Fishy Fishy Kinsale is a `must do` item during any visit to Kinsale. We cater for all seafood lovers. We will cook and serve the most wonderful seafood dishes in our pier side Fishy Fishy Restaurant. We prepare the freshest local catch for you to take home and cook yourself in our Fishy Fish Shop and we will serve you the best traditional fish & chips you will ever taste in the newly established Fishy Fishy Chippie.

Whatever it is you love about seafood - we have it for you.

Our speciality at Fishy Fishy Kinsale is seafood. All our fish is caught locally, from lobster to crab, crayfish to cod, monkfish, squid, John Dory and haddock. Our menu changes daily and we work with the seasons and daily catch. We cook all our seafood fresh to order with respect and simplicity.

As a Good Food Ireland member we are committed to prioritising the core indigenous ingredients of Irish Cuisine and promoting local and artisan producers.

Martin Shanahan

About Fishy Fishy

Fishy Fishy is run by husband and wife team, Martin and Marie Shanahan. The couple began their career in Kinsale in their original fish shop deli, supplying the best of local catch to the locals and restaurants of Kinsale. The deli was then developed in to a restaurant and following a number of very successful years, the restaurant moved down to its new location on Kinsale's sea front.

Fishy Fishy Cafe is located right on the doorstep of Kinsale Harbour and is supplied with only the best of fresh fish from the waters just off the south coast of Ireland. Whether you are a visitor in Kinsale, or living in the town, all are welcomed and catered for by Martin, Marie and their team.

Awards & Accolades

Fishy Fishy has been represented in Sally & John McKennas Bridgestone Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland for the last 8 years. The restaurant was also presented with the Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2006 by Georgina Campbell and has featured in her guide since 2001. Fishy Fishy has also received a Michelin BIB gourmand award and was voted Best Restaurant of the Year and Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year by the RIA in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 as well as Best Seafood Experience in Ireland in 2013. The restaurant has also been awarded Best Seafood Restaurant in Munster by Food & Wine Magazine.

Fishy Fish Shop & Chippie

Open Tuesday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 4.30pm

If you have enjoyed a meal at our pier side Fishy Fishy Restaurant, why not take a stroll to our new Fishy Fish Shop & Chippie and take a piece of Fishy Fishy home with you. If you don't want to sit in our restaurant why not sample some traditional fish & chips - Fishy Fishy Style.

The Fishy Fish Shop & Chippie is located in the centre of Kinsale town where, the original Fishy Fish Cafe was founded, opposite the famous St Multose Church. The shop stocks the freshest of local catch for you to choose from. You can also pick up a copy of our Irish Seafood Cookery book, which Martin produced in collaboration with Sally McKenna, which will help you cook and serve your fish in true Fishy Fishy style. This is a perfect reference to have in your own kitchen and makes an ideal present for someone who enjoys cooking fish.

Our Fishy Fish Shop has a range of readymade dishes prepared on site, homemade brown bread (baked in our in house bakery) and selection of our favourite wines. You can also choose to sit down, relax, and dine in our deli cafe, where you will find the same menu as in our main restaurant, or have a feast of traditional fish & chips while strolling around Kinsale.


Gift Vouchers

We offer Fishy Fishy Gift Vouchers now as a perfect gift for that person you know who loves seafood. Contact us directly and we will arrange a gift voucher for you.

Private Functions

At Fishy Fishy, we have the perfect location for your corporate event, special location or private party. Our upstairs restaurant is available for hire and is the perfect location to wow your guests with fine food, plenty of wine and a warm Fishy Fishy welcome.


fishy5Telephone:  +353 (0)21 4700415 and we will be glad to help you.

We now take reservations for dinner so please call us now to reserve your table to avoid any disappointment.

Fishy Fishy Restaurant Opening Times:

March - October - Open 7 Days
Lunch & Dinner Served: 12 pm - 9 pm
November - February
Sunday - Wednesday: Lunch 12 pm - 4 pm
Thursday - Saturday: Lunch & Dinner: 12 pm - 9 pm

Fishy Fishy Shop & Chippie (Tues - Sat, Closed Sun & Mon)

Shop: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Chippie: 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm

We are open all year round, but please phone ahead for reservations:
+353 (0)21 4700415


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