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“Disappointed” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Packie's

Packie's
Ranked #2 of 55 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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301 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Had dinner here and whilst my expectations were quite high, I felt the restaurant as a whole did not live up to them. The fish courses were very good but my daughters chicken was just ok, a bit bland. It was not so much the food that would prevent me going back, but other things. The restaurant is very busy, and our table for three was tiny. We were laughing about the number of people they had squeezed into the tiny space where our table was, saying their slogan should be "pack them in at Packies". We were there at 6 pm and had finished dinner at 7 pm. No sooner had we put our knives and forks down and the next course was ready. When you go out for dinner you go our for a few hours, I felt the service was way too rushed. Also I was intrigued by the vegetables which accompanied the meal. Whilst they were very nice, they came out so hot, steam streaming off them, we came to the conclusion that they must have been microwaved. Same as our sticky toffee pudding. It was very moist, but came out so soon after we ordered it, and again steam pouring out of it. The vegetables and the pudding were so hot, we could not eat them, but had to wait for them to cool down. How could they get it so hot so quickly?? The whole microwave thing turned me off the restaurant I must confess. (I don't know for sure about this, but would be interested if it is not the use of the microwave, then how do they do it??) Would not go back, as i feel there are better options in Kenmare.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“best potato pancakes ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

beautiful intimate atmosphere, great food and great wine list
expensive but worth it. Best food in Kenmare

Visited August 2014
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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176 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal in Packie's last night, the Dover sole was fabulous, although all the main courses that were served to our group including the tuna, lamb and cod were also excellent. The restaurant itself is cosy and intimate and the service very good.

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kansas
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We had such a wonderful dinner at Packie's. We had appetizers to desserts and all courses were delicious and beautifully presented. It was a pricy meal but special and memorable for our group! I also recommend Browne's Taxi Service to tour the Ring of Kerry, Cork, Dingle. He is a retired police man and had so many helpful and cost saving tips! He recommended Packie's. Call him at 087 1455413.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kerry
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“lovely food-again!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

3rd time here. food always great. small, and a little expensive, but worth it for the food. fish dishes truly excellent. one criticism is that the side-salad was really only lettuce..could be improved!

Visited July 2014
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