South-west Kerry is probably one of Ireland’s most travelled and most popular routes. Of course, there are so many places to see and things to do in this famous part of Kerry. Coastal views, stunning mountain scenery and rolling hills beckon. For food lovers, there are some wonderful restaurants in the area. One of the best places to stop and eat is QCs Seafood Restaurant and Bar on the main street in Cahirciveen. Husband and wife team Kate and Andrew Cooke opened the restaurant back in 2000. Kate’s family – the Quinlans - are in the fishing business so the Cookes can rely on the best and freshest of fish. The best of the catch from Valentia Harbour is put to good use here in a variety of ways! Expect seasonal treats like crab claws, mackerel and lobster, as well as favourites like hake and monkfish. The bar is comfortable with a blazing fire during the winter months – or the summer months when necessary! Peruse the menu over a drink from the full range at the bar. For those who fancy a totally relaxed food experience, the bar is the ideal place to take your seats. The Cooke's recommend the unusual but popular aperitif of chilled Manzanilla sherry, or perhaps a glass of Prosecco to whet the appetite while you menu browse. If you're not too hungry - choose any of the starters as your main. But we bet you will want to try something a little more substantial - the choice is way too tempting to be ignored! Alongside the full bar, an international wine list at QC makes for interesting reading. Lots of good whites for the fish and some gutsy reds to accompany meat dishes. The bar here is as friendly an Irish bar as you could ever hope to find. Add to that great food and the generous hospitality of Andrew and Kate as hosts, and you have a recipe for success in relaxed eating.
Read more about Qc's Seafood Restaurant & Bar, here is their Pub and Bar and Accommodation Reviews
OPENING HOURS: seasonal 12.00 - close 6 days per week 5.30 - close sundays
SERVING TIMES: seasonal 12.00 - 9.30 6 days per week 5.30 - 9.30 sundays