Ireland’s best breakfast for 2023 is “a delicious work of art” in Dingle

Pax House in Dingle, Co Kerry, serves up a morning spread to beat any five-star say voters in our Reader Travel Awards

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A breakfast tray at Pax House, Co Kerry

A breakfast tray at Pax House, Co Kerry

Pax House in Dingle, Co Kerry

Pax House in Dingle, Co Kerry

A menu at Pax House

A menu at Pax House

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A breakfast tray at Pax House, Co Kerry

Fancy tucking into a guesthouse breakfast that is “better than five-star hotels”?

Try Pax House in Dingle, where morning feasts stretch all expectations of what a B&B can be.

“Mouth-watering selection, cooked to perfection,” you said. “Incredible food, locally sourced... just wow.”

The Co Kerry guesthouse wins ‘Ireland’s Best Breakfast with a Bed’ in our Reader Travel Awards for 2023 (find the full list of winners here).

“Breakfast was a delicious work of art,” one satisfied reader said. Another praised “the tiny details, from the printed menu with a flower from the garden to the daily special, and the tiered continental items.”

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Pax House in Dingle, Co Kerry

Pax House in Dingle, Co Kerry

Pax House in Dingle, Co Kerry

This goes way beyond the full Irish (though you can tuck into that, too).

Think of poached fruits, berries, cereals and mueslis. Picture homemade granola; fresh pastries; breads and scones; a small menu telling the story of the place, bound with string, a little herb leaf, and a note saying something like ‘Dia dhuit ar maidin’ — all served up by friendly, attentive staff in a bright space with wild views over Dingle Bay.

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Ireland’s Top 10 Breakfasts with a Bed

  1. Pax House, Dingle, Co Kerry
  2. Castlewood House, Dingle, Co Kerry
  3. MacNean House, Blacklion, Co Cavan
  4. Harvey’s Point, Co Donegal
  5. The Europe, Killarney, Co Kerry
  6. Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry
  7. Faithlegg Hotel, Co Waterford
  8. Adare Manor, Adare, Co Limerick
  9. Ashford Castle, Co Mayo
  10. The Granville Hotel, Waterford City

“Unreal quality, great selection and served to a very high standard,” you said. “Fit for a king,” this is “wonderful local food served with love and kindness”.

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A menu at Pax House

A menu at Pax House

A menu at Pax House

Pax House is the passion of John O’Farrell, the proprietor, host, chef (and just about anything else) in this gorgeously curated guesthouse.

The 16-bed stay won Ireland’s Best B&B in our Reader Travel Awards last year, and pushed nearby Castlewood House close for that prize in 2023.

It’s a place of tasteful luxury, calm tones, sea views and personal touches — from binoculars left out in the lounge to fresh milk brought to your room, or reams of local ingredients.

Think of smoked organic salmon, free-range Woodside Farm bacon, Manning’s eggs, hand-churned butter from Glenstal, or local heather honey.

“The food was so beautiful and delicious that we took pictures of it! The talent and passion for the meal was visible,” as you put it. “10/10.”

pax-house.com


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