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“Superb! Delicious and well priced!”
Review of West End House Restaurant - CLOSED

West End House Restaurant
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The West End House Restaurant nestled in the neighbourhood between Killarney Cathedral and the gate of Killarney National Park has re-opened after extensive renovations under new the management of chef John O'Leary.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was our second time in two years for dinner. The ownership has changed, but the venue (redone) is still lovely and a joy to have dinner at. The meal was excellent and the staff wonderful. Look forward to a 3rd dinner in future.

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Thank yellow1NewJersey
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We passed by West End House to "have a look", having seen it reviewed on Trip Advisor, to see if we would book it for that night. We popped in to have a look at the menu and Monika warmly greeted us as did John O'Leary (Chef/Owner). We were treated to a guided tour and were filled in on the history of the house. Each room has it's own charachter and colour and you'd be torn as to which room you would like to dine in, as they are so tastefully decorated and furnished. To cut a very long story short, we ate like kings. The food was so well presented, each dish was a work of art. The flavours were fabulous, the ambiance was beautiful, the staff were excellent, efficient & friendly. It was a "meal experience" and John's passion for creativity of food was apparent throughout. Monika was a wonderful, warm & professional host, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank her, John and their team for the best culinary experience we've ever enjoyed. Sorcha & Jim

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Thank Sorcha M
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

A luxurious yet intimate bar area welcomed us on arrival so we took advantage of the pleasant atmosphere to peruse the menu over a gin & tonic, the menu offers a varied selection without being too large yet choosing for us was still difficult as we liked the sound of everything but soon made the decision and finished our drinks before being shown to our table.
With our wine opened an amuse bouche arrived which got our taste buds going followed by our starters along with some very tasty hot breads, we had the rabbit and the salmon both of which were artfully presented with flavours to match, then came a sorbet to freshen the pallet and soon after our mains the monkfish and the beef, again the presentation was fabulous as were the flavours, at this point our main topic of conversation was the food we loved every bit of it and looked forward to seeing the desert menu, this time we both chose the chocolate tart which was delightful, smooth, rich, dark and a joy to see.
To sum up the food is exceptional, artfully presented and full of flavour the staff are very knowledgeable, polite and helpful, plus being in beautiful relaxing surroundings make ‘West End House’ a restaurant I would not only happily but very highly recommend.

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Thank Gary C
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is easily one of the best places to eat in all of Killarney, if not all of Ireland. Great food and great atmosphere. Came at 630pm so had the "early-bird" menu which was 3 courses of extremely well-plated, fantastic food. Highly recommend the steak which was just a dream, very lean and yummy. Ice cream dessert was also a great choice. Would definitely come back to have steak again or some of the other awesome looking food on the menu!

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Thank Carlos V
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Had a reservation for 9pm, but didnt get seated at our table until 10pm. Felt this was far too long to be waiting with a reservation. We didnt get our main course until 10.45pm. While the food was good, staff were polite and the place itself was very nice.... we were disappointed that we had to wait so long and our meal ran so late.

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Thank MarieSheehy
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