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Crackpots Restaurant


Restaurant / Wine Bar

2 euro Serious About Seafood
Crackpots Restaurant
3 Cork Street, Kinsale Co Cork
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Tel: +353 21 477 2847

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Menus are imaginative and considerate, with attractive options for vegetarians, and many of the specialities are seafood, notably shellfish
  • Cookery Classes
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Wine Courses
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Shop - Lifestyle
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary International
  • European Classic
  • Seafood
  • Tapas
  • Al Fresco
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

Crackpots Restaurant

A recent makeover to Carole Norman’s attractive and unusual restaurant in Kinsale added welcome extra space and a garden area but,thankfully, the basics remain the same: it’s got a lot going for it - not only can you drop in for a glass of wine at the bar, as well as the usual meals, but all the pottery used in the restaurant is made on the premises so, if you take a fancy to the tableware or any of the decorative pieces on the walls, you can buy that too.

Menus are imaginative and considerate, with attractive options for vegetarians, and many of the specialities are seafood, notably shellfish: lobster, moules marinière, crab toes (in a coconut & lemongrass sauce), seared scallops, and whole sautéed prawns in their shells, and old favourites like chowder and smoked salmon are sure to make an appearance.

If you feel like a change from fish there might be organic roast duck, or a classic fillet steak on the evening menu.

A popular spot, and deservedly so.

Seats 65 (outdoors 25); L & D Mon-Sat, 12.30-3.30pm & 6-10pm; Sun L only 12-3pm. Early D 6-7.30pm (to 7pm Sat) €25; otherwise `a la carte, house wines €22. Children welcome before 9pm (high chair); air conditioning. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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