Dingle is a small town in south west Ireland on the Atlantic Coast. It was originally founded following the Norman Invasion, and so is a very historical place. There is lots to do and see in Dingle, including dolphin tours and views of the peninsula. All of the sightseeing is sure to build up your appetite, so be sure to visit some of these great restaurants while you’re there.
The Boat Yard Restaurant is in an ideal location with fantastic views over Dingle and the bay. It is quaintly designed, with a mixture of marble and wooden tables, and chairs of varying shades of color. The decor is otherwise quite simple, allowing for a comforting and peaceful atmosphere, but there are still some pieces of artwork which match the maritime theme. All fish served in the restaurant comes from the local fishermen in the bay, and all meats and vegetables come from local farms.
Doyle’s Seafood Restaurant is an elegant and stylish restaurant with a stone wall interior, dark wooden paneling and designer lighting. The walls are adorned with nautical-themed art, which completes the snug and luxurious atmosphere. Doyle’s stocks a great variety of wines, and is definitely the place to go to enjoy a great beverage with your dinner.
Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan
Lord Bakers was opened in 1890 when Tom Baker, a popular businessman and member of Kerry County Council, purchased the building on the main street of Dingle. He was later a successful auctioneer, and the restaurant still contains many of his great acquisitions. He was held in very high esteem in the surrounding parishes and was affectionately referred to as ‘Lord Baker’. There is a Special Value Menu with all dishes priced at €18, including fresh crab claws in garlic butter and steamed fresh mussels with light bread crumbing and garlic butter, served with fresh vegetables and potatoes.
Dedicated to delivering a memorable dining experience, The Chart House aims to provide delicious and uncomplicated dishes. The Chart House is a family run restaurant which offers sincere and loving service. They are fantastic with all dietary needs and will prepare their food to suit your requirements. The Chart House won Best Restaurant in Dingle and Kerry in 2008 and 2010. Try the Roast fillets of monkfish with seafood risotto cakes and sundried tomato cream.
Diner, Restaurant, American, Irish, Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$$
Dingle Diner is a modern American-style diner with a bright, lively atmosphere and great portions. The decor is simple and expressive with orange seats which stand out against black borders and white walls. Dingle Diner serves a variety of ‘tasters’, including spicy BBQ wings and nachos (with all the trimmings). A variety of burgers made with local Irish beef are available for between €8.50 and €10.50.
The interior decor of Grey’s Lane Bistro makes the restaurant look and feel like a lovely home kitchen and dining room. The walls are half wooden paneling, half painted cream-yellow, with homely wooden chairs and quaint tables. The dishes, however, are diverse and incredibly well designed, including sweet potato tortilla, roasted red pepper jam, fresh basil pesto and salad, or a mouth-watering hake fillet in a chili, ginger & garlic broth with basmati rice and salad.
Bar, Gastropub, Irish, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Fast Food, $$$
An old-style Irish pub from the outside, Geaneys Bar and Restaurant has a refreshing and uplifting interior with its delicate light brown theme. The dinner menu contains various burgers including the Gourmet Burger which is a homemade beef burger topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato, and a chicken burger with fries and salad garnish. Also available are original dishes such as Dingle Bay shrimp scampi with garlic aioli.
The dishes at An Canteen are distinctive. The venue is an Irish restaurant, founded by two brothers, Niall and Brian Ó Conchúir. They both come from the Irish speaking Ballyferriter. Their focus is on using fresh produce, and they are determined to use only the best seasonal fish. They also grow many of their own vegetables organically. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere. It is very comfortable and almost casual, making it a great place to have a relaxing dinner.
Out of the Blue is a restaurant solely for seafood lovers. There is a sign outside which says “no chips, nothing frozen; everything fresh or alive”. This makes Out of the Blue a really unique dining experience. Its interior is beautiful, with rich red walls mixed with whitewashed brick and a wooden ceiling. The restaurant is cozy, warm and comforting, with lots of fascinating artwork with nautical themes.
Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Irish, Fast Food, Cocktails, Wine, Beer
With low lighting and a relaxed, calm atmosphere guests at this restaurant will feel like they have been transported to a bustling city. The staff are friendly and always up for a laugh. The Blue Zone specializes in pizzas, but salads such as smoked tofu salad or goat’s cheese salad are also available.