Sol y Sombra Wine & Tapas Bar

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Restaurant / Wine Bar

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Sol y Sombra Wine & Tapas Bar
Old Church of Ireland, Lower Bridge Street , Killorglin Co Kerry
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7 votes
Tel: +353 66 976 2347

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Atmospheric is one of the things they do best in the Foley family and this younger sister restaurant to Nick’s, run by Clíodhna Foley, proves the point
  • Wine Courses
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • European Classic
  • Spanish
  • Tapas
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Cool Venue
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Party Venue
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

Sol y Sombra Wine & Tapas Bar

Atmospheric is one of the things they do best in the Foley family and this younger sister restaurant to Nick’s (see entry), run by Clíodhna Foley, proves the point.


Located in a former Church of Ireland premises just up the hill a little behind Nick’s, it’s an impressive place with a long bar, several seating areas and loads of character - the name means ‘sun and shade’ and one inspiration for the choice was the way the light from the stained glass windows plays on the interior.


The menu leads off helpfully with a definition of ‘tapa’ and explains that what’s on offer here is actually ‘raciones’ which are larger tapas portions, served on or with bread, and perfect for sharing with friends - a good decision that suits Irish tastes and is proving very popular.


The food varies with the seasons and is based mainly on local Irish produce, with speciality foods imported from Spain for authenticity; an extensive range of little dishes is offered, with calamari a la plancha, roquetas de jamon Serrano, piquillo peppers and Spanish black pudding among the specialities.


Desserts include one that will definitely put sherry trifle in the shade - a home-made zesty orange ice cream drizzled with medium sweet sherry.


The Foleys have been importing wine for many years and their carefully selected, mainly Spanish, list includes a lot of specially imported bottles; you’ll also find a good choice of wines by the glass, including three sherries (all offered in two measures,150ml/1/5 bottle or 187ml/1/4 bottle, and poured from standard 750ml bottles).


Live music is also an important feature here - check the website for details.

Seats 80 (private room, 25, outdoors, 20). Open Tue-Sun 5-11pm. Food served 6-10pm (to 10.30pm Fri & Sat; 9.30pm Sun); early bird D €18, 6-7pm; also a la carte. House wine from €20. Live music (various) on Thurs. 10% sc on groups 8+. Children welcome before 9pm (high chair); toilets wheelchair accessible; air conditioning. Closed Mon (& Tue in winter), Feb. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 23-02-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On left as you drive through town. Set back from road next to Nick's Restaurant

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