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:

Mike Hayes, Chefhire

Tel: +353 83 152 9676
Website: www.chefhire.ie

The Spitting Pig BBQ Co

Tel: + 353 21 428 9515
Website: www.spittingpig.ie

Tadgh O’Connor, Caraway Catering

Tel: +353 64 662 1880
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 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:

Dunloe Hotel and Gardens

Dunloe Hotel

Subject of a 20 million euro refurbishment the Dunloe re opened in April 2018 and now features a restaurant with spectacular views of the Gap. Even if you do not dine there it is worth a visit for the beautiful gardens and the lobby with its Harry Potteresque multi storey library.

Tel: +353 664 4111
Web: www.thedunloe.com

The Beaufort Bar

Beaufort Bar

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.

Tel: +353 66 644 4149
Web: www.beaufortbar.com


Heather Restaurant

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.

Tel: +353 64 664 4144
Web: www.moriartys.ie/heather/

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.

Tel: +353 64 664 4146
Web: www.katekearneyscottage.com

Kingdom 1795

Kingdom 1795

Recently opened in Killorglin Kingdom 1795 offers some of the most sophisticated and delicious food in Ireland in relaxed  surroundings with charming and attentive service.
Highly recommended.

Tel: +353 66 979 6527
Web: www.kingdom1795.com

Europe Hotel

Europe Hotel

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.

Tel: +353 64 667 1300
Web: www.theeurope.com