Brought to you by the Blue Haven Collection.
Bursting to venture more than 5km from home?
If a festive day trip is on the cards, December is one of the most magical times of the year to visit Kinsale.
And there’s more good news; apart from a few small changes and extra safety precautions, Christmas is in full swing in Ireland’s gourmet capital.
Every hotel, bar and restaurant in the Blue Haven Collection is open, with mouthwatering new menus, plump pillows and fresh cookies in the guest rooms and fun events for all the family, as well as a tantalising new dinner venue that’s guaranteed to thrill the foodie in your life.
The Blue Haven is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with food served until 9pm every night in the Fish Market Bistro and stylish bar, with a new a la carte menu in the Newport Lounge, where you can also enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.
Make it a memorable meal at Rare
The Blue Haven Collection spent the first lockdown turning Hamlets Street Food and Gastro Garden into a buzzing alfresco venue for all occasions, but during the second lockdown, all attention has been focused on Rare, an exciting new craft Irish cocktail and dining experience at The Blue Haven.
The doors open on December 9th, when Head Chef Meeran Manzoor will unveil a menu using only the finest, and even rarest of ingredients (all local, chemical-free, and ethically produced).
The vibe is all about making memories, something that’s more precious to us this year than ever before. With all that in-store, why not make a night of it? You’ll find the latest accommodation deals (the Casual Dining Experience and the Fine Dining Experience in Rare) at bluehavenkinsale.com.
Book a Festive Family Breakfast on Christmas Eve
What better way to get the gang together than meeting for a delicious breakfast on Christmas Eve?
Booking just opened for the Blue Haven Hotel’s annual Festive Family Breakfast on December 24th so if this is an outing that’s on your wish list, reserve a table now (email [email protected]).
A socially-distanced Santa will be dropping by to enchant the kids while they eat (it’s as close as you’ll get to Mr Claus this year).
Vikki’s Wine & Tapas Bar
Back in the city and Vikki’s Wine & Tapas Bar, also part of the Blue Haven Collection is reopening this Friday in Sunday’s Well – much to the delight of locals.
For bookings call 021 4221729 or email [email protected] Vikki’s is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4pm-9pm, Fridays from 4pm to 9.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 9pm. Click and Collect also available for tapas take out on the website.
Give the gift of a Kinsale getaway this Christmas
Why not gift someone the opportunity to experience all of this and more with a Blue Haven Collection Gift Voucher. They can be purchased online at bluehavenstore.com or by calling 021 4772209. Purchase €1,000 worth of vouchers and you’ll receive a free night’s stay too – happy New Year indeed!