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    Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse, formerly QC’s, situated in the heart of Cahersiveen on Kerry’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way is a superb place to stay while discovering the natural beauty of South Kerry.

    Opened in 2000, it was originally known as a destination seafood bar and restaurant when visiting Kerry, QC’s has been transformed by owner Kate Cooke into the ideal destination for visitors, with the addition of quirky, super comfortable, stylish rooms offering a touch of luxury combined with a homely charm.


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    Quinlan & Cooke offers the ideal base for guests looking to explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Skellig Michael, Waterville and the Ring of Kerry, all of which are steeped in history, culture and rugged beauty. Experiences of all kinds can be found ranging from the world class golf courses in Waterville, walking and hiking the Kerry Way, genealogy research, cycling and salmon fishing.

    Our family-run townhouse offers 11 beautiful ensuite guestrooms which include a luxurious suite (The Skelligs Suite), all individually decorated in a unique and quirky style. For all guests, Quinlan & Cooke offers a unique “breakfast in the room” experience, allowing guests to enjoy breakfast in the privacy and comfort of their own room at their own pace. Our breakfast includes a variety of good foods – freshly baked pastries, which are hung on your door whilst you sleep, and from your mini-fridge enjoy a selection of organic fruit compotes with natural yogurt, homemade granola, fresh fruit salad, our own famous Quinlan’s smoked salmon, Fresh brie cheese, fresh fruit basket, mineral water, organic juices, Nespresso coffee and herbal teas.


    The seafood restaurant at Quinlan & Cooke, QC’s, serves only sustainable fresh, wild Irish local fish, supplied by the family company, Quinlan’s Kerry Fish. Mouth-watering offerings include seafood platters, local crab, sizzling Dingle Bay prawns, pan-seared baby squid, and the family’s world-renowned smoked salmon. Keep an eye out for our Nightly chef’s specials!

    Due to the seasonal nature of our business, in all cases, it is advisable to call to confirm opening times.

    Other facilities available with Quinlan & Cooke include free wifi, a small well-equipped gymnasium, and a private car park.

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    We have recently launched our brand new table reservation system. It’s now quicker than ever to reserve your table, check it out!

    Our system only allows you to book 6 weeks in advance if you wish to make a dining reservation at a later date. please email us at hello@qc.ie -we would be happy to check availability!

    Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse

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    • star rating  We had lemon sole and squid dishes both were good sized portions and very good quality.
      Service very good. Friendly and helpful staff.

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      star rating  Me and my partner ate in QC’s during the week and it was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was great and the service was brilliant. We shared the fish tacos... read more

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      star rating  Fantastic meal in a wonderful atmosphere. Restaurant was very busy but when I rang they had a table available later in the evening. Great selection on the menu. The fish... read more

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    • star rating  We had a phenomenal meal here and I highly recommend this place. This was easily the best seafood we had in our 2 weeks in Ireland. The food was good,... read more

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      star rating  Had dinner last Friday night and I have to say it was exceptional. The starter, main course and dessert were without doubt, the best we had in a long time.... read more

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      star rating  Absolutely delicious food. I really enjoyed the sea bream that was on the special. Seriously tasty food! The service was excellent, I couldn’t complain about anything. Top class! The fish... read more

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    • star rating  Wow food here is just fabulous. All plates were cleaned and everyone really enjoyed the food. Staff very friendly courteous and efficient. Lovely atmosphere.

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      star rating  My friend & myself stayed here for 2 nights. The accommodation is of a very high standard. We had a beautiful room very tastefully decorated & spotlessly clean. The breakfast... read more

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      star rating  Had dinner with friends recently, and was very impressed with the service .the food was also very delicious,between all of us we almost tasted the entire menu☺️

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    • star rating  We were staying on Valentia Island and decided to take the ferry accross to Cahersiveen one evening around 4pm. to explore the place and get something to eat. We noticed... read more

      avatar thumb Margaret O

      star rating  Lovely rooms and great staff - excellent continental breakfastgluten free friendly. will definitely stay again.

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      star rating  Went with friends for a special occasion had a great night , our table had certain dietary requirements that were catered for on the menu.The food and the service was... read more

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    • star rating  I couldn't recommend a stay at QCs more! The perfect girls night away! The cocktails are almost too good!! And the food speaks for itself! Rooms couldn't be cleaner with... read more

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      star rating  QCs know how it's done!. Their accommodation is
      top class and uniquely quirky. We dined twice in the restaurant and enjoyed beautifully prepared
      locally sourced seafood and steaks. On a... read more

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      star rating  We are at QCs last night and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The bisque was bursting with flavour and the calamari was so soft on the inside and crispy on the... read more

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    • star rating  While on holidays in Kerry in early September we are lucky to find this excellent Restaurant, where we had dinner on two occasions. We were met with friendliness, served delicious... read more

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      star rating  Had a lovely meal in Qcs last night with friends! The food was excellent and the cocktails were divine service was brilliant. Would highly recommend! Will definitely be back.

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      star rating  Me and my wife went here for a meal during our summer holidays and all I can say is I am still dreaming of the steak I had that night.... read more

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    • star rating  Myself & my partner have stayed at the townhouse 3 or 4 times now, the rooms are exceptional quality, the beds are large and very comfortable.

      Its very convenient... read more

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      star rating  After the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, it has been lovely to spend two nights at the wonderful QC’s Townhouse and enjoy amazing food at their restaurant.

      After pre-booking... read more

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      star rating  On holiday in the kingdom and after a few very dodgy meals with poor service it was great to finally get delicious food and super service. Nothing was a problem... read more

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    • star rating  Amazing food. The mussels were delicious! Great cocktails and attentive waiting staff. An all round ten out ten for me.

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      star rating  QCS is a trump card on all sides . Dining in the stylish restaurant recently renovated to give a modern classic contemporary feel is an instant mood booster . The... read more

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      star rating  Lovely dinner in QCs as part of our Motorhome journey along the Wild Atlantic Way. Great food, generous portions & friendly staff.

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    • star rating  We had stayed here a few years ago and really wanted to revisit to eat the great seafood served in this lovely bar/restaurant. The same high standard of efficient and... read more

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      star rating  I have eaten here a few times over the summer and is by far the best seafood on the Iveragh peninsula.

      Love the fact that many of the... read more

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      star rating  Beautiful seafood ....prepared with gusto
      Relax...you are in good hands here ...everything is truly delicious
      Congratulations to the team behind this wonderful restaurant...if only there were more places of... read more

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    • star rating  Wonderful, wonderful food beautifully presented. Loved my Iveragh organic Salmon. Highly recommend. Lovely atmosphere and great staff.

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      star rating  Tonight, my daughter, sister-in-law, nieces and I spent a lovely evening in QCs. We selected starter portions of just about everything and shared them all, "tapas" style. Everything was delightful;full... read more

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      star rating  Stayed for three nights over the August bank holiday weekend with my wife on our 10 year wedding anniversary.

      Kate, her family and the team couldn’t have been... read more

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