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Cahernane: A Culinary Journey

What are the main attractions of visiting Killarney? Whether you’re visiting during the busy summer season or off-peak in the depths of winter, the scenery in Kerry is something you’ll never forget. Choosing a beautiful Manor House Hotel near Killarney will enhance your experience and give you an idea of how the other half lived. Food and drink in Killarney are also sure to play a big part in your enjoyment of your trip. When you choose Cahernane House Hotel as your Killarney accommodation, you’re guaranteed all of this and more. Enjoy a luxurious gourmet getaway in our Killarney Hotel and indulge in some of the most impressive local cuisine and ingredients.

Dining at Cahernane

Aside from the stunning surroundings, tasteful décor and excellent service, dining at Cahernane is a highlight of every stay. With the creativity and expertise of our Head Chef, Cormac Vesey and his dedicated team, our bar and restaurant menus are examples of culinary excellence. Ingredients are locally sourced and seasonal as much as can be, some are even grown in our garden and picked to order. Our menus change reflecting the best of the season ensuring freshness and quality every time. From fine dining in Herbert’s Restaurant, hearty breakfasts to start the day right or a casual dining experience in our Cellar Bar, there is something for everyone to savour in Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney.

Herbert Restaurant

A dining experience in Herbert Restaurant is not to be missed. Awarded 2 AA Rosettes in recognition of culinary excellence, we specialise in only the finest, locally sourced, seasonal produce. The restaurant has the style and grandeur of the original Cahernane house and commands beautiful views over the surrounding landscape including stunning views over the Tomies and Purple Mountains. Despite appearances, we offer a relaxed and informal dining experience, with our menus featuring many local delights like Dingle crab or Farranfore Strawberries, local free-range pork belly and Kerry Spring lamb burgers. Herbert’s Restaurant serves dinner 5 nights a week from 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm each evening and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Cellar Bar

Ideal for a quick lunch, a delicious snack or a casual dinner, our Cellar Bar is open daily serving light bites and evening meals. Located in the basement of the hotel, the Cellar Bar occupies the original wine cellar of the house. Recently renovated into a stylish and welcoming space with an extensive selection of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails for you to enjoy. The Cellar Bar serves an all-day dining menu daily from 1 pm to 9 pm which has pub food favourites served with a Cahernane flair. Enjoy a bowl of homemade soup or seafood chowder, Irish beef burgers, sirloin steak or Killarney Blonde battered hake served with golden chips. We also have a selection of hot drinks, desserts and an extensive beer and wine menu featuring many locally brewed beers.

Breakfast at Cahernane

Breakfast at Cahernane is an experience in itself. Served in Herbert restaurant, the views alone are a great start to any day. Enjoy a selection of hot and cold breakfast items depending on your appetite and taste. Enjoy a light continental breakfast or a hearty cooked breakfast before setting out to explore the local area. Our meat, dairy and breads are all locally sourced or home baked, for a truly impressive meal to start the day. We have everything from cereal and toast to local sausages and bacon, served with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, the perfect fuel for a long day exploring Killarney or relaxing and making the most of your day on the grounds of the hotel. Breakfast is served each morning from 8 am to 10.30 am.

Whatever your preference, we recommend that our guests and non-resident diners reserve a table in advance to avoid disappointment due to popular demand.


To book a gourmet getaway in Cahernane, or to learn more about the history and heritage of the house and area, browse our website. You’ll have exclusive tips for planning the perfect getaway in Killarney and enjoy our lowest available rates, guaranteed. Keep an eye out for special offers and themed weekends at our Killarney Hotel which have included self-drive tours in vintage cars, gardening and diversity weekends and wine-tasting getaways. We look forward to welcoming you for a true foodie weekend in the wilds of Kerry.

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