We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Tan Yard

Claimed
Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
The Tan Yard in Killarney offers a casual, high quality dining experience in an interior setting inspired by the historical tan yards of Killarney, where hides of livestock where tanned to produce leather. The Tan Yard menu features delicious steaks and burgers from the grill, fresh fish, salads and our 'favourites', all served from 5pm - 9.30pm from Monday to Sunday. Children's menu available.
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Irish, European, Healthy, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
Reviews (284)
We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
280 results
Traveller rating
244
15
9
8
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
244
15
9
8
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews macaroni lamb rump ham hock scallop ceviche stone bass mash potatoes chicken wings curry salad pizza killarney plaza salted caramel mousse presentation and taste from start to finish cafe du parc stunning food our waiter
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really nice inside, cozy and elegant at the same time. A sophisticated menu where different influences concur in giving you a unique culinary experience. After days of identical menus often including over-fried dishes and poor food quality, we finally found a place to have a...very nice dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear VivySalerno, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service. Our culinary team takes great...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Recently I booked a dinner in The Tan Yard and was amazed by the service and attentiveness of the staff there. Gligori, Megan and Frank were all wonderful staff as well as Holly who made us great cocktails. Will be back in the near future!More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear S6404SFcoram, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and service. I will be passing on your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently visited The Tan Yard in Killarney. When we arrived we were immediately greeted by Gligori and other members of the staff. For the entire duration of our meal we were treated with the absolute best quality of service you could...expect from a restaurant. Both the food and drinks were sublime and definitely worth the money spent. A thanks to Holly for making our amazing cocktails, and to Frank, Megan and Grainne for providing us with excellent service throughout our entire 4 course meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear joshcH8840WX, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and service. I will be passing on your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed everything we tried. They don’t have a massive wine list but the cocktails are great! The restaurant itself is also fab, great atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NoellePig, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service. Thank you for your feedback...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on NYE or NY Day ( cant quite remember) and today, July 30th. We returned because quite frankly, the food is the best in town. Locally sourced, perfectly cooked food. Simply DELICIOUS. On both occasions. Our waitress was absolutely gorgeous. Just couldn't...do enough for us. We had the celery and apple soup, beef cheek and nduja croquettes to start.... then the sirloin and lamb rump for mains. Sudes were fries and the locally grown sugar snap peas with hazelnuts and bacon (WOW). Just do yourself a favour and book this restaurant if you're in Killarney. We're currently waiting on Espresso martinis to finish but if it's anything like thw mains and starters..... Can't wait for our next trip. Alsp excuse the 2 fries on my partner's steak!! He pulled them from the bowl before O had the chance to take a picture!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nola H, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. It was pleasure to have you back dining with us, we are always happy to see guests coming back and so we look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tan yard is a great place to eat, lots of options and a great atmosphere. However the main highlight was Ella, our server was polite, quick and the delight of a personality. Thank for the great experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Orangeskillme, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service. I will be passing on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant in Killarney town. Food was great, especially the bread and olive tapenade to start with. The service was excellent, everyone really friendly - lovely atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear henrietteb873, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and service. I will be passing on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Killarney for one night and we chose to dine in the Tan Yard as it had been highly recommended to us by friends and it did not disappoint! I had the surf and turf and it was absolutely delicious and my...girlfriend had the stone bass and the carrots as a side and they were heavenly. Our waiter Harry was very friendly and attentive throughout our experience, a huge credit to Harry for the great service we received. A massive thank you to all the Tan Yard staff and chefs for the amazing food and service 🙌 We will definitely be back and will be recommending the Tan Yard to all our friends and family!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Venture52960052104, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service. Our whole team always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say this was the highlight meal of our stay in Killarney. We don’t leave reviews but we were just blown away with the quality of the food and service. Started with the gnocchi and scallop dish both were outstanding. Normally I’m a burger...fan but decided to go for the lamb (Ireland is famous for it) juicy and tender. My partner had the venison which can be dry but it wasn’t and the jus well that was wow (we were very tempted to lick the plate but refrained). Nice bottle of red and we finished the night in the wonderfully relaxing cafe du parc. The perfect place to dine with a loved one.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Even B, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service. Our scallops and gnocchi...More

