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The Smugglers Inn Restaurant

Cliff Road, Waterville, Ireland
+353 66 947 4330
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cliff Road, Waterville, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the Inn and had the residents set menu for dinner. The quality of the food was spectacular and the staff were fantastic. The views were amazing and the overall dining experience was fantastic. Can not fault this in any way. The only...More

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 5 days ago

you couldn't tell it from the outside (or maybe even the inside) but this place is a gem. The food was excellent, excellent service. Oh, and did we mention the chowder???? Great place to stop on a chilly day. with a view of the water!

Thank BoomerSeminole
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When you’ve travelled on your ‘bucket list’ to Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland, all of which, to be fair, were amazing, nothing compares with the food presented at the Smugglers Inn. Yes the Inn itself is only 3*, but a bed is a bed...More

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here & I have to say, the view is just stunning. We arrived without a reservation & were warmly welcomed. We ordered 2 seafood chowders (the best we had on our visit), fresh mussels & hake. Everything was delicious. I will definitely...More

Thank Emma_A_G2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff very friendly and helpful with directions for other local spots, lots of choice for teas coffees. and pastry dishes.

Thank HelenK1919
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed three nights in the Hotel and dined there two nites. Our original booked Seaview room was directly above the kitchen and due to clattering noise from kitchen we were moved/upgraded to a quieter room overlooking the golfcourse. Very helpful gesture...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious menu options & a fairly extensive wine list. Reservations recommended. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Perfect for a special night out!

Thank franbat86
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Food was medicore and sent back oysters twice.. dried out.. service was slow.. not worth going to in my next visit.

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Had an early family dinner here . Food was lovely . Great service, staff very helpful and smiley . Recommended .

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food. Fresh seafood and well cooked. Only downside was the noise. Could do with something to absorb the din.More

Thank Alexander D
irelandchef, Owner at The Smugglers Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for visiting the Smugglers Inn Restaurant and happy to read that you really enjoyed your food. Regarding the "din", our restaurant seating capacity is for 100 people so if the restaurant was full and everybody is talking, then I don't see what we...More

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Questions & Answers
Sami S
12 May 2018|
Response from irelandchef | Property representative |
Yes, we can prepare pan fried fish if you wish. If the description on the menu does not state "pan fried" then you ask your server to request it that way with the Chef.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$88
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road, Waterville, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +353 66 947 4330
  • E-mail
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