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“Splendid”

Mareena's Simply Food
Ranked #2 of 183 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Splendid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

The food was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was great and it was excellent value for money, i couldn't recommend mareena's enough

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank kaara1798
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear kaara1798,
Thanks very much for the excellent review,we really appreciate it.
We hope you will come back to visit again soon.
Best wishes.
Mary.
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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“A gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We selected Mareena's from Trip Advisor and so glad we did. The hostess, Mary, was charming and the whole atmosphere was friendly. The food was excellent, between 6 of us we tried a good variety from the menu and everything was thoroughly enjoyed. This ranged from lamb to chicken to fish and huge servings of vegetables! A nice wine list and not too pricey and wonderful desserts for the few who had room left. Booking definitely recommended as it is not a large restaurant and it was busy even mid week.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank IreneRosiak
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you Irene for taking the time out to post an excellent review for us,we are really grateful.
Delighted all your group enjoyed the food and we hope ye'll visit next time ye come to Ireland
Thanks again
Mary.
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
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“Lovely Food in Killarney”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

I wandered around town looking for somewhere nice to eat dinner (lots of pubs but nice restaurants appeared to be hard to come by in Killarney) and found Mareena's. It was quiet as I was the first to arrive (around 6pm) but the host was lovely. I decided to try the roast leg of rabbit but found it was just like overcooked chicken. That said the sauce and vegetables were lovely. For dessert I had the Mother Eve's Pudding which was quite a lovely apple pie tasting pudding at the very cheap price of €4. The wine was also a lovely drop. The place got busier with locals as the meal went on but the host was still able to cope with it all. It was quite a lovely meal all up.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank brisneylandkim
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear Brisneylandkim,
Thanks a million for posting a great review,delighted you enjoyed your meal overall and yes rabbit tastes like chicken. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Ireland and if you ever return we would love to see you again.
Regards
Mary.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Simply delicious,”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

A small very well run restaurant but big in quality, the evening I was there it was nice and busy,the highlight of my meal was the monkfish and prawn main course, fresh as could be with a lovely sauce , fairly priced restaurant service was good but not intrusive ,would recommend, definitely will return .

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank tomf40
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Tom F,
Thanks very much for taking the time out to post a great review,we are very grateful. Delighted you enjoyed the monkfish and we look forward to your next visit.
Kind regards,
Mary.
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Great service, mediocre food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

After searching for a restaurant that did not have a pub atmosphere, we stopped at Maureena's. it was ok, but not spectacular, We had the prawn cocktail which had 5 or 6 small shrimp in a good sauce and lots of lettuce. Another diner had the fried chicken - which was really pan seared or baked with very good creamed potatoes. It was all ok, but we decided we would not go back or really recommend it. The service was very attentive and agreeable to one or two changes to the food presentation.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank wfk4466
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear wfk4466,
Thanks for your review,firstly we serve a prawn cocktail containing 8 local prawns not shrimps! which we feel is good value at €7.50.
Pan fried chicken in classic cooking is exactly that,not covered in batter which I assume is what ye expected.
Thanks
Regards
Mary.
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