This charming public house has been in the O'Leary family since Thado Leary first opened for business in 1917. It now has three distinct characters. The front pub has a welcoming atmosphere from days gone by, with open fires and lots of banter, trad sessions and a pleasant mix of people. The entertainment lounge behind the pub was Killarney's first "singing pub" and still packs them in. With room for 200, there is lots of rousing ballad singing, music, craic and dancing, aimed primarily at giving the tourist a blast of traditional Irish culture. The Laurels also has a fine restaurant from May through to October. Intimate yet casual, it features a menu with delicious venison, steaks, and salmon, but note: no vegetarian dishes.
Located near the end of High Street, Bricin is always worth a visit. The downstairs area is a craft shop filled with magnificent Irish-made pottery and other gift items. Upstairs there is a cosy cafe-style restaurant serving lunches, coffees and delicious cakes during the day, and a delightful à la carte dinner menu in the evening during the summer months. One of the most popular specialities is a traditional Irish boxty, a type of potato pancake which is complemented with chicken, meat or vegetarian fillings. There are many fine wines on the extensive wine list for the discerning drinker.
Add gallops of sunshine to a gloomy day as you enjoy a scoop of ice cream at Murphy’s Ice Cream. Not only does the artisan ice cream company serve a range of decadent flavors like Dreamy Creamy Caramel, Aran Donn and Nutty Crunch Peanut, but each cup of ice cream is handmade. Patrons can also call for sorbets and the team occasionally even takes customer requests in consideration. If you are in the mood to pamper your sweet tooth, a quick sojourn to Murphy’s ice cream won't let you down.
Petit Delice serves delicious waffles, croissants, pastries, tarts, cakes and cookies. The intimate and cozy ambiance is perfect to pamper your sweet tooth, or even chat away over brunch. There's delicious coffee to with the eatables. The sweets are scrumptious and the vibe is comfy, with a friendly and an attending staff. The range of sweets that they have is phenomenal. Petit Delice is a must-visit, when in Killarney.
Perfect spot for tea and coffee enthusiasts, Lir Cafe is a coffee shop that is sure to tickle your taste buds with its wide range of offerings. The Flat White Coffee though is especially delicious. The cafe also offers a variety of snacks for those who begin to feel the hunger pangs. Scones, croissants, gourmet chocolates, candies, toasties and pastries are just some of the delightful offerings. If you are wondering what to order, then know that the Ham and Cheese Toasties and Rhubarb Streusel are especially flavorful. Enjoy the hearty food and drink the cozy indoor area or take in the breeze in the outdoor patio, irrespective of what you choose to do, you are sure to to have a good time at Lir Cafe.
Hit Gaelic Gelato for delicious, homemade ice creams. It makes flavorful and creative ice creams, full of a variety of toppings and sprinkles. You can choose for multiple tier ice creams, and binge into a variety of flavors in one go. Gaelic is a charming place with a fun vibe, with a warm and attending group of staff, who are the owners themselves. So if you crave for chocolate and black currant and want to have them together, along with delicious chocolate drizzled all over them, there ain't a place better than Gaelic Gelato.
New to the Tralee dining scene, Restaurant David Norris is full of promise. It is conveniently located in the centre of Tralee; it's near many of the town's best nightclubs. The sleek, contemporary interior matches the engaging, but modest menu. Dishes generally have a complex medley of tastes with several flavours vying for attention. Pan-fried duck breast with braised cabbage, smoked bacon, and a jus of orange and cardamom is one option, while the oven roasted goat's cheese with French fried brioche, cherry tomatoes, and black olives is also of interest. The dessert menu puts a new twist on many old favourites. Service is friendly and attentive.
This well-established Chinese restaurant has extraordinarily long opening hours making it very popular with the late night set. It is centrally located and quite close to numerous public houses and nightclubs. There is a good variety of dishes with duck, chicken, seafood, beef, and pork all featuring. All dishes are served with rice. The dining room has a minimalist diner-style decor with some Chinese inspired elements. Ho Kee also offers a takeaway service.
Situated near Tralee Bay, it is no wonder that the Oyster Tavern specialises in fresh seafood. Fine steak and other meat options are available, but fish and shellfish are the real stars here. The pleasant dining room is decorated in green and pink with the sea shell theme carried right down to the curtain pelmets. During the winter months, a roaring fire adds to the atmosphere. Service is extremely courteous and helpful.
This charming bar and restaurant is located across from the Tralee railway station and uses the railway theme to great effect. Both the bar and restaurant are very well appointed and decorated in a comfortable style. The restaurant is particularly spacious and welcoming with stripped pine furnishings. There is an extensive menu with both lunch and dinner served in the restaurant and a bar menu available throughout the day. Creative contemporary cooking is featured with steak, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. There's live music in the bar Tuesday through Saturday.
Catering largely for an enthusiastic mountaineering crowd, The Old Anchor double duties as a guest house and restaurant. Substantial meals to fill weary, tired trekkers are offered each evening from a set menu. Entrée choices include lamb, duck, salmon, and vegetarian options, all served with accompanying vegetables and potatoes. There is a full wine licence and some interesting choices feature on the list. The atmosphere is casual and very friendly.
Tastefully decorated with polished wood floors, bright blue accents and a cheerful fireplace, the Blue Door Bistro offers casual, contemporary dining. There is nothing startling on the menu, but the simple dishes are well prepared and pleasantly presented. Broccoli soup, tomato tartare with feta cheese, pan-seared Monkfish, lamb cutlets and steak are popular options. Vegetarians are offered a Thai noodle dish. There is a modest wine list to accompany the menu choices. Late night diners will appreciate the bistro's long opening hours.