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All 148 Killarney Restaurants

The West End House

Cathedral Place | Lower New Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 2271
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Ranked #5 of 148 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $48
Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, 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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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I first discovered the West End House restaurant a little under two years ago, having noticed that it had been taken over by native chef, John O'Leary. I have enjoyed John's food for many years in and around the Kerry area. After a number of visits to West End House, the establishment's fine dining experience remains superb. The restaurant boasts... More 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Friendly staff. Lots to chose form on the menu. Delicious food and very well presented. Will definitely eat there again.

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Tralee, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had a lovely meal here and have to say was very impressed, surroundings were warm and relaxing and food was superb, we had a nice glass of Merlot in the bar while studying the menu and were seating just in time for starters to be served. Mains were soon after and the pork belly was outstanding. Meal was finished off... More 

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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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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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Additional Information about The West End House

Address: Cathedral Place | Lower New Street, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 64 663 2271
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
Cuisine: Irish

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