Main Street, Killarney
Steak and Seafood
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Reviewed 17th April 2016 (visited 14 April 2016 )
We both had the special which was a 4oz Fillet Mignon with prawns for €19.95. The steak was small but perfectly cooked and really tasty served on a potato cake. There was a generous dish of prawns and I was delighted to see that someone had taken the time to remove the sand veins. Too often a nice prawn is rendered disgusting when the gritty foul tasting black silt is not cleaned out. The food came with mushrooms, sautéed onions and onion rings. There was a bowl of mash potato and a ramekin of garlic butter and a small jug of a creamy sauce. We enjoyed every bit. My husband enjoyed his dessert of banoffee and I had a very nice decaf cappuccino. We left feeling we had found a gem of a restaurant.
Reviewed 26th July 2015 (visited 23 July 2015 )
Friendly staff good service not good value for money small portions don't know if he's manager or owner not very customer friendly left quiet a lot of money as we had a party of 12 including 6 Americans he didn't even say thanks not good for tourism in killarney would not return again
Reviewed 26th November 2014 (visited 10 October 2014 )
Amazing food, great value for money, enjoyable atmostphere and great service! What more could you ask for!
Reviewed 26th May 2014 (visited 25 May 2014 )
We found this restaurant online and we were so glad we did. The place was packed (always a great sign) but we got a table. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. We recommend highly!
Reviewed 14th November 2013 (visited 25 October 2013 )
I come here as a treat with my friends each time they visit Kerry, and it NEVER disappoints. The menu has something for everybody, fish , steak, duck, you name it has it, my husband is a Very Fussy Eater, but can always find something on the menu here. I would recommend the 5 star surf and turf. The price is extremely reasonable for what you get, and the lobster is absolutely fabulous, I would recommend not having a starter cos this is quite filling. the location is great, right in the middle of town, now its not the fanciest of restaurant, I always compare it to eating in your granny's, but I love it, cant fault it at all. the service is also great, the girls are always polite, and nothing is a problem to them. If you come to Killarney, you have to come here!!!!!
Reviewed 20th August 2011 (visited 12 August 2011 )
We went to the tourist capital of Ireland for a weekend break, and ended up here for a late dinner. No booking, place was reasonably full, and atmosphere seemd good. We were brought promptly to a table, and I had to ask someone to stand up so I could get to my table. When the waitress brought the menus to us, we were informed their credit card machine was out-of-order, and would have to pay with cash. The waitrss told me there was an ATM directly across the road, but she never told me, there was a 15 minute queue to get to the machine. Surely a restaurant in such a place as Killarney would have some sort of back-up service for their CC machine? Of course, the poor bloke I had asked to stand so I could get to my table had to move twice more, before I was seated for dinner. Food was not bad at all, we had starters, I had a steak for main course, and my OH had a lobster cum mussels platter. The steak was superb, but sadly, some of the mussels left a lot to be desired. One was full of dirt. This was pointed out to the waitress, and to be fair, they replaced pronto with a small pate of more seafood, which was actually good. Then our 4yo Daughter wanted to go to the toilet, I went - no the guy who had already stood for me 3 times was finished by this time. I brought our 4yo to the gents, and TBH, it was disgusting, wet floor, stench so, we came back. My Wife then brought the 4yo to the ladies, and TBH, remarked the ladies was in much better condition than the gents. We decided that enough was enough and paid up and left. I have to compliment the Flesk on my food, and would have overlooked the problem with the mussels, but with the CC machine broken and the very poor state of the toilets, saldy, we won't be back. Oh, and the marks for the service would have been much higher but for the state of the gents.
Reviewed 28th June 2010 (visited 25 June 2010 )
Myself and my girlfriend stumpled into this restaurant after 9pm not expecting much to be honest. From outside we expected cheap and cheerful food but given the time we could not afford to be choosey. What ended up happening was the most delicious meal we have ever enjoyed. We were instantly greeted with smiles, the restaurant was busy without being packed and the atmosphere friendly and welcoming. It did not take long for my Fried Brie starter to arrive which was absolutely delicious. Having been up Carrauntoohil earlier in the day I was starving, my girlfriend chose to wait for main course and skip the starter. For mains I ordered the Fish cakes while my girlfriend ordered the Five star Surf and Turf. She has specific dietary needs which means she cannot eat dairy or yeast, in other restaurants this information has barely batted an eyelid but here the waitress was very careful to note this information. A fantastic sign of a good chef was how he sent out the waitress to ask what my girlfriend could have as the meal needed some way of being cooked. This was a welcome surprise for a change. While my food was delisious I have to admit to feeling extremely jealous when my girlfriends course arrived. The platter included a half lobster, mussels, Fillet mignon, prawns, salmon fillet and some side veggies. Luckily she allowed me to sample each item, without doubt the nicest mussels I have ever tasted. For dessert I ordered some plain vanilla ice cream which was also perfect. Overall I would rate this as the best dining experience I have ever experienced. When we walked in I was a little worried, the furnishings are a little two star hotel lobby but after a short time I understood the styling, it is homely and made to make you feel as such. Everyone within earshot loved their food and I can understand why. We will certainly be back and sooner rather than later.
Reviewed 28th July 2009 (visited 16 July 2009 )
I've been here time and time again, and highly recommend it. Seems to be family run, wonderfully understated, simple place with great food and great service. You may have to come back as it can be rammed. Excellent for meat and seafood, nothing fancy at all just really really good fresh simple food. Veggie options limited but what they do is also well done. Do not come here for fancy, and don't be put off by the tourist type menus etc on the outside, this is a really good place to eat.... I travel to Killarney 2-3 times a year and each time, without fail, I eat here...