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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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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Contemporary environment ; great food...

...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 ).

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
nauj63
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Wexford, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Gorgeous food, lovely setting, very friendly staff, very coeliac friendly too. Definitely worth a visit and have already booked again for our next time in Kilarney.

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Killarney, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had dinner here last night with family and friends. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. We opted for the early bird menu. I had goats cheese for my starter and slow cooked beef for my main course, both were cooked to perfection. 10 out of 10 for presentation. As for the service, Monica was very professional, attentive and friendly.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

John O'Leary is by far the best chef in Ireland let alone one of the top meals I have eaten in all of my travels. He was the owner, the chef, the bartender and our gracious host. With his family in tow, The West End welcomed in 50 of our family and friends from the US, showed them all the... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Just had the best experience in fine dining tonight. From the moment we stepped inside the door to when we left , courteous and attentive staff fabulous food , starters of goats cheese and duck, mains were cod and fillet steak , dessert was a pineapple choice great wines n comfortable interiors made our visit all the more enjoyable highly... 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 - 42
  • 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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