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“A Solid Recommendation”

Lord Kenmare's Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 183 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
“A Solid Recommendation”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Based on Tripadvisor, and our hotel's suggestion, we headed here for dinner and were not disappointed. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, has a rather varied menu and gracious, if a little haphazard service.

Leek and potato soup was a perfect starter on a damp and cold May evening. My wife and I both chose Kerry Rack of Lamb. It was of superb quality, cooked simply, but adroitly. The accompanying ratatouille, potatoes (two versions), salad and sauteed vegetables were all delicious. This is quality cooking without a lot of flourishes. Desserts were well crafted,a s they should be at 7.5 euros, and the wine list provided a decent selection of options at various price points.

I am still puzzled by the Irish custom, in some busy restaurants, of a tag team approach to service. We had three or four servers through the course of the meal. All were nice, but it made for some uneven timing. They became quite busy, and in the grand scheme of things we weren't in a hurry..Still, when everyone is responsible for the table, no one person is fully in charge. Tipping the committee, and the overall experience, is diminished. This purports to be, and is close to fine dining. A more even service is merited. Each of our servers could have done the job if it were assigned.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Excellent food, go for early dinner menu!”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We've just back from Lord Kenmares and absolutely happy with the service, food and atmosphere. We reached the restaurant at 6pm, been served politely by the waitress and introduced the early dinner menu (5:30pm-7pm). I've ordered fresh mussel as starter & pan-fried hake as main, two courses only 23.50euro, which original price was 45++euro, what a great deal! My friend had chosen seafood platter at normal price 28.50euro. The mussel was perfectly cooked, really big portion and definitely can be shared by two. My hake came along with potato and grilled vege, you can never imagine even these two sides can be made so tasty. The seafood platter was completed by mussels, cod, monkfish, prawn, calamari & salmon. Each has its unique taste, it was excellent, 2 thumbs up for chef's efforts! We feel so satisfied with everything here, if you find the price a bit pricey, then go before 7pm and get the early dinner menu, it's absolutely brilliant! It became one of our favorite restaurant while traveling Ireland an made our day. Thanks!

  • Visited May 2013
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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Recommended to us as a "must" by a friend who knows Killarney really well, we were totally captured by Lord Kenmares. The food choices were straight out of Masterchef and delivered to an excellent standard. It was a very busy evening, the Restaurant was full, yet they accepted a late change to our booking time without any hesitation. Despite the number of tables to manage, we were seated and were able to place our smoothly with neither rush nor delay. The staff were all attentive, efficient charming and friendly being particularly engaging with our 10 year old daughter. The "buzz" in the place was great, people enjoying themselves without rowdiness and all round good craic. The food was delicious from start to finish, a lovely start to our stay in Killarney.

  • Visited May 2013
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Midlands
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“WOW!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

This restuarant was amazing! Quite pricey but everything we ordered, we happily ate. Beautiful red wine. My partner ordered a sea-food platter which was to die for. I had duck which was beautifully cooked. The desserts were somewhat 'different' but gorgeous aswell. Lovely service too and well worth the money! We will definitely be back !

  • Visited May 2013
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“Great Grub and service”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Our party of 4 at here on 5th May and what a choice it turned out to be. We were greeted by the charming and attentive Kathleen, who showed us to a table by the window.

Menus and wine lists were available within minutes and we were impressed by the extent and quality of the what was on offer.

The complimentary wheaten bread and tapenad were exquisite and whet out appetites for the starters and main courses. We were not disappointed. One of our company opted for the tiger prawns which were succulent, spicy and beautifully cooked. I shared the wonderful fish cakes with my wife, while the other member of our party reved about her chicken liver parfait.

The main courses of hake, dover sole and chicken xs 2 were beautifully cooked and presented and left little room for the 2 portions of delicious Baillie's cheesecake that we shared between the 4 of us.

The warm and engaging Kathleen could not have given better service.

A must for a visit for anyone haeding to Killarney.

  • Visited May 2013
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