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Last Visit: 03 October 2016

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Fishy Fishy Restaurant

Crowleys Quay, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

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Cuisine:
Healthy Eating

Price Range:

Good
60 reviews

Reviewed 03rd October 2016 ( visited 02nd October 2016 )

Been to this restaurant dozens of times over the years and it has always been fantastic until yesterday.\n\nSuppose I should start on the few positives from the meal. My monkfish was superb. Severed on a bed of mixed vegetable purée and topped with mushroom salsa verde. My wife\'s seafood salad was good. My 5 year old sons fish and chips from kids menu was hooked perfectly. That is pretty much the only positives I can give.\n\nThe negatives...... This may take a while. \n\nMy two year old daughters salmon was raw in the middle. Sent it back and thankfully cooked through second time of asking.\n\n The usual freshly baked bread accompanied with creamy salted butter and hummus that comes before the meal was replaced with bread that while not stale was certainly not fresh. The butter tasted more like shop bought spread. And no hummus came with it. Also had to request bread be brought out to us. \n\nMy wife\'s sticking toffee pudding was cold. Kids ice cream was just a scoop in a bowl of shop bought muck. No waffer, no toppings, just boring.\n\nWe ordered mussels in a cream sauce to share also. Overcooked, dry and flavourless. Despite there being several dozen in the bowl only a few were consumed and the rest were left to be put where they belong, namely the bin. \n\nThe real problem however was the staff. Straight away we noted that none of the long term staff that made this restaurant a pleasure to visit were in situ. Not sure if they have all just left permanently in the last few months or all take holidays at the same time of year.\n\n In their place they appear to have substituted them with a bunch of transition year students but not the type of transition year students that are eager to get to know the restaurant business but the ones who just take the job to tick the box that they had work experience.\n\nAsked for drinks and ketchup on four occasions. The coke came on first request. This was half way through meal. Ketchup came on third request. My son has about two chips left at this stage. Usually ketchup comes in ramekin but in keeping with the decline of Fishy Fishy it was served in a Hellman\'s plastic squeezey bottle. Dinner was finished and on fourth request for kids drinks we were told they were out of apple juice. Ok bring us orange juice instead. Served in large adult glass that my two year old couldn\'t even lift. Requested straw to solve the issue. Waiter comes past and dumps them on the side of table without even acknowleding us. \n\nThroughout the meal we were not once asked was everything ok. The waiters constantly passed our table with their heads down desperately hoping to avoid eye contact for fear of us requesting something complicated like apple juice or a spoon. \n\nWaited 25 minutes for bill. I asked twice for this surprise, surprise. \n\nWaiter asked was everything ok. I said no it was a shambles. He seemed surprised at this and said that he wasn\'t covering our section. That was his only response, no apology, no inquiry into what issues we had. But I\'m happy for him that it wasn\'t his section. Keep up the good work but remember there is no I in team. \n\nI nearly always tip in restaurants even if the service is average but they at least try to make an effort. Today in Fishy Fishy our waiters did not try, did not care, lacked basic training. I did not tip and had no qualms about it. I sure they won\'t miss the extra 12-15 euro tip. And I\'m sure they won\'t take it personally because they have no professional pride. \n\nI now need to start looking into a new go to restaurant for Kinsale. Won\'t be going back here in a hurry.
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Fishy Fishy Restaurant

Crowleys Quay, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

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Cuisine:
Healthy Eating

Price Range:

Good
60 reviews

Reviewed 03rd October 2016 ( visited 02nd October 2016 )

