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“Great value, great service”

Mareena's Simply Food
Ranked #3 of 186 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great value, great service”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We recently spent 2 nights in Killarney and ate at Mareena's both nights. She is a great hostess, the food is fresh and very nice, and it is good value - especially compared with other restaurants in the town.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank StheG
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Hi StheG,
Thank you very much for posting an excellent review,we really appreciate it and we´re delighted ye joined us for 2 nights and enjoyed everything.
Hope to see ye sometime in the future.
Thanks again.
Best wishes.
Mary.
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing...”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I where in Killarney for two nights and the first night we walked around trying to find somewhere for dinner and there was so many, so we decided the next night to do a little research and found reviews for Mareena's Simply Food which where very promising, we called and they fitted us in. The food was amazing, reasonably priced and Mary the owner was a great host, she made us feel most welcome. Highly recommended and book ahead, they turned away many whilst we were there.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Stewart B
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Stewart B
We here in Mareena´s are also delighted ye did some research and found us,delighted ye enjoyed everything and thanks for posting a fantastic review,we really appreciate it.
Hopefully ye´ll get a chance to return someday.
Best wishes,
Mary.
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best meal we've had in Ireland!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

My Mom and I have spent a week in Dublin/Killarney and sampled many great restaurants, but Mareena's Simply Food is the best we've ever had (and we've eaten in a LOT of restaurants!). Mary and her staff not only prepared amazing food, they also made you feel like part of the family. It was so good that we had to come back a second time! Mom had the lamb, which is the best she has ever tasted, along with the Cream of Vegetable Soup. I had the Warm Bleu Cheese Salad, which is hands-down the best salad I've ever eaten, along with Pork Schnitzel with a creamy mushroom sauce. It was fantastic! Prices very reasonable for the quality and experience. Lastly, Mareena's is extremely convenient to the heart of the town, which was great for us because we did not have a car. Go try this amazing restaurant (make sure to make a reservation)!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Adrienne B
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Adrienne B.
Such a great pleasure to meet ye both and thanks a mill for the excellent review.
Start refilling that piggy bank and come back soon,we´d love to see ye again.
Best wishes to your mom and thanks again.
Regards Mary.
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food beyond the cliches”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Called in on a Sunday evening and had a great meal that avoided just being Irish classics for the tourist trade. Loved the pork schnitzel!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Simon H
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Simon H
Delighted you enjoyed the pork schnitzel and thanks for the brilliant review.
Hope to see you again.
Many thanks,
Mary.
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California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food/Great Service”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by a fellow traveler on our Smartours trip to Ireland. The owners run the restaurant. The lady is the pastry chef and greeter/server and the husband is the chef. We had a wonderful conversion with the owner. There were four of us and we each had a different meal. My husband and I started out with the bleu cheese salad--absolutely mouth watering. The blend of flavors was wonderful. I had the chicken and my husband had the fish. Both were expertly prepared and served. The other couple started out with the shrimp appetizer and they were blown way by its uniqui flavors. Their meals were also way exceptional. There was a wide range of prices. Most of entrees were between $15-20. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank RareRabbit
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear RareRabbit,
Thanks a million for the wonderful review,glad ye all enjoyed ye´re meal with us and the conversation!!
Best regards
Mary.
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