+353 64 6632855 Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Where to Eat Killarney

Killarney has a wealth of places to eat.

    The Europe Hotel

    The Europe Hotel & Resort offers a number of flexible options for dining in Killarney with a choice of restaurants: The Spa Cafe, a light, airy dining room which enjoys sweeping views over the lake and mountains beyond. Open for lunch from 12noon – 5pm on Fridays & Saturdays (and to 3pm on Sundays) in February-Mid March and in November-Mid December. Open for dinner on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 6pm – 10pm.

    The Brasserie Restaurant Killarney, with terrace for relaxed al fresco dining, is open daily from 11am to 11pm serving light snacks to succulent flamed grills steaks cooked in front of you by award winning chefs on an open grill.

    The Panorama Restaurant in Killarney has one of the most enviable views in Ireland with vistas of the Lakes of Killarney, mountains and gardens stretching before you. This Killarney restaurant is open for breakfast from 7-10.30am and dinner from 7-9.30pm (closed for dinner on Sunday) providing fine dining in Kerry at its best. So why not sit down and enjoy Irish and International cuisine in one of Killarney’s finest restaurants!

    Both the Brasserie and Panorama Restaurants at The Europe Hotel have dedicated Children’s Menus.

    Sample dishes: Pan Fried Fillet of Hake, Saffron Infused Risotto, Green Asparagus & Peas €22 (Brasserie Day Menu). Pan Fried Breast of Thornhill Duck, Beetroot, Wilted Spinach, Compressed Apple and Foie Gras  €32 (Panorama Restaurant)
    Open: February – December, 6 days (Panorama Restaurant closed Sundays)

    Tel: +353 (0)64 667 1300
    Email: reservations@theeurope.com
    Twitter: @TheEuropeHotel

    Location: Fossa, Killarney,
    Co. Kerry
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    The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens
    In the most beautiful natural setting you can enjoy the best of international and Irish cuisine at the Dunloe Hotel & Gardens in our gourmet restaurant and browse the magnificent list of wines to select the ideal complement for your meal.

    For fine dining in Killarney, visit The Grill Restaurant and enjoy the best of local produce at the luxury Dunloe Hotel & Gardens. Ireland, and particularly county Kerry, is home to some of the best gourmet food in Europe. Wild Atlantic fresh fish and high quality Kerry lamb frequent our menu.

    The 5 Star Dunloe Hotel & Gardens showcases the best of local produce with the finest of fresh, natural ingredients prepared by our artistically creative head chef. For afternoon tea or morning coffee, the Upper Lounge offers a relaxing setting with panoramic views over the countryside. The bar offers an intimate cosy space, where conversation flows readily while guests sit and relax with a cream-topped pint enjoying a variety of live musical entertainment.

    Sample dish: Braised Short Rib of Prime Irish Beef, Pearl Onion Jus, Potato Champ with Chives €24
    Open: April – October, 7 days

    Tel: +353 (0)64 664 4111
    Email: reservations@thedunloe.com
    Twitter: @The_Dunloe

    Location: Beaufort, Killarney,
    Co. Kerry
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    Killarney Brewing & Distilling Company

    Killarney Brewing & Distilling Company has been producing consistently great tasting and award-winning beers since 2015. The company extended into the spirits market in 2019 with the introduction of Killarney Distilling Company, owing to the popularity of the brews year after year. They made the bold choice to build Ireland’s largest independently owned brewery, distillery and visitor center. Opening in Spring 2022, the new campus promises to be the premier stop on your distillery tour of Ireland. Located on the picturesque Ring of Kerry, right outside Killarney town, with views of the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks and Killarney Lakes. Visitors can sample and taste the award-winning beers, gin crafted from local botanicals and a fine Irish whiskey, or simply relax and enjoy the breath-taking views from the bistro or rooftop terrace.

    Additionally, check out their Muckross Road Taproom, just five minutes’ walk from Killarney town to see where their journey started? They offer a wide selection of premium Irish beers and freshly made wood fired pizza. A must-see destination for visitors to Killarney. Check out their Instagram page here @killarneybrewingdistilling

    Location: Fossa, Killarney
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    Cahernane House Hotel

    The Cahernane House Hotel offers it’s guests several options for a delicious meal; the Cellar Bar where you can enjoy lighter bites and the Herbert Restaurant which offers award-winning dining. You’ll be sure to find something to suit your tastes.

