Quality and Tradition

The people, food and prime location make Man Friday the perfect place for friends & family to come together. Run by the Horgan family since 1978, the restaurant creates a cosy atmosphere with great food, designed with individual touches unique to the local area.

Our Story

Overlooking Kinsale’s harbour, no matter what the occasion, Man Friday offers an unforgettable experience. Opened in 1978 by Philip Horgan after training and working in Ballymaloe, his son Daniel followed in his father’s footsteps. Daniel, who also trained and worked in Ballymaloe has brought his experience from Scotts, Petersham Nurseries, Nopi and St John to Man Friday for customers to enjoy.

Gift Vouchers

Man Friday gift vouchers can also be purchased to enjoy a delicious lunch or evening meal.

Man Friday offers the perfect atmosphere for any occasion and offers exceptional Irish Cuisine created using the freshest local ingredients.

What Our Guests say

Horgan junior followed his Ballymaloe induction by working at several top London restaurants. He spent a year at Scott’s of Mayfair and 18 months with Skye Gyngell at Petersham Nurseries, before moving on to St John and then Nopi.
Irish Times, Press Review
“One of the Best restaurants in Kinsale I must say. Food is extremely delicious and is worth every penny. Staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs. The atmosphere is lovely and it was just chill out! Highly recommended!”
Jericho Lastrilla
“The food was top notch. We had scallops & the pork belly. & the rains came crashing down. After waiting for a cab, the restaurant’s owner drove us home. The wine list needs to be updated to reflect what’s available.”
Martin Edwards

From Our Menu