Old Bank House
The Old Bank Townhouse has always been one of the defining destinations in Kinsale, a high, handsome Georgian house that stands as one of the foremost beacons of hospitality in the town that invented the concept of the gourmet getaway. Whilst the 17 rooms are 5-star luxurious and understatedly stylish, the true luxury of the Bank House lies with the calm, authoritative service from every member of staff, a team for whom nothing is too much trouble, people who seem able to read your mind and realise what you need before you can even articulate it yourself. The cooking in the Gourmet Cafe enjoys smart County Cork sourcing – Clonakilty black pudding; Union Hall smoked salmon; Horizon Farm fresh salad leaves – and there is nothing quite like chilling out with a chai latte and poached eggs Royale. But it’s also great fun to order up one of their picnic delights, before heading off to Charles Fort or destinations west, with a Gourmet Picnic to look forward to as you explore County Cork.
You then have the charm of the Old Bank Townhouse to look forward to as you return home, and the chance to enjoy the delightful fusion cooking in the Tabusa Indian tapas bar with its elegant meld of Irish ingredients with regional Indian flavours.