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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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Scenic view

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  • 55
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
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  • 4
    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
Most recent review
A hidden gem!

What a fantastic place, we had the loveliest lunch in a wonderful setting. Excellent staff, well trained and efficient. It was good value for money, I had the fishcake to start and the calamari for mains, both excellent... Ordered the sweetpotato chips, they are a must have!! My husband had chowder... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
millieme73
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limerick
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  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
limerick
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place, we had the loveliest lunch in a wonderful setting. Excellent staff, well trained and efficient. It was good value for money, I had the fishcake to start and the calamari for mains, both excellent... Ordered the sweetpotato chips, they are a must have!! My husband had chowder and the fillet steak, both also excellent. Great relaxed... More 

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Ireland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit the boathouse I remind myself to make sure to come back soon again. The fish is fantastic the setting is excellent the service is impeccable and the prices are very reasonable

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I attended a large function at the boathouse. We were given permission to remove/ twist away pillars so we could drive the car closer to the building. However, there is no sloping entry to the building, restroom or even the outdoor seating area. Strangers very kindly came over to assist with lifting the wheelchair and the person in it down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Went with three friends had the fish & chips, crab claws and chicken fillet the food was so delicious and the staff were warm and friendly and ready to answer any question. The scenery was beautiful and setting so relaxing.

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Kenmare, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I had been meaning to visit The Boathouse Bistro for quite some time, just never worked out for us. Finally, in the first week of this past September, we decided to knock of work at our house and make the drive across the Bay to grab drinks and appetizers. The Bistro is located at the water’s edge,... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On Sunday, September 14 th, my husband and I enjoyed an excellent meal of delicious fresh fish and chips in the Boathouse Bistro. The staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. The meal was beautifully presented. We liked the decor of the restaurant and the setting by Kenmare Bay was beautiful. The only fault we could find was... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You'd really want to like fish as there is little else on the menu. The view is nice when the weather permits. It's best to go during daylight hours on a clear day. Vegetarian options are extremely limited but the deserts and drinks are nice if you don't mind the fish smell and the nautical theme.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We have been to the boathouse a couple of times in the past few months. With and without a reservation and we were always welcomed and there was always a table for us. The reason going back is the consistency in good food, good service and the very nice environment.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had lunch here twice, on our first day when we had a wonderful seafood chowder and on our way back when we just had a light snack, both times the hospitality was great and the location is to die for you think you are in heaven, sadly we had to leave to return to England

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lovely food, fresh fish and good atmostsphere with friendly and polite staff. You also have the option to eat outside which I Would recommend.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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