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The Smugglers Inn Restaurant

Cliff Road | Co.Kerry, Waterville, Ireland
+353 66 947 4330
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Cliff Road | Co.Kerry, Waterville, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Amazing food for all eaters here. We had a visitor who was vegan and Henry whipped up a couple of choices off menu without batting an eyelid. Outstanding service, fabulous venue with incredible views and great value for money.

Thank Travelmonster70
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a lovely spot right on the beachfront in Waterville. Apparently its name derives from the days when there was a thriving smuggling trade carried out between the small villages along the southwest coast of Ireland and France and Spain. Today you can sit...More

Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Go and eat here. Yes the food has a high price tag, but you definitely get what you pay for. Such rich and delicious food, great wine list and if you get a window seat at sunset you are treated to stunning views across the...More

Thank 99Jake99
Reviewed 8 October 2017

When in Ireland, we always stay at the Smuggler's Inn and eat at its restaurant, which is right on the water. The ambiance is nice, the servers are friendly, and the food is excellent. This summer, we had another nice dinner there as well as...More

Thank irishbogs
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A delicious seafood lunch on a bright sunny Sunday. I think we may have been lucky to get a table (actually one of the best in the house) as we were quite early and the restaurant got very busy. Helpful friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. Lucky...More

Thank traveller446
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at The Smugglers Inn, Waterville and were fortunate enough to have dinner at the restaurant. The food was very good indeed, beautifully presented, with lots of choice, including seafood choices and chef's amuse bouche. Table service and excellent staff.

Thank Ancdefgh987
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I really could not fault the food or the views but the accommodation was poor. The windows leaked and the shower head produced a dribble of water at best. So next time I will eat there and stay else where.

Thank andy7979us
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here for lunch. We both had fish and chips which were nice. The view from the restaurant was beautiful! The two ladies working in the restaurant were extremely kind and helpful and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed the meal.

Thank scorkb
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Real Pub with real food and real people on the waterfront at Waterville. Sit outside and wait for the sun. Look over the bay and you will gripped by the intensity of the light. And if the sun is not there, there are still the...More

Thank albertbrouwers
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Stayed two nights at The Smugglers Inn in August 2017 with my wife whilst on a 11-day trip in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (One day for me only). I will submit a separate review for the lodging although I will say it...More

Thank Sebbyboy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 93
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road | Co.Kerry, Waterville, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +353 66 947 4330
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