Modern methods, touched by tradition, bring the purest local ingredients to life in a harmony of taste and tone.
The kitchen is the centre of our creation, bringing together the classic and the modern to craft the tastes of today.
Our restaurant is warm, relaxed and welcoming.
Open from 17.00h daily, early bird menu 5.00 - 6.00pm, 00 353 66 9152325
The Global Village in Dingle
The restaurant board displays the local provenance; fresh fish and seafood from inshore local fisherman, fresh meat from farmers who operate a sustainable farming policy and the seasonal vegetables grown in the Global Village chemical free vegetable garden.
Ranked as the best emerging Irish cuisine in 2014 and best restaurant in Kerry in 2013, by the Restaurant Association of Ireland.
Our Michelin recommended restaurant can be found
in the heart of Dingle.
The Global Village Garden is situated on Mount Eagle, the most westerly mountain on the Dingle Peninsula. Our vegetables are grown on a sandstone bedrock and washed by fresh Atlantic rain.
Fish and Shellfish
Fresh fish and seafood are sourced from inshore local fisherman
Our fresh meat is sourced from farmers who operate a sustainable farming policy on the Dingle Peninsula.
Martin Bealin and Nuala Cassidy opened the Global Village restaurant in 1997.
Chef and Failte Ireland food ambassador
Slopes of Mount Eagle
Front of House
From Global Village Garden
Mc Kenna's 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2017
It's not only brilliant it is charming.
We need to borrow a line from Bob Dylan's 1964 song, My Back Pages, to explain where Martin Bealin is at, in Dingle's Global Village restaurant.
"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now", he wrote, and Dylan's refrain defines Martin Bealin's cooking as he moves into his confident middle age. He used to be quite controlled and quite conventional as a chef. Now he's as unruly as an adolescent. He puts smoked potato with organic Kerry saddleback pork. He puts pickled wild leek with brill. He uses beets and vodka to cure mackerel, and adds some seaweed and kohlrabi to the dish so that you are suddenly in Helsinki-sur-Dingle. It's not only brilliant, it's charming, as the chef has discovered a hidden youthfulness, and realises that he is so much younger than he used to be.
Food and Wine Magazine 2015
We loved the unpretentious approach and exquisite food
Nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Dingle, County Kerry, an unassuming terraced restaurant has been forging a solid reputation amongst tourists and Irish customers alike for some 16 years.
The Global Village Restaurant is long and narrow, with rust-coloured walls and flickering candlelight providing warmth and ambience: a cosy retreat from the wild Atlantic nearby. Finding ourselves visiting in the midst of the Dingle Food Festival, we were offered a special tasting menu of nine tantalising courses. We signed up immediately and were rewarded with a pretty amuse bouche of fresh crab meat and crab parfait with sesame tuille; a delicate, light dish to whet our appetite.Read More
I left believing that any country that can produce food like this has a future. It really was that good.
...Nuala Cassidy and Martin Bealin's Global Village Restaurant, Michelin recommended and named the best restaurant in Kerry in this year's Irish Restaurant Awards, enhances that reputation considerably. It also makes life difficult for those restaurants that might rest on their laurels. It is, by any criteria, top-class. We — DW and I — visited on the eve of the Munster final and the town was alive, buzzing with tourists Irish, European and a lot of Americans. Sometimes you cringe about what might or might not be offered to Buddie and Gertie from Poughkeepsie but not here. Anyone who could not find something to enjoy in Dingle that evening needs to have a life-reclaiming chat with themselves.Read More
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