The Killumney Inn has been around for over a 100 years serving the people of Killumney and Ovens. Killumney Village is only about 10 minutes outside Cork and two minutes from Ovens. The village itself is small, and the Killumney Inn is the centrepiece of the village. Owner Michael is also the manager of the local football team, so it is part of the community in more ways than one.
For the past 27 years it has been run by the Sheehan family with Michael in the bar and his wife Tess running the kitchen. They started doing food about 10 years ago and soon got a great name for steak and seafood, but it is also known for traditional Irish food and welcome prices.
There are a few options on the menu front. A special priced menu runs from Mondays to Thursdays, with two coffees and tea or coffee priced at €20, while three courses cost €25. The early evening menu then takes over before the main a la carte kicks in. Seafood features prominently, so you can choose from starters like seafood chowder, classic prawn cocktail, mussels in garlic butter and prawns wrapped in smoked salmon. There are a few vegetarian options and a tempting dish of mushrooms stuffed with Clonakilty black pudding.
Main courses include a choice of steaks, including a bone in 16oz T-bone with a choice of pepper or garlic sauce, duck a l’orange, chicken baked with tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan. The seafood part is quite long and you can choose from golden scampi, medallions of monkfish or lemon sole paupiettes. On our last visit we had the Fresh Mussels in garlic bread crumbs served with side salad and then had the oven roasted rack of lamb with a red wine and garlic sauce. Both dishes were well made, nicely presented and the lamb was served perfectly pink as requested.
The Killumney Inn is a favourite spot especially for Sunday lunch. There is so much to have on their menu, there is something for everyone. This bar and restaurant is very nicely decorated, the owners and staff are friendly and good at their jobs, and the food is above par. One to try if you are in this neck of the woods.