"There is no sincerer love than the love of food", this phrase was written by the renowned writer George Bernard Shaw who stayed at Muckross Park Hotel in the early 20th century.
Like GB Shaw, Muckross Park Hotel has a love of food and good dining.
The hotel is located in the heart of Killarney National Park and draws inspiration for dining from our location. The natural environment surrounding the hotel and closeness to nature allows our chefs to create.
Yew Tree Restaurant is the hotel’s main restaurant and is positioned in the original Piano Lounge of the hotel. High ceilings with chandeliers and sash windows add to the atmosphere. Many guests returning to the hotel identify with this room and have fond memories of family occasions, weddings and dining.
Guests can enjoy the best of local produce at the stylish Yew Tree restaurant.
For over 200 years Muckross Park Hotel has welcomed guests and has provided a location for guests to rest and dine. Local produce is key to creating great menus such as Ballinskelligs Duck, Kerry Lamb and fresh seafood from the Atlantic Ocean.
This year guests enjoyed superb 8-course tasting menus with dishes such as Ham Hock Terrine, Quail, Prawn Scampi, Killorglin Pork, Castletownbere Lobster and Rose Veal. The hotel also won an AA Rosette for food in Yew Tree Restaurant.
Recent Gourmet Nights have made Muckross Park Hotel a notable destination for great quality food and superb service.
Building on this success the hotel has created a series of Gourmet Night Experiences. Leading chefs and cooking celebrities have been invited to showcase their skills and create menus for the public.
In October 2012 Martin Shanahan of Fishy Fishy and RTE fame held a cookery demonstration at the hotel followed by dinner. In February this year Michelin Star chef Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain Restaurant in Dublin held a ‘Dine Michelin Star for 1 night in Killarney’ and this was attended by 150 people.
Recently famous TV Chef Rachel Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School had a cookery demonstration and light dinner which was attended by nearly 200 people. The success of these Gourmet Nights has made Muckross Park Hotel a notable destination for great quality food and superb service.
* Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Award Finalists 2013
* Supreme Award for Best Five Star Accommodation in Ireland 2012/2013 by the Irish Accommodation Standards Institute
* RSVP Best Luxury Spa 2013
* AA Rosette 2012 for Excellence in Food for Yew Tree Restaurant