Tankard Restaurant

Kilfenora, Fenit, Tralee, Co Kerry

This family run bar and restaurant has a great reputation, especially for seafood. Truly stunning views on the waters edge of Tralee Bay overlooking the mountains provide the amazing scenery with equally sumptious food.An imaginative bar menu, which overlaps to some extent with the restaurant à la carte, is available from lunchtime to late evening, serving a good range of food. Seafood chowder with delicious hi-fibre home-made brown bread, salads like smoky ‘Boxty’ (smoked salmon with potato cake & salad), cold seafood dishes such as fresh crab and apple salad (a house speciality) and hot snacks including steamed mussels Tankard-style, and plenty of non-seafood dishes too, including warm chicken salad, home-made burgers, pastas and sandwiches. A phone call or e-mail for a reservation is always worthwhile to get the best of seafood cooking, which can be exceptional: the restaurant style is traditional, mainly classic French with Irish overtones. Simple well-cooked food, based on the finest local ingredients with excellent saucing and unfussy presentation give hardly a passing nod to fashion, which makes a refreshing change from the ubiquitous 'world cuisine'. Seafood is undoubtedly at the centre of the menu, much of it sourced through the owners’ connections with the local fishing community, and the choices range from very simple monkfish to lobster and oysters. A good selection of other dishes is offered too, including duckling and lamb. There are sea and mountain views from the restaurant, which has a patio area and a path down to the sea. A very good wine list, well matched to the menu, completes the experience in this seafood-focused restaurant.

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Cuisine: Casual Dining, Sunday Lunch, French, Wine Bar, Family Friendly, Steak, Seafood, Pub Grub, Christmas, Irish
Price Range: €15 - €25 per head
Reservations: 066 7136164
Accepts Reservations By: phone and email
Takeaway: Yes
Kilfenora, Fenit, Tralee, Co Kerry
Tel: 066 7136164
Fax: 066 7136516
Website: www.thetankard.com
Email: tankard@eircom.net
Opening Hours: All Year Round from 12.30p.m. to 9.30 p.m. (Closed Good Friday)
Signature dish: Seafood Mornay
Proprietor: The O'Sullivan Family
Chef: Ian O'Sullivan
Awards: Seafood Circle ,
Georgina Campbell

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