Dining at Beaufort House

There are numerous catering options available to guests.

In house dining is sometimes available by prior arrangement – barbecued lamb is a speciality but other menus are available.

For outside catering of dinners and breakfasts we recommend:

Mark & Bernie Doe
Just Cooking

Phone: + 353 66 979 3660
Email: info@justcooking.ie
Website: www.justcooking.ie

Mike Hayes
Chefhire

Phone: +353 83 1529676
Website: www.chefhire.ie

Tadgh O’Connor
Caraway Catering

Phone: +353 64 6621880
Website: www.carawaycatering.ie

For more informal occasions guests may want to have ready prepared meals delivered. This may be a good option for the night of arrival.

Ready prepared food is available from:

Jam - www.jam.ie

The Heather - www.moriartys.ie/heather/

Dining Out

There are a number of excellent restaurants in the area including two within easy walking distance and these are some of our favourites:

BEAUFORT

The Beaufort Bar: (064 6644032) www.beaufortbar.com
This bar, our next door neighbour, was established in 1840 and reputedly serves the best pint of Guinness in Kerry. They opened a restaurant in 1999 which has proved extremely popular . It offers an excellent selection of local dishes including beef, lamb and fish and vegetarian options. It usually has two sittings at seven and nine during busy times It is less than 5 minutes walk from the house. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Heather: (064 6644144)
(5 minutes drive. Turn left out of the drive and keep going straight until you reach it on the right at the mouth of the Gap of Dunloe)
Friendly family run restaurant specialising in locally sourced ingredients. Open during the day & evenings with options of pre-prepared food delivered to house. Does an excellent Sunday Brunch. €€

The Inn Between: A popular pub in the village of Beaufort that serves very good bar food and is ideal for casual dining. (064 6644347)

Five minutes away by car is:

Kate Kearney's Cottage: A small friendly family run restaurant at the mouth of the Gap of Dunloe. Kate Kearney was a legendary beauty who a 150 years ago served poteen - illegally brewed from potatoes - to visitors to the Gap. (064 6644146)

Aghadoe Heights (064 6631766) We do not usually recommend hotel restaurants but this is exceptional. Situated in a modern hotel beside the ancient monastic ruins at Aghadoe, between Beaufort and Killarney, the restaurant has a panoramic view of the Lakes and of McGillycuddy's Reeks. The food is of a very high standard and correspondingly priced but for a special occasion it is ideal.

Hotel Europe (064 6671300) Considered by some critics to be a building aesthetically better suited to a Swiss mountain resort than the Kerry landscape the monolithic Hotel Europe offers a  bistro open seven days a week serving decent food. Not the least of its attractions are an excellent view of the lake with outside seating in fine weather(and some might say that an additional benefit is that it is also one of the few places in the area from which one cannot see the hotel)

KILLARNEY (about 10 minutes away)

Bricin: Excellent food - including traditional Irish Boxty - and friendly service. Closed Sunday (064 6634902)

Genting Thai: (064 6637000) A superb Thai restaurant, new to Killarney, offering excellent duck and seafood dishes and a family friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Lord Kenmares: (064 6637245) Offers a delicious modern take on traditional dishes.

The Smokehouse: €€€ (064 6637877)
the Smokehouse offers an interesting array of menu’s breakfast/ lunch and dinner specialising in grilled meat and fish – the steaks, bought from the famous Tommy Cronin’s butchers which is next door to the restaurant, are particularly good. The smoked samphire is also delicious.

The Lane Bar/ Cellar One: The Lane € | Cellar One €€€ (064 6631855)
The Lane bar is a popular cocktail bar serving lunch all day with a brunch menu on Sundays. Reasonably priced. Its big sister Cellar One is a fantastic restaurant in a higher price bracket.
Cellar One offers a special mid-week menu between 6-6:45 of two courses & cocktail for €25   
Both are located in the Ross hotel in the town centre.

Khao: € (064 6671040)
Very good and economical – nothing on the menu is more than 12 euros! – Asian street food restaurant.

Quinlans: € (064 6620666)
Excellent fish and chip restaurant – they have a branch in Killorglin

Mareena’s Simply Food: €€ (064 6637787)
Small – booking is probably a good idea – family run (literally - he cooks, she runs front of house) restaurant opposite the Cineplex.
Everything is good, particularly the fish.

KILLORGLIN (15 minutes away)

Sol y Sombra: (066 97 62347) Located in an old church this is a terrific Spanish themed tapas restaurant and wine bar and ideal for light dining.

Nick's: (066 9761219) is a steak and seafood restaurant. It does two sittings, at 7pm and 9pm and service, particularly on the second sitting can be slow..

Bianconi: (066 9761146) is a very good pub restaurant.

Jacks: (066 97 69102) A very good restaurant in Cromane specialising in local seafood with a pub attached that sometimes has traditional Irish music sessions.

Giovanellis: (087 123 1353) Innovative Italian cooking with particularly good seafood linguine  

Further Afield

There are excellent restaurants in KENMARE (40 minutes away) - especially Sheen Falls: (064 6641600) and the Michelin starred restaurant in the Park Hotel (064 6641200). In town we recommend Packies (064 6641508)  Mulcahy’s (064 6642383) and the Lime Tree (+353 64 6641225)

DINGLE (60 minutes away)  also has excellent restaurants – Out of the Blue (066 915 0811) a small fish shop on the waterfront  with a casual but excellent restaurant in the back  is wonderful(closed all winter) and Doyle’s (066 9151174) The Half Door (066 9151600)  and the Charthouse are all highly recommended.

All these restaurants get very busy in season, especially at weekends so advance booking is essential.

Donald and Rachel Cameron,
Beaufort House, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
T: +353 (0) 64 6644764 - E: info@beaufortireland.com