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“Best restaurant in Killarney”

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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Killarney”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Wow, visited Killarney twice in Aug/Sept and the food and service was excellent, went as a couple but went back with family to sample more delights on the menu.
Good choice menu all cooked fresh, wine was of a good quality & very reasonable & the desserts were wonderful.
Can't wait for my next visit, you will not be disapointed, well done to Mary our host & Marcus the chef.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MaureenLeo50
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear MaureenandLeo50,
Thanks a million for posting a fantastic review. It gives us great pleasure to read you visited us twice and enjoyed both visits.
We look forward to seeing you next time you come to Killarney.
Kind regards,
Mary.
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Des Moines Iowa
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a nice surprise”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

I had read the reviews and had this restaurant and one other on my list to visit in Killarney. The day we were able to go to Mareena's we were tired and needed to relax. We selected the right place, from the delicious glass (or two) of wine to a lovely dinner, to the gracious service, it was just what we needed. If you do not go early or have more than two, you might want to check on reservations, I think a couple of people were turned away while we were there. What was that Chilean wine you serve? Delicious!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank DizeeDM
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0646637787, Owner at Mareena's Simply Food, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear DizeeDM,
Thank you so much for posting an excellent review here on tripadvisor,we really appreciate it.
Delighted you enjoyed both the food and wine!!
We serve a torreon reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Thanks again .
Mary
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Splendid”
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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A gem”
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”
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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