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35 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a highly touted restaurant but it failed to meet our expectations. The price was way out of proportion with what was delivered to our table. Our total bill with only 2 glasses of wine was over E100. My wife's lamb was tasteless (unseasoned and flavorless) and I tasted it just to make sure. My fish was not extraordinary... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were advised that Packie's was the best in Kenmare for food and atmosphere. Both fell very short. The Chef who was recommended, was no longer at this location. The food was pricey and very small portions. The wait-staff was less than punctual or accommodating. Food, was blah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here while on holidays and the food was excellent. I had the John Dory with prawns which was excellent, pricey at €36.50 but excellent. The colcannon and veg was superb as were the breads. My husband had the lamb and it was excellent too. We had nice wine very affordable, and delicious deserts. The staff are very welcoming... More 

1 Thank claredel
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant but the food there is superb, the staff were friendly and efficient. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Kenmare but I would advise you to book in advance as it is extremely busy.

2 Thank JOAN O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One week in Ireland so far and this is one of the favorites. Fantastic, creative fresh food. Different than the typical seafood menu in the area. Restaurant is small but they make the most. Several locals mentioned it and now I see why.

1 Thank travgal
Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner in Packies with friends. The interior is cosy and quirky. Goats cheese salad to start, followed by pan-fried Dover sole in a light lemon butter. The fish was cooked to perfection. Friends had the wild salmon special and rack of lamb - again everything was cooked to perfection. Delicious sides of colcannon, roasted root veggies and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food so good we ate there both nights we were in town. Friendly and attractive place that makes you feel at home and a menu that makes you want to come back for more!

Thank sherwoodbe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, superb service and prices at this top notch restaurant. Its busy (book), and a little cramped, also maybe in summer a bit stuffy but we really enjoyed eating here.

Thank exbiztraveller
Chevy Chase, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to have reservations for a booth in the front room, where we could watch all the comings and goings. There was a wide range of choices on the menu, and the service was excellent. We were all delighted with our meal. The mix of travelers and locals was fun. Be sure to call ahead for a table.

1 Thank Deirdre C
Dublin, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had made a reservation in advance (thankfully) as they were turning people away the Thursday night we were there. When I walked in I was unconvinced however once we were seated in the homely and comfortable resturaunt it was great. The food was absolutely delicious - excellent sized portions and really delicious. The staff are very friendly and chatty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, European, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353(0)64-664-1508

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?