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The Skipper

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2 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
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The Skipper
Ventry, Dingle Peninsula Co Kerry
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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 seafood restaurant
  • Boat Trips
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Banqueting
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach on site
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • French (Classic)
  • Game (in season)
  • Mediterrannean
  • Seafood
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • MSG Free
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

The Skipper

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 seafood restaurant.


Like Paddy ‘the Irish Frenchman’, this cottagey little two-storey restaurant is full of character and it’s become quite a hit with the locals, who love the good simple cooking and keen prices.


Paddy sources fresh food from local farmers and fishermen - and the seafood, especially, is well worth the drive out from town.


Presentation may not be their strong point, but the cooking is good and it’s the range of ultra fresh seafood and generous portions that keeps ‘em coming back.


No need to give too much thought to starters or desserts here, the main courses are a meal in themselves. Evening mains are priced at around €16 to €26, with seabass being the most expensive, and lobster is keenly priced at €5 per 100g.


Expect things to be done the French way, with plenty of whole fish such as seabass and plaice cooked on the bone. And the evening is made by the service – this tasty fare is all served by the most charming bubbly Polish waitress, whose excellent English would put many native speakers to shame.

Seats 90 (outdoors, 25; private room, 30). Open daily 12-10pm. Value meal €16 until 6.30pm. House wine €21. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu). Wheelchair access (toilets & public areas). Parking. Closed 1 Oct - 15 Mar. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 18-02-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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7km west of Dingle, on the Slea Head drive.

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