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The West End House

Cathedral Place | Lower New Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 137 restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $13 - $39
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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93% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our meal was disappointing as there was a mix up in the serving of dishes to our table which ordinarily would be ok but one of our group has a gluten intolerance and was served the wrong dish, the mistake was noticed half way through. Needless to say it put a damper in our whole evening. Nice setting, food good... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had a superb meal. Beautiful starters, fresh fish, sorbet, fresh breads, lovely desserts. Excellent wine. Very pleasant and efficient service. Overall a great experience and despite its reputation, we thought it was very good value for money.

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dublin ireland
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19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was our first time in the west end in its new incarnation and it was a special evening where the surroundings,the food ,wine and great staff made an unforgettable evening.Try the monkfish main,very special.Special mention must go to John the chef who is passionate about food and its prsentation and his lovely daughter,sorry i forget her name,who served our... More

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Athlone, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I visited this restaurant on Saturday March 22nd 2014. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a lovely atmosphere.We were greated and seated by a very friendly and welcoming host. The menu choice was mouth watering and the food did not disappoint! From the presentation to the taste it was first class. However the only draw back was how cold... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Thought we were getting a special treat as had heard this place was great. Food came over an hour after we ordered and was lukewarm at best. Presentation was lovely but felt it came at the expense of the quality of the meal. Waitress was very pleasant but cant make up for cold food and high prices. Premises was also... More

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed a family meal in the West End House, Killarney in January. Had decided to try somewhere new and so consulted Trip Advisor and saw that this restaurant was topping the list. I phoned to book a table for four on Saturday 18th January but it was booked out so we opted to go on Friday night instead. The... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had a wonderful meal on Saturday night, food excellent all the way from appetiser to dessert! It was one of the best meals I have had in a while and I would highly recommend it. Service was great also. Very relaxing rooms with great character!

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Galway, Ireland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had a meal here on Valentines night and I have to say, we were disappointed to say the least. We felt that we were squashed into an upper room with tables literally on top of each other, so it was far from intimate! The starters were good, but our main meals were pretty standard. My hubby ordered cod, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Fantastically flavoursome food. Was a satisfying dining experience. Would highly recommend it as a special evening out. Very friendly staff and great service.

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Millstreet, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Sunday lunch today - first time there: starter: Foie Gras Royale, Duck ham, Green Apple Sorbet main course:Slow cooked pork belly with spiced honey glaze desert: apple tart really gorgeous food, with a diverse range of tastes on each plate. my only quibble was that there was more pastry than apple in the tart, but i was taken aback by... More

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