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The West End House

Cathedral Place | Lower New Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 145 restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: French, Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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92% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Killarney, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited with 3 other family members this evening. We had the most wonderful dining experience. We all availed of the Early Bird menu and we were delighted with the food and the service. Will definitely call there again.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is siuated across the road from St. Mary's Cathederal. A bit out of the way but make the effort down New Street and you will be rewarded. Great food and great service. A bit pricey but try the early bird menu (6 - 7 pm) Although kids are welcome I would rate this as a couples restaurant.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had a great meal in The Westend last month on a trip to Killarney last month.First off,the service was fabulous.Didnt get names but the lady from Slovakia and the Irish waitress made the night for us.The food was great if a little "cheffy"for me.Obviously very high standard of ingredients and nicely cooked.Will be back.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We used this restaurant regularly when we visited Killarney frequently some years ago. Although the decor has changed the quality of the service and food has not. The restaurant has been totally refurbished but has maintained its charm. Not the cheapest in town but a very nice treat. Would recommend for that special occasion.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We have been to the west end house twice for a group night and neither disappointed. We found the atmosphere food and service were so good that we still recommend it to others on a regular basis. Really couldn't find any fault

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Lagos, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

lovely meal, service excellent, chef should possibly stay in kitchen a little pricey but will definitely be back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I couldnt believe all the negative reviews! Me and my family (even the kids) had a lovely experience here! The staff were very friendly and answered any requests we had, The food was beautifully presented and tasted lovely ( my only complaint was slightly too much salt), I very much recommend the steak! The atmosphere was great, a beautiful building... More

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johnol75, Owner at The West End House, responded to this review

Hello A S, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed you experience at west end house. Thank you for your recommendation for our steak we work very hard to source all our meats locally and cook them with passion and imagination. We look forward to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Had a late Sunday lunch there with friends and family. Firstly the restaurant is beautiful. A gorgeous old Irish home come restaurant. We had a relaxing drink in the bar, sitting room, wine was beautiful and well priced and then was taken over to our table. Service was perfect, professional but not overbearingly stiff. Our group ordered nearly one of... More

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Tralee, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My family and I dined at the west end at the beginning of April, immediately you feel so cozy and warm once you enter the bar area where we had a few drinks from a most extensive drinks menu. The menu was also impressive and really was the best I have seen in a while! For starters We chose Rabbit... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We dined here over the weekend on the advice of locals, Every thing from start to finish was excellent from the pre drinks in the bar to our table over looking the court yard. The wine tasting room was something I had never come across before and just added to the whole experience. I had the rib eye steak and... More

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