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Taste of Kerry!

Taste of Kerry!

Over the years Kerry has deservedly gained a reputation as a food connoisseurs haven of dreams. With an extensive fishing industry supplying our restaurants with only the very best in seafood delights, farmers nurturing succulent supplies of sumptuous meats, dining out in the Kingdom is a culinary delight. The biggest problem facing us is just where do we start when choosing a restaurant to dine in? Well, do not panic! I have handpicked some of the best that Kerry has to offer, now all you have to do is go book your table!

Aghadoe Heights Hotel
With fine dining, a warm atmosphere, discreet service and phenomenal views with vistas of the Lakes of Killarney, mountains are only part of what make dining at The Lake Room Restaurant and Heights Lounge and Piano Bar offer a refreshing new look menu based on the finest of local and seasonal produce. The team have enhanced the menu by adding some fresh
and modern twists revealing a strong commitment to Irish suppliers and a confident approach to providing excellent food. In addition to classic favourites, the new menu features exciting new options to create exceptional dishes with
an eclectic European flavour. To compliment the new menu, a new wine list has been carefully selected plus a variety available by the glass. The wine selection has been thoughtfully complied to provide an extensive choice of exquisite wines from some of the world’s best known producers. For restaurant bookings contact 064 6631766

Wilde Ballybunion
Wilde Restaurant is set in the heart of Ballybunion it offers a comfortable, contemporary dining experience. The dining room offers spectacular sea views, particularly the sun set over Ballybunion’s famous beach which is a sight to behold. Their experienced head chef Eddie cooks Irish and Mediterranean dishes with a passion the comes through in every mouthful using only locally sourced ingredients meaning they can bring fresh and delicious food straight to the table. Paired with a new selection of wines from around the world it will not disappoint. The staff at Wilde really do endeavour to make every experience at Wilde one to be remembered from beginning to end. Early Bird and A La Carte menus are available with daily specials with a children’s menu also. In addition to this, they also cater for all your event needs from birthdays and christenings to communions and confirmations. Offering a specially catered menus for events, they can accommodate specific dietary requirements including vegan. For bookings or queries contact 068-27906

Yummy Café
Yummy Cafe, on Dominick Street in Tralee have recently launched a whole new look for 2022. As well as an impressive make-over, ‘Yummies’ have also launched an Irish-Dairy Ice Cream Parlour and delicious new Breakfast and Lunch menus. This award winning Family Restaurant features a delectable range for all appetites and dietary requirements, including an extensive choice of fresh signature salads, sandwiches and a very popular breakfast range. The New Ice Cream Parlour specialises in original Malt Milkshakes, Warm Churros, Belgian Waffles and the ever popular Ice Cream Sundaes; the perfect way to compliment your lunch at Yummy! Along with a host of delicious locally sourced food options, over the years Yummy has built up a reputation for a very friendly welcome and a delicious range of coffees and teas. Their full menu is also available take-away, or you can sit in one of their delightful outdoor dining areas and enjoy the bustle of the popular pedestrian area in the ‘Rose Quarter’ at the heart of Tralee. Featured in the Irish Times Top10 Dog-Friendly places to eat in Ireland, Yummy Cafe has also been recognised as Ireland’s Most Family Friendly Restaurant by Today FM. For more check out @YummyCafeMarket on Social and

Kitty O Se’s
Dining in Kitty O’ Se’s is all about the customer experience. From the moment you walk in the door, you will be greeted with warmth and a friendly welcoming smile. Once seated, they will leave you with their extensive menu to browse but are always delighted to recommend some of their favourite signature dishes. The guests satisfaction and overall dining experience is what matters the most to Eileen and her team, they will do everything to ensure that everyone leaving the restaurant is already planning their next visit! Because of this pride in customer excellence, Kitty O’ Se’s was the winner of Best Newcomer in the Hospitality Awards 2019, an accolade they are immensely proud of. The restaurant itself has been designed with an intimately warm and chic interior. Set with blue and green tones, evoking thoughts of afternoons spent lazing by the ocean eating the freshest produce. Eileen prides herself on providing just that, the freshest produce that Kerry has to offer, from sea to land, the turnover time ensures the quality is of the very best. Eileen and her team work very closely with local suppliers of both fish and meat, handpicking the very best on offer. Proprietor of Kitty O’ Se’s, Eileen Finucane told us “Kitty O’ Se’s is my business which I am so proud of and the team that I have around me, it wouldn’t be the business it is without them all. I believe I was born to serve, I thrive on it and it brings me immense joy seeing people come in as customers and leave as new friends. I feel privileged when people choose my restaurant to hold birthdays, anniversaries and any other occasion with our team here. We are open 7 days a week so pick up the phone and book a table, we cannot wait to serve you!” For more information please contact on new email of or phone (064) 663 9471

