Kathleen's Cottage (formerly Cu Na Mara)
***** (4 stars, based on 19 reviews)
90 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222
Kathleen's Cottage is an Irish restaurant in Bristol, NH, that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has not yet reviewed, but is considered a restaurant of interest by this Web site. Below is a section where our readers can give us their own reviews of Kathleen's Cottage.
Sample items on the menu at Kathleen's Cottage include salmon, steak, chicken, bangers and mash, and beef stew.
Cost: moderately inexpensive
Location: center of town, just south of Newfound Lake
One Reason to Go: live Irish music
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*****mwl from Glen, NH, says:
great food, try the fried pickles. the Irish music Friday nights is great. I also can't say enough on how helpful and friendly the waitstaff was.
(Posted on 6/30/13)
*****BMD from Bristol, NH, says:
Can't compare to CuNaMara with Ray - food is only so-so! Seem to cater to their "regulars" - we were ignored last time we were in!
(Posted on 5/15/13)
*****vk from Bristol, NH, says:
I'm surprised people like the food so much. I find it very bland and boring for the most part. they need more PUB type appetizer type foods. Who puts mashed potatoes on a pizza??
the beer selections are great, the bar atmosphere is nice -- we would love to go there more often, but the food is just so... so-so.
(Posted on 10/12/11)
*****JB from Manchester, NH, says:
Not as good as Cu na Mara was. People friendly but kitchen misses Ray.
(Posted on 3/12/11)
*****DAJ from Arlington, MA, says:
We really enjoy the food, the friendly atmosphere and the music. Highly recommend it.
(Posted on 9/4/10)
*****Judy from Bristol, NH, says:
Good food, great atmosphere; wonderful wait staff. Good bread pudding. Some items a tad pricey for small town NH.
(Posted on 8/4/10)
*****DG from New Hampton, NH, says:
Very good, had a great time. Been to the restaurant when it was Cu Na Mara, now K's Cottage. Same great hostess as always. Great music (never know what musician shows up!!). Food is excellent. The bread pudding is to die for! Great atmosphere for a small home town.
(Posted on 7/23/10)
*****RGM from Schenectady, NY, says:
My wife and I really enjoyed the old Cuna Mara and went there for food, drink and entertainment every chance we had since the restaurant first opened. We have looked forward to the opening of Kathleen's Cottage downtown, and I had a chance to see it last week.
I love it! The atmosphere is just like a pub in Ireland, the food is great, and I have never seen so many great beers on tap (11, I believe). I will take all of my summer guests there.
(Posted on 3/2/10)
*****Lorry from Bristol, NH, says:
New place is quite nice. Ordered the beef stew. Menu said it had root vegetables. The only root vegetable in it was carrots. It had summer squash and zucchini and very little meat. The gravy had no flavor and mashed potatoes they put on top had no flavor. Would not order again. Husband had fish and chips and said it was good. I find that it is pricey for the quality. Not sure if I would go back.
(Posted on 2/21/10)
*****Caroline Reinke from Columbus, OH, says:
Kathleen and staff catered a party for my mother's 70th birthday. The food was wonderful and the staff was more then helpful, kind and respectful. They did a fantastic job and would use them for another event in a mintue!!
(Posted on 2/5/10)
*****Random Client from Bristol, NH, says:
Love the new digs! This feels more like an Irish pub than the previous place. However, I found it cold and uncomfortable on cold winter nights. Even the wait staff was wearing sweaters. The service can be quite slow... might be due to staffing levels?
Food has improved After Ray left, the replacement chef was not doing the place proper justice. With the new digs comes a new chef and the quality of the food has improved greatly. I will go back, but I will dress warmer and go on a night when I am in no hurry.
(Posted on 1/29/10)
*****Joe from Boston, MA, says:
Great food, love the live jazz nite.. where did it go? Jazz like this you only find in Boston.. nice to see it in Bristol!
(Posted on 10/21/09)
*****Linda V from Wellington FL (formerly Alexandria NH) says:
It's been almost 5 years since we moved, and we still long for that delicious bread pudding! Best we've ever ...
(Posted on 10/7/09)
*****Don from Stoughton, MA, says:
In the Irish tradition it is a place that is warm, cozy and friendly. It is always interesting, with a vast array of music, from local Irish talent to greats like Paddy Keenan. Great food and the largest selection of Irish whiskey in the state of NH will keep you coming back. My favorite is the traditional Irish breakfast; it always brings back memories of my travels to Ireland and the UK. Try it you will like it. Caed Mile Failte.
(Posted on 9/17/09)
*****Sue from Franklin, NH, says:
Celebrated my birthday here. The food and the service were fantastic. Portions are quite large (bring a friend to share the Cottage Cake for dessert). The music had us tapping our toes and smiling. Will certainly return soon.
(Posted on 8/18/09)
*****pm from Lebanon, NH, says:
Sure miss Ray. Ordered Reubens on flat bread. Bread was very hard. Not the best choice for a sandwich. It was also the most expensive sandwich on the menu. Should have asked. Not worth $9.99. Hadn't been for a few years. Hope it was just a fluke! Might give it another try. Very nice and accommodating wait person.
(Posted on 7/30/09)
*****LM from Providence, RI, says:
Great place to sit with friends and have a pint. The whiskey dipping sauce is out of this world. Burgers are fantastic and the Irish stew plentiful, authentic and flavorful. All this and great music! Looking forward to our next visit.
(Posted on 6/21/09)
*****MP from Bristol, NH, says:
What was once Cu Na Mara is now Kathleen's Cottage - still many familiar faces - some great new specials - like the Irish Pizza - AWESOME!! Live Irish music every Friday - and every other Saturday - open mic. on Sundays... Jazz once a month - and a Tiki bar in the summer months- look on their myspace page for great coupon deals and music updates as well as special dinners and events!! www.myspace.com/kathleenscottage
(Posted on 3/22/09)
*****jubilation t kertikens from Bristol, NH, says:
Please bring back the tiki room as I miss it greatly. I look forward to the grand re-opening with baited breath. This place is a shrine and should be given historic status. Run don't walk to the tiki room.
(Posted on 3/2/09)
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