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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 #10 of 146 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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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My niece and I went to Hannigan's for the Irish music our last night in Killarney. We had the best time singing along, people watching and meeting the locals. This pub is a lot more intimate than the Killarney Grand for Irish music. Hannigan's and the folks we met were a definite highlight of our trip!

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

Hi RMLovesToTravel, Thank you for the positive review. It's fantastic to hear that you really enjoyed your experience with us. I'm delighted that you got to meet some of the friendly locals and that you loved our Traditional Irish Music. Who knows, we might see you again some day. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

Killarney, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I haven't eaten in this bar but just wanted to compliment the amazing friendly staff. Being a local I visit some of the bars in the town but the staff here are so friendly and also they serve a lovely glass of wine, not from the small bottles but a proper glass of wine. Just wanted to say in my... More

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

Hi philomena186612, How are you today? Thanks immensely for that pleasant review. We are privileged to have a friendly and hard-working team working with us and you definitely can't beat a nice glass of wine :). You will have to visit us some day or evening and try our food...you won't be disappointed. Hope to see you again. Warm Regards,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

With two adults and three children we called in around 6ish hoping for a table for 5. Staff were absolutely excellent and very helpful and sorted us a table. The food was amazing and only slightly beaten by the service. The second visit three days later, now joined by the 17 year old!, we booked to ensure we got a... More

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

Hi Sandra O, How are you today? Thank you for your kind review. Nice to know that we kept both the adults and the children happy. It's no mean feat. I'm so happy and thankfully that you and your family decided to dine with us on three occasions. There can be no greater compliment. Well wishes. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food at Hannigan's was delicious, their fish and chips (Lemon sole) were one of the best I had during my stay in Ireland. The food is served in quite big quantities and is very reasonably priced. The service was also great, the waiters are friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Lina I, It's great to hear you loved our lemon sole and chips. It's one of my favourites too. Glad our staff looked after you well while you were here too. Wishing you a safe trip home. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fabulous fresh seafood chowder I have ever tasted steak a bit bland veg amazing but cant seem to get a home made apple tart anywhere

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

Hi Margaret O, I hope you are well. Thanks for the high compliments regarding our seafood chowder although I am sorry thst you did not enjoy your steak. We normally receive great feedback on it. Thanks for your thoughts on homemade apple tart. It is something we will review. All the best. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Family friendly for teens, 20 year olds and adults! Relaxing atmosphere & loads of fun! Plenty of seating.

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

DrMamaGail, Thanks for your nice review. I'm glad to see we kept all your gang happy. Wishing you all the best. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

Olathe, Kansas
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451 reviews 451 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

All fresh seafood and the chowder was superb. Pleasant stop and a great location. Very nice staff and fair prices.

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

Hi JimOB1, Good to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and that everything was to your satisfaction. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Wishing you well. Warm Regards, Jonathan McCarthy More

ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were here last night 5th August. We had been a few years ago and loved it so we said we would try it again. The service was exceptional, very friendly and engaging (might not be every irish persons cup of tea but it what you have to do for the visitors..) The food was amazing. I had a chicken... More

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

Hi atoolbox, Thanks for the brilliant review. It's always encouraging to see repeat diners. We try to keep the restaurant as traditional and Irish as possible so you will always find lots of Irish food and seasonal Irish vegetables. Once you left satisfied that's the main thing and I'm glad to see we managed to achieve that. We look forward... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I can't say enough great things about Hannigans. Admittedly a very picky family, we were told this was a great spot for dinner because we didn't want to eat any more greasy pub food. The music here was unreal- so beautiful. We sat in the back room (not as pub-y) and our meal was fantastic. I had roast chicken which... More

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

Hi Taylor G, Thanks ever so much for your glowing review. If you are a picky family as you said and you and your family went back twice in a row to us, then I know we are doing something right. I'm glad you enjoyed the music and the service from our staff. Hopefully we see you again in the... More

Seattle WA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We read so many wonderful reviews that we decided to give it a try. We ordered the hamburger which stated it was on a sesame seed bun. When it arrived it was served open face with three very under cooked fried onion rings on top that were cold and greasy. Had they put on the menu that is was open... More

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

Dear WAtravelbug Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience in Hannigans Bar & Restaurant. On this occassion I apologise for the misunderstanding regarding your experience and I will bring it to the attention of the Head of Department at our next meeting. I am very suprised to hear the comments about the onion rings being cold... More

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