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“You have to try this place !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cascade Restaurant

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La Cascade Restaurant
Ranked #41 of 55 Restaurants in Kenmare
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“You have to try this place !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We were staying at the hotel as part of a long planned trip and were lucky enough to dine regularly in La Cascade during our stay - one word, as a seasoned traveller and diner - amazing.

Where to start....

The tasting menu - its competitively priced, and outstanding. Our party of three included a lacto-vegetarian and the chef coped with this amazingly well. We sampled pork carpaccio as a first course (we weren't keen on the idea of Fois Gras, which was accommodated without any issue). This was followed by three different types of salmon sushi and sashimi. Course three was very interesting - we were presented with a small soup dish with Asparagus spears in the bottom - on the side was a Scotch Egg with a runny Quails Egg in it - on top of the asparagus was poured a soup made from Baerlauch, a German herb that tasted so amazing, I have actually recreated it at home having managed to source it - a smokey slightly garlicky taste,

Next we sampled a Red Mullet risotto, the fish was light and tasty. Rice in risotto usually tastes sticky, this one didn't, it was light and creamy. A sorbet next, followed by the main course - three different types of lamb, which was probably the weakest of the dishes, only because the others were historic. Mains over, we were presented with a bulging cheese trolley, from which we chose a selection of both locally produced and international flavours. Finally a rhubarb dessert was an inspired creation.

Hotel guests on a dinner package can experience this for an additional 25 Euros - incredible value for an amazing dining experience. Otherwise its around 90 Euros a head. Having sampled tasting menus at some of Dublin's top restaurants this eclipses them, and is well worth a try.

I also sampled the normal a la carte menu, which begins with delicious canapes in the bar. I sampled a delicious salmon starter, which was followed by a whole, freshly landed, sea bass, which was de-boned at the table. The fish was amazing, a sauce would have made it spectacular as would a larger portion of potatoes and vegetables. This was a clear favourite with other diners who were rapidly taking pictures of it. Dessert was a gin parfait with tonic jelly - unique and tasty.

The restaurant staff were attentive without being intrusive - especially the restaurant manager.

As a final tip the house wines are amazing and signifiantly cheaper than some of the labelled ones

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

But you can't eat your surroundings. Very poor overall.

Visited February 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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“expensive sandwich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

travelling around kenmare at the weekend with four friends we decided to drive to sheen falls and have lunch our first time there,the views are stunning but two of my friends ordered the sheen falls sandwich and a glass of white wine ,now at 16 euros a sandwich and 7.50 a glass of wine i think its a bit over priced i had brown bread and ham which at 7 euros was not too bad what do other people think of these prices,i realise its in a stunning setting but no need for these prices

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