seancha-cafe-002Following your visit to the Kerry Writers’ Museum why not relax in the comfortable and spacious surroundings of the Literary Café & Restaurant where you can choose from a varied range of freshly produced cuisine. All our food is sourced locally and we also cater for people with special dietary requirements. Our staff members are here to assist you in any way possible so just ask. We hope your visit to the Literary Café & Restaurant is an enjoyable experience and that you will come back again.

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and freshly baked sconces in our new ‘Tea Room’ just opened upstairs at the Kerry Writers’ Museum. Located in a beautiful Georgian style room overlooking the Square, the ‘Tea Room’ is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm.

Here is a sample of the menu on offer


Soup of the Day served with Homemade Brown Bread
Egg Mayonnaise
Garlic Mushrooms on a Bed of Crisp Lettuce & Homemade Garlic Dip


Golden Crispy Chicken Nuggets served with a Garlic Dip
Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato served in a Ciabatta Bread
Deep-fried Cod Fillet
Southern Fried Irish Chicken served in a Panini Bread
Homemade Lasagne
Steak Sambo with Onions & Mushrooms on a warm Ciabatta Bread
Joint of the Day – Please see our menu board or ask a staff member
8oz Sirloin Steak served on a bed of mushrooms & onions
Grilled Escalope of Salmon served with a seafood sauce
All Main Courses served with ‘Seasonal’ Vegetables & Potatoes or French Fries


Choose from our selection of fresh cut plain & dressed sandwiches served
on white or brown bread, dressed with a seasonal Side Salad.
– Fillings include Tomato, Cheese, Ham, Chicken, Tuna & Salmon Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Try our open Homemade Brown Bread sandwiches with a variety of fillings including Salmon, Roast Chicken, Limerick Baked Ham and Cheddar Cheese & Chutney, garnished with a side salad.

Toasted Special

A lightly toasted sandwich filled with Irish Ham, Cheese, Tomato & Onion served with a seasonal Side Salad & French Fries.


Grilled Atlantic Salmon served with a Marie Rose Sauce
Corn-fed Fillet of Irish Chicken served with Homemade Mayonnaise
Baked Limerick Ham & Pineapple
Tuna Salad

Side Orders

Portion of French Fries
Seasonal Side Salad
Coleslaw/Potato Salad
Garlic Mayonnaise
Bread & Irish Country Butter per Person
Toast per Person


Homemade Scone served with Irish Country Butter
Homemade Apple Pie, served with Fresh Kerry Cream
Gateaux Maison
Bailey’s Irish Cheesecake


Caffe Latte
Café Mocha
Hot Chocolate
Regular Coffee

Take away teas/coffees also available.

Soft Drinks – Coca Cola, 7up,Club Orange (Diet soft drinks also available)
Kerry Spring Mineral Water – Still & Sparkling
Glass of Ice Cold Milk

Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday to Friday – 10 am to 4 pm
Lunch served from 12 pm to 3 pm
Tea/Coffee & Desserts from 3 pm to 4 pm

Take away meals available
Order your meal in advance by telephoning (068) 22212/57927