I was recently out on a business dinner with some Dutch customers to “Man Fridays” in Kinsale. This appears to be one of the most famous restaurants in Kinsale and is nestled in a fabulous location overlooking the harbour. Parking in that part of Kinsale was, as ever, a nightmare. I eventually strapped two dinghys to my car and moored it off the promenade.
Overall I was very disappointed with the food but the Dutch guys loved it, so go figure. It is strictly old-school with very heavy-handed dishes and massive portions. But it was jammed on a Monday night in October so they clearly know their clientele.
One of the guys rated his creme brulee as the best he has ever eaten. But then this is from a race of people who’s favourite snack is kroket. Imagine a potato croquette but filled with a puree of meat-offcuts. Imagine a giant big……no, forget that, it’ll put you off your tea.
They always slather them in mustard, presumably to kill both the taste and the smell.
It looks a little bit like this:
So in summary; Man Friday’s - the best restaurant for kroket lovers in Ireland.
If you do visit the Netherlands, don’t forget to ask “Zijn er ook bitterballen?”.