Let me preface this by saying this place is a nightmare. STAY AWAY!
Here are the reasons why:
We saw all the signs out front while strolling through Killarney, stating how it had the best/freshest seafood, how trip advisor's rating was 4/5 stars, and the self boasting continues. Being that my girlfriend and I love seafood, we were excited.
Upon entry, the place is covered in USA decorations. I didn't see a single local in this restaurant except maybe the waitress. Already we were starting to get weary.
Our waitress took our orders very promptly, and seemed very friendly, so we were off to a great start.
The food: We ordered a seafood chowder and it was decent, nothing spectacular, but nothing terrible either. We were satisfied with the bowl as our shared starter.
Entrees: I ordered their "special of the night" which included salmon, plaice (subbed for lobster), and mussels. All cooked in their own individual way, crammed on one plate. This was extremely embarrassing for the restaurant, and a terrible "special". The salmon had half a spine still attached to it, bones everywhere and I managed to swallow some on first bite not knowing I just crunched into a big chunk of fish spine. I feel sorry for the chef, because this is just plain unacceptable. Both the plaice and salmon were quite dry, there was no seasoning on the salmon either, I could have cooked it better myself with a proper poaching.
My girlfriend ordered the trout dish, and was equally disappointed as she found at MINIMUM 15 bones. If you cannot filet a fish properly, don't serve it in your restaurant.
After we brought this to the attention of the waitress, she gave us attitude, got very defensive and told us its impossible to remove all the bones, and the chef 'tried his best'. C for effort, but bones in fish is restaurant 101 NO-NO. And if you tried your best, how do you overlook half of an entire spine still attached to the salmon filet you just plated? Without an apology, or any sort of compensation, she asked us "how was the rest of your meal" as she already turned to walk away. Despicable.
To end the evening, after we were done, we waited TWENTY minutes, after our dishes were taken away, just to be given our check to leave. It wasn't until I stood up and put my coat on that they asked if I needed the bill.
Needless to say, this restaurant is a disgrace to humanity, and restaurants. Stay away if you want any sort of decent food, there are so many more better pubs in the area, with fresher food, and actual locals to socialize with.
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