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The Smugglers Inn Restaurant

Cliff Road, Waterville V23 CY99, Ireland
+353 66 947 4330
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“prawns” (15 reviews)
“kataifi” (6 reviews)
“apple crumble” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cliff Road, Waterville V23 CY99, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner which was only made better by the excellent staff. Our dinners were outstanding and presented in such a wonderful manner.

Thank Pixie120454
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Group of 6 ate here one night food was very good. Service was a bit gruff and rushed. Felt like they wanted to flip the table quickly, for the next group? Restaurant is very close to the water and has a large enclosed glass room...More

Thank b c
irelandchef, Owner at The Smugglers Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for dining at Smugglers Inn and for your review. Delighted that you enjoyed the food but sorry to learn that you feel the service was a bit gruff and rushed - this was certainly not our intention to make you and your group,...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

My son and I had dinner here after playing Waterville(we also stayed here, see separate review of hotel and golf). I ordered the Dingle Bay Prawns kataifi and my son had the Hake. I ordered the prawns as a dinner and there were 10 large...More

Thank BCM1225
Reviewed 2 October 2018

already reviewed today. As stated a truly wonderful meal with fabulous views. Lovely staff. Have no hesitation in recommending it.

Thank maggs w
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We spent about 30 minutes just trying to find a place after we knew where it was. Most of my party was ready to give up and eat at a lesser place. Well everybody was happy after we got there and had dinner. It actually...More

Thank mageith
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 16 September 2018

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 15 September 2018 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 September 2018 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 30 August 2018

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

Thank HelenK1919
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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$40 - US$114
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road, Waterville V23 CY99, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +353 66 947 4330
  • E-mail
Nestled in the beautiful coastal scenery of Waterville, County Kerry, the Smugglers Inn has been a family run business since 1980. Henry Hunt, Chef/Proprietor, prides himself on the variety of delicious locally sourced produce available in his restaurant. Fresh fish landed in Portmagee, lobster from Ballinskelligs Bay, meats and game from Kerry, and vegetables sourced from local farmers are just a few of the mouth watering foods that keep our customers coming back for more. All dishes are made in-house to provide our guests with the best possible produce. So with great food, accommodation and wedding packages, not to mention the incredible wild Atlantic views, what's not to love. Open on a seasonal basis from April to October. Booking advisable as may be closed on quiet days at the start and end of the season.
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