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O'Donnabhain's Gastro Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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At O’Donnabhain’s Bar, Restaurant and Guesthouse / Bed and Breakfast we provide you with a memorable experience of food, drink and accommodation. We are located in the hidden gem of Ireland that is Kenmare, Co. Kerry. With an 83% rating on Tripadvisor, we are the perfect place to drop off for a drink, a meal, to listen to some local music, or to stay for the night in one of our modern en suite rooms. Traditional Irish pub O’Donnabhain’s Gastro Bar with its open fire, exposed ceilings and wooden finish provides a fabulous contemporary setting with all the character of an old Irish pub. Drop in, meet the locals, make some new friends and soak up some of the great atmosphere and music. Our restaurant
$14 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews cottage pie pizza ham beef stew fish and chips salad chowder bread live music the pub pint of guinness great atmosphere irish music ate here great lunch visiting kenmare ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at O'Donnabhain's B&B and naturally went for food in the bar, We have had our dinner on Saturday evening, and even though it was a busy evening, completely full house, with just a couple of waiters and the owner helping out during peak...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Roberto B
Reviewed February 12, 2019

What we found is that this town has amazing food in general. After a long drive we were tired and just wanted to grab a quick bite and pint. I remember their fried mushroom salad fondly and they also do a pretty good guiness stew....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Unicornicopia
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. Great selection of food (including traditional Irish, like bacon and cabbage etc). The chicken kiev is exceptionally good.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BridgetW326
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Wandered Kenmare’s streets reading restaurant menus and chose O’Donnabhain’s. Enjoyed delicious pub food!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited for Dinner with my Husband on a quiet Wednesday. Simple menu, I chose veg soup and cottage pie. Soup arrived suspiciously quickly, straight from a long spell in a microwave. Ridiculously hot. Ditto cottage pie. Simple food badly cooked. Avoid unless you enjoy microwaved...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank D2196HAclaired
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch and the seafood chowder was excellent. Great place good service and nice surroundings

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ingrid318
Reviewed November 10, 2018

A very cozy and welcoming place. We had two of our meals with my sister in law that has just moved to this lovely part of the world. Delicious food and very fresh and deliciously prepared local mussels. Everything we tried was excellent

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HermanandSandra
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We ate everything Irish. It was delicious. Would definitely come back and stay here again (above). Loved the live music. Learned many new Whiskeys.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cruzinptgrl
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We we love the cozy atmosphere and the Guiness stew. Also liked the whiskey tasting menu!! It feels like an old fashion pub, and the food is great too

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank skretschmer2017
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Traditional pub food with live music. While singer was decent we were looking for a trad session so we did not linger after dinner (sorry to say we did not find one, though we did try!!) Food was very good. Drinks reasonable.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Kay O
February 23, 2018|
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Response from MarBMcL | Reviewed this property |
From what i remember it is hearty Irish meals, the usual fare fir children and vegetarian options. Lots of fresh local produce used. Its all lovely food really.
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