The Tankard Bar & Restaurant

Kilfenora, Fenit, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland, V92 XY77
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Opening Information

Wednesday - Saturday from 5p.m (Last orders 9pm)
Sunday from 3p.m (Last orders 8.30pm)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Event Space
  • Baby Chairs
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About The Tankard Bar & Restaurant

Originally opened in 1976 by Jerry & Mary O'Sullivan. The Tankard has been under the stewardship of the O'Sullivan Family now for 40 years and is now owned & run by their Sons Enda & Adrian. At the Tankard we love to work with local Fresh Seafood but we also offer plenty of non- seafood options. As a 'Taste Kerry' selected Restaurant we endeavour to bring you the very best produce Kerry has to offer. The Tankard boasts wonderful sea and mountain views from the restaurant, with its outside deck and a path down to the sea. We look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of Kerry.


Expect dishes like seafood chowder with delicious hi-fibre home-made brown bread, salads such as smoky ‘Boxty’ (smoked salmon with potato cake & salad), cold seafood dishes like fresh crab and apple salad (a house speciality) and hot snacks such as steamed mussels Tankard-style.


There will be plenty of non-seafood dishes too, including warm chicken salad, home-made burgers, pastas and sandwiches.


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There are wonderful sea and mountain views from the restaurant, which has a patio area and a path down to the sea.


Lunch is available daily in the bar and the à la carte, available in both front and back sections of the restaurant, follows in mid-afternoon.


The style is traditional, mainly classic French with Irish overtones. Expect simple well-cooked food, based on the finest local ingredients, with excellent saucing and unfussy presentation giving hardly a passing nod to fashion - making a refreshing change from the ubiquitous 'world cuisine'.


Although a good selection of other dishes is offered too, including duckling, Hereford fillet or striploin of beef and Kerry rack of lamb, seafood is undoubtedly the star here. Much of it is sourced through the owners’ connections with the local fishing community, and the choices range from scallops or seafood mornay and saute crab claws to lobsters fresh from the tank, with a choice of cooking styles – grilled or poached.

Cuisine: Child Friendly, Seafood, Steak
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

We used the Christmas Shop this year to order our Christmas dinner. The food that we ordered tasted delicious and came with instructions on how long to heat up.There was no stress on Christmas Day and every single bite was eaten. Congratulations on offering a fantastic service and from start to finish it was very well organised. Thank You.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Ordered a preprepared Christmas Dinner it was absolutely amazing ❤️❤️❤️ Very Very generous portions ( we could have fed the proverbial 5000😂😂😂) and extremely tasty . It was very competitively priced . We were very grateful for the service provided and are hoping to be able to come back for our Christmas meal in 2021 🙏

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Outstanding Christmas dinner service. Just like the restaurant at home. Extremely convenient. Easy to prepare and clean up after with no compromise on quality. Excellent value also. Very satisfied customers! Thank you to the staff in the Tankard.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Beautifully prepared and packaged with clear instructions but more importantly - very tasty. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Ordered take away Christmas dinner. Absolutely fab! It was all delicious and tasty! 10/10!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Great service, fantastic food and top class staff

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Absolutely stunning meal... the nicest fish,wine and service I've experienced in a long time

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Lovely evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Great evening as ever in the Tankard.. Excellent COVID precautions in place, lovely food at a reasonable price, and as always service with a smile from all the staff. Looking forward to calling again

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Can’t say enough about the food and the service highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Great food In a relaxing atmosphere with very friendly helpful staff.

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Hi Sharon thanks so much for your review we are delighted ye enjoyed your evening. Wishing you and all your family a very Merry Christmas. Thanks again

Responded On Wednesday, 16 December 2020
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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

My husband and I had an amazing meal here on Friday night, the food was just to die for and I have to say the staff were excellent. I would definitely recommend you eat here. Well done to all and thank you.

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Hi Martina, thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope you dont mind that we used it on our social media. Thanks again for coming we are delighted you enjoyed your evening. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Excellent at always. Crunchy garlic chicken was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Great food and great service always!

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

I genuinely am still thinking about Friday night’s meal and it’s Sunday! Absolutely sensational. Aside from the many many positives, the fillet steak was the best I’ve ever eaten. One of the highest standard of dining I’ve experienced and that goes for the last time we were there too. Consistent, food delicious, service impeccable, setting & atmosphere absolutely perfect. Plotting our return already!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

I have recently visited the tankard for a communion party. The service and food was 5 star. The views from the restaurant are amazing.. It is a local restaurant worth visiting and supporting ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Enjoyed the most delicious fish dish of fresh sole on the bone served with vegetables and chips - the fish was cooked to perfection with lemon butter and dill sauce - looking forward to my next visit already

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Amazing

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Great food as always

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Food was great and staff were even better.. Couldn't have asked for nicer

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Visited On Thursday, 27 August 2020

Fabulous food and service. Tables well placed for social distancing. Local produce is their speciality. Keeping up the great tradition of the O’Sullivan family

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Visited On Thursday, 27 August 2020

Excellent food. Lovely sea views. Very Covid friendly. Been here several times now and had a faboulous experience each time. Highly revommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 August 2020

Excellent all round. Thanks so very much from The Listowel O'Briens!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Early sitting so screaming kids. Where we were seated, it felt like we were eating in a conservatory! I appreciate that it was probably down to Covid restrictions but would have preferred bar/restaurant setting seating for a better dining out experience. Food was fabulous.

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