There are some great places to buy fresh fish in and around Killorglin but if you don’t fancy cooking, no problem.
Here are three fish restaurants you should check out, each offering something different, all within easy reach.
1. Jacks Coastguard Restaurant
Jacks is a fine-dining restaurant in Cromane, ten minutes drive from Caragh Lake.
The dining area is beautifully located at the back of what was an old coastguard station with breathtaking views over to Rossbeigh and Inch Beaches.
The bar at the front is my local. My favourite place for a pint on a winter’s night.
We haven’t eaten at Jacks for a year or so but we hear great things so we’ll definitely treat ourselves in the coming weeks and I’ll update this post as soon as we have.
Quinlans in Killorglin is a ‘posh fish and chips’, seven minutes from Caragh Lake House.
Serving everything from your regular deep fried cod, hake and plaice to calamari, salmon and pan friend John Dory, what’s there not to love. They also come with either hand-cut real chips and / or a salad.
Seating is a bit limited but if it’s full, why not grab a bottle of white wine from the off licence across the square and eat your meal back at the house.
3. The Point
If you’re willing to drive a little further a field, The Point at Renard is definitely worth a trip.
Beautifully located overlooking Valentia Island, The Point is a small pub that serves delicious fresh fish. My personal favourites are the hake and crab claws but it’s all delicious. We’ve been going there for ten plus years!
The place is small so do go early to avoid having to wait but even if you don’t get a table straight away, you can grab a Guinness, sit outside and watch the small car ferry make it’s way towards Knightstown on the other side of the bay.
Well worth the trip.