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Man Friday



3 euro
Man Friday
Scilly, Kinsale Co Cork
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Tel: +353 21 477 2260

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Dating back to 1978, Philip Horgan's characterful restaurant high up over the harbour is one of Kinsale's longest-established. It is also one of the most popular...
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Scenic
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Seafood
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Party Venue
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Man Friday

Dating back to 1978,  Philip Horgan's characterful restaurant high up over the harbour is one of Kinsale's longest-established.  It is also one of the most popular and, housed in a series of rooms, it has great atmosphere and a garden terrace, which makes a nice spot for drinks and coffee in fine weather.

Philip presents seasonal à la carte menus that major on seafood but offer plenty else besides, including several vegetarian choices and ever-popular duck, steak and lamb.

While geared to fairly traditional tastes, the cooking is generally sound and can include imaginative ideas - and there's usually a good buzz, which adds hugely to the enjoyment of a meal.

Simple, well-made desserts include good ice creams.

Service is cheerful and efficient and, unlike many other restaurants in the Kinsale area, which are seasonal, Man Friday is open in the winter.

Seats 130 (outdoors, 30; private room, 40). D Mon-Sat, 6.30-10.15pm; early bird D €25 6-7.30pm; also á la carte, house wine from about €20; sc discretionary. Children welcome (high chair, children's menu). Not accessible to wheelchairs. Closed Dec 24-26. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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