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“Beautiful restaurant and location”

The Boathouse Bistro Dromquinna Manor
Ranked #21 of 55 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$43
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, European
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Good for: View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cork, Ireland
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant and location”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

The seaside restaurant is absolutely stunning. The views are exceptional. The food was nice and fresh. I ordered the fish and chips, but found the batter on the fish a little heavy. We shared a deconstructed mango cheesecake for dessert, it was delicious.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Waterside Bliss”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Recommended here by friends living in Kenmare and 4 of us had Sunday lunch. The decor is nautical and modern, the position on the shores of Kenmare Bay is perfect with wonderful views, the food delicious and an excellent bar. There is also a gin bar specialising in many local and regional gins, try The Kerry Gin, very special and not overpriced. The owner catches the fish from his boat moored on the quay so is deliciously fresh. The position is waterside and in the grounds are Dromquinna Manor which hosts weddings and special celebrations, has luxury camping and additional waterside rooms to be entertained in. Prices are good, food excellent, staff were really friendly and the whole atmosphere was welcoming, we didn't want to leave! This really is a truly special place which was being enjoyed by families with small children, family groups, couples and groups of friends. Go there and enjoy yourselves but keep it quiet otherwise it will be over-run!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great service & incredible views.”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We came here a while ago before it was taken over. The Hotel part was open to passing trade . We had a great meal then. We also took a walk down to where the Boat House is now & it was very tired looking . Always remember saying to myself then, if someone tidied this place up it could be the best spot in Kenmare. I am so glad Francis & John Brennan have got involved with this place as usual they have done an excellent job. We had our 19th anniversary meal here. We sat outside The Boathouse , greeted by 2 lovely members of staff. The view is beautiful ,the food excellent & service very friendly.We will return.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Chrislanmac63
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Redrun, General Manager at The Boathouse Bistro Dromquinna Manor, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Many thanks for your kind words and delighted you enjoyed what we are doing. Congrats on the anniversary, Shutters on the Pier, would be perfect for your 20th. Please say hello next time you are in. Enjoy the summer. Best wishes,
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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Quayside!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent service - best I have met in Ireland in ages! Very accommodating, genuine. Great chips! Side salad ... Just leaves - sadly. Overall...good food, great bread, good menu with starter portions & main dish portions. Nice setting, relaxed vibe! Coffee not bad too...

  • Visited June 2014
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Redrun, General Manager at The Boathouse Bistro Dromquinna Manor, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Many thanks jjaca for your kind review. Yes the chips are special and we have a little secret that makes them brown on the outside and fluffy white on the inside. With some sea salt they just hit the spot. Please let us know if you are in the area again. Have a great summer.
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Superb food, beautiful view”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Beautiful setting across Kenmare bay. Food was excellent, Potted crab starter and Crab claws starter particularly. Reasonable too considering you would expect to pay for a premium for the view. Friendly staff, highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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