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Murphy's Restaurant

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

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  • 6
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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
Murphy's Redefines "Farm- and Boat-to-Table"

We're nearing the end of the first of two weeks touring Ireland and I'm craving some traditional Irish comfort food and my wife wants fresh seafood. Murphy's sits right next to the second busiest fishing harbor in Ireland and the owner knows the fishermen personally. Prawns, picked crab and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Murrells Inlet
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We're nearing the end of the first of two weeks touring Ireland and I'm craving some traditional Irish comfort food and my wife wants fresh seafood. Murphy's sits right next to the second busiest fishing harbor in Ireland and the owner knows the fishermen personally. Prawns, picked crab and salmon were abundant on my wife's seafood salad. It was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

....but I never tasted better seafood. Crab claws au naturel ie nothing added at all, and hake that had been swimming around the day before. Delicious, and friendly service too..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Murphy's is a lovely restaurant offering simple meals that remind me of home. Its spacious and comfortable and the staff are wonderful.

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Compiegne, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Canteen food that is not cheap. Even on a rural area like Castletown Bere, fish is industrial and meat without taste. My friend ordered monkfish that was very dry tasteless breaded fish. On the next table the fish fillet they ordered was rectangular. My lamb and vegetables were visibly out of a tin can. I'm sorry but after the reviews... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Food was fantastic and service excellent! Went back twice! Reasonable price. Great portions and presentation. Great location.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The quality of the food and service at Murphy's was truly second to none - it was like "coming home", home being where the heart is. The most delicious pork roast we've ever eaten and desserts that were "wickedly" delicious. Our advice is - don't leave County Cork without eating at Murphy's. We ate there at least four times during... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was glad I read reviews of this before visiting because I might have passed it by otherwise. Not a typical looking restaurant from outside, don’t let it deceive you. Even once in the door it feels more like a coffee shop than a restaurant, very casual. Very friendly local staff and great fresh seafood on offer. The thing that... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

ate here each evening for our four night stay. Great food, good menu and excellent service. Loved it.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

" 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: International, Pub

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