Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Kenmare

Boathouse Bistro

At the water's edge, this 1870s boathouse 4.5km west of Kenmare has been stunningly converted to a beach-house-style blue-and-white bistro specialising in local seafood delivered daily to its own wharf. Expertly coo…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Waterville

Smuggler's Inn

At this diamond find near Waterville Golf Links, owner and chef Henry Hunt's gourmet creations incorporate fresh seafood and locally farmed poultry and meat, followed by artistic desserts (including homemade ice cre…
Top Choice Irish in Slea Head

Gormans Clifftop House

Far and away the best place to eat and sleep in the area is Gormans Clifftop House. Book ahead to dine on delicious Kerry mountain lamb stew, Dingle Bay prawns and other exquisite dishes (dietary requirements can be…
Top Choice Cafe in Gap of Dunloe

Heather

In a glorious setting, this light-filled cafe adjoins a farm that provides produce from its fields and polytunnels, while seafood and meat are locally and sustainably sourced. Fantastic food spans sweet treats such …
Top Choice Seafood in Killorglin

Jacks' Coastguard Restaurant

A door at the back of this village pub, housed in an 1886 coastguard station, leads to a striking contemporary restaurant with picture windows looking out across Castlemaine harbour to the Kerry hills. Seafood, such…
Top Choice Irish in Kenmare

Tom Crean Fish & Wine

Named for Kerry's pioneering Antarctic explorer, and run by his granddaughter, this venerable restaurant uses only the best of local organic produce, cheeses and fresh seafood. Sneem lobster is available in season, …
Top Choice Seafood in Dingle Town

Out of the Blue

Occupying a bright blue-and-yellow waterfront fishing shack, this rustic spot is in fact one of Dingle's top restaurants, with an intense devotion to fresh local seafood (and only seafood). If staff don't like the c…
Top Choice Seafood in Tralee

Quinlan's Fish

Quinlan's is Kerry's leading chain of fish shops, with its own fleet so you know everything here is fresh. The fish and chips are great; alternatives include Dingle Bay squid and chips with sweet chilli sauce. Light…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Dingle Town

Murphy's

Made here in Dingle, Murphy's sublime ice cream comes in a daily changing range of flavours that include brown bread, sea salt, Dingle gin, and whiskey-laced Irish coffee, along with sorbets made with rainwater. In …
Top Choice Irish in Dingle Town

Idás

Chef Kevin Murphy is dedicated to promoting produce solely from the Dingle Peninsula, taking lamb, seafood and foraged herbs to create delicately flavoured concoctions such as braised John Dory fillet with fennel da…