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Murphy's Restaurant

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East End House | Castletownbere, Castletownbere, Ireland
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  • 60
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
"Soup like my Granny used to make"...

" After a magnificent drive around the Beara Peninsula, we pulled in to castletownbere looking for something to eat..Murphys was recommended and we were not disappointed..The best veg soup I have had in years, homemade brown bread and a fresh crab salad to die for...Staff were lovely and Mr Murphy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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County Dublin, Ireland
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

" After a magnificent drive around the Beara Peninsula, we pulled in to castletownbere looking for something to eat..Murphys was recommended and we were not disappointed..The best veg soup I have had in years, homemade brown bread and a fresh crab salad to die for...Staff were lovely and Mr Murphy himself was a pleasure to chat to, even though he... More 

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merseyside
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

dropped in for a light lunch .Had a bowl of seafood chowder with a plate of homemade brown bread .Lots of denizens of the deep in a rich creamy fish stock .A fairly plain restaurant patronised by locals offering fresh seafood at amazing prices .Please yourself but if dining in castletownbere it's the venue of choice .Did I mention my... More 

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Bremen, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Really just got coffee and the best piece of pie ever! The coffee was great.The pie was chocolate/toffee.The staff was so nice.We were even told at the laundry across the street,we could pick up our laundry there after hrs.We were just traveling through,but would definitely stop for a meal,given time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stopped on a wet and windy Monday afternoon, i had the Roast beef whig was melt in the mouth and my partner had the Lamb which was also excellent ...prices also very reasonable, two mail courses one glass of wine one coke and two coffees € 30

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stayed in Castletownbere for 1 week in August 2014. The seafood was very delicious! I´ll come back soon and I highly recommend Murphy´s restaurant also for their friendliness and for the excellent service offered. Keep going on like that !!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

During a hiking trip on the Beara Peninsula in May my wife and I stayed in Castletownbere at the Island House. We had every meal at Murphy's. The chowder and fish were exceptional. My Murphy treated us as if we were family. The restaurant was started by his grandfather and has been run by his family for three generations. Part... More 

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Pacifica
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

very generous portions & everything is so fresh.Right next to the docks. We found it to have Reasonable prices also.

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wexford, ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Too many tables squeezed into a small area. Basic food although mostly reasonable in quality. Unfriendly staff. Not the cleanest restaurant I have ever visited. Overall an okay restaurant if you simply want food without atmosphere but if you want a nice experience go to the Olde Bakery down the road.

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Glengarriff, Irland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had a punctured tyre so we spent the time waiting for the repair to have some food. We have been to Murphy's before - especially when we have guests who would like a wholesome typical Irish plate and again we were not disappointed (we live not too far too away). Each item was prepared and cooked to perfection. We... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a rainy Sunday drive around the Bere Peninsula, and were glad that we did. The place was packed with locals when we arrived, and we were lucky to get a table. The seafood chowder was excellent - a big bowl of broth with assorted fish chunks and prawns, clearly local - accompanied by a... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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