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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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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch with my family yesterday. The food was nice so we decided to book for dinner that night for myself and my husband. It is a very nice restaurant but unfortunately there is no atmosphere in the restaurant at night time. We were seated by a young blonde girl who looked after us earlier that day. I... More 

Thank ros1068
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful location with unbeatable views of the Kenmare Bay Marine Park's beautiful Dunkerron Islands and the majestic hills of Beara beyond. Superb seafood chowder and a melt in your mouth beer battered Cod, Gin menu which will lead to sin and a wine list which leads one to extend an evening repast to an extended time of reflection on... More 

Thank Ray Ross S
Tullow, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boathouse has a stunning location right on the shore. Lots of parking and acres for kids to run around on. The fish dishes are exceptional but the deserts could be better. Overall well worth a visit and ideal for families.

Thank shane r
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for meal with a group of friends and family having checked out if this restaurant is wheel chair friendly. I chose it for this reason and for the setting. Although it claims to be wheelchair friendly, it is definitely not. Outside the surface is loose gravel, there is a step into the restaurant and there is no disabled... More 

Thank Sue T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place great food. Services not so great. Mentioned I was a coeliac. No effort made to offer gluten free bread or choices for dessert. Such a shame.

1 Thank ginger009
Kenmare, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing nautical themed room with beautiful view of Kenmare Bay. The entire staff were very professional and most importantly very friendly as well. We enjoyed calamari and fish cakes for starters salmon and sea bass for dinner all cooked to perfection and seasoned beautifully. Although we were stuffed from dinner we couldn't resist the urge to try dessert. The warm... More 

Thank April F
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In reviewing any restaurant, it is of course important to report all aspects of the overall experience, so let me begin by simply saying go there and enjoy. Overall, ‘The Boathouse Bistro’ is a great gastro experience overlooking the calm Kerry waters of Kenmare Bay, lapping gently as they do, just a few metres from your table. Menu and wine... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Stunning location, bright fresh ambiance, delicious food, friendly and welcoming service - what more could you ask for? A fantastic evening all round. If you are in the area, don't miss it.

Thank Paul L
richmond, north yorkshire
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

amazing place,we did the glamping there with our son,wife & grandkids ,its somewhere for every age,the huge tents ,real beds you dont want to get out of,,sit on the decked area of a night with a glass of wine and in the morning sit with lovely views of the bay while waiting for your breakfast basket to be delivered ,only... More 

Thank philmags
Winnipeg, Canada
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109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a positively fantastic experience here for dinner. The sun was shining and the patio offered beautiful views to soak up during dinner. The food was delicious, though it is focused on seafood primarily, which limits options for those who may not enjoy seafood. The staff were quite friendly and the price was reasonable. We would absolutely recommend this... More 

Thank Tyler S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $44
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?