    Located in the basement of the hotel, The Cellar Bar occupies the original wine cellar of the house. Cosy and inviting, and difficult to leave; we have an extensive selection of beers, spirits and wines for you to enjoy. Curl up by the fire with a good book or recount the tales of your day’s exploring while enjoying your favourite tipple. We are proud to stock locally produced beers from the Killarney Brewing Company.  All their beers are named after local myths and legends, evoking emotions of all things Killarney. There is a selection of light bites, main courses and pastries served daily from 12:30-6pm.

    The Herbert Restaurant at Cahernane House Hotel epitomizes the style and grandeur of the original house and commands beautiful views over the surrounding landscape. The restaurant is complete with luxury furnishings, flooring and fittings. Our beautiful Bushfield Interior curtains frame the stunning views over the Tomies and Purple Mountains. Our grandeur twinkling Chandeliers are from Tara Crystal Chandeliers. The intricate wallpaper is from Lewis and Wood, London and silver cutlery is from Robert Welch. The perfect surroundings and ambiance to match our exquisite dining. Dinner is served each evening in The Herbert Dining Room. Recently awarded 2 AA Rossettes in recognition of culinary excellence, The Herbert Dining Room uses the finest locally sourced seasonal produce.

    Sample dish: (Cellar Bar) Homemade Burger Platter (Herbert Restaurant) Confit Killorglin Pork Belly, Prawn Cannelloni, Apple Gel, 16-hour Braised Pork & Cider Foam
    Open: All year, 7 days

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 1895
    Email: info@cahernane.com 
    Cahernane House Hotel
    Twitter: @CahernaneHouse

    Location: Muckross Road, Cahernane, Killarney, Co. Kerry
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    Cronin’s Restaurant

    Since its opening in 1957 by Johnny and Noreen Cronin, Cronin’s Restaurant has built a reputation for good, tasty food and friendly service.  Today Johnny and Noreen’s son, Pat and his wife Sheila continue the family tradition of serving delicious meals in a friendly, family atmosphere.

    Pat and Sheila, along with Chef John Enright, take great pride in serving their guests the freshest locally sourced produce such as smoked salmon from Kenmare, award winning Ring of Kerry lamb and Irish Hereford beef.

    Sample dishes: Parma Chicken, Vegetable Stir Fry, Shepherd’s Pie
    Open: All Year, 7 days, Monday – Saturday 12.15pm – 9.30pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 5pm – 9.30pm

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 0903
    Cronins Restaurant

    Location: College Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry
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    Muckross Park Hotel/The Jarvey’s Rest

    Dining at Muckross Park Hotel is a unique experience in Killarney. The hotel has a range of options including Yew Tree fine dining restaurant, Monk’s Lounge and The Jarvey’s Rest. Muckross Park Hotel is one of the most enviable dining locations in Killarney National Park.

    Yew Tree Restaurant, winner of an AA Rosette, is proud to offer a fine dining experience. Our team of experienced chefs have selected a menu based on seasonal ingredients from the finest purveyors of Irish food. The restaurant is set in the original wing of the hotel. It has a resident pianist who entertains guests on a grand piano during dinner.

    Monks Lounge is open daily and serves classic afternoon tea in a friendly and warm setting. Monks Lounge serves an exceptional collection of wines, champagne, Irish and international beers and premium brands. Guests can also enjoy evening cocktails and a wide selection of Irish whiskeys. Afternoon Tea in Muckross Park Hotel has been enjoyed over the decades by guests and vistors and offers a range of fine pastries, treats, select teas and gourmet coffees.

    Our Traditional Irish Pub, The Jarvey’s Rest, is the perfect location for a taste of Kerry. Where wooden floors, stonewalls, beamed ceilings, open fires and live Irish entertainment create a warm and friendly welcome. Enjoy a welcoming drink by the fire or choose a rustic Irish dish prepared expertly in our kitchen. Join our Irish Night experience and see the best in traditional music and Irish dancing.

    Open: All year, 7 days

    Tel: +353 (0)64 662 3400
    Muckross Park Hotel
    Twitter: @muckrosspark

    Location: Muckross Road,
    Killarney, Co. Kerry
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    Subway Sandwiches
    Whatever you’re in the mood for, Subway Sandwiches stores have a huge range of Subs, salads, treats and drinks to choose from. And here’s the best bit – every one of our Subs is made fresh in front of you, exactly the way you want it on the bread of your choice. You choose the salad and sauce you like too.

    For mornings when you’re not with it, we’ve cooked up a great range of tasty 6-inch Breakfast Subs or flatbreads that will set you up for the day. For a start, we use free range eggs and delicious pork sausages. You can also have it toasted with melted cheese. Even better, we give you free sauce. Pass the ketchup!

