Tom Crean Fish & Wine restaurant, Kenmare, Kerry
Credibility Score: 88%
Tom Crean Fish & Wine 4.5 star review: On a recent trip to Kenmare, I dined here with my husband. The place had been recommended and we decided to try it and weren't disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely with the restaurant divided into two rooms, making it quite cosy. We, unfortunately arrived for our reservation at 9 to find that most others were close to finishing so for most of our time there, only two of the other tables were occupied. The staff were all really pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. I had a prawn ravioli for starter while my husband had it for main and we both really enjoyed it. The pasta was really fresh and the seafood good. I prefer more chunks of prawns in my ravioli rather than the mousse which also filled it but that's a personal preference. Lobster for main did not disappoint and while we were quite full after our meal, everything was so nice that my husband went for apple pie for dessert. The rose which we enjoyed with the meal was lovely, though I will say that given the restaurant wasn't busy by the time we came to our mains, it would have been good if the waiting staff had topped it up for us. I'd definitely return if visiting Kenmare again and it's a must for lovers of great quality food with some thoughtful attention to detail.
Credibility Score: 97%
Tom Crean Fish & Wine 4.5 star review: Not very appealing from the outside but what a gem it turned out to be!! Food was fab - super fresh and locally sourced. The calamari & prawn starter was gorgeous! Meltingly tender and served with 2 fabulous dips. The homemade brown bread was very tasty. The scallops were to die for! Served with a beautiful sauce and the accompanying veg and potatoes were just perfect. Service was brill also. Will definitely be back again...ASAP!!¬!
Credibility Score: 65%
Tom Crean Fish & Wine 4.5 star review: We ate here the first night of our 4night visit to Kenmare and loved it so much that we went back a second time. All food was great, but what stood out for me was the oysters starter (tried them both cooked and uncooked), the mussels starter, the sea bass main, and the chocolate fondant desert. The owner, is so so lovely and gave us loads of advice about the area. Cost-wise it's not at all extravagant, with mains coming in around the 20euro mark - excellent value for superbly cooked seafood in my opinion. The early bird option also looks like good value. We'll definitely be back!