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Reviewed May 14, 2022

We visited this restaurant on a busy Saturday evening, with no pre booking. The place was heaving but luckily we still managed to get a table. The staff were very friendly & welcoming, despite us not having booked before hand. Food was really good, honestly...one of the best main courses I have had in months. Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed May 2, 2022

We called here today with the intention of having dinner. We had our dog with us so obviously needed to eat outside at one of the many vacant tables. We entered the bar to get some menus and pre-dinner drinks. Unfortunately the manager was having...none of it!!!…they couldn’t serve any meals outside because of lack of staff!! This was despite the fact that several waiting staff were to be observed wandering around and not appearing particularly busy!! We were then given directions to another pub down the road which turned out to be non existent! Is it really any wonder that the Irish hospitality industry is in such dire straits????More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

My family and I had a fantastic meal on Friday evening. Everything from the food and service was excellent. It was great to see Catriona again, she hasn't changed a bit. She always looked after us in her last waitressing job and she did the...same again Friday evening. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 11, 2022

Traveled down the Atlantic coast to Bromore Cliffs and this was about 30 minutes away. Since it was off-season and on a Monday this was one of the only places open. Despite that, it was a nice stop. My order was a medium rare stake...with a chicken cesar salad. Salad was very good and exactly what I hoped for. Steak was perfect and the 'brandied peppercorn sauce' that came with it was amazing. Fries were dry but I used them to clean out the peppercorn sauce. The other person I traveled with got spicy shrimp tagliatelle with blue cheese and pear salad. She liked her salad, but said the tagliatelle was bland, not very spicy, and needed salt. I tasted t and thought it was good and very savory, but didn't taste any spice. Overall it was a very nice meal but overpriced, probably because that town was a tourist spot. Two starter salads, pasta, and steak added up to over 70 euros.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

Great steak sandwich with plenty of dressing, mushrooms, pepper sauce and onions. A little bit expensive but nice

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed April 7, 2022

Everything was excellent ! Lovely meal, excellent soup, very polite and nice. We will come back next time in Ireland. Thank you !

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed April 3, 2022

My friend and I ate here two days ago . We both had roast cod, mustard sauce and mash. We concurred in our opinions that it was absolutely delicious. Apart from the lovely flavours the food was served piping hot on nicely warmed plates. I...am not usually in that part of Kerry but this restaurant merits a return trip. Well done.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 26, 2022

We all had a lovely meal. The soup was delicious and all the main courses were good. The young woman who served us was very polite and helpful. Would recommend.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed November 26, 2021

Absolutely beautiful food. Hidden gem. Couldn’t recommend more. French onion soup was devine. Sit beside the fire if you can

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2021 via mobile

Interesting visit here. Just had the soup, french onion, which was superb. Very busy but the staff coped well. Not too much parking but we got lucky.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

We went for dinner this evening. As l prefer veg to potato with my main course, and as l do everywhere l go,l asked for more veg and less potato with my dinner. I was informed by the waitress that'everything was already cooked and measured...out' so they could not accommodate my request. This is the 1st time in all my dining experiences that this request was denied. She did say the portions were good so l would probably have loads. The meat and potato were really nice and it was a very good portion,however,one small dish of veg was presented for the 2 of us. It wasn't adequate for 2,never mind being extra!!!!! At this point,I ordered an extra portion of veg. However,l was just finishing my dinner when the waitress called to our table and informed us that the veg was on the way as'it had to be cooked fresh' despite telling us at the start of the meal'everything was already cooked and measured out' I had just finished my dinner so declined the extra portion l was waiting on. I was very disappointed with the initial request being denied and the subsequent extra order not being ready till my meal was over.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 28, 2021 via mobile

Very prompt, very friendly, very efficient service. Beautiful food as always. The experience made a special day, more special. Thank you to all staff responsible.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 22, 2021

What a lovely meal we had, the table was comfortable. The food so tasty. The serving staff were the nicest I have ever met...wow! Just a really great place to visit. Thanks.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

Best steak sandwich weve ever had, so good, went two days in a row. Nice place, cosy, staff are nice. Only point is that the doors arnt very buddy friendly, quite a job to get in and out but it was fine

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

W e where staying in ballyhiegue , but we have dined here most days either lunch or dinner and it was really good from lovely steaks to great service , the women originally from Ann along Co Down was very helpful land witty too ,...we got good weather and sat outside too , a lovely restaurant in design like thatched cottage style , you must show your vaccine certificates before you get in , which is fare and the car park can get packed around 6.30 pm so come early no booking just first come basis , will I be back yesMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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December 30, 2018|
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Response from Polly798 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, booking is necessary for ‘special’ days such as during the Christmas / New Year period, Mother’s Day. It gets very busy. Check it’s open first.
September 17, 2018|
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Response from jabullwinkl | Reviewed this property |
I would advise to check with the restaurant directly!
August 28, 2017|
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Kate Brownes closed on Christmas Day
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4