Sneem restaurants are a favourite destination on the Ring of Kerry and consequently the village offers a good choice of dining choices. You can think of it as a foodhub on the Ring of Kerry, catering to hundreds of visitors each day.Under the banner of restaurants in Sneem, I'm including all the different types of eateries trading in the village. These range from delicatessen to coffee shops to pubs and restaurants.
In fact, Sneem has quite a number of such businesses, all run by independent people and families. You won't find any restaurant chains here!
Sneem Restaurants & Dining Tour
Similar to the Sneem Pub Tour our Sneem Food Tour begins at the junction of the Killarney and Kenmare Road and will take us to the following eateries:
- Mace Foodstore
- Blue Bull Pub
- Wholly Dough Donuts
- Riney's Bar
- Bridge Cafe & Bistro
- Village Kitchen
- Kelly's Bakery & Delicatessen
- D. O'Shea's Pub
- Stone House
- Sacre Coeur Restaurant
- Hungry Knight
At the junction of the aforementioned road you will find the Mace foodstore. With the early opening time of 8.30 AM, Mace sell sandwiches, salads and hot food options for takeaway from its deli counter. You'll also find a comprehensive convenience store offering inside.
Blue Bull Pub & Restaurant, South Square, Sneem
The Blue Bull offers a full restaurant menu including seafood, meat and vegetarian options. It comfortably caters for both small and large groups with extensive seating areas inside and outside in their covered dining / beer garden area.
Wholly Dough Donuts
Their retro-classic bright blue Citroen fan will catch your eye on the corner of Church Street. Usually there'll be a small but steady queue outside waiting for their deep fried donuts with choice of delectable toppings. Seriously yum!
Green House Coffee Shop
The Green House is a quaint coffee shop on the left just before Sneem Bridge. A lovely place to pop in for a scone or treat or an ice cream.
Better known for its pub offering, Riney's offers a limited menu at different times of the day. They also make and sell their own range of delicious ice-creams. See their specials board for details.
Now cross over Sneem bridge, leaving the South Square behind. This is Sneem's North Square and where you'll find a nice cluster of cafes and restaurants.
Bridge Cafe & Bistro
As its name suggest the Bridge Cafe & Bistro sits right on Sneem River's bank with a nice view of the river falls, whether sitting inside or outside. The Bridge Cafe opens for breakfast, lunch and early evening dining. You'll find a wide and tasty selection on their menu.
Almost next door to the Bridge Cafe & Bistro, The Village Kitchen is another busy cafe and similarly open from morning to early evening for dining with good menu choice. At the rear you'll find the best seat in the house with a beautifully framed view of the Sneem River and the mountains.
Kelly's Delicatessen and Coffee Shop
Offering freshly bakes breads, pastries and deli items, Kelly's is a popular stop. It's outside tables make for a great places to enjoy your purchase and watch Sneem life go on.
D. O'Shea's Pub
D. O'Shea's is what probably best described as a Gastropub as evidenced by the number of serving tables. O'Shea's offer an extensive lunchtime and evening menus with daily specials boards. Booking is advisable to avoid being disappointed.
The Stone House Restaurant, North Square, Sneem
Sneem's Stone House Restaurant is popular for its seafood focus and its menu value. See their daily special boards for the seafood dish of the day.
Sacre Coeur Restaurant, North Square, Sneem
The Sacre Coeur is open from Easter for the duration of the summer season. Located on the Waterville Road in the village, Sacre Couer restaurant has been in business for 50 years.
During this period, it has built a solid reputation for consistently good cuisine and its menu has something for everyone. It comfortably caters to small and large groups.
Everyone loves a good chipper. The Hungry Knight is definitely one of the better ones and happily you can eat in as well as takeaway. Their fish supper is a particular favourite.
Sneem Hotel and Parknasilla Hotel Restaurants
As you would expect Sneem Hotel and Parknasilla Hotel, on the outskirts of Sneem and 2 miles from the village respectively, both have in-house well-reviewed restaurants.
Now that you've sampled all Sneem restaurants and dining options, Foodie lovers must try the internationally famous Sneem Black Pudding and the Cottage industry that is Derreenaclaurig Cheese. Yum, yum to both!