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The Springboard Restaurant

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Contemporary bistro food in a contemporary space

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The Kingsley Hotel was built on the site of the city's public baths, resulting in a restaurant named after a diving-board. It's a split-level space with views into the kitchen, and full-drop windows on two sides looking over the River Lee and Cork's architectural heritage. Contemporary bistro food is the style, and produces a galette piled with crab salad, garnished with a pair of garlic-buttered claws, avocado mousse and apple gel, for starters. After that, there may be free-range chicken breast in a welter of spring veg, including peas à la française, or harissa-spiced sea bream with a red wine glaze. Fortifying finishers include almond cake and mango mousse with thick dulce de leche.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Xmas
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Ger Lynch

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Classic Traditional
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 17
  • Wines over £30: 9
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Starter from 5.95
  • Main course from16.95
  • Dessert from8.95
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 120
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 120

Getting here

From N40 at Sarsfield junct follow N71 signs. At Wilton rdbt take 2nd exit (city centre). At lights turn left (signed Killarney). Hotel and restaurant on right

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