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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$14
CUISINES
Bar, Gastropub, Irish, European, Pub, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 September 2021

We enjoyed the the meal we had in the bar, the food was excellent and the service was very good. A great place to eat.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2020

Everything here was to a very high standard, from the staff to the food to the drink, the whole setting was excellent

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

The bar was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful but Covid ruined the experience.... I know there could be minimal interaction and they couldn't do much about this but some light background music would have lightened the mood a little... It was a...cold experience because there was no sound whatsoever other than cutlery being used. I wasn't expecting a rave or a dance but some light music would have been nice. On a better note, we were late out one evening (after travelling to Dingle) and were going to be about 20 mins late for our meal time, we rang to explain and they were kind enough to accommodate us when we explained.More

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Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 July 2020 via mobile

Was left a little bit disappointed, perhaps due to the good reviews here. Still ok food but had better elsewhere for a lower price

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

Similar to a lot of nearby hotels where you can order food in the bar, The River Bar is another great example of where you can find great mid-range food in a comfortable atmosphere. More formal than bar food in the states, yet not as...expensive as a full high-end restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2019

We had a beautiful meal in The River Bar the staff were excellent and the food was beautiful would recommend it

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Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2019

Lovely bar with very friendly staff. The food was excellent, fresh and very well priced. We would recommend it anyone visiting Killarney.

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Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 November 2019

We always eat in the bar when we stay here. The staff are always very nice and in particular one guy. Unfortunately don't know his name but he is there a long time and we look forward to his warm welcome and great personality when...we are there.More

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Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 29 October 2019 via mobile

We have stayed here several times in the past, and always found this a cosy place. Today went for dinner with our 4 years old. We had burger, sea bass and fish for our son. Quality was great, the taste really great on all 3...meals. We also had a soda, glad of wine and a beer. The service was way better than what we have experienced in other restaurants. It’s a brilliant place to bring kids, they have toys in the hall for kids, the hotel and staff are perfectly nice. And the price was ok to. This is second time we went for dinner here. And we will be back. I can only recommend this place as a restaurant and hotel to. The only reason we’re not staying here any more, is there are no swimming pool.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

Staff were helpful and friendly. Food great with a good selection. Loved that you could order your hot breakfast after the cold elements of the buffet.

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Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

Relaxing and friendly with good quality pint. Had food which was very tasty.Staff were friendly and efficient also very helpful. Would have preferred if lighting was brighter.The bar premises was very clean also the toilets.

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Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

Food was very good and service was excellent the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I will come back again as I found it veryr relaxing and a lovely place to stay the location of the hotel is very central

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Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019

Friendly attentive staff, cosy surroundings. Great food , overall a lovely Hotel close to all that Kilkarney has to offer

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Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019

My wife and I stayed in the Riverside Hotel recently and had the good fortune to dine in the River Bar. The service was very good and friendly. The food arrived very quickly and tasted as good as it looked! Later we stopped in again...for drinks, the bar staff were as helpful and friendly as the dining staff had been, offering us tips on what to see around Killarney. All in all a very pleasant stay for us. We highly recommend the Riverside Hotel and are already planning our return.More

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Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

Have to say the staff were a pleasure to deal with from the desk to the Bar , great location spotless clean Excellent Food & good value all round. Will be heading back to the Kingdom again and will stay at this venue ..........

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Date of visit: May 2019
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The River Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5