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Castlegregory & Around
Outside tables overlook the beach, bay and mountains at this idyllic, laidback pub...
Set up above the R560 northern coast road, this dark-peach-painted place has an open-plan interior with a stone fireplace and book-filled shelves running the full width of the walls...
With the sophisticated feel of a continental bistro, this restaurant offers a fusion of global recipes gathered by the well-travelled owner-chef, but utilises sustainable local produce, such as the Kerry mountain lam...
With its own photographic gallery, polished hardwood surfaces and sophisticated furnishings, this is one of Dingle's most popular cafes for international fare – from lamb tajines to Thai green curries, ginger stir-fr...
Owned by a distant relation of Gregory Peck (really, aren’t we all?), this elegantly fronted gastropub serves modern takes on seafood in old-fashioned surrounds...
Follow the basil and garlic scents wafting from this beacon of affordable goodness occupying a tidy central storefront. Pizzas are classically styled: thin and wonderful.
Behind its shamrock-green facade, this Breton crêperie is right at home here in Dingle...
Seafood is superbly presented at this dignified, genteel restaurant. Fish and shellfish are delivered daily fresh from the docks; the local prawns and larger crustaceans are especially good here.
Scarlet-fronted Doyle's serves some of the best seafood in the area (which in these parts is really saying something)...
The cafe at this organic grocery serves soups with wondrous soda bread, goats cheese burgers, salads and lovely chocolate cake. Get sandwiches to go for your adventures.
Curl up with a book, a cup of tea and a scone or a warming soup at this delightful cafe at the back of this bookshop specialising in Irish history, and soak up the spirit of literary Dingle.
Fresh produce and homemade goodies galore.
For self-catering, try the big Garvey’s SuperValu near the Strand.
Ice Cream & Gelateria
Made in Dingle, with branches in Killarney and Dublin, amazing ice cream flavours include Guinness, Kilbeggan whiskey, brown bread, sea salt, and honeycomb, plus cooling mint.
'No chips', reads the menu of this funky blue-and-yellow, fishing-shack-style restaurant on the waterfront...
This pub is a good place for a waterside pint. Next door it runs the Coast Guard Lodge, which has six rooms that sleep three to four people each in military comfort for €75 (or €50 for more than one night) per room.
This beach-facing bar–restaurant serves a vast range of dishes from sandwiches and pasta to fresh oysters and mussels.
Ventry & Around
Clogherhead & Ballyferriter
An Portán serves traditional Irish meals with an international flavour. It has a separate guesthouse with 14 modern, large and fairly unadorned rooms.
Spa & Fenit
The menu of this bright-yellow pub/restaurant brims with local catches served in classical styles – pan fried, deep fried, and mornays, including a luscious scallop mornay with piped potato crust.
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