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“Best Meal of Our Trip”
Review of Packie's

Packie's
Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 28, 2013

My husband and I finished our drive of the Ring on Kerry in Kenmare on our 5th wedding anniversary, and chose Packie's for a nice meal. Though it was a Friday night and fairly crowded, they sat us immediately without a reservation. The food was absolutely superb and our waitress was so sweet and accomodating! The small restaurant is very pretty and romantic, and it was just perfect for our special occasion. Slightly expensive, but so so worth it. I am so glad we celebrated here, it was the best meal we had, food and otherwise, on our entire two week trip!

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Thank Michelle315
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We ate at Packies twice when we were in Kenmare and had wondeful food and service each time. It is a small place and so reservations are necessary. We had fresh fish- an incredible John Dory one night, great Dingle scallops another. The service was gracious and charming and the atmosphere is more French Bistro than Irish Pub. Our second night we were seated next to a charming couple from England who were on a hiking holiday. We talked for what must have been an hour or more and we never felt rushed by the staff- they only intterupted to ask if we wanted more coffee or tea. Charm and gracious hospitality ooze from every corner. Expensive, but well worth it and good value for the quality.

Thank booster1959
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Came here this past week and was not disappointed. We didn't have a reservation and the place was packed on Friday night, but they graciously made room for us and we were seated promptly. The waitress was very attentive and congenial and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant was spectacular. Was here with family, but would have made a great place for a date as well.

We had the cod with rosemary and chili oil. It was seared perfectly and the flavors were amazing. Not overly spicy, just a hint to give it a more complex flavor.

It was by far one of the best meals of our trip. Highly recommend if you're looking for a fine dining experience in Kenmare.

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Thank A S
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Any time we go to Kenmare we go to Packie's one of the evenings. The food is second to none and the staff are very relaxed, non-intrusive but very friendly. I love this place, hope it never changes!!

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

A lovely greeting when we arrived by Siobhan who showed us to our table and gave us excellent service all night. Dinner for 4 adults and teenager was excellent. We had mussels, monkfish and potato pancakes for starters and it was all great. The mussels were very fresh. They were very generous starters. Main courses were superb. The dover dole stuffed with prawns was fantastic. The house red was great. It was the teenagers birthday and the staff all came out singing happy birthday with with a candle.
Overall it was a great night. While a little pricey it was worth it as we were on holidays.

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Thank Whe1o
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