Wednesday - Saturday from 5p.m (Last orders 9pm)
Sunday from 3p.m (Last orders 8.30pm)
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Children's Menu available
- Event Space
- Baby Chairs
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.
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.
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.
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 🙏
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.
Beautifully prepared and packaged with clear instructions but more importantly - very tasty. Thank you.
Ordered take away Christmas dinner. Absolutely fab! It was all delicious and tasty! 10/10!
Great service, fantastic food and top class staff
Absolutely stunning meal... the nicest fish,wine and service I've experienced in a long time
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
Can’t say enough about the food and the service highly recommend.
Great food In a relaxing atmosphere with very friendly helpful staff.
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
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.
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.
Excellent at always. Crunchy garlic chicken was delicious.
Great food and great service always!
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!
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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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
Great food as always
Food was great and staff were even better.. Couldn't have asked for nicer
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
Excellent all round. Thanks so very much from The Listowel O'Briens!
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.