Upstairs, over a craft shop (which you will find especially interesting if you like Irish pottery), Paddy & Johnny McGuire’s country-style first-floor Killarney restaurants been delighting visitors with its warm atmosphere and down-to-earth food since 1990.
It’s a large area, but broken up into “rooms”, which creates intimate spaces - and the country mood suits wholesome cooking, in menus offering a good range of popular dishes.
Salmon & crab bake is an enduring favourite, for example, and there are traditional dishes like boxty (potato pancakes) which are not seen as often as they should be in Irish restaurants; here they are the house speciality and you can have them with various fillings - chicken, lamb vegetables - and salad.
An interesting range of desserts includes good home-made ice creams.
An informative wine list offers a wide range and is a good match for the food.
This is a welcoming restaurant that never disappoints, and it has an old-fashioned character which is becoming especially attractive as so many others adopt a contemporary style.