May bank holiday weekend saw the opening of a new restaurant in Eyeries – Rhonwen’s Eyeries Bistro. Rhonwen is well known to guests of the Park Hotel in Glengarrif and latterly Davitts in Kenmare, where her friendly service was widely appreciated. Bistros originated in Paris and are defined as ‘’small restaurants serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting’. Previously know as ‘Auntie May’s’, the bistro now boasts large scale photographs printed on canvas of local land and seascapes and of the area’s antiquities – all for sale at moderate prices, posted to a visitor’s home. The back seating area has a display of rarely seen early works by, among others, local artists Tim Goulding and Maurice Henderson of Allihies and the primitive painter the late Michael Sheehan of Caherkime. And of course the food is excellent too! Local, seasonal and slow foods are a speciality and a good Kid’s menu helps keep everyone happy.
We strive to source all our food from local and artisan sources, preferably using Fair Trade, organic or free range products.
‘Be welcome – eat well’. With traditional Irish cuisine , seafood and vegetarian/vegan options it offers a welcoming setting catering for all.