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Graham Hynd and Colette Nolan
Unit 6, Shearwater, Pier Road, Kinsale,

Telephone: 00 353 (0)21 4706866

There are lots of great restaurants in Kinsale, but very few have such a setting as Vista.  Beautifully located by the waters edge, it truly lives up to its name for  V...

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Opposite the marina gates on Pier Road.

Good to know

Opening Hours: 9am till Late
Cuisine: Modern Irish + Tapas + All Day Food
A La Carte: €15 - €25
Early Bird: €22.50
Wheelchair Facilities: Yes
Credit Cards: Yes
Wifi: Yes

About The Restaurant

There are lots of great restaurants in Kinsale, but very few have such a setting as Vista.  Beautifully located by the waters edge, it truly lives up to its name for  Vista overlooks the entire marina, making it one of the most aesthetically pleasing restraurants around. The interior is cool and contemporary, with not only a large al fresco dining area on the quay, but an upstairs lounge and terrace also. When it comes to food your dining requirments are met at all hours of the day as Vista operates from breakfast thru’ lunch and dinner.

Breakfast at Vista includes a smoked bacon bap with cherry tomatoes and wholegrain mustard while Irish kippers come with a poached egg and Vista’s homemade brown bread. American style pancakes come with crème fraiche and maple syrup and of course there is the whopping Full Irish with a brace of sausages, egg, bacon, black pudding, beans, mushrooms and toast. If that sounds like too much for you there is a mini Irish breakfast available also. A favourite of mine is scrambled eggs (2 or 3) with smoked salmon.

Lunchtime at Vista is always a treat, with Vista’s prime Irish beef burger on a toasted bun with cheese and salad garnish. Goats cheese and beetroot salad comes with a house dressing while Vista’s fish pie is served with mashed potato and cheese topping. They also have a steak ciabatta, which is simply delicous, along with a range of thick cut and toasted sandwiches, with the Vista club sandwich topping the list with its layered chicken, bacon and sundried tomato on a toasted ciabatta.  They always have a cracking seafood chowder with toasted crostini and I am rather partial to their open sandwich with either prawn or salmon on their homemade brown bread, in fact you can have a half & half of both.

From 5pm onwards, Vista offers its patrons a range of tasty treats from their tapas menu which has proved a big hit since they first opened their doors.  This includes a chicken liver parfait with melba toast and apple chutney; a Ceaser salad with Cos lettuce, crispy bacon, and Parmesan cheese; whilst Vista’s cheese board comes with apple chutney, crostinis and crackers. The seafood is really good as well, with sizzling chilli tiger prawns; pepper crusted calamari with chilli dip; and crab toes in garlic butter. Marinated spicy chicken skewers are served with a spicy peanut sauce, they even serve nachos with melted Mozzarella, Jalapeno peppers and crème fraiche.
The dinner menu kicks in at 6pm and includes an 8oz prime Irish fillet or sirloin, with either garlic butter or pepper sauce, served on a bed of Irish champ potato with sauteed mushroom and onion. Perfect for any self respecting carnivore. Chorizo fiery pasta comes with garlic, fresh chilli and a cream sauce while prime Toulouse sausages are served with creamy mash and rich onion gravy. Vista’s Bistro prime Irish beef burger is served on a toasted bun with sauteed potatoes while breast of chicken comes with a white wine, cream and mushroom sauce and served with Irish champ potatoes. They also have a great pizza menu to puruse and offer a gluten free base as well.

All in all, If you miss Vista, you’re simply missing out.

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