While there may be some local traffic, especially for lunch, Goleen is off the beaten path. If you decide to have dinner here, the odds are you will be booking a room. The restaurant and the B&B rooms are nothing fancy, but the character is genuine, reflecting the owner's taste. The knotty pine furniture, almost every horizontal surface being covered with Ms. Hill's china/crockery collection may or may not be your choice of decor. Still, the critical test is what comes out of the kitchen. That is primarily local seafood. Our baked salmon could not have been better.
This restaurant is part of the heart and soul of this little village. It keeps seven or eight local women working, and they do so with grace and dedication. As one expects in Ireland, the welcome is warm and genuine. In terms of value, variety and honest straight forward cooking, this is a little gem. There is a pretty decent selection of wines on the back wall. You pick one, and it goes to your table.
There is a peaceful view over the local inlet. One could call it romantic if your spouse or significant other was willing to come this far with you!