Tourist towns are not renowned for value, but they’re bucking the trend in Killarney. Here, in Ireland’s most traditional tourist town, you’ll find one of the most modern concepts in dining – a restaurant where you pay what you believe the experience was worth.
Located on Glebe Lane, off High Street, Pay As You Please turns accepted ideas about restaurants upside-down, with its surreal setting of silent movies projected on the walls, shabby chic decor, bathroom walls entirely covered with comics, and eclectic (yet always cool) sounds.
Eat soup from a bread bowl or gorge on flourless chocolate cake, and leave an appropriate sum in a jar on your table. Suggested prices are listed on the menu, but what you pay is up to you. A recent sample menu featured broccoli, cashel blue & walnut soup; goat’s cheese bruschetta with rhubarb & thyme jam; new potato, olive tapenade & rosemary pizza; and two potato massaman curry with basmati rice & cucumber pickle.
The vibe and the setting may be eccentric and fun, but the food is seriously good. Do yourself a favour and drop in for a priceless experience next time you book a holiday home in Killarney with Places to Stay.