Review on Tom Crean Fish & Wine
Formerly D'Arcy's Oyster Bar & Grill it is now home to Tom Crean Fish & Wine, occupying an historic building built in the early 1800's in the peaceful village of Kenmare, chef/patron Aileen Crean-O'Brien named the restaurant after her grandfather, a famous Antarctic explorer. The restaurant has an elegant setting with high-backed black leather chairs set against dark wood polished tables, with walls displaying an interesting collection of pictures and memorabilia portraying Tom Crean's life as an Antarctic explorer. The latest edition is the Ice Bar serving craft ale and wine and there's the added bonus of their lovely Mews Courtyard, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or dining al fresco.
Seafood is the star of the show with oysters a favourite choice farmed in nearby Cromane, but there are plenty of other choices as well including Kilmacallogue mussels cooked in a coriander, garlic and coconut milk infusion or for meat-eaters there's Sneem black pudding with apple and tomato chutney, baked in filo pastry with a white onion mouselline sauce. Main courses usher in baked fillet of Atlantic salmon with a sesame seed crust, lime yogurt and coriander dressing or whole grilled lemon sole with Café de Paris butter. When it comes to choices for carnivores there could be succulent slow roasted Irish pork marinated in spices with champ mash, apple sauce and jus roti or roast half Irish Silver Hill duck with sage and onion stuffing and star anise jus. Desserts bring on board such delights as pineapple tarte tatin with lime syrup and coconut ice cream or raspberry pavlova paired with fresh cream and a selection of berries and raspberry coulis.
D'Arcy's also offers accommodation, with seven pleasantly appointed guest bedrooms available for those who want to stay over.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.30pm Wed-Mon
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express