Thursday, April 25, 2024

Unforgettable Killarney Escape: Killeen House Hotel and Rozzers Restaurant

Killeen House Hotel & Rozzers

A Memorable Killarney Escape

View from the car park

Step into a world of warm Irish hospitality and exquisite French cuisine at Killeen House Hotel. Under the new ownership of Patrick Eviston, a seasoned Killarney hotelier, a new dynamic manager in Darren Looney, and with the culinary talents of Chef Cyrille Durand at the helm in the kitchen, Killeen House and its crown jewel, Rozzers Restaurant, are poised for an exciting future.

Location, Location, Location:

Nestled just outside Killarney, Killeen House boasts breathtaking views of the Kerry Mountains. Perfectly positioned between Kenmare and Dingle, it serves as an ideal base for exploring all that Kerry has to offer. A short stroll away, a scenic viewpoint allows you to soak in the stunning lakes and mountain vistas. For a taste of local libations, don't miss the nearby brewery and distillery – a must-visit for any craft beverage enthusiast.

A Culinary Adventure at Rozzers Restaurant:


Prepare to be dazzled (we were) at Rozzers Restaurant, where every meal is a delightful event. Your culinary journey begins with a selection of tempting breads, dips, and a unique carrot top pesto, followed by an amuse-bouche to tantalize your taste buds. A refreshing sorbet cleanses the palate midway through your three-course adventure. And to top it all off, a decadent truffle arrives to complete this unforgettable dining experience.


French Flair Meets Irish Charm:

Decisions, decisions! Choosing from Chef Durand's menu is a delightful challenge. Do you indulge in the luxurious Foie Gras Ballantine, the melt-in-your-mouth Seared Castletownbere Scallops (my favourite), or perhaps the intriguing Fricassée of Monkfish Poppadoms with Black Irish Kale and Kerry Chorizo? Each dish showcases Chef Durand's passion for food, a beautiful fusion of fresh Irish produce with a touch of French finesse.

A ultra comfy sitting room to relax in

Sweet Endings and More:

The dessert menu at Rozzers is equally tempting. Will you succumb to the decadent Dark Chocolate Tartlet, the light and refreshing Lemon Balm Parisian Flan, or the irresistible Hazelnut & Rosemary Cake? Artisan ice cream, sorbets, and a selection of Irish farmhouse cheeses round out the options, ensuring there's something to satisfy every sweet tooth.

I thoroughly enjoyed this Hake at breakfast

An extensive wine list, featuring sparkling options, complements the meal perfectly. The bar next door offers a selection of beers, including local brews from the nearby establishment, alongside a tempting selection of whiskeys and cocktails.

Friendly Service and a Scrumptious Breakfast:

The friendly, efficient, and attentive service team at Rozzers ensures your dining experience is nothing short of exceptional. And if you're staying overnight, Killeen House Hotel treats you to a delightful breakfast spread. From Barry's Tea Poached Prunes and Spiced Pears to perfectly cooked Hake with cherry tomatoes, fluffy Cinnamon Pancakes with lemon and sugar, Eggs Royal, and Mini Irish breakfasts, you'll start your day feeling satisfied and ready to explore.

A Bright Future Awaits:

With the combined expertise of owner Eviston, manager Looney and chef Durand, Killeen House Hotel and Rozzers Restaurant are on a trajectory to become a Killarney gem. So, why wait? Experience the perfect blend of Irish hospitality and French culinary artistry in this Good Food Ireland approved establishment. Book your stay, savour a meal at Rozzers, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of Kerry.

* We were there on a Thursday night (and Friday morning of course) and the bill for the two of us (Dinner plus B&B), came to €224.00.

Also on this trip: Killarney Urban Farm Tour and Taste

Killeen House. The hotel has 27 bedrooms.

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