5 Best Restaurants in Waterville | The Smugglers Inn, Waterville, Co. Kerry
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5 Best Restaurants in Waterville

5 Best Restaurants in Waterville

In the southern part of Ireland, you will find a lot of stunning locations including Waterville. Some even argue that this is the most picturesque area in the country. While you are here, taking in all of the beautiful sights that this area has to offer, you will want to check out some of the best cuisine that Waterville has to offer. This will let you know all about the top 5 best restaurants in Waterville so that you know where to head when you are ready for some food.

Smugglers Inn Restaurant

The first thing that you will notice about this location is how gorgeous it is. It has a very relaxing atmosphere, which only adds to the amazing dining experience that you are going to get while you are here. The menus are carefully and creatively presented, produce is local and seasonal. One of the best signature dishes by far and a must try if in Waterville are there Ketaifi Prawns. Top quality meat and fish with live shellfish on sale also. The Guinness is great and do a fab fish and chip if fancy a bar snack.

The Lobster

From the outside, you can see the sophistication and class that this restaurant has to offer its guests. When you get inside, you get a more homey but still elegant look that helps to make the dining experience here amazing, especially with the fire lit. It has a perfect balance between the classic Irish bar feel and a more modern look.The friendly service, and the atmosphere are just a fraction of what makes this place so good. The food was traditional cuisine in the area and it was worth every penny spent here.

The Sea Lodge

Great location in Waterville with views looking over the street to the Bay of Ballynskeiligs, the food is a mix of bar food and dinners. Nicely decorated and great tasting dishes, without a fuss!!!


Waterfront loaction new fit out. Interesting decor and great bar overlooking the Bay. A good spot for a cocktail or a pint of the black stuff. Local's and tourists like the comforting decor and food.  A popular spot!  

FiveSpice Restaurant

If you are looking for something different than the typical bar fare, this is the restaurant for you. Specializing in Asian food, the menu may be small but the food is fresh and tastes amazing. The servers are very friendly and helpful, ensuring that you are completely satisfied with your meal. This is the perfect alternative to the standard food in the area.

The local restaurants of Waterville, Co.Kerry

These are just a few of the incredible restaurants in this area. You will love the atmosphere and food at each of these locations. When you are on vacation in any location, part of the charm of your trip comes from visiting the local restaurants that represent their city and you will not be disappointed with these choices.

About the Author Henry Hunt

Henry Hunt's culinary career began early on, inspired by his parents and their love and respect for quality and tradition. He sought opportunities to further develop his own creativity and trained as a chef in the Caribbean, Australia and Europe. Working in Michelin restaurants L'ecrivian Dublin, Le Cygne Geneva and the Fat Duck Berkshire to name but a few. This culinary pilgrimage gave the basis of The Smugglers Inn and Smugglers Cafe with a mixture of traditional and modern cuisine.

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