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Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant

Kenmare Place | Killarney, Republic of Ireland, Killarney 0000, Ireland
0035364-6631816
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Ranked #11 of 147 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Irish, Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Welcoming visitors and locals alike for over 100 years, Hannigans Bar & Restaurant is one of Killarney's best-loved and much-acclaimed historic drinking and dining establishments.Enjoy all-day dining from 10.00am to 9.00pm with superb, locally sourced produce, cooked to perfection and served in cosy, candle-lit surroundings with a friendly and professional service. A la Carte & Evening Specials Menus - Served from 6.00pm to 9.00pmLunch Menu - Served from 12.30pm to 3.00pmSandwiches, Toasties, Wraps & Snacks - Served from 10.00am to 6.00pmHannigans Restaurant Killarney -A dining experience featuring the finest seasonal Irish ingredients, beautifully executed and dedicated to diners who enjoy comfort,atmosphere, superb service, reasonable prices and most of all,good, simple food. The Brewery Restaurant- Where opulent wood panelling, ornate ceilings and delicate crystal chandeliers echo fond memories of times bygone and sets the perfect scene for freshly prepared breakfast, candlelit evening dining or contact us about private gatherings of up to 100 people. The Brasserie - Keep an eye on the Jaunting Cars with freshly brewed coffee and homemade scones... the perfect way to start your day! Also the perfect private party venue with private bar. The Library -Enjoy the joy of Afternoon Tea with a friend in The Library or curl up with your favourite book and a mug of hot chocolate. Contact us below to book afternoon tea.
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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were thrilled when we got our dinner. The staff is friendly and know their menu and are happy to recommend a dish. Lemon sole was fabulous! Toffee pudding...to die for!!!!!

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mrsrydberg, Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Yes I agree with you that it's great that we have knowledgably and friendly staff, as I know sometimes it can be difficult on deciding what dish to order. Overall, I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you a safe return to Illinois. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you want a warm, friendly atmosphere, great food then eat here! Couldn't make up my mind the selection so good. Waiter had to flip a coin and chicken it was. Generous portions, little wait time, and delicious. The Creme Carmel divine after a sumptuous meal. Price very reasonable. Fills up very fast. Excellent and attentive service. Thank you Hannigan's... More

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Slinamara20, Thanks for posting your nice review. I had a good chuckle at hearing about your coin-flip on deciding about what to order. It's a nice problem to have :). Thanks so much for the compliments about us having provided you with your best meal in Killarney. Killarney has many different and excellent dining options, so high praise like... More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We ate here on the recommendation of the owner of the local B & B where we stayed. The service was fast and efficient and the staff pleasant and helpful. We both had the duck which was both tender and juicy, the skin was crisp and the sauce was amazing. A most generous serve too. We enjoyed it so much... More

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi MargC2010, Thanks for taking the time to publish your review. As well as a good atmosphere and excellent food, we are also blessed with the brilliant staff we have. As you might have see from some of our other Trip Advisor reviews, our staff are often praised for their knowledge, friendliness and service. Thanks again for the great review... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Friendly, attentive staff. Excellent food and a wide selection of Irish Music. Brilliant lively atmosphere.

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Daffodil02. Thanks for your great review and it's nice to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. Best wishes for the future. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went there on our last night in Ireland and the food and service were superb. I had the duck and it was done to perfection, my wife loved the chicken. Our friends thoroughly loved the turkey and ham roast special - Thanksgiving in Sept! Sevice was attentive, friendly and prompt.

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Evan R, Thanks kindly for the great review. We always do our very best to provide great food, efficient, friendly service and a dining experience that people won't forget in a hurry. I'm delighted we achieved this with you. Wishing you well. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed at the adjoining hotel so we wanted an easy place for dinner the first night in Killarney. We don't usually eat at hotel restaurants but this was very good. The wait staff was friendly and helpful with suggestions. We were not disappointed. And, the Guinness was the perfect drink to end our first day.

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi psuhula, Thanks for the great review. We are delighted that you decided to venture into us for dinner. There are so many great places to eat in Killarney, so we are very happy when people choose us. We always take great pleasure from satisfying our dining patrons. I'm thrilled that our waiting staff were helpful to you in their... More

San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had dinner at Hannigan's one night. I had salmon, which was excellent. The vegetables were good; I just would have liked more of them. The atmosphere is a little upscale, although we were not dressed up and it wasn't a problem. I would definitely eat here again.

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Eurogirl 55, Thanks for posting your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. It's a pity you didn't ask for more vegetables from one of our waiting staff. They would have gladly obliged you. We would gladly welcome you back should you ever return to us. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped by upon Tripadvisor's recommendation, and the menu is very touristy. The only authentic non-seafood item was the Irish Stew, which I had to send back. It was meat and veggies boiled together, and dished up with water and all. I had stew at another pub yesterday for half the price and 10 times the taste

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Alisia H, How are you? Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Our Irish Stew is one of our most popular dishes and it is normally highly regarded by our diners. I am disappointed that we did not meet your expectation on this occasion. Kind Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

Chula Vista, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It has the best location in Killarney, right in the center of town, on the ground floor of the International Hotel. We first went to the BRICIN RESTAURANT, but they and other restaurants in Killarney are closed on Mondays. We ate in the small area off the bar. We started with the creamed vegetable soup which was tasty and came... More

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi pbschaeffer, We appreciate you taking the time to post your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and I agree that we are indeed very privileged with our central location. Regarding the chicken stir-fry, it is traditionally not served with bread or rolls. If you had informed one of our waiting staff, I'm sure they would... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Six of us ate here, good food, good atmosphere and the best Guinness in Killarney. This is a typical irish pub with good irish pub food. The menu has all the usual suspects that you expect and are all well prepared and the portions are big. Don't expect fine dining and you won't be disappointed.

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killarneyinter, Guest Relations Manager at Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Alistar L, Thanks for your positive review. We like to pride ourselves on good food, great atmosphere and generous portions, so I'm glad you found this to be true. There are many good pints of Guinness to be found in Killarney, so it's great that you viewed ours as the best. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

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