Been to this restaurant dozens of times over the years and it has always been fantastic until yesterday.\n\nSuppose I should start on the few positives from the meal. My monkfish was superb. Severed on a bed of mixed vegetable purée and topped with mushroom salsa verde. My wife\'s seafood salad was good. My 5 year old sons fish and chips from kids menu was hooked perfectly. That is pretty much the only positives I can give.\n\nThe negatives...... This may take a while. \n\nMy two year old daughters salmon was raw in the middle. Sent it back and thankfully cooked through second time of asking.\n\n The usual freshly baked bread accompanied with creamy salted butter and hummus that comes before the meal was replaced with bread that while not stale was certainly not fresh. The butter tasted more like shop bought spread. And no hummus came with it. Also had to request bread be brought out to us. \n\nMy wife\'s sticking toffee pudding was cold. Kids ice cream was just a scoop in a bowl of shop bought muck. No waffer, no toppings, just boring.\n\nWe ordered mussels in a cream sauce to share also. Overcooked, dry and flavourless. Despite there being several dozen in the bowl only a few were consumed and the rest were left to be put where they belong, namely the bin. \n\nThe real problem however was the staff. Straight away we noted that none of the long term staff that made this restaurant a pleasure to visit were in situ. Not sure if they have all just left permanently in the last few months or all take holidays at the same time of year.\n\n In their place they appear to have substituted them with a bunch of transition year students but not the type of transition year students that are eager to get to know the restaurant business but the ones who just take the job to tick the box that they had work experience.\n\nAsked for drinks and ketchup on four occasions. The coke came on first request. This was half way through meal. Ketchup came on third request. My son has about two chips left at this stage. Usually ketchup comes in ramekin but in keeping with the decline of Fishy Fishy it was served in a Hellman\'s plastic squeezey bottle. Dinner was finished and on fourth request for kids drinks we were told they were out of apple juice. Ok bring us orange juice instead. Served in large adult glass that my two year old couldn\'t even lift. Requested straw to solve the issue. Waiter comes past and dumps them on the side of table without even acknowleding us. \n\nThroughout the meal we were not once asked was everything ok. The waiters constantly passed our table with their heads down desperately hoping to avoid eye contact for fear of us requesting something complicated like apple juice or a spoon. \n\nWaited 25 minutes for bill. I asked twice for this surprise, surprise. \n\nWaiter asked was everything ok. I said no it was a shambles. He seemed surprised at this and said that he wasn\'t covering our section. That was his only response, no apology, no inquiry into what issues we had. But I\'m happy for him that it wasn\'t his section. Keep up the good work but remember there is no I in team. \n\nI nearly always tip in restaurants even if the service is average but they at least try to make an effort. Today in Fishy Fishy our waiters did not try, did not care, lacked basic training. I did not tip and had no qualms about it. I sure they won\'t miss the extra 12-15 euro tip. And I\'m sure they won\'t take it personally because they have no professional pride. \n\nI now need to start looking into a new go to restaurant for Kinsale. Won\'t be going back here in a hurry.
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Fishy Fishy Restaurant
Crowleys Quay, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

Been to this restaurant dozens of times over the years and it has always been fantastic until yesterday.\n\nSuppose I should start on the few positives from the meal. My monkfish was superb. Severed on a bed of mixed vegetable purée and topped with mushroom salsa verde. My wife\'s seafood salad was good. My 5 year old sons fish and chips from kids menu was hooked perfectly. That is pretty much the only positives I can give.\n\nThe negatives...... This may take a while. \n\nMy two year old daughters salmon was raw in the middle. Sent it back and thankfully cooked through second time of asking.\n\n The usual freshly baked bread accompanied with creamy salted butter and hummus that comes before the meal was replaced with bread that while not stale was certainly not fresh. The butter tasted more like shop bought spread. And no hummus came with it. Also had to request bread be brought out to us. \n\nMy wife\'s sticking toffee pudding was cold. Kids ice cream was just a scoop in a bowl of shop bought muck. No waffer, no toppings, just boring.\n\nWe ordered mussels in a cream sauce to share also. Overcooked, dry and flavourless. Despite there being several dozen in the bowl only a few were consumed and the rest were left to be put where they belong, namely the bin. \n\nThe real problem however was the staff. Straight away we noted that none of the long term staff that made this restaurant a pleasure to visit were in situ. Not sure if they have all just left permanently in the last few months or all take holidays at the same time of year.\n\n In their place they appear to have substituted them with a bunch of transition year students but not the type of transition year students that are eager to get to know the restaurant business but the ones who just take the job to tick the box that they had work experience.\n\nAsked for drinks and ketchup on four occasions. The coke came on first request. This was half way through meal. Ketchup came on third request. My son has about two chips left at this stage. Usually ketchup comes in ramekin but in keeping with the decline of Fishy Fishy it was served in a Hellman\'s plastic squeezey bottle. Dinner was finished and on fourth request for kids drinks we were told they were out of apple juice. Ok bring us orange juice instead. Served in large adult glass that my two year old couldn\'t even lift. Requested straw to solve the issue. Waiter comes past and dumps them on the side of table without even acknowleding us. \n\nThroughout the meal we were not once asked was everything ok. The waiters constantly passed our table with their heads down desperately hoping to avoid eye contact for fear of us requesting something complicated like apple juice or a spoon. \n\nWaited 25 minutes for bill. I asked twice for this surprise, surprise. \n\nWaiter asked was everything ok. I said no it was a shambles. He seemed surprised at this and said that he wasn\'t covering our section. That was his only response, no apology, no inquiry into what issues we had. But I\'m happy for him that it wasn\'t his section. Keep up the good work but remember there is no I in team. \n\nI nearly always tip in restaurants even if the service is average but they at least try to make an effort. Today in Fishy Fishy our waiters did not try, did not care, lacked basic training. I did not tip and had no qualms about it. I sure they won\'t miss the extra 12-15 euro tip. And I\'m sure they won\'t take it personally because they have no professional pride. \n\nI now need to start looking into a new go to restaurant for Kinsale. Won\'t be going back here in a hurry.

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