Festive Afternoon Tea in Killarney

Afternoon Tea at the Killarney Park is a treasured tradition, loved by so many, but never more so than at Christmas Time. At the height of the Festive Season, nothing beats taking a break from shopping and settling down in the cozy lobby or Drawing Room with a delightful Festive Tea.

Our Christmas Afternoon Tea is a delight, and created by Pastry Chef Dinesh, Head Chef Heiko and his Team. Check out our Festive Tea Menu; served 1-5pm Daily until the 7th of January. Due to demand, Advance Bookings are necessary.

Have yourself a merry slice of a Killarney Park Christmas and savour our wonderful Festive Tea.


Vanilla at Killarney Park Hotel

We’ve been warned about a looming vanilla shortage for a while now. The shortage and increased prices of vanilla are down to poor harvests earlier this year in Madagascar, caused by the Enwao cyclone back in March. That’s an issue, because Madagascar is where 80% of the world’s vanilla pods come from. Hence the global shortage.

We are happy to announce that we are managing well our supply of Vanilla this winter in house at Killarney Park Hotel. Here’s some of the Vanilla in store from Heiko and our Kitchen Team:




Getting a lot like Christmas

Our Kitchen Team are busy preparing Christmas Puddings and Festive breads for the busy and tempting Festive Season 2017.

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Head Chef Heiko, being German, knows the intrinsic link between the Christmas season and hearty dining and his Festive Fare includes some of his Germanic traditions such as the delicious Stollen Bread – Stollen is a fruit bread containing dried fruit and often covered with powdered sugar or icing sugar. The bread is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices.

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Our guests at our recent Spa Night were treated to some of the delicacies of Heiko and his Team. Stollen Breads are all boxed up, present and correct for collection!

Visit our Christmas page for more Festive Goings on at the Killarney Park Hotel.




Congratulations James!

Hearty congratulations to our hugely talented Commis Chef James McCrohan, who graduated with a BA in Culinary Arts this week, from The Institute of Technology Tralee. James is a warmly regarded and highly skilled individual and a real asset to our Killarney Dining Team.

Here’s James receiving his BA. We are very proud of you, James!

Keep on cooking!



Cordal Goats Cheese – Park Restaurant

We pride ourselves on using locally sourced produce in the Garden Bar and Park Restaurant, and in our blog this week we feature Cordal Goats Cheese, which is produced just a few miles over the road in Firies in Mid-Kerry.

Served with Hot Smoked Salmon as a Starter in The Park Restaurant Autumn Menu, it is a delicious complement to any dish.

Chef Heiko’s photo below shows Cordal Goats Cheese with Textures of Pumpkin.

Cordal Goats Cheese with textures of pumpkin


New Autumn Menus in Park Restaurant

Given the Autumn Season is well under way, and the clocks are not far from going back, leading to Winter Time, you will find that Dining in Killarney, especially in our Park Restaurant Menus are suitably attired with the wholesome fare of the season.

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Why not pay a visit and be allured by the enchanting creations of chef Heiko and his team.

View our Tasting Menu, featuring the Taste of Kerry. Our Groups Menu is perfect for that very special occasion.


The Five-star answer to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – Park Restaurant & Pastry Chef Dinesh Maurée

Fantastic Article courtesy of Eve Kelliher, Killarney Advertiser Editor, this week – a glowing testimony to our Park Restaurant Pastry Chef, Dinesh – read on for more….

“If you have a sweet tooth then look no further than the five-star Killarney Park Hotel for the ultimate in treats. The hotel’s pastry chef Dinesh Maurée is fast becoming a celebrity among those with a passion for wonderful desserts and luxury chocolate – think Killarney’s very own answer to Willy Wonka!

Dinesh hosted us in the Park Restaurant during the week – and to say his creations are divine is an absolute understatement. He has a passion for working with chocolate and adding his own unique twist to bring out its delicious flavour.


Because his reputation went before him, we did our best to leave ample room for the delectable tasting plates – even though that is difficult, so tempting is the entire menu there!

Not only did we get to enjoy three of his exquisite creations, including homemade coconut sorbet and pistachio ice cream and but afterwards we were presented with a box of luxury handmade petits fours.

These pieces of chocolate heaven were seriously impressive and looked way too good to eat. But never fear, in our readers’ interests, we rose to the challenge! Made inhouse by Dinesh, the chocolate tasted as spectacular as it looked.

Originally from Mauritius, Dinesh moved to Ireland 11 years ago after working in a number of leading hotels in Mauritius. He has worked in Dublin eateries La Stampa, Shanahan’s on the Green and Ely’s Restaurant.

He and his wife Mirela Tkalec moved from Dublin to Killarney with their children Lara and Ella.

Come on in and enjoy Dining at Killarney Park Hotel –  a treat you will never forget!”