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“Great Value in Kenmare!”
Review of Davitts Restaurant

Davitts Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We were traveling with another couple, this was one of our 3 days in Kenmare planned stops. We stayed at Davitts as to the hotel - which included breakfast. Breakfast was limited to patrons who are staying in the hotel - so it was not crowded at all. You are greeted by a large table which had "cold" items, like juices, water, granola fixin's, etc. Once seated you are able to order off of a breakfast menu - which we figured out was very easy to modify as to plus this or minus that. Very satisfactory! We also ate twice for dinner, and had a few times at the bar for drinks. Overall an excellent experience. Previous reviews remark on the 20% higher costs - that may be true, but the prices that we experienced were similar to other establishments.

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Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I went, based on the favorable reviews, my mistake, omitting to read the others.
Extremely bad acoustics. Any conversation is drowned in general cackling. Slow service. The pricing is in line with other highly overpriced establishments but not the quality delivered. The good and excellent reviews are beyond my comprehension. Was there not the noise and price, the food served, lacking taste, geniality and decoration, would allow an average rating.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is right down town on the main street. We shared a seafood plate specialty and it was delicious.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and I rapidly ran out of superlatives as soon as the starters arrived. I kid you not, this is probably the best meal we have ever had. If you come to Kenmare, do not leave without eating at Davitts

1  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

At the bar, no table free, € 21.50 for a small seafood platter worth €12 and € 5.60 for a glass of white wine !!, all good but not outstanding. Very noisy. Reasonably good espresso, a rarity in Ireland.
Typically for Irish establishments in 2014, prices for food and accommodation are mostly still 20% higher than desired by tourists.
Furthermore, as too many Irish establishments boost their ratings to undeserved fabulous and superb; read their poor ratings too and relativise before booking. Quality, service and friendliness are not 20% better than elsewhere and for the natural beauty you pay dearly by left hand driving on bumpy, narrow, hazardous roads.

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Thank ramsay_bocuse
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Davitts_11, Owner at Davitts Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

You sound as if you had a bad experience in Ireland in general. Sorry that you found so many negatives. We try our best , our prices are about the same as other places in the area. We would be one of the most value for money restaurants in Kenmare. You did order 1 of our most expensive dishes. I hope that you will be turned around by the beauty of our landscapes,people &hospitality. Try to be happier.

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