    Subway Sandwiches is committed to providing a wide range of great tasting, healthier food choices while reducing our environmental footprint and creating a positive influence in the communities we serve around the world. We are committed to improving the nutritional quality of our products and providing detailed nutrition, diet and healthy lifestyle information.

    Open: All year, 7 days –  Monday to Friday 7am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 8pm

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 8906

    Location: 12 New Street, Killarney
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    McDonalds Killarney
    Since 1977, McDonald’s been proud to serve the Irish people with some of their favourite food. And along the way, we’ve managed not just to live history, but create it:  from the first drive-thru restaurant in Europe, to the first McCafé in Europe to our ongoing food innovation, McDonald’s has been at the forefront of serving our customers. It’s been quite the journey, and we promise this is just the beginning – we’ve got our hearts set on making more history.

    All of our restaurants have been re-imaged and are now more modern, attractive and comfortable than ever before. Gone are the old plastic seats and strip lighting to be replaced by softer furnishings, soft lighting and modern furniture. We now open for breakfast, meaning that we are open when our customers want to visit us; our restaurants have now been fitted with hearing loops, Braille menus and in many cases accessible doors meaning that people with disabilities can easily visit our restaurants. We now offer easily accessible free Wi-Fi and we have rolled out contactless payment for credit cards.

    High quality is one of our top priorities. From our meats to our cheeses, from our fresh produce to our eggs, we’re committed to serving you the very best. All our beef, bacon, milk, cheese, water and eggs are 100% Irish. Come and visit McDonalds Killarney and leave with a smile!

    Open: All year, 7 days
    Food Served: Sunday – Wednesday 7am to 12am, Thursday 7am to 1am, Friday – Saturday 7am to 3am

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 7188

    Location: Park Road, Killarney
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    Ladies View Industries

    Ladies View located between Kenmare and Killarney on the Ring of Kerry (N71) and in the heart of Killarney National Park is one of Irelands best known panoramas. This spot derives its name from the pleasure expressed by Queen Victoria’s Ladies-in-Waiting on their visit here in 1861.

     At Ladies View you will find Ladies View Industries which comprises of a Gift Shop, Cafe and Bar. Our Gift Store has the largest selection of gifts in the area and our prices are the most competitive. Our Cafe and Bar will allow you a welcome break from your tour of the area in a most beautiful and peaceful location.

    You won’t find a better location than this to enjoy an Irish Coffee. You will find a comprehensive menu here including our well known home baking and remember to try our speciality – Carrot and Walnut Cake. The Ladies View Industries Cafe also has a seating area outside where once again you can enjoy good food while enjoying the stunning surrounding countryside.

    We have a fully licensed bar at Ladies View Industries located within the Cafe area. The Guinness is always good and try an Irish Coffee or our alternative Irish coffee mixed with poitin instead of whiskey. Poitin is an illicit Irish Spirit which has been banned since 1661 however, we have a special permit to sell it here.

    Open: Seasonal, 7 days April until end October from 10am until 6:45pm

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 3430
    Ladies View Killarney
    Twitter: @ladiesviewkerry

    Location: Killarney, Co. Kerry
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    Strawberry Field

    Peter and Margaret at Strawberry Field Pancake Cottage have created an oasis just five minutes’ drive from Moll’s Gap, on the Sneem Road. They are attracting an increasing number of visitors to their family-run restaurant and sculpture garden. A big part of their success is thanks to Margaret’s mouthwatering pancakes, with sweet or savoury toppings. The sweet ones include fresh fruits, chocolates and marshmallows. Some of the most popular pancakes are those with toppings of goats cheese and smoked Irish salmon. All the ingredients are sourced locally.

    Strawberry Field has a friendly atmosphere and log fire, and the walls are hung with fine oil paintings by Margaret, a talented artist. Peter has designed Celtic-themed gifts for their shop including wine racks, tea pots and candle holders. The shop also features strawberry themed gifts too so you’ll always have something to remember your trip here! Open all year but please call ahead in low season to verify hours. Strawberry Field Pancake Cottage – “the best little treat in Kerry!”

    Open: All year, 7 days 11am – 6pm

    Tel: +353 (0)64 668 2977
    Email: info@strawberryfield-ireland.com
    Facebook: The Strawberryfield Pancake Cottage

    Location: R568 Moll’s Gap-Sneem Rd
    Blackwater, Killarney
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    McSweeney Arms Hotel

    McSweeney Arms Hotel has an on-site restaurant, Tony’s Sandtrap Bar and Grill, where food and drink are top quality. Our Sandtrap is the heart of our hotel for all our guests and locals alike. It has grown in character over the years and is renowned for its warm atmosphere, great food and good company!

