The Pygmalion Restaurant

Dine by the sea

It is in this room that you are reminded of the history and tradition of this great hotel. For 129 years hotel guests have dined and danced here and watched the sunset on Kenmare Bay.

More recent refurbishments have transformed this room, still with its high ceilings, silver candelabras, gilt-framed paintings and starched white linens but cleverly blended with a brighter colour palette and always allowing the splendid beauty beyond the window to take centre stage.

Our Menus

An inspired culinary journey

Parknasilla lunch and dinner menus are inspired by the tastes of Ireland’s Southwestern Coastline.  Head Chef Paul O’ Loughlin leads a young and talented team of chefs from all over Europe.
Paul’s focus is always to work with seasonal and locally sourced fresh produce, applying precise and attentive cooking techniques, using a clever combination of flavours and presentation must always be appealing to the eye.

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Kitchen Garden & Orchard

Grown with love & care

Our Kitchen Garden was first planted four years ago and is now flourishing.  Located inside the walls of the ruined Derryquin Castle benefitting from the shelter the walls afford, the salt spray from the sea and the temperate influences of the Gulf Stream.
Our garden supplies us with a selection of vegetable, leaves and herbs including kale and salad speciality mixes, Jerusalem artichokes, swedes, courgettes, cabbage and spinach.

Culinary Delights and Vibrant Visions:

Sarah Walker’s Art Masterpieces Now on Display at The Pygmalion Restaurant!”
Featuring the very specially commissioned for Parknasilla “Derrynane Meadow” and several others of Sarah paintings.
Railway Express Café

For that perfect Barista coffee

Drop by for that perfect coffee made exactly the way you like it.  Relax, read the paper, enjoy a pastry or some homemade cookies. Take your coffee to go and pick up some tasty treats to take back to your Lodge or Villa.

The Tram “Street Food”

Delicious family favourites

In keeping with the Railway theme that underpins the history of Parknasilla., we have custom designed and built a “food trailer” in the style of the horse drawn trams that transported guests from the Railway Station in Killarney and the Great Southern Hotels at Kenmare and Parknasilla
That tram is located beside the playground between the lodges and the villas offering a menu consisting of all the family holiday favourites that can be enjoyed in the comfort of guests own lodge or Villa.