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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.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Friday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Tim Daly

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Starter from: £5
  • Main course from: £14
  • Dessert from: £7
  • 2-course lunch from: £24
  • 3-course lunch from: £29
  • 2-course dinner from: £28
  • 3-course dinner from: £35
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 120
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

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

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