    Sandtrap Bar and Grill is designed in two parts. On one side, it’s a place to socialise and talk sports with 8 flat screen TVs. Home to a blend of residents, locals and people just passing through, one quiet drink has often turned in to a great night out! On the other side, you can enjoy our delicious home made food served in our popular restaurant. Our menu is fresh, our service is top quality and the atmosphere is easy going. Perfect for a quick bite or a relaxing evening meal. We know you’ll enjoy your meal with us at McSweeney Arms Hotel!

    Open: All year, 7 days Breakfast 10.30am – 12noon, Lunch 12noon – 4pm, Dinner 4pm-9.30pm

    Tel: + 353 (0)64 663 1211
    Fax: + 353 (0)64 663 4553
    Email: mcsweeneyarms@eircom.net
    Facebook: McSweeney Arms Hotel
    Twitter: @fiveirontony

    Location: College Street, Killarney
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    Aghadoe Heights Hotel
    Lounge & Bar

    Aghadoe Heights Hotel Lounge & Bar has three great areas to choose from when deciding on your meal. The Heights Lounge features casual all-day, all-evening dining and a menu with dishes from €8 that has plenty of choice with an elegant twist. Afternoon Tea served daily from 12noon-5pm. Traditional three-course Sunday Lunch. There is also a dedicated children’s menu. €29.50 per person.

    For pre-dinner aperitifs and all day dining, the Terrace Bar is perfect for an al fresco option with an extensive light menu, delicious afternoon tea and a decadent cocktail list.

    The Lake Room Restaurant serves mouth watering dishes from the best of local, in-season ingredients. With an ever-changing a la carte menu, dining in the airy, open plan Lake Room is sheer perfection, from aperitif to the last petit fours. Fine dining, Table d-Hôte dinner menu. Winter menu €45pp, Summer menu €55pp.

    Open: All year, 7 days

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 1766
    Email: info@aghadoeheights.com

    Location: Aghadoe, Killarney
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    Murphy’s Bar &
    Lord Kenmare’s Restaurant

    Murphy’s Bar & Lord Kenmare’s Restaurant is a proud family tradition for over 50 years with a great reputation for accommodation, good food and traditional Irish music nightly. Popular with locals and tourists alike and it’s not hard to see why.

    At Murphy’s Bar, the lively traditional music and natural, homely character of Killarney’s beloved establishment is matched only by its coveted reputation for good food. With an excellent menu served all day (featuring Steak and Seafood dishes) and the finest pint of Guinness in Kerry, Murphy’s Bar has people returning again and again.

    Lord Kenmare’s, above Murphy’s, serves the finest in Irish & Mediterranean cuisine – the Seafood Platter is a must! The extensive range of dishes available are also complemented by a truly comprehensive wine list.

    Open: All year, 9am-11.30pm daily

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 1924/+353 (0)64 663 7245
    Email: info@murphysofkillarney.com


    Location: 18 College Street, Killarney
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    The Lakeside Bistro

    The Lakeside Bistro, located in the Lake Hotel, overlooks Loch Léin and the 12th Century McCarthy Mór Castle. With the warming golden sunlight pouring in throughout the day and evening this is the perfect spot from which to admire the beautiful scenery of Killarney.

    The Lakeside Bistro is popular for morning coffee and scones as well as leisurely lunches for guests, locals and passing tourists. The great, local, fresh produce prepared by our Chefs combined with friendly and helpful staff ensure that guests come back again and again to enjoy this restful and inviting space.

    Also available to make your visit more enjoyable is a great kids colouring set, just ask your server. The Lakeside Bistro also offers a tasty vegetarian menu with daily specials and free wifi means if you have to look away from the beautiful view, it is at least easy to do any work that has to be done.

    Sample Dish: Deep fried Irish cod in beer batter with tartar sauce, fresh lemon, mushy peas, salad and fresh chips. Price: €15
    Open: All year, 7 days 12 noon- 10pm

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 1035
    Email: info@lakehotel.com


    Location: Lake Shore,
    Muckross Road, Killarney
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    Kate Kearney’s Cottage

    Kate Kearney’s Cottage is a 150 year old family run establishment nestled at the entrance to the world famous Gap of Dunloe. There is a great history behind the real Kate Kearney and the legend has captured the imagination of people far and wide down through the years. The Bar and Craft Shops are open 7 days a week from 10am each day. We serve bar food daily from 12noon until 8pm. At Kate’s, you will enjoy the tradition of hospitality made famous by the legendary Kate herself.

