Located in the grounds of the gorgeous Dromquinna Manor on the shores of Kenmare Bay - a stunning property rescued from dereliction by John “At Your Service” Brennan and re-opened as a ‘glamping’ destination and wedding venue in 2012 – this stylish waterfront restaurant and wine bar is beautifully situated in a 19th century boathouse overlooking a little harbour that offers boating facilities for both residents and visitors.
Backed by pine trees, the building has great charm and, with white walls hung with local marine and wildlife artwork, quirky lighting and plenty of cosy corners to make your own, it’s a delightful spot.
Offering quality casual food, it’s a great amenity for the families holidaying in the “glamping” tents in the grounds but it’s also open to the general public and it’s hard to imagine a more attractive setting for a relaxing lunch or snack, especially when the weather favours al fresco dining on the terrace. At night, as the light fades on the mountains across the bay, it becomes a highly atmospheric restaurant that’s fun for groups and yet romantic for twosomes too.
What’s not to love about this gorgeous place?
*NB - Boat-Eat-Taxi package is ideal for those nights out with friends. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in one of Kenmares pubs prior to departing Kenmare Pier at 8pm for a leisurely cruise to Dromquinna Manor. Dine in The Boathouse and avail of a taxi back to Kenmare. Transfer supplement of €20 per person. Minimum number of people per booking is four. The B.E.T. is available during June, July and August.