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Monks Pub & Seafood Restaurant

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Ballyvaughan, Ballyvaughan 000, Ireland
+353 (0)65 707 7059
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
local sea bass fish cakes

very friendly restaurant with amazing localy caught and cooked sea food. i had the home made sea bass fish cakes and they were the best i have tasted. we were given a free soda bread while we waited for our main course to be served. to top it off we sat outside in the sun and views over the bay.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
choochoostew
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

very friendly restaurant with amazing localy caught and cooked sea food. i had the home made sea bass fish cakes and they were the best i have tasted. we were given a free soda bread while we waited for our main course to be served. to top it off we sat outside in the sun and views over the bay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We came here to watch a soccer game (yes, we're American... for some reason my buddy watches it) and Sharon really helped us out. She found the channel and then moved us to some couches by a fire for a great experience. Really recommend coming in for a bit if you're in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lovely lunch to celebrate a friends birthday, with views over the water. Recommend the scallops they are lovely.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had lunch in Monks and then got to watch Ireland beat France at a game of rugby. The atmosphere in Monks was great. The staff are friendly, efficient and my crab salad was just what I wanted. I would have liked home made brown bread but it was tasty just the same. Side salad was fresh and just the... More 

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Dublin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

By recommendation of the locals we entered monks pub and restaurant. We were left hanging for 10 minutes and then asked to wait. We made our way to the bar and sat there for a good while. With hungry kids we asked to eat at the bar which was no problem. Children had fish and chips which were good but... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Touring The burden today, we decided to end the day with some food in Monk's retaurant. I ordered the chowder and an open crap sandwich. While the chowder had lots of fish, it was tasteless, they're was no seasoning and it had been over thickened with baking soda, result overly thick, clotty and tasteless. The crab was good and there... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Enjoyed an excellent meal on New Years Day in Monks. Great for all the family. Friendly, attentive staff. Good value.

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melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were driving through hoping to get a bite to eat in Ballyvaughan on 3 days before xmas, the town looked dead expect for Monks where there were cars everywhere. We figured this must be the place to be.We got the crab claws, oysters, Seafood chowder and all was very good! the prices are a little more than I would... More 

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Cavan
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

While visiting ballyvaughan and surrounding areas last September, my husband and I were looking for somewhere to eat , we decided to visit Monks seafood restaurant . As it had been recommended to us by a friend and we both enjoy seafood we gave it a visit . Well I can tell you we were fed well but very disappointed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Did not try the food but...where do you get a takeway Irish coffee if not in Irland. Friendly staff and nice place with a great view.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ballyvaughan, Ballyvaughan 000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)65 707 7059

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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