Looked at the reviews on TripAdvisor for restaurants in Killarney and Treyvaud's was among the top rated. We first had tried to go to one of the other recommended restaurants - Hannigan's - but it was completely full, so we wandered through town and I noticed Treyvaud's and remembered it was also recommended, so we ventured in.
Atmosphere was congenial, warm and we were immediately seated by one of the friendly staff. He quickly told us that they did not have the lamb dishes but did have a venison special in its place.
My daughter and I split the grilled portobello mushrooms with the melted smoked cheese and both of us agreed it was excellent.
For the main courses, my daughter ordered the 8-hour cooked pork belly and I had the venison special. Both courses arrived in a reasonable time and both were cooked extraordinarily well. My daughter is generally an adventurous diner and her gamble with the pork belly, which she had never had before, paid off. It was absolutely delicious along with the side of french fries that accompanied it. My venison was also perfectly prepared - medium rare - with the wait staff quickly making sure that it was cooked to my liking. It was a venison version of filet mignon and was, quite simply the best venison I have ever had. It was accompanied by red cabbage and a potato/vegetable medley.
I enjoyed the house red wine for the meal which was quite good. We concluded the meal with espresso and tea.
We've eaten out in Killarney several nights and had excellent meals on each occasion, but the meal this evening at Treyvaud's was exceptional. I eat out frequently and rarely provide a review this positive.
So, to sum it up, we had very good service and an exceptional meal in a very comfortable and quiet environment at Treyvaud's. While not inexpensive, I would rate it as a good value given the overall experience - dinner came to 83 euros for the two of us - and it will be first on my list to visit again when I return to Killarney.
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