The Dining Room
“Classy cooking in opulent surroundings” - AA Inspector
KENMARE, COUNTY KERRY
Our Inspector's view
Set against a backdrop of the Cork and Kerry Mountains, with stunning views over Kenmare Bay, this landmark Victorian hotel dates from 1897. Top-notch ingredients sourced from the surrounding area dominate the menu. A carefully chosen and comprehensive wine list offers some notable bottles.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 70
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 6
- Cuisine style: Classic Irish
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Discover County Kerry
Ireland’s most easterly county, Kerry, features a coastline of many inlets and peninsulas. It’s also home to the country’s highest mountains – the three peaks of the quaintly-named MacGillycuddy's Reeks range; highest first, they are Carrauntoohil, Beenkeragh and Caher.
The Reeks are part of the Killarney National Park, which covers 26,000 acres, and was Ireland’s first. Californian William Bowers Bourn bought the Muckross estate in 1911 and presented it to the nation in 1932. The park encompasses three island-spotted lakes: Lough Leane, or Lower Lake, Muckross or Middle Lake, and Upper Lake.
Killarney itself has been a popular holiday spot since Victorian times. These days it fills to bursting point in summer and there’s a regular programme of festivals. The stately Catholic Cathedral, St Mary’s, is on the western edge. The oldest public building is Killarney House, which dates back to the 1740s.
Tralee is the county town of Kerry, the northeast gateway to the Dingle Peninsula and known for its Rose of Tralee International Festival. The town was founded in the 13th century by the Earls of Desmond.
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