The most south-westerly region of Ireland, County Kerry is often described as the most beautiful and scenic area in the country. Kerry is also one of Ireland’s best gourmet destinations. Here is our pick of the top 10 restaurants in County Kerry.
Located in the small town of Castlemaine, the Phoenix Restaurant is an artisanal vegetarian retreat. The brainchild of Lorna Tyther, the Phoenix is the culmination of her lifelong fascination with food and flavors. Using local produce, as well as vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden, the menu at the Phoenix includes gluten- and dairy-free dishes such as caramelized carrot and onion Dahl, which is flavored with coconut and lime. There are also grilled artichoke hearts and a tangy cracked pepper and lime hummus. Not only does the Phoenix provide wholesome food, but there is also creative accommodation available in the form of ‘glamping’ in traditional caravans. For an all-round cultural experience, the Phoenix also features local artwork, live music and is a venue for holistic workshops.