Review of 'Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House'

20230915_192545.jpg While in Killarney we were overwhelmed with the number of restaurants now in the town. Wanting to make a decent choice we consulted a convenient travel AI online to see what the choices were. What struck us was how highly rated Bricín was and the fact that it served local food. So, we headed out to find it…Bricín is actually above an Irish Gift Shop. Arriving at the shop we were told the restaurant was not to open to 7 pm and that we should have a reservation which the shop assistants then made for us. We wanted around the shop waiting for the restaurant to open.

Enter through the Gift Shop

At 7 pm the queue was quite large so we joined it on the stairs.

Top of Stairs

We were shown to our seat in one of the many small rooms here. They are all decorated much like you would see in someone's rather fancy house. It is all very cosy and we were made to feel very welcome.

Dining Area

The menu is divided into standard sections: Starters, Main Courses, Side Orders and Desserts. We opted for the set menu at €30 for three courses (€27 for two) which, although with fewer options, had dishes we were both interested in. After ordering some wonderful fresh walnut bread was delivered to the table which was rich, dense, and very delicious.

Seafood Chowder

For my main I opted for the “Seafood Chowder” which was wonderfully creamy and full of seafood including the local mussels and a few pieces of salmon.

Soup of the Day (carrot and coriander)

My companion opted for the “soup of the day” which, today, as carrot and coriander.

Chicken Boxty

Bricín has “boxty” in it's name so I had to try their namesake, a potato pancake which in this case was served with chicken. The pancake was massive with a wonderful creamy chicken filling with a hint of tarragon served with a light green salad on the side with a tangy dressing.

Seafood Casserole

My companion had the “Seafood Casserole” which was dense, creamy with golden brown topping served with a side of potato wedges and salad.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble

For desert the options were a bit more limited but I opted for something simple but easy to get wrong: “Strawberry and rhubarb crumble” served with both cream AND custard. Though the portion was a bit small the crumble was nice and crunchy with a good amount of custard.

Chocolate Cake

My companion opted for the “Chocolate Cake” which looked very decadent and made me glad I did not order it.

The service was friendly and patient with us during our visit despite the restaurant being extremely busy. The food was served promptly and with a suitable flair that made us feel like we were not just in a pub. The food, particularly the boxty, was excellent and at very reasonable price.

For honest Irish classics prepared very well and at a reasonable price, you can't beat Bricín. I will most definitely be back.

Rating: “I have absolutely no complaints”

Review Date: 2023-09-15

Cuisine: Irish

Address: 26 High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 EE61, Ireland

Location: County Kerry (Ireland)



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Telephone: +353 (0) 64 663 4902