Chart House Restaurant
The Mall, Dingle
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Reviewed 27th September 2013 (visited 4 August 2013 )
The Chart House is one of our favourite restaurants in Dingle. It is usually advisable to make a reservation in the high season as it is very popular. We were pleasantly surprised on this occasion to find that the service was speedier than on previous ones. For starter I had scallops with Anascaul black pudding. A wonderful combination but I found it rather filling for a starter. On the other hand the scallops were the most luscious I have ever eaten. For the main course I had brill and where better to have fresh brill than Dingle. Dingle has a long connection with Gallicia going back many hundreds of years so what more appropriate wine than a bottle of Martin Codax albarino. If you have an early sitting there can be pressure to finish up so if you intend spending your entire evening at the restaurant look for a later sitting. That said, the proprietors and staff are very friendly and welcoming. Sure what else would you expect in Dingle?
Reviewed 25th October 2009 (visited 9 October 2009 )
Nice atmosphere, good food, good service. Reasonable value for money. We enjoyed our evening.
Reviewed 08th October 2009 (visited 3 October 2009 )
One of my favourite restaurants in Dingle. Lovely romantic athmosphere and excellent food. Service is always very good and friendly. Visited again last Saturday I had an amazing starter- Confit of Rabbit with Vanilla Risotto, followed by wonderful Kerry Lamb. Not cheap but, given the qulaity of the food, good value. Advance booking is advised, particularly at weekends
Reviewed 21st August 2009 (visited 10 August 2009 )
We were staying in dingle for a few days and tried the Chart House as it was close to our hotel and looked good. First impressions is that it is a bit of a Tardis. Looks tiny outside but inside seems to open up and is very light and airy with more space and height than really seems possible. The service is quick and efficient and we were regularly asked if everything was OK by a number of waitresses. We commented on the very nice water jugs and as we left at the end the waitress remembered and gave us a leaflet on the local pottery shop where they were made. A nice touch to show we were remembered. The food was both excellent and awful. The two excellent dishes were a rabbit leg on a vanilla risotto (the nicest risotto I have ever had). The dessert of rhubarb crumble with ginger custard and rosemary ice cream was fantastic. I had never had ginger custard (or ginger creme anglais) and it really works with the rhubarb. It was also served in a tart style pastry which was a clever way to serve an individual portion of crumble. I certainly intend to try and reproduce that sometime at home. However in between was a hake on a burned disc of sliced potatoes and onions. The burned taste was overpowering and awful. Someone in the kitchen knew they had burned the dish (you couldn't not know) and still decided to serve it. That was very sloppy and knocks at least a star off the food score. If you exclude that one dish then the experience was very enjoyable. I would go back if only for the risotto.
Reviewed 27th July 2009 (visited 23 July 2009 )
I have to tend towards the many reviews on these pages that attest to this restaurant being overrated. Certainly the menu prices on menupages.ie are not correct. The starters were all 11.95 which are too expensive. Some lesser priced ones would have been appreciated. Similarly, the mains are all highly priced too, and after a few days in Dingle, we found equally executed fish dishes which are a delight in this part of Kerry at a lesser charge, so do shop around. Nevertheless, we were a family party of 10 and were well accommodated with good service and all meals arrived together for each serving. The comments around the table were varied and everyone had plenty of good wine to enjoy our get-together occasion; but most agreed the starters were not worth it. Fine food, good atmosphere but not exceptional enough to justify their prices in these times. I would suggest going there in smaller groups too.
Reviewed 23rd April 2009 (visited 1 April 2009 )
The Chart House, is a destination Restaurant. Have dined here dozens of times over the year, We have never felt anything but totally relaxed and always left full after having some really really good food. The food is imaginative, local and not messed around with, i have never thought the chart house to be expensive. Actually, i would love one of their meals right now.
Reviewed 21st April 2009 (visited 6 March 2009 )
Over rated and over crowded, We booked a while ago and were given a seat squeezed between table of five and a table of two, the table of five must be important as the waiting and the owner were all over them, and they were next to the window. The tables were so close I could of reached over to both tables and taken food off their plate, also if the waiting staff were going to the tables to has to hold on to your wine glass or it would been dropped on the floor. The other reviewers were right by saying you couldn’t talk across the table because people were so close. We left straight after we had eaten. The restaurant could of remove two to three tables at least. The food was ok but the price was massive.
Reviewed 04th April 2009 (visited 3 March 2009 )
its a very square building ,my wife and i had booked for 6.30pm and we had asked for a table near the window ,but on arrival we were told that they had a group booked much earlier inthe month and that they had requested the window section . i asked was there any possibilty of getting a table and she bluntly said no ,so we had our meal but our table was in the centre of the restaurant and the attitude at the beginning had put us off ,which is sad because our meal was tasty but we felt that we couldnt really speak openly because the next table beside us was practically 1 foot away ,when we go out we like to have a bit of space as well as good food , and the irionic thing was the group hadnt arrived when we were leaving so she could have given us a table that we had requested in the first place.....................
Reviewed 31st March 2009 (visited 31 March 2009 )
Over rated. This is billed as a fine dining restaurant but has fallen short on the 2 occasions that i've dined there. The decor is good with a nice atmosphere and the menu looks really promising. Unfortunately the service and the quality of the food was lacking on each occasion. The service was very slow and not particularly friendly when we asked for the second time for somebody to take our order. The food when it arrived looked good but wasn't warm enough and the taste didn't really live up to expectations. If this was a cheaper restaurant than i might have said it was reasonable quality but it really doesn't live up to expectations