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The Mall, Din­gle

Tel: (066) 915 2255 thechart­house­d­in­

An award-win­ning show­case for the great lo­cal seafood fished off the coast of Kerry, the Chart House is a firm favourite of vis­i­tors to An Daingean, to give Din­gle its cor­rect Ir­ish name. This fam­ily-run restau­rant has an old­fash­ioned at­mo­spheric feel­ing that’s re­as­sur­ing and thor­oughly gen­uine. The recipes are straight­for­ward, but ex­e­cuted with fan­tas­tic ex­per­tise. An Three-Course Value Menu is avail­able for € 36.

Best Dish: Medal­lions of Monk­fish with

Red Len­til Dahl, Toasted Al­monds, Chilli and Co­rian­der Salsa & Co­conut Lime Cream – € 31.50


Up­per Main Street, Din­gle Tel: (066) 915 2325 glob­alvil­laged­in­

The Ballinwill­in Or­ganic Wild Boar Belly with Seared Scal­lops, Pancetta, Polenta, Ap­ple & Cu­cum­ber Rel­ish and Blas­ket Sound Whole Lob­ster with Col­can­non & Ther­mi­dor Cream are just two of the dozen or so dishes that have an ‘L’ for lo­cal next to them on chef Martin Bealin’s all killer, no filler menu. In these calorie-obsessed times we live in, we ap­plaud his ju­di­cious use of cream, port and cognac.

Best Dish: Tur­bot with Din­gle Bay Prawns, Purple Sprout­ing Broccoli, Potato Rosti & Cognac Cream – € 30


3 Denny Street, Tralee Tel: (066) 718 1011 theroast­

A rel­a­tively new ar­rival to Tralee’s culi­nary scene, The Roast House is win­ning fans among lo­cals and hol­i­day­mak­ers with the finest cof­fee to be found in the county and a menu star­ring the best of lo­cal pro­duce. Lunch time is busy with their € 7.95 Bar­beque Pulled Pork Sand­wich with Red Cab­bage Coleslaw on Toasted Sour­dough Bread in high de­mand.

Best Dish: Chorizo & Chilli Penne with SunDried To­mato & Baby Spinach in a Smokey To­mato Sauce with Fresh Basil, Aged Parme­san & Gar­lic Croute – € 10.95

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