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The Boathouse Bistro Dromquinna Manor

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Dromquinna Manor, Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 2889
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

Really great value restaurant, brilliant location although outside the town it is worth the taxi fare.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Connells_Carrig
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Wicklow
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Wicklow
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Really great value restaurant, brilliant location although outside the town it is worth the taxi fare.

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Thank Connells_Carrig
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

day two of our wedding. The top class service continued into day at Dromquinna. What a setting on the shores of Kenmare Bay Highly recommended

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Naas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stopped here for lunch yesterday and had a really nice experience. The bistro has amazing views and a really relaxed atmosphere. The staff are engaging and know how to do their job well. The menu is good with something for everyone. My calamari melted in the mouth. And the fish & chips could be the best I ever robbed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Had a really enjoyable weekend Glamping in Dromquinna Manor which I would highly recommend. During our stay we decided to have Dinner one evening in The Boathouse. Although the location of Boathouse is fabulous and our service was good we were both disappointed with our meals as we both felt that even though our dinner was good it was expensive... More 

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Thank Thomas F
Cork, Ireland
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Fabulous gem of an old style boathouse ... renovated sympathetically in maritime boathouse style with a modern twist. Great sit-out area with fabulous views to Kenmare Bay and islands. Staff were welcoming and helpful as they served honest food which was reasonably priced. Only 10 mins out of Kenmare ... we'll be back!

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Thank Volcano2013
Cork Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Had coffee and beef rice beautiful spot the staff were excellent and the views were to die for and you did not have to order food you could just have coffee and take in the views

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Thank benitawhite123456
Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Had a wedding reception there and there was not one fault about the whole encounter.. from staff, to food, to drink to amenities, to view, absolutely outstanding..

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Thank KayLane1971
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Amazing setting on Kenmare Bay with top class food including fish and chips at fair prices. Service was fantastic and very family friendly. Should be the one place to eat for anyone visiting Kenmare, worth the few minutes drive out to it.

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Thank OliverDePlace
Cork, Ireland
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We called here on perhaps one of the few beautiful days in August. We actually passed the entrance on the way to Sneem and to turn around to access the place. The setting is magnificent set at the waters edge. There was plenty of parking and on a gorgeous day it was great to take advantage of the outdoor seating.... More 

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Thank Cork2004
Tralee, Ireland
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The Boathouse is set at the waterfront in a fabulous tranquil location. While it has most of the ingredients to make a recommended spot, lovely decor, relaxed atmosphere, stunning location the food and service leave a lot to be desired. The menu is standard bar food dishes -- fish and chips, calamari, burgers etc.. Which is fine if only they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dromquinna Manor, Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 2889

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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