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All 12 Bunratty Restaurants

Durty Nelly's

Bunratty, Bunratty, Ireland
353 061 364861
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Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Bar, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Durty Nelly’s is one of Ireland’s most famous pubs and offers a truly unique Irish experience through its history and character. Often copied but never replaced, this truly unique piece of Irish heritage dates back to 1620. Enjoy the craic agus ceoil at the world-renowned Durty Nelly’s where we offer live Traditional Irish music every weekend, host festivals all year ’round, and even welcome a few celebrities on occasion!Durty Nelly’s is famed for our extensive and great-value menus in The Bar, Loft & Oyster Restaurants. Whether it be a quick bite or a special meