Larkins Bar & Restaurant

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As well as serving pub lunches in the bar, Larkins has a dedicated evening restaurant with an A La Carte menu.

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It's worth making the drive out from Nenagh to Garrykennedy to visit this picturesque little pub on the banks of Lough Derg. The village location is as typical and idyllic an Irish scene as any you'll see. Larkin's, owned by Cormac and Maura Boyle, is over 300 years old and just the sort of country pub you want to find when you come to Ireland. This place is one of those rare gems. It's traditional thatched roof, old white-washed walls and little red painted cottage sash windows sum up a time gone by,  and it's location on the water means peace and tranquility come as part of the deal.

The small marina means Larkin's draws a huge crowd from the sailing fraternity during the summer months. Castle ruins also in the village are a short stroll away. Adding to Cormac and Maura's experience in hospitality, son Cillian now brings a new second generation dynamic  to the mix. He has inherited his parents touch for the warm Irish welcome, marrying that with some new ideas in food choices and presentation. 

As well as serving pub lunches in the bar, Larkins has a dedicated evening restaurant with an A La Carte menu. This extension of the old building, is conservatory in style, with large sash windows looking out of over the walled garden to the water beyond. Irish produce is at the forefront of the menu. Hereford steaks and fresh fish feature in starters and mains, with a vegetarian dish always on offer and some influence from abroad in dish choices. House desserts at Larkins Restaurant make a very happy ending to all that. The Irish artisan cheeseboard is also popular, served with vintage port if you wish.

Platters for one or two are impressively presented and showcase Tipperary farmhouse cheeses in particular. The wine list has  a good selection of old and new world bottles and by the glass, and for a small country pub, it's lovely to see dessert wines served by the glass to accompany your pud. The full bar service is also available if you fancy a pint with your meal. Try the selection of Irish craft beers and cider, or an aperitif of vodka or gin made in Dingle, as well as a fine selection of Irish whiskeys for after dinner.  

Larkins Restaurant is also available for private parties and functions.  

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Monday - Thursday 10.30 - 23.30 Friday - Saturday 10.30

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