Alfie’s Lounge at The Ashe Hotel
Alfie’s has long established itself as Tralee’s dining destination with a vibrant and trendy interior. Enjoyed by many for its friendly, bustling atmosphere by day giving way to laid- back cocktails and dining by night. Plush velvet booths provide the perfect setting for an intimate dining experience or cocktail catch up. The Hidden Gem of Tralee, the south facing Garden Terrace serves leisurely brunch, lunch and dinner. Pretty flower boxes, comfy furniture and fairy lights give a great backdrop for casual dining and cocktails. With your ultimate comfort in mind, the Garden Terrace is a bright sunny spot in the summer, and heated in the winter with super-cosy blankets draped over loungers. Their culinary ethos is to sustainably source within the county of Kerry where possible, with their bar and cocktails carrying through the same ethos with Dingle Gin & Whiskey, Valentina Vermouth and Skellig Six Gin.
To Book Call 066 7106300

Grill and Thrill Family Restaurant
Grill and Thrill in Tralee is located in the centre of Tralee town next to the Bank of Ireland. Customers can eat on their premises or avail of food online from their new website which has a simple restaurant online ordering feature. All products come from suppliers that carry strict Irish and European quality assured food standards right across the industry. Peri Peri poultry and meats are provided fresh, never frozen. All poultry and meats are Halal certified which is a very welcome inclusion in Tralee to be more inclusive to everyone’s dietary needs and beliefs. A personal favourite is their Peri Chicken platter for 2 which comes with 1 full chicken, 10 chicken wings, 1 portion of chips, 1 naan bread salad and a selection of sauces all for €25. If a kebab is more your taste then Grill and Thrill boast the very best in town.
For more information go to to place order For more information contact 066 7129557

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Meadowlands Hotel
Set in the very heart of Tralee, The Meadowlands hotel is a family run business who have a passion for providing a high quality dining experience without the high end price tag. At the Meadowlands Hotel, you will find a fantastic selection of dining options and inventive menus that will leave you going back time and time again just so you get to sample everything on offer. An Móinéar Restaurant is where they serve a sumptuous buffet & seated Breakfast each morning. From a traditional Irish Breakfast to mouth-watering, sweet French toast, there is something for every palette. Johnny Frank’s Bar, Lounge & Terrace serves a full bar menu containing snacks, light meals, and dinner specials each day from 12 noon until 9.00 pm. So if its meeting the girls for lunch or indulging in a Sunday afternoon dinner, there is plenty to choose from all within walking distance of the town centre. The hotel’s success is a combination of excellent service and superb food. The dedicated team carefully prepares menus to suit the guests’ palates, needs, and requirements, using only the best of local produce. With a long held belief in producing superior quality, using locally sourced fresh food at reasonable prices, it is easy to see just why The Meadowlands is such a popular choice. With the fish & seafood sourced at the family’s fish factory in Dingle- Iasc Uí Mhathúna Teo and delivered daily to your table, you can be confident in the quality on your plate.
For more information contact 0667180444

Smaash Burger
You can find Smaash nestled in the village of Ardfert serving the best smashed burgers in Kerry. Smashed burgers are not just any regular burgers, they are the juiciest, freshest and tastiest burgers you will ever have. What is a Smaash burger I hear you ask? The burger pattie is a delicious mix of the finest cuts of beef, perfectly seasoned, carefully added to a piping hot flat top and smashed with love, while the meat cooks for a only a few minutes. The result of the heat and the flattening of the finest locally sourced meat delivers the ultimate burgers. Each Smaash burger ends up with a delicious crispy texture and a burger that is cooked in moments. Each smashed beef burger is double stacked and comes with all the trimmings you could want in a delicious burger. Are you up for a challenge? Try their “Badgers Badboy” that will get your taste buds going with 3 patties on one burger and wash it all down with their wide selection of drinks. Is your belly bigger than your eyes? Then they dare you to try one of their smaash burgers today! Not only do they cater for carnivores, but they also have the best in veggie and vegan burgers along with gluten-free options. Feel like chicken tonight instead of beef? At SMAASH BURGER, they have the most tempting chicken burgers and even have the hot and spicy “Redhot Chick” for those who are not afraid of some (or a lot of) heat. Ice-cold beer or wine will help you cool off. They also haven’t forgotten about the little calves either. They have heavenly ice creams and milkshakes along with a kiddies menu that is sure to keep the real bosses happy. Nathan and the team look forward to seeing you all soon for some SMAASHingly good food! |

The Brehon
Dining in The Brehon Hotel, Killarney is a truly special experience. Every dish hand chosen and created by Head Chef Chad Byrne, Danú’s menu provides flavour and freshness in an atmosphere that is both relaxing and casual. With a selection of dishes from vibrant small plates to hearty mains, signature favourites to quirky takes on the classics, this food is a celebration of local produce, market fresh ingredients and a talented kitchen team. A shining light of the burgeoning Irish food scene, Chad and his team grow their own herb garden, work in tandem with some of Ireland’s best food producers and collaborate with their industry peers. All this to bring you food that is as inspiring as it is delicious in a place that is as beautiful as it is relaxed. Thanks to Head Chef Chad Byrne’s passion for vegan and vegetarian food, Danú at The Brehon offers a delicious selection of plant-based dishes. Chad’s multi-cultural culinary team bring a host of international methods and flavours to the table while the best in seasonal produce provides fantastic variety all year round.
For reservations please contact
The Brehon on 064 6630700

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