Carlton Hotel Kinsale


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Restaurant & Bar at the Carlton Kinsale Hotel

Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland.
021 4706000 Email:

Based on 326 reviews

The Rockpool Bar - click here to view the Bar menu

Situated on the second floor of this luxurious Kinsale hotel, adjacent to the Rockpool Restaurant, the Rockpool Bar is perfect for an informal bite to eat with friends, or your pre dinner drinks. The Rockpool Bar allows guests to wind down and soak in the atmosphere and views which are pertinent throughout Carlton Hotel Kinsale, a leading hotel in Kinsale. The Rockpool Bar serves food from 12pm to 9pm Monday - Sunday. Style, naturally is at the essence of the Rockpool Bar with the interior based on modern art deco with a twist of days gone by which works superbly together. It's comfortable surroundings make it more than just a bar.

The Rockpool Restaurant - click here to view our a la carte menu.

The Rockpool Restaurant at the Carlton Hotel Kinsale, one of the leading Kinsale hotels, features cuisine from our internationally trained chefs in intimate surrounding with unspoilt views over Oysterhaven Bay.  The modern & bright design of the restaurant in this luxurious Kinsale hotel enables guests to relax and enjoy our delicious food accompanied by a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.  Our 90-seater restaurant will specialise in fresh home made produce and when it comes to cuisine we have big ambitions. 

Our a la carte menu which includes our popular “Hot Rock Menu” is certainly worth a look at.  Our motto for the rock – “Your Food the Way you like it” is certainly proving to be a hit.  Choose from Yellow Fin Tuna, Dry Aged West Cork Beef, Fresh Scallops and Prawns & East Ferry Duck Breast and much more.  Cooking food on Volcanic Rock at 440 degrees is certainly going to get the temperatures soaring.

“Signature Rockpool dishes are prepared on our Hot Rock serving plates. Dishes are served on a Polished Volcanic Rock which has been superheated to 440C. This method of cooking has been used since 2000BC, no oils or fats are used in the process as such is a very healthy way to eat. 

Try our dry aged beef, sourced locally from Twomeys Butchers in Macroom, all of our Irish Angus beef is reared in West Cork and is aged for 28 days until fully mature, or for the  seafood lover, what better way to enjoy fresh, locally caught fish and shellfish with a nice glass of chilled white  wine on our balcony overlooking Oyster-haven bay” 

Head Chef of this Kinsale hotel, Kieran Duff, heads up the kitchen with a team of 10 and busily turns out a bill of fair with modern, fresh and home-made cuisine with an eclectic twist. Kieran's ethos is that simplicity is at the heart of his menu's adding that fine food is about pure flavors and great textures using only the most excellent seasonal ingredients sourced locally.

The Reading Room
Our reading room is the essence of relaxation. Unwind and escape in the ultimate of luxury whilst reading your favourite book and enjoying a glass of fine wine. Step out onto the deck and soak up the tranquil surroundings and activity out in the bay.


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