Reviewed 11 July 2022

This was a fantastic restaurant!! The varied menu meant there was a choice for everyone. On night 1 we had rib eye steaks and stone bass. All cooked to perfection and delicious. Get the mash, you won't regret it! Night 2, I had to get...the steak again, it was so nice before, and it didn't disappoint, delicious! My partner got the lamb rump, he said it was so tender and soft......im sure he would have gone for that again had we stayed in town another night. It was tempting to book another nights holiday just to go back to this restaurant again, but alas, we will have to wait til next time. Our waiter, Taylor, is an asset to the place too. Very friendly and informative without being overboard. Well done! Other restaurants should send their staff here just to see how things can be done! Often when we visit a restaurant and have a delicious meal, we are apprehensive going back as it's not always consistent, but don't worry here, it was every bit as good the second night!! Fine dining at mid range price. What more could you want?More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2022

Dear Dot009, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great dining experience with us and we sincerely thank you for coming back to us for a second dinner....More

Reviewed 3 July 2022

We thought the food was really lovely -- we ate steaks and were impressed especially with the nice sides (snap peas, carrots, wedge salad, etc.). Don't forget the desserts - they're delicious. A special shout out to Ella, who was a really warm and attentive...waitress.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2022

Dear Intrepid_historian, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service. I will make sure to...More

Reviewed 27 June 2022 via mobile

I can’t fault this place in any way. The place is lovely, the service gracious and the food delicious. The scallop ceviche was unusual and fabulous. Our mains of bass and lamb rump were perfect, and the sides of carrots and wedge salad were the...perfect lightness to set off the mains. Just a great experience completely.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2022

Dear Ellebee58, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service. Our culinary team takes great...More

Reviewed 22 June 2022 via mobile

We had dinner here last night, the food and service were both excellent. Our server was Emma Rose she was very friendly and professional and gave really good food and cocktail recommendations. This was the best food we have had in Killarney so far and...I would highly recommend eating here. The restaurant itself was really stylish and had a great atmosphere. The staff all seemed lovely and happy to be there which is great to see.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2022

Dear W7031XSemmal, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service and we are very proud...More

Reviewed 21 June 2022 via mobile

Emma Rose is a 6 star server. Very friendly and really helped to make our night great! Will be back on our next trip to Ireland! Thanks!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2022

Dear G9084OSdanw, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a great review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and I will be passing on your lovely comment to the whole team and in particular...More

Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

Had the most amazing meal at The Tan Yard in the cente of Killarney. Was greated by the most friendly but professional waiting staff. Provided with some complimentary breads oils and olives which was a lovely touch Guinness Bread was delicious. I had a starter...of gnocchi with braised beef. Really tasty. For mains i had the most amazing Lamb soooo tender, melt in the mouth. Served with Butternut Puree, pea, feta, mint and Pomegranate and a jus honestly one of the best meals I've had. Fairly reasonable too for the quality of food. Would go back if visiting the area again...amazingMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ODR M, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at The Tan Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2022

Dear Melanie117j, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us and that you enjoyed both our food and our service. We are happy to hear...More

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa
2,021 reviews
.03 km away
The Ross
1,227 reviews
.06 km away
International Hotel Killarney
3,699 reviews
.08 km away
Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre
1,128 reviews
.14 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Mad Monk
422 reviews
.11 km away
Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant
1,257 reviews
.07 km away
Murphys Ice Cream
783 reviews
.16 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Killarney House Gardens
213 reviews
.01 km away
Peter Cox Photography Gallery
121 reviews
.10 km away
St. Mary's Church of Ireland
114 reviews
.04 km away
Sidetracked eBike Rental & Tours
37 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
siobhanl708
20 September 2018|
Answer
Response from ODRHOTELS | Property representative |
Hi Siobhan, it's a good idea to book on our busier nights but it's not necessary - there may be a small wait on some nights and you can enjoy a drink downstairs in Café du Parc while you wait a short time if that is the case.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Tan Yard

Yes, The Tan Yard is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Tan Yard is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5