A HUGELY popular Killarney restaurant has been deemed the best fine dining establishment in the country.
Rozzers Restaurant at the Killeen House Hotel, in Aghadoe, has replaced the Michelin-starred Dublin restaurant Chapter One at the very top, as voted for by contributors to worldwide travel review website Tripadvisor.
The winners of the annual Travellers’ Choice awards were revealed in London this Wednesday.
Rozzers, run by mum and daughter team Geraldine and Michelle Rosney, along with highly-regarded chef Paul O’Gorman, has long been one of the best fine dining establishments in Kerry and beyond.
In addition to the hotel attracting guests from all over the world, its restaurant has a magnet-like lure for locals.
A stylish 23-bedroom country house hotel, Killeen House was first opened by husband and wife Geraldine and Michael Rosney in 1992 and it has consistently featured close to the top of the Tripadvisor ratings charts.
Michael opted for early retirement last year and his daughter, Michelle, stepped in to add her flair and creativity to the family business.
Geraldine Rosney said she was delighted for all her team that their hard work and passion has been rewarded and she reserved special mention for head chef Paul O’Gorman who has been the creative force in the kitchen for the past 25 years.
“It’s all about the dining experience in Rozzers and it always will be and we are very grateful to our team and our loyal customers who have supported us down through the years,” she added.
Mulcahy’s Bar and Restaurant in Kenmare and the Chart House in Dingle also performed exceptionally well in this year’s awards, both featuring in the top five.
The timeframe used for the 2021 awards was from January of 2020 to last April.