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The Phoenix



2 euro
The Phoenix
Shanahill East, Castlemaine Co Kerry
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Tel: +353 66 976 6284

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This unusual vegetarian restaurant has grown somewhat of late but it still exudes charm with its rambling gardens - you can choose whether to eat beneath trailing honeysuckle and fairy lights, or inside in the relaxed and cheerful dining area
  • Cookery Classes
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Meditation
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Water Sports
  • Banqueting
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - no charge
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Asian Fusion
  • Contemporary International
  • Seafood
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Cool Venue
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Music - Trad
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Wine Bar/Café

The Phoenix

Lorna Tyther's unusual restaurant exudes great charm with its rambling gardens - you can choose whether to eat beneath trailing honeysuckle and fairy lights, or inside in the relaxed and cheerful dining area.

The vegetarian menu, which includes local fish from Dingle harbour, promises organic wines and the best of local and organic produce. Dining at the Phoenix is an earthy experience, based on a strong respect for nature: guests are offered an opportunity to explore the natural garden, where most of the kitchen produce is picked fresh daily.

You can pop in during the day for a Fair Trade coffee, herbal tea, home-made soup, a delicious salad - or imaginative tapas style dishes such as caramelised carrot and onion dahl flavoured with coconut and lime, or grilled artichoke hearts and a tangy cracked pepper and lime hummus.

Mains may include a pungent curry bake of smoked tofu, sweet potato and chick pea, quinoa, millet and lentil, served sizzling in a rich tomato sauce, or homemade pasta with garden pesto, ewes feta and marinated olives. Fish lovers will enjoy wholesome dishes like hake baked in a creamy white wine reduction with a parmesan crust, grilled salmon with oven roast vegetable and Thai style seafood pasta.

This is a little gem, with a touch of magic adding an extra dimension to a relaxing evening meal. Live music brunches and dance nights sometimes, too.

*The Phoenix offers accommodation including gypsy caravans and glamping, and has ample garden space to pitch a tent; packed lunches and airport transfers are also available.

Seats 45; Open all day 11am-11pm in high season; low season Wed-Sun 11am-6pm and also D Sat. D from about €25. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities); reservations recommended. Free broadband wi/fi. Closed Feb (except 14th). No credit cards. abbreviations
Last Updated: 24-02-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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