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The West End House

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Cathedral Place | Lower New Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 2271
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The West End House Restaurant nestled in the neighbourhood between...
The West End House Restaurant nestled in the neighbourhood between Killarney Cathedral and the gate of Killarney National Park has re-opened after extensive renovations under new the management of chef John O'Leary.
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  • 182
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience

Seven of us and a baby were in Killarney and had dinner at this lovely and intimate restaurant. Had a blast as a family (we always do!), but seems like it would be better to go for a romantic date. Our waitress was extremely pleasant, helpful with the menu and the food was really lovely. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
dbarsan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Seven of us and a baby were in Killarney and had dinner at this lovely and intimate restaurant. Had a blast as a family (we always do!), but seems like it would be better to go for a romantic date. Our waitress was extremely pleasant, helpful with the menu and the food was really lovely. Great presentation of all dishes... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My friends and I were on vacation and we found this great place. It is a little off the beaten path but well worth the walk. We had a three course meal and wine for a great price. One of the best meals I had while in Ireland. Try the Mushroom Risotto.

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Ennis, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The reasonable walk out of the town was well worthwhile! Great menu, great staff, great food and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be returning when I am in Killarney again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Unbelievable food in a very relaxing restaurant, top notch, food and service is amazing, deserved winners of top restaurant in Kerry

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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283 reviews 283 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

...and wonderful service from the 'has it all' Slovakian Maitre'D ! Clearly a talented Owner/Head Chef, our food was creative and delicious and the environment was modern and memorable ! €400 for 9 of us 'all in' ( which compares very favourably with more run of the mill places like Bricin ).

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Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Service was excellent,food was great, a tad pricey, but you are paying for quality, so no major complaints. Recommend for a treat!

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ArtemNYC
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I visit Killarney several times a year and NEVER miss The West End House. Food is incredible with a strong focus on seasonal/local ingredients. Service is flawless. An absolute must for anyone visiting Killarney.

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Anacortes, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best food we ate during our 10 days in Ireland! Every course was fantastic. The staff and owner were so friendly and engaging. We had lots of questions and they had lots of answers! Make sure you schedule a meal (or 10!) at this place - you will be glad you did!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a restaurant! Lovely staff and a great welcome! The early bird menu offer is superb! Glass of wine and three courses for 35 Euro. The food was absolutely delicious, the beef was so nice. We had such a lovely night here.

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Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

(This review is on behalf of my parents, I do not eat meat, I didn't eat here). We opted for the early bird, there was a great selection to choose from. There was home made bread brought to us before we began our stater. For starters we got duck and black pudding. We were plesantly surprised to received a delcious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cathedral Place | Lower New Street, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 2271

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 43
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The West End House Restaurant nestled in the neighbourhood between Killarney Cathedral and the gate of Killarney National Park has re-opened after extensive renovations under new the management of chef John O'Leary.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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