The Boathouse Bistro

“Casual Elegance on the Waterfront” The Boathouse Bistr […]

“Casual Elegance on the Waterfront”


The Boathouse Bistro at Dromquinna Manor is a fantastic new addition to the already impressive dining scene in Kenmare.  Located less than five minutes drive from Kenmare Coastal Holiday Cottages, the Boathouse specialises in locally sourced and fantastically fresh seafood in a beautiful bayside setting. The Boathouse’s location on Kenmare Bay is glorious on a summer’s day and the terrace the perfect place to linger over a long leisurely lunch.

Head Chef, Paul O’Loughlin creates simple yet scrumptious seafood dishes at affordable prices.  A number of the dishes are available to order in either in starter or main course portions and all are outstanding. The potted crab mayonnaise, pickled cucumber, crispy capers and tortilla chips is astoundingly good (and one thing to note is that the recipe for this dish is included in the Kenmare Carnival Cookbook – worth purchasing for this alone!).  Also excellent is the seabreem with chorizo, garden peas and gem lettuce ragout and the smoked haddock and salmon fishcake with mango salsa and mango aioli. And although I haven’t tried it, I am very reliably informed that the chargrilled swordfish with warm tomato, basil salad and balsamic glaze is unparalleled.  Definitely one restaurant we highly recommend you to check out.


For reservations, call 064 664 2889