Delicious New Dishes at The Park Restaurant

Here are some of the delicious dishes that are on our Park Restaurant menu this August:


Seared Scallops with Crispy Black Pudding Praline (Starter)

Served with a Carpaccio of Heirloom Tomatoes and Bloody Mary Sorbet


Cured Lamb (Starter)

Herb Salad, Sheep’s Milk Panacotta & Bell Pepper Curd


Halibut Fillet                                                                           

Featuring Beurre Rogue Spinach, Sauteéd Calamari  and Parsnip Pureé


Oven Roasted Skeghanore Duck Breast

With Blackberry Jus, Crispy Confide Duck Leg,  Cigar & Tender Stem Broccoli   

Introducing our new Chefs, Heiko and Cormac….

Killarney Park Chefs Picture by Don MacMonagle

Sous Chef Cormac and Executive Chef Heiko

We are delighted to welcome our new Executive Chef, Heiko Riebandt, to The Killarney Park Hotel. Heiko has 20 years experience and has worked in award-winning five-star hotels and Michelin star restaurants across Europe.

He spent his early years in the renowned former Relais and Chateaux Property Hotel Schloss Hugenpoet near his hometown in Essen, Germany, and then went on to work in two-star Michelin rated restaurants and five-star hotels in Switzerland and Germany.

Over the last number of years while in Ireland, Heiko has made appearances in the popular TV Irish breakfast show Ireland AM, where he presented ‘Five Things to Eat Before You Die‘.

Heiko’s signature recipes also won him acclaim while he worked as executive head chef at The Lodge at Doonbeg, Co Clare.  This followed with an appearance on ‘Ann Liguori’s Live Radio Show’ in July 2013 and he also featured in The Wall Street Journal as part of an article on Chefs’ Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts.

Heiko was also listed as of 36 Inspirational Chefs in the Relais & Chateaux Cookbook. In Heiko’s own words: “I generally don’t like to talk about me as to what I have done, rather I like to focus on what I’m doing and what I will do in the future, every day is a new day but never forget where you came from.”

We would also like to introduce our new Sous Chef Cormac Vesey, who trained in Waterford Castle and The Cliff House Hotel under Michelin-star chef Martijn Kajuiter. “My biggest cooking influence is Raymond Blanc, his seasonal approach has inspired my cooking and I am looking forward to bringing the skills I’ve learned here,” said Cormac.

New Breakfast Menu at The Killarney Park Hotel

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – I’m sure you will agree! We’ve added some exciting new dishes to our already renowned Breakfast menu at the Killarney Park Hotel – and for good measure we have some exciting new developments to be be announced in our Kitchen so stay tuned….Eggs Benedict is one of the new dishes on the menu…yummy! Continental,  Buffet or Cooked, Check out our menu below.Breakfast Menu July 2015

Great Food, Superb Location

We had some super fun recently at our new Terrace at the Killarney Park – a photo shoot and some food tasting! It is the perfect location for “Al Fresco” dining and a wide and varied menu is available to suit all guest tastes. Relax on the Rattan furniture with a drink and some nibbles. Perfect location for a get together with friends.


The classic 1950’s Rolls Royce (which was once owned by the McShane Family, the former owners of Killarney House in Killarney National Park) arrived on a sunny Tuesday evening to the leafy surrounds of the Killarney Park Hotel. Such a fun photoshoot!


Launch of The Terrace – and the Elemis Biotec Spa Facial

Elemis Summer Spa Evening with a difference… at the Killarney Park Hotel

Last Wednesday 13th, guests had the opportunity to acquaint themselves with The Spa’s exclusive and fabulous Biotec machine from Elemis.  Recently launched at The Spa, ‘we are proud to be the only Spa in Kerry, Cork, Limerick and Clare that uses this revolutionary product’ as Jessica outlined.  The melodies of the guitarist freely maneuvered around the new Terrace as guests sipped on the new Summer Coolers and beautiful dishes before they made their way upstairs to The Spa.

For the occasion, Head Chef, Odran Lucey, and his team prepared an array of attractive BBQ items including Mini Lamb Koftas, Beef Burger Sliders, Tiger Prawn & Pineapple Kebabs to name but a few.

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Head chef Odhran Lucey pictured on the new terrace area at the Killarney Park Hotel which features an outdoor patio area made up of a covered, heated section, cocktail bar and sizzling barbque which was in use  the Elemis Biotec Facial evening and terrace barbque on Wednesday Photo: Don MacMonagle  pr photo Killarney Park e:

The Terrace at the Killarney Park Hotel

We’ve launched the new addition to our welcoming Garden Bar – The Terrace. Comprised of a covered and heated section that seats up to 30 people and an open area for 40 plus guests. The Terrace offers a specially crafted menu served alongside a variety of pitcher coolers and other exotic beverages. Featuring a full service outdoor bar, there is a welcoming “Barbeque Pit” for cooking those sizzling steaks and delicious, juicy burgers. It is the ideal Killarney dining spot for a delightful al fresco lunch or dinner.

The Terrace is the perfect chill out space to escape from the bustle and relax with friends.  Superbly decorated with enchanting night lighting, and comfortable rattan furniture, All in all, it’s the perfect place for celebrating an after work gathering, private party, or any special event that takes your fancy!

Fresh Fish – Delivered Daily to The Killarney Park Hotel

Who ensures that fish at the Killarney Park is the best? Spillane Seafoods are our local suppliers who are a vital cog in the Hotel food engine and play a vital role in ensuring quality and consistency. We get a fish delivery every day, twice a day if needed guaranteeing the freshest possible fish are served here in your favourite restaurant in Killarney  depending on what is available and at what time it arrives in Killarney.

Background on our Supplier, Spillane’s Seafood

Spillane Seafoods is a family run business situated in Killarney where, due to the plentiful lakes, salmon stocks are abundant.

The business started in 1973 by Michael and Finola Spillane and today, the business continues under the management of their son Paudie Spillane. Here’s a picture of Paudie during one of his daily visits to the Killarney Park Hotel. odran - paudie spillane

Spillane Seafoods supplies a variety of fresh, frozen and smoked fish to hotels and restaurants throughout Ireland. They have a thriving export trade in Smoked Salmon.

Generations of experience, expertise and commitment to quality go into every piece of salmon that Spillane Seafoods cures and smokes. It is all natural and preservative free.
Their Smoked Salmon sides are available fully trimmed, pre-sliced or whole.
They come vacuum packed, and presentation cartons are available.

Come on into the Garden Bar and Park Restaurant and experience our produce for yourself.

Killarney Adventure Race – Saturday March 14th

breakThis sure is a “Breakfast for Champions” – best of luck to all those doing the Killarney Adventure Race today, make sure you fuel up, and store that energy – above all, please ensure to take the time to stop and enjoy the scenery! The weather is meant to be spectacular, so we at the Killarney Park Hotel would like to wish all contestants the very best of luck.

This video will surely inspire you to reach new heights!