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All 146 Killarney Restaurants

The West End House

Cathedral Place | Lower New Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 2271
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Ranked #5 of 146 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $39
Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Irish
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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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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at the West End House at the end of September. During our week in Kerry, this was easily the finest restaurant we dined at. It was a breath of fresh air compared to the cheesy Irish restaurants in the area that can make you feel like an extra in Darby O'Gill and... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Quality of the food and the super friendly staff is hard to match - prices are very reasonable as well. The decor is lovely! Second time we visited in a year - very consistent and would recommend to friends and family.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First visit and we will return, what a delight. The ambiance, courtesy of the staff, and fundamentally the standard of food. Every course was presented akin to what one would expect in a Michelin star restaurant. The standard is extraordinary, both visually and on the palate. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant in Killarney. Bernie and Noel Galway Oct 2014

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Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

That was my second time going to the West End and this time was for a work function. We had the whole restaurant for ourselves and I have to say the service was outstanding and the food equally wonderful! We had a set menu with various choices and I went for the duck salad and the monkfish for main .... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We reserved the West End house for our first dinner in Killarney. The food was fantastic - we had a monkfish and a lamb entree as well some really good appetizers of rabbit and quail. The olive tapenade served with the bread was really good and we also had a free amuse bouche of the freshest salmon. The service was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great food, very well presented in pleasant setting. Great value too. The head attendant and waitresses were superb- top marks, you can tell it's tightly run without being over bearing. Highly recommend it and will definitely be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went for dinner with my wife around 7:15. The very nice hostess/waitress informed us that the early bird special was still on. For 25€ pp, you get an app, entree and a glass of wine. She had the fried goat cheese salad to start, which was very good. I had the duck fillet salad with candied pecans. It was unbelievable.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is in my opinion the best restaurant in Killarney, the food is amazing the staff are brilliant and the menu and wine list is top notch! This is my second time here and it never fails to disappoint!! I had a small run in with a door, I'm sure if the staff read this they will remember that Friday... More

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Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I first dined at The West End last March; we were staying in a 5 star hotel and I can honestly say our meal at The West End was much more enjoyable and tastier than the hotel's silver service. We returned again this August and the standards were equally high; delicious wine and food and the extra... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food, wine and dessert! And lovely staff! Chocolate fondue was delicious. Beware the glass doors are very see-through 😖😆.. Easy to mistake for... Air.. I will definitely be back. Thank you!

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

Hi Maevedunn, Thank you very much for your kind review we were delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience at west end house, glad to read that you noticed how clean our glass doors are! Regards, John O'Leary. More

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