LOCALLY-SOURCED INGREDIENTS, COOKED TO PERFECTION!
At O’Donnabhain’s Gastro Bar and Restaurant, you can enjoy our popular menu in the heart of Kenmare town. We cook with the best locally-sourced ingredients from nature’s pantry and our Atlantic’s bounty.
We serve a variety of local craft and artisan beers to enjoy with your meal and a select whiskey from our special range is always a popular after-dinner choice!
“Very charming pub-restaurant, cosy and with distinctive wooden flooring. Generous servings with friendly and fast service and great value for money.”
“I want our guests to enjoy simple food that’s well-prepared in a relaxed atmosphere. On chilly days there’s even a fire in the hearth. I plan the menu so it’s varied and has something for everyone. Our tables are simple and our service is friendly and prompt.”
- Vanessa, Head Chef
Vanessa, one half of this family-run hospitality business, is a trained chef having worked at many well-respected restaurants in Ireland and the south of France. She returned home to Kenmare in 1996 and has continued to centre her menus on premier local produce and an innovative culinary mindset.
The Irish Times has called us one of the ten great foodie pubs:
10 great foodie pubs – where you can also stay the night
“In the brightly painted village of Kenmare, on the crossroads between the Iveragh Peninsula and the Beara Peninsula, O’Donnabháin’s Townhouse is the best place in the village to catch a traditional Irish music session. Its quintessentially Irish bar interior with giant supporting ceiling beams and intricate stone masonry that dates back to the building’s origins a quarter of a millennium ago, has proven popular with advertising executives looking to capture an authentic setting for their ads…” The Irish Times
Whats on the menu?
Our menu changes with the seasons but typically features our most popular dishes such as gourmet burgers, fresh beer-battered fish and chips and the best pizza in town!
World-renowned Irish meats find their home in our beef and guinness stew, lamb shanks and lamb dishes. Their robust flavour is maintained through gentle cooking, giving you a taste of traditional Irish home cooking.
Freshly made artisan pizza from our own brick pizza oven is a popular favourite with kids and adults alike! Freshly-made dough, popular and innovative toppings – there’s a taste to suit everyone!
Only the freshest fish is used in the best battered fish and chips, crab claws, turbot and sea bass. Landed in Castletownbere overnight it’s delivered to us the following morning. You can’t catch fresher yourself!
TAKE AWAY OPTIONS AVAILABLE
We also offer a select range of dishes on our “dine at home” menu. Enjoy restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your own home! Available to collect from our restaurant in the early evening.