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By Kate Springer | December 15th, 2015
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • HK Island, Kennedy Town
  • Address: Shop 3, Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Monday–Tuesday, Dinner; Wednesday-Friday, Lunch, Dinner; Saturday-Sunday, Brunch, Lunch Dinner
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open Since : August, 2014
  • Phone: 2796-6004
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Brunch, European, Irish, Western
  • Ambience: Alfresco, Casual, Intimate

[Update 2017: Kinsale has closed]

Open-Air Eats: Channeling the Irish seaside, Kinsale brings contemporary Irish and European cuisine to Kennedy Town.

Touches of teal at Kinsale

Look & Feel: Kinsale is home to gorgeous interiors, seaside motifs, high ceilings and contemporary furniture throughout. The lounge-like setup feels fresh thanks to an open-air venue that lets a breeze pass through every once in a while.

On the Menu: So what exactly is contemporary Irish cuisine? Look for fresh seafood, sea salt and vodka cured salmon ($168), roast corn-fed chicken breast ($198) and beer-battered fish and sea-salt chips ($208). There is also a diversified brunch menu that offers everything from a full Irish Breakfast ($168) to homemade crumpets ($78) and smoked bacon pancakes ($148).

Service: We have had dishes forgotten and mixed up here, but the staff are generally up to speed.

Jeng: It’s kind of hard not to like the angus beef burger with foie gras ($198), but the seafood is the highlight here. Go for the hearty Kinsale seafood pie if you want something filling. There for brunch? Do yourself a favor and order the Bloody Bacon cocktail. Can’t go wrong with the beer-battered fish and chips ($188) either.

Not So Jeng: The open-air venue claims waterfront views but it’s a bit removed from the harbor’s edge. The cocktails unfortunately are not well-balanced: they’re either too fruity or too strong.

Great For: Dates, day drinking, brunch and leisurely lunches.

FYI: Kinsale is named after a seaside town in Ireland, hence all the seafood and nautical touches.

This writeup was based on an independent tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.