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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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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Feeding the crowd

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Dublin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Not sure what's happened to Monks, this place used to be an institution. We used to go there years ago and it was the best place in Ballyvaughan, with a huge reputation in that part of the world. Our last visit was a big disappointment. We waited ages for service on a midweek mid-afternoon visit. The food was really poor,... More 

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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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