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“Amazing dining experience”

Rare 1784 Restaurant, Whiskey & Cocktail Bar
Ranked #40 of 57 Restaurants in Kinsale
Price range: US$13 - US$41
Description: Rare 1784, our exciting Craft Irish Cocktail and Fine Dining experience at The Blue Haven Hotel. Expect a unique customer journey from arrival until departure, bespoke cocktails prepared by our master mixologist, wines exclusively selected by our expert Sommelier including organic, vegan, and biodynamic wines, a distinctive whiskey collection featuring rare and exclusive whiskeys and lots of other little delights & surprises along the way. Head Chef Meeran Manzoor brings his culinary expertise from all corners of the world to the highlight of his career as he juxtaposes and plays with everything that’s classical and also current about food. The Rare dining room will feature only the finest, and even rarest of ingredients, with local, chemical-free, and ethically produced being integral to the ethos. Careful planning and a lot of deep thought has gone into the creation of Rare 1784 to ensure the overall experience is one you will always remember.
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Description: Rare 1784, our exciting Craft Irish Cocktail and Fine Dining experience at The Blue Haven Hotel. Expect a unique customer journey from arrival until departure, bespoke cocktails prepared by our master mixologist, wines exclusively selected by our expert Sommelier including organic, vegan, and biodynamic wines, a distinctive whiskey collection featuring rare and exclusive whiskeys and lots of other little delights & surprises along the way. Head Chef Meeran Manzoor brings his culinary expertise from all corners of the world to the highlight of his career as he juxtaposes and plays with everything that’s classical and also current about food. The Rare dining room will feature only the finest, and even rarest of ingredients, with local, chemical-free, and ethically produced being integral to the ethos. Careful planning and a lot of deep thought has gone into the creation of Rare 1784 to ensure the overall experience is one you will always remember.
Reviewed 20 August 2021

We found this restaurant completely by accident and it was the best dining experience we collectively as a family, have endured. The food was exquisite and the staff were so welcoming and very friendly. The head chef Meeran, Tomislav, Melania and James the mixologist truly made our experience. We’ll be recommending this restaurant to anyone we see passing by!
A genuinely amazing experience and amazing food.

Date of visit: August 2021
2  Thank A9225WOsarahm
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

Wonderful setting, high class service & fantastic meal. Congrats to the team and thank you for the brillant food and dining experience.

Date of visit: August 2021
2  Thank SNAZZYLADIE
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Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

If you want a fast paced dining experience where quality is second place then Rare 1784 is not for you.From entering the restaurant where we were met by James the mixologist whose enthusiasm for his craft is infectious ( btw James no need to worry about the apples & oranges cocktail because as an after dinner drink it was superb) to leaving it after being checked on by both Tomislav & Meerhan we had one of the dining experiences that I know is going to come up in conversation again & again.The food is superb from delicately cooked scallops right through to lamb that was so good I had to remind myself that I wasn’t at home and gnawing on the bone might be frowned upon.The wine menu is extremely well laid out & there is a lovely touch in that all of the wines are graded in terms of sweetness to dryness.Overall it’s hard to fault it and although it’s only newly opened the owners of Blue Haven have an absolute gem on their hands.

Date of visit: August 2021
2  Thank Departure18660858746
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Reviewed 12 July 2021

The food here is amazing - cooked and presented to such a high standard. Service is 5-star. Would highly recommend and definitely return there myself.

Date of visit: July 2021
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1  Thank lulu_cork
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Reviewed 21 June 2021

A Rare Expierience....

We had the most amazing dining experience last night in Rare Blue Haven Kinsale.

From start to finish we were treated like royalty, this food is Michelin star quality without the Michelin star prices!! We loved it, the chef and his team produced an impeccible meal for us.

Soux chef Peter and his team are amazing at what they are doing with this resteraunt, the big glass window looking into the kitchen also adds to the expierience.

Waiter Alan also made us feel like royalty and really explained everything on the menu and what wines and drinks to go with.

We will defiantly be back here was the best dining experience we have had In a long time.

Thank you to all on your team.

Looking forward to coming back.
Catherine and Daragh mc Dade

Date of visit: June 2021
1  Thank catherinemG5906QS
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