Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Graphics Version | 

Milesian Restaurant

Eat

Café / Restaurant

1 euro
Address:
Milesian Restaurant
Main Street, Castlegregory Co Kerry
Contact Milesian Restaurant
Dislike Like
100%
2 votes
Tel: +353 87 979 4337

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Full of character and old world charm, this restaurant in a 200 year old Irish cottage is the stuff that holiday dreams are made of
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Informal
  • Lively
  • Music - Trad
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Milesian Restaurant

Full of character and old world charm, the Milesian Restaurant is located in a 200 year old Irish cottage. With original features like a big open fireplace with an old black kettle hanging on the traditional crane, it’s the stuff that dreams are made of, providing the experience lives up to the surroundings.


And it does. The history of the restaurant goes back some two decades, when it was set up by Sheila and Frankie Fitzgerald and, having taken over by head chef Greg O’Mahoney in 2010, it is welcomed back each year by regular customers who look forward to its seasonal opening - and love that, good as it is, there’s more to the Milesian than food as it’s also a great traditional music venue so you can enjoy a few tunes after dinner.


But back to the main event, the food is really good too. Greg’s background is in fine dining, with experience in some top restaurants in Ireland and abroad under his belt, so although the ambience here is cosy and relaxed, there’s the training, experience and commitment of a serious chef behind every meal.


Carefully sourced ingredients form the background of the menu - seafood and Kerry mountain lamb take pride of place of course, but there’s equal respect for locally grown vegetables and menus depend on what’s in season and at its best.


Menus offer a good choice without being overlong, and there’s a nice balance between the seasonality of local foods and modern classical cooking with influences from, for example, the Mediterranean countries.


Very good value is offered, especially on the early dinner menu, when you might begin with a squash soup, flash fried calamari or a delicious ham hock & black pudding terrine with puree purée, and mains may include seared hake with mash, green beans and citrus vinaigrette, breast of chicken champ mash and peas à la francais, and pork steak with hay smoked mash, braised leeks and pork and an onion piperade.


To finish, maybe crunchy rhubarb crumble with vanilla icea cream and a meringue Chantilly, or warm chocolate brownie. All delicious and so tasty that you’d know that the (much more cheffy) main menu was going to be good too - and make plans to return as soon as possible.


Wines - as carefully selected as the dishes on the menu - are also very good value and this is an understandably popular restaurant, so dinner reservations would be needed.


It’s open for morning coffees, snacks and lunches though, so well worth knowing about when out for the day.

Opening times (seasonal): Caf abbreviations
Last Updated: 26-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Spillanes

Castlegregory, Co. Kerry
Pub
Distance: 5.4km
Spillanes Pub - Maharees Castlegregory County Kerry ireland
100%
6 votes
2 euro Serious About Seafood

It’s a long way down from the main road to reach the Maharees, but many would make the journey just for a visit to Marilyn and Michael Spillane’s great traditional pub – it’s been in the family since 1875 and they work hard at both the food and ho ...

Out of the Blue

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Deli / Restaurant
Distance: 21.6km
Out of the Blue Restaurant - Dingle County Kerry Ireland
100%
5 votes
3 euro For cooking and service well above average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Tim Mason’s deli and seafood restaurant in Dingle is an absolute delight. Discerning locals know how lucky they are to have such an exciting restaurant on their doorstep and it’s just the kind of place that visitors dream of finding - it is not unusual to fin ...

Gorman's Clifftop House & Restaurant

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Guesthouse / Restaurant
Distance: 23.6km
Gormans Clifftop House & Restaurant - Dingle
100%
9 votes
2 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Beautifully situated near Smerwick Harbour on the Slea Head scenic drive and Dingle Way walking route, Sile and Vincent Gorman’s guesthouse is, as they say themselves “just a great place to relax and unwind”. Natural materials and warm colours are a f ...

The Skipper

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Restaurant
Distance: 26.7km
image coming soon
100%
9 votes
2 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood

French cooking and charming service at realistic prices may not be what you’d expect to find in this remote area, but hungry visitors doing the scenic Slea Head drive west of Dingle town should be pleasantly surprised to happen on Paddy Chauvet’s roadside sea ...

Caifé na Caoloige @ Louis Mulcahy Pottery

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Café
Distance: 32.4km
Caifé na Caolóige @ Louis Mulcahy Pottery - Ballyferriter Dingle Peninsula County Kerry Ireland
100%
3 votes
1 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

The famous Louis Mulcahy Pottery is just off the road on Dingle’s gorgeous Slea Head Drive – you’ll spot a garden containing some examples of the trademark ceramics and a large carpark to the front of a house that looks as if it may once have been resid ...

Directions

Centre of Castlegregory

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books