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Murphy's Restaurant

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International, Pub
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East End House | Castletownbere, Castletownbere, Ireland
3532770244
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh and fabulous

While it was not my first time in Ireland, it is the first for several in our group! A majority is from Massachusttes, USA, known for it's seafood, and everyone was blown away with the entire experience.Kudos to the chef and the family owned restaurant.... It was the highlight of our day and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

While it was not my first time in Ireland, it is the first for several in our group! A majority is from Massachusttes, USA, known for it's seafood, and everyone was blown away with the entire experience.Kudos to the chef and the family owned restaurant.... It was the highlight of our day and the epitome of the welcoming Irish reputation.... More 

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Kenmare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food served by a warm and welcoming family. My first visit to Ireland and I felt completely at home. John is a gracious host and his fish specialties are delicious. The seafood chowder is beyond description. This is a "must" stop!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Cooked by novices... rock hard fries burnt fish skin.... If your going to cater or cook please learn how... the food was dreadful go to darina allens for a while.. Not helping much from the tourist perspective

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food . Great service . Excellent value . Had food there three nights and only staying in Castletownbere for a week . Fresh fish was very tasty. Loved the scones . Recommend it to anyone .

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

In august the place is very full. So get there early or quite late. The welcome was great and food was wonderful.

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Cork. Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Stayed in the b&b on business. Haven't had better value in a long time. Basic but very clean room. Toilet and bathroom separate but not an issue for me as the price was unbelievable value. Excellent breakfast as well... Didn't get a chance to eat in the restaurant as it was full with a que of people waiting so that... More 

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Surrey, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Six of us went here recently for an early dinner - As it was advertised as a fish restaurant, I went for the pan fried Hake. I'll be honest and admit it was tasty but the vegetables just took me back to school dinners! Despite the fact they were fresh they were bland and tasteless. I cannot remember the last... More 

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We are a group of 8 friends who visited on a Monday evening. The plAce was full and the atmosphere was great. We each enjoyed our meals, especially those with crab claws and prawn cocktail as starter and seafood platter. Wine very reasonably priced. The owner presented one of our party with a complimentary birthday dessert, much to her chagrin... More 

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waitomo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and good value. The place was packed so they obviously are well patronized. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. Everyone seemed to be happy and friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Murphy's last week during our family holiday. It was a Tuesday night so the restaurant was busy but not packed. As a party of 5 including 2 children we we warmly greeted and sat immediately. There was something on the menu for all tastes, meat, fish etc. Our waitress was chatty and courteous. Our food though was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: East End House | Castletownbere, Castletownbere, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Castletownbere
  • Phone Number: 3532770244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Pub

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