Blue Haven Restaurant

The Blue Haven is a stylish boutique property with a number great dining options to choose from, namely The Blue Haven Bistro, The Blue Haven Café and Aperitif Wine and Tapas bar.

Located on the site of the Old Fishmarket in the town, the award winning Blue Haven graciously combines the charm of yesterday with the comforts and elegance of today and is famous for its fine cuisine with seafood a specialty.

Featuring modern Irish cuisine with a broad array of international influences, culinary ingenuity and the finest of the earth’s bounties combine to create a superb dining where the Chefs draw from local produce to create inspirational dishes, complimented with our wine list which is carefully selected to ensure the ultimate culinary experience. Our reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail will always ensure your visit to Kinsale’s Blue Haven is a special one.

Food at the Blue Haven Kinsale

Awards and Accolades

  • Michelin Guide 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Kinsale Gourmet Festival 50 Mile Award winner 2013
  • Kinsale Gourmet Festival Most Unique Dish Winner 2014
  • Recommended by the prestigious Lucinda O Sullivan guide
  • Recommended by the Georgina Campbell Guide
  • SFA Award for Innovation for food and drink 2012
  • Green Hospitality Silver Award
  • Great Taste 2013 for our Kinsale Fish Pie, Chicken Liver Paté, Carrot & Coriander Soup
  • Great Taste Award for our Blue Haven Seafood Chowder


Dining at The Blue Haven? Then why not stay. Our well-appointed rooms are individually furnished with fine furniture, the ultimate in comfort, pocket sprung beds, TVs and finer touches to make each room unique.

Each bedroom is a rewarding union of timeless elegance, comfort and classic sophistication.

Aperitif at the Blue Haven bar
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