top class service.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Very enjoyable. Staff were very friendly and provided a great service. Would definitely recommend. Will be back again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Pan fried hake was delicious. However paired with stone cold mashed potato and raw beans it was a tough to love it as an overall dish. Calamari was deplorable. No oysters - we understand catch of the day etc but no one told us. We had booked and specifically requested oysters but were not informed about the unavailability of oysters until after we ordered 3 entrees of oysters. On reflection we would have chosen a different restaurant upon learning there were no oysters (after booking 24 hours previously on the specific request to have oysters) Definitely wouldn’t recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

food was amazing, service was great we were well looked after. The area we were given was nice and comfortable....great to have relaxed there after a long day out

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

The food was gorgeous. There was lots of variety in the 13.50 per person option and everyone got plenty of food. The bar staff also took drink orders from the table and brought the drink out to us which was great.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Killian did another Irish Coffee demo/whiskey tour for my group at Kinsale Culinary Tour. He is amazing, funny and so likeable. He is such an asset to the tour.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Great hotel, great location fab restaurant with delicious food. Reception staff could be better.

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Our stay at the hotel was perfect. The room was fantastic, and the hotel staff were always helpful and friendly. We ate in both the restaurant and the bar, and food and service were excellent on both occasions. We will definitely book to stay at The Blue Haven again.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

We as a group on our hen party this weekend and throughout the whole planning with Hamlets were very disappointed with parts of the organization with the events manager I constantly had to ring Hamlets leave messages for the events manager who rarely returned my calls/ got back to me, I had to then follow up with another call/ email numerous of times/ messages to the receptionist to leave for the events manager. We had let the events manager know two days prior about a video Mr and Mrs we were going to be playing, we asked for the video to be played and tested with sound etc. we never heard anything back on Friday like we were told by the events manager we would be reassured about the sound/ picture etc. we then had to ring on the day of my sisters hen party to follow up about the projector/ sound we were reassured that it was working and fine a small bit blurry but we knew that and didn’t mind. We arrived to keg room, the projector was set up which was great but no sound worked throughout our video. I had to go outside to the main bar on 4-5 occasions asking random employees to locate the events manager to help us with the sound. It was a total disaster the sound we couldn’t hear anything it was a huge part of our night that we were very very disappointed with. I’m sorry for this review but it was a huge part of our sister’s night that we had organized and sent in the video to the events manager to play on the laptop: projector to test to let us know it was ok. If it wasn’t we could’ve made alternative arrangements but it felt like we were not given the truth. For the services we paid for we felt the services were inadequate and we are very let down. The venue and location was lovely and we were happy to be greeted by the events manager who led us to our room but the services and how the events manager dealt with our requests was so so disappointed it and inadequate.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Food was really nice

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Killian hosted the Kinsale Culinary Tour Irish Coffee demonstration for 12 guests. He was informative, funny and encouraged audience participation. The clients had an amazing fun tour and I was so proud of the Blue Haven. in my home town. I have other tours booked for the Culinary Tour and I really hope I have Killian as our host and whiskey aficionado.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Excellent service and the food was very tasty. Really good value for money

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

We had a fantastic evening at Hamlet's Kinsale. We enjoyed a delicious BBQ and had a lovely area to sit outside in the sunshine. The food was fantastic and the staff were more than helpful. Would highly recommend!!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

We had a group of 33 fro dinner on a very busy night. We were looked after extremely well from start to finish. Drinks on arrival, food and service and general ambiance all great. Thanks to everyone!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Alison was amazing to deal with. Rang to confirm a few days before and was at ease for an important occasion. We were easily able to get food when wanted. Perfect spot for our size group (40 approx) Thanks Hamlets Blue Haven

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

I found the staff extremely professional and very helpful on our visit. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

We recently held a work night out in Hamlets. The venue was lovely, the food was gorgeous & the staff were extremely helpful & professional. Everyone danced the night away with the live music & dj. I would highly recommend Hamlets & we hope to return again in the future!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Thanks so much for a great night! Fantastic to deal with, from making the reservation to service on the night.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

We had a bbq the night after our wedding here. It was amazing! I’ve 2 sisters who are vegetarian and they made them a lovely platter. The food was delicious, and there was plenty for everyone. Staff were so friendly and asked regularly were we ok for everything. We had a private area out the back, which was lovely to chat in, but also close to the bar. Overall it was the perfect way to end a great weekend.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

We all enjoyed our meal served to us with a smile by wonderful hostesses. Many many thanks. Fabulous food, and friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Beautiful food and setting. Staff were very efficient and attentive. Very enjoyable night.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Great venue - great atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 May 2019

All enjoyed very much. Very attentive waiting staff, would definitely return. We were thrilled with our 'private dining'! Thank you very much to all who helped us enjoy the day. Regards Rachael

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