Pancake Tuesday, 2018

Today is Pancake Tuesday, which means it’s time to dust off your frying pan after a post-Christmas stint of healthy eating and guiltlessly indulge in a sugar feast!

If you’d prefer to let us do the cooking for you; pop into the Garden Bar for our delicious Pancake Menu and enjoy some of these Sweet and Savoury Delights 🙂

Go on, you’re worth it!





Happy Valentine’s Day!

On February 2nd we re-opened after some refurbishments at the Kitchen and Bar (completed in January), and it’s great to be back open full time! There’s a real hint of Spring in the Air, and the most romantic day of the Year, Valentine’s Day (February 14th) is almost upon us!

Have you made plans for Dinner yet? Our Park Restaurant Dinner begins with a glass of Fine Wine and finishes with a delicious Chocolate Dessert surprise that is sure to melt your Valentine’s Heart.

Book Your Table and Wine and Dine your beloved in Classic surroundings now!

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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