Previously a pub, this street-level room has stylish contemporary place settings, with leather seats at small wooden tables, and a selection of homemade breads presented on a tray. Chef Bruce Mulcahy's menu reflects his enthusiasm for fresh Irish produce, and his love of Asian cuisine. Start with sushi and sashimi or tempura of crab dumplings, and follow with paupiettes of sole with seafood colcannon or roast Kerry lamb with a cep mushroom and pistachio crust. Bruce runs a relatively modest operation, but many people in the know reckon he is one of Ireland's most talented chefs. The food is plated with such flamboyance that you will want to take a photograph.
36 Henry St., Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland