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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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Traditional European cooking with lough and mountain views

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

On the shore of Killarney's lower lake, Lough Lein, the hotel has been in the Huggard family for more than a century. Although the original house is much extended since 1820, Castlelough Restaurant retains its Georgian high ceilings, while its wide windows reveal one of those splendid views in which Ireland specialises. Expect local place names on the menu, as in Dingle Bay crab starter with apple and ginger mayonnaise, mango salsa, yogurt and cardamom purée. Try caramelised scallops with Annascaul pudding, squash purée, chorizo oil and shallot foam as a main course. Red wine-poached pear, citrus sorbet, Muscovado jelly and honeycomb tuile is a typical dessert.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: Dec-Jan
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Noel Enright

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 19
  • Wines over £30: 30
  • Wines by the glass: 6

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 65
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 65

Getting here

2km from town centre on N71 Muckross Rd

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Killarney
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