Best food experiences when visiting Killarney

Killarney is not just renowned for its beautiful landscapes and adventures. It also has a reputation of high quality food experiences that will delight your taste buds. 

You might think because we are Irish, therefore all you will find in Killarney is potatoes followed by more potatoes.  Well, believe it or not, nowadays in Killarney you will find some of the finest and most varied dining experiences in Ireland. Each street offers an array of unique and creative food experiences that have a keen eye on freshness and sourcing locally. The most difficult question for you is where I should go and what I should eat? 

Don’t worry, Wild N Happy Travel have sorted this dilemma out for you with our list of favourite food venues that you must experience while visiting Killarney. They are not set in order of preference, just yummy food venues that you will love to experience. Mmmm!!

 

1. Bricin Restaurant

Bricin Restaurant

The Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House is a well known name in Killarney town. Opened in November 1991 by brothers Johnny and Paddy McGuire, the Bricín Shop and Restaurant is a treasury of Irish culture, cuisine and design to create an utterly new and authentic experience in Killarney.

Its popularity is down to the fine food produced by Owner/Chef Paddy McGuire and by the warmth of welcome and hospitality shown by Owner Johnny McGuire. They offer a variety of unique style cuisine with the early bird menu starting at 5pm.

Cuisine
Irish, European, Healthy

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 26 High Street, Killarney V93 EE61Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 663 4902
Website: www.bricin.ie

 

2. Rozzers Restaurant

Rozzers Restaurant Killarney

Opened by Michael and Geraldine in 1992, Killeen House Hotel & Rozzers Restaurant is a unique venue  that has a superb reputation. 

Located on the outskirts of Killarney, a short 10 minutes drive, Rozzers Restaurant is definitely on your list of places to eat. The quality of the food they produce is consistently to a high standard with only the freshest ingredients used to offer mouth watering delights.

Cuisine
Irish, European, Contemporary

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: Lake View Villas, Aghadoe, Killarney Ireland  – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 66 31711
Website: www.killeenhousehotel.com

 

3. The Mad Monk

The Mad Monk Killarney

The Mad Monk by Quinlans is located on Plunkett Street in the heart of Killarney. This is a restaurant style venue with a great reputation for all things fresh that is delivered daily direct from their boats or from local butchers. 

They offer a wide range of fresh fish meals, from native Lobster, Salmon, Crab, Scallops, Prawns, Hake, Lemon Sole, Plaice, Haddock, Wild Mussels and Ray Wing and daily specials. If you don’t fancy fish they cater for daily grill specials (including steak & chicken) and also offer a full bar license with all your favourite wine and alcohol. is delivered daily direct from their boats and is cooked to order.

Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy, Grill

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 21-22 Plunkett Street, Killarney V93 Y796 Ireland – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 662 3597
Website: www.kerryfish.com

 

4. Murphy Brownes

Murphy Brownes Killarney

Located on High Street Killarney, Murphy Brownes offers a wonderful dining experience with a simple ethos, the best of local home grown produce from certified suppliers in a straightforward yet eclectic menu and relaxed setting. 

They provide a welcoming atmosphere, great food and fantastic friendly service.

Cuisine
Irish, European, International, Contemporary

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 8 High Street, Killarney V93 DW73 Ireland Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 667 1446
Website: www.murphybrownes.com

 

5. JM Reidy’s 

JM Reidy’s Killarney

JM Reidy’s is located on the bustling Main Street in Killarney. A unique historical setting that used to be a hardware store and whatnot, that sold both local and imported goods to the public, traders, farmers, high-profile hotels, and local religious institutions.

Today, it is a vibrant venue with a bar, restaurant and live music sessions. It offers fantastic tasting cuisine and you can wash it down with a pint of Guinness or your favourite whiskey or cocktail.

Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 4 Main Street Near the Osprey / Eagle statue, Killarney V93 CC82 Ireland – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 663 2546
Website: www.reidyskillarney.com

 

6. Murphy’s Bar & Restaurant 

Murphy’s Bar & Restaurant Killarney

Murphy’s Bar & Restaurant is situated on College Street in Killarney and has a family tradition for over 60 years. 

It offers great service, friendly staff and above all a wide variety of great food from Irish stews, casseroles, fish dishes to delicious vegetarian options. Afterwards, you can either relax in its warm atmosphere, chat to locals, listen to music or even a couple of drinks, you might be brave enough to jump up and dance the night away.

Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 18 College Street Murphy’s of Killarney, Killarney V93 EFP1 – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 663 1294
Website: www.murphysofkillarney.com

 

7. Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder

Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder Killarney

Located on New Street in Killarney, Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, is a destination for lovers of Irish whiskey and great food. 

They provide a fantastic lunch and dinner menu until 9pm every evening with a big focus on local sourced suppliers that showcase the cuisine talent Kerry has to offer. The bar also boasts one of Ireland’s largest Irish whiskey collections and you will be amazed by shelf upon shelf of Irish, Scottish & international whiskies. Don’t worry if you haven’t a taste for whiskey as they also have plenty of other choices from Irish craft gins, a variety of craft beers and ciders, eclectic wine list, and a creative cocktail menu.  

Whether you’re seeking just food or a combination of food and whiskey education, then the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder is the perfect place for you.

Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Gastropub

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 93 New Street, Killarney Ireland – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 663 5700
Website: www.celticwhiskeybar.com

 

8. Genting Thai Restaurant

Genting Thai Restaurant Killarney

Genting Thai is Killarney’s only authentic Thai Restaurant and it is located on Beech Road in Killarney. 

It offers a wonderful variety of flavours & tastes of Thailand, with fusions of fresh herbs & spices combined with the finest quality of fresh, locally sourced meat & vegetables. It provides a welcoming atmosphere in a spacious setting.

Cuisine
Irish, Thai

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 7/6 Beech Road, Killarney V93 TWE5 Ireland – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 663 7000
Website: www.gentingthai.ie

 

9. The Laurels 

The Laurels Killarney

Situated on Main Street, The Laurels, is a wonderful traditional Killarney pub which has been run by the O’Leary family for almost a century. 

Their menu is superb with a wide variety of cuisine styles to choose from. They have friendly and attentive staff, and offer a relaxing atmosphere in a traditional Irish pub with beamed ceilings, lots of alcoves and dimly lit corners. A perfect venue to enjoy a nice meal and a quiet pint of Guinness.

Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 40 Main Street, Killarney Find on Google Maps
Tel:+353 64 663 1149
Website: www.thelaurelspub.com 

 

10. The Cellar at The Ross

The Cellar at The Ross Killarney

Located in the heart of Killarney town, The Cellar Restaurant is a unique and innovative restaurant with friendly staff.

They have a wide range of food offerings from spectacular breakfast delights to an evening offering of wood-fired flat-breads and arancini delights to succulent surf n’ turf and fish specials. Afterwards, you can try one of their famed cocktails and soak in the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Cuisine
Irish, European

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: Town Centre Co. Kerry, Killarney V93 NP9Y Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 64 663 1855
Website: www.theross.ie


Now, I have to admit there are a lot more incredible places to eat in Killarney but the list would go on forever. So, my recommendation is to go and explore this colourful town’s array of culinary delights and hopefully my list of exciting venues lives up to your food expectations.  

If you need any advice on planning or further recommendations on what to see and do, then please feel free to contact one of our many dedicated tour experts. They are full of free knowledge, always ready to answer any questions you might have and will offer you the best advice in achieving your dream holiday.  

Take care and safe adventures.

Wild N Happy Mick!