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Whartons Traditional Fish & Chips

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| The square, Kenmare 0000, Ireland
+353 83 348 7505
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 04:00
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134 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Excellent fresh fish plus mountains of tasty chips. No more needs to be said. Wish we had one near us....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

So I'm in the Hotel Europe and get chatting to a lovely girl who tells me to check out Whartons while I'm in Bantry-my god-whatta recommendation! I rarely enjoy a chipper but the fresh fish, light batter & the chunky, crunchy chips are in a different league. Whartons is a true taste of holidays. Just do it.

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1 Thank PenEllis
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The fish was very fresh and tasted great, worth a visit. In my opinion it was highly priced for fish and chips but can't fault the taste and quality.

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1 Thank apkuk
Paddy at home
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Limited choice of cod, hake or whiting but so fresh it was really good with a light batter. Friendly service.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We ate in the Bantry branch of Whartons a bright clean contemporary style restaurant.The service was excellent, prompt, efficient and friendly. The chips were cooked to perfection in clean oil and the fish portion was equally good, well prepared and tasty. An all round enjoyable experience.

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1 Thank eonaLondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We go on and off as my parents have a house there. Amazing chips achieving the perfect balance between crispy and potato-y balance. Fish is caught morning of and everything made to order. Do good breast in bun too!

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3 Thank Emma C
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We really enjoyed our take away from Whartons, it had been recommended to us by friends and didn't disappoint, fantastic fish n chips!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Great fish & chips, friendly family-run business, mainly take-out, though they have about eight tables upstairs (informal dining and great for children). Usually two fish to choose from, depending on the catch (fresh and delicate according to my wife). Choice of batter or breaded. The chips are twice-cooked and made from delicious potatoes. Served with a lemon wedge, a choice... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

My friend and I recently vacationed in Ireland and stayed near Kenmare Ireland. While walking in Kenmare we found Wharton's Traditional Fish and Chips and were blown away with the quality. Each time we ate there our fish and chips were made to order. We also learned that they make their own tarter sauce. I think they add some mystery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We did take out - fish is fresh, batter is light and portions are huge - we should have split a serving.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Street Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 04:00
Saturday
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The square, Kenmare 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 83 348 7505
Description
"Kenmare, in Co Kerry, has its unfair share of places to eat, but you'll miss one of its finest attractions if you confine yourself to the restaurants that feature in guide books.

Wharton's Traditional Fish & Chips, in the town centre, is a gem. My cod was encased in the finest, lightest batter, into which crushed black peppercorns had been incorporated. It was so fresh I swear I saw it twitch as it hit the oil. The chips are hand-cut from potatoes that are, amazingly, chosen for their "fryability". And they have cider vinegar if you fancy a change from the stuff you usually get in chippers..." Tom Doorley (Irish Times)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?