There are lots of great restaurants in and around Killorglin.
So, if you don’t fancy cooking back at the house, you’ve got plenty to chose from.
Here are just a few that we go to regularly.
1. Sol Y Sombra
Sol Y Sombra is a fantastic little tapas bar just on the hill in Killorglin.
Located in an old refurbished church, they serve up some delicious food, good wines and friendly service all in a fabulous setting.
They open at 6pm so it’s ideal if you’re travelling with younger kids.
In the summer it does get quite busy so it’s worth booking. If you’re stuck, ask for a seat at the bar.
2. Bianconi Inn
The Bianconi Inn is a bistro style restaurant just at the bottom of the hill.
They make the best seafood chowder around! It’s also great for sandwiches, salads and soup.
The Bianconi is open all day so it’s a good option for younger kids or a more relaxed bite to eat.
Well worth a visit even if just for the seafood chowder.
Quinlans is a great fish and chip shop on The Square in Killorglin.
They serve the ‘usual fayre’ of deep fried cod, hake and plaice but also squid, pan friend salmon, John Dory and more… all catch dependent. You can order your fish with hand cut chips or salad (or half and half) which is a nice option.
Quinlans open all afternoon and early evening and you can sit in or take away.
You can also ‘shuffle over’ to the fresh fish counter if you’d rather prepare a delicious meal back at the house.
Well worth a visit.
4. The Point
The Point is a small seafood bar at Renard, just beyond Cahersiveen.
It’s a simple place, serving up a handful of fresh fish dishes…superbly. Crab claws with chilli and garlic, lobster, hake, monkfish… it’s all delicious. The service is second-to-none and sitting by the window looking out towards Valentia Island at sunset is just magical.
They start serving at 6pm, it’s gets super busy and they don’t take reservations, so best get there early.
A fantastic destination in and of itself and, at the end of a trip around Valentia Island, it’s a great place to round off the day.
5. The Oratory
We tried The Oratory Pizzeria in Cahersiveen for the first time last night and I have to say, it was superb.
Set in an old refurbished church, the thin crust wood fired pizzas were just DELICIOUS. Great value and a good atmosphere.
They’d only recently opened so the folks serving were still trying to find their feet but I’m sure, as they get into the swing of things, it will become a big hit.
We’ll definitely be back.
Above and beyond these five, Carrig – just a short drive from the house, and Giovanelli’s in Killorglin are firmly on our bucket list. We dined there many years ago, loved them both and have heard nothing but good ever since.
Jack’s coastguard restaurant in Cromane is also definitely worth checking out. We had a lovely meal there last year and most certainly plan to go again.
Image courtesy of Sol Y Sombra.