    Kate Kearney’s Cottage is open for Sunday lunches and group bookings. Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night during the season we play host to an “Irish Night” featuring local traditional musicians and dancers. Perhaps the most authentic night of its kind in the area, our guests can also partake in old-time and Irish set dancing. Although a tourist ‘hot spot,’ the quality of the food and service has made Kate’s hugely popular with the locals also.

    Sample Dish: Check out the braised lamb shank – delicious!
    Open: All year, 7 days 10am – 8pm

    Tel: +353 (0)64 664 4146
    Email: katekearneys@eircom.net

    Location: Gap of Dunloe,
    Beaufort, Killarney
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    Danny Mann Pub
    & Restaurant

    The legendary Danny Mann Pub & Restaurant in Killarney has been entertaining visitors and locals alike for over 70 years. With its large open fireplace, flagstone floors, timber beam ceilings and old world furniture, the Danny Mann is the quintessential Irish pub. Here you can experience the best of traditional Irish music while enjoying a hearty meal and one of our potent brews. The Danny Mann is the home of traditional music in Killarney. We feature the best traditional musicians nightly and on weekends in the winter. We also regularly feature Irish dancing. Come on in for a great night out!

    At Danny Mann Pub & Restaurant you’ll enjoy fine food and drink and craic in a traditional pub. All at good value prices and served by our friendly staff. Extensive menu served throughout the day and Irish Stew and Irish Coffees are our speciality. You can also enjoy all the major soccer, rugby, football, hurling and racing events live on our Big Screens. We also have a pool table, dart board and cards for your enjoyment.

    Open: All year, 7 days during high season, from Nov-Mar Fri-Sun only
    Food Served: Breakfast 10am-3pm Sat & Sun, Lunch 12.30pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-9.30pm. Great value Early Bird 3 Course meals served from 5.30pm-7pm.

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 1640
    Email:  info@evistonhouse.com


    Location: New Street, Killarney
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    The Laurels Pub
    & Restaurant

    The Laurels Pub & Restaurant is a wonderful traditional Killarney pub which has been run by the O’Leary family for almost a century. And little has changed in that time. Tiled floors and beamed ceilings, lots of alcoves and dimly lit corners, friendly and attentive staff, all contribute to the charm of The Laurels. During the season, live music and Irish dancing add another dimension. And all year round, appetising food is served.

    The Laurels is a long established family run pub situated in the centre of town with a rich family history as well. It is well renowned for great food and drinks – ideal for lunch, dinner or late night snacks. How about potato cakes with chicken and smoked bacon with mushroom sauce and salad? Discover for yourself why The Laurels Pub & Restaurant is such a local favourite.

    Sample Dish: Irish Lamb Stew prepared with Succulent Kerry Lamb and Fresh Vegetables €16.95
    Open: All year, 7 days 10.30am – 11.30pm

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 1149
    Email: info@thelaurelspub.com

    Location: Main Street, Killarney
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    Mucros Garden Restaurant

    Mucros Garden Restaurant, adjacent to Muckross House and Gardens, is an ideal venue for those who wish to enjoy a relaxing meal in the scenic surroundings of Killarney National Park. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Torc and Mangerton Mountains, the Garden Restaurant enjoys magnificent views across the old Victorian Walled Garden area. This modern, 170-seat, self-service, restaurant is the ideal location for those who wish to enjoy a relaxing meal in picturesque surroundings.

    Visitors have a choice of between eight and ten options from our hot food buffet, which is served daily between noon and 3pm. Service is extended until 4pm during peak season. Mucros Garden Restaurant offers an excellent range of menu options, including vegetarian and gluten free, and value for money.

    Mucros Garden Restaurant also caters for those who would prefer just a light snack. Freshly made sandwiches, soups, scones and pastries, are available at very competitive prices, while our on-site bakery provides an excellent array of gateaux and mouth-watering deserts. These include firm favourites such as Baileys Cheesecake, Strawberry Cream Meringue and Bannofi Pie. A popular lunchtime venue, both for visitors to Muckross and for local Killarney residents.

    Sample Dish: Breast of Irish Chicken stuffed with Clonakilty Pudding – €9.95
    Open: All year, 7 days 10.30am – 5.30pm, 7 days. July & August: 9am-7pm.
    Food served: Hot food 12 noon – 3pm • Snacks served 9am – 5pm

    Tel: +353 (0)64 663 9354
    Email: restaurant@muckross-house.ie

    Location: Muckross House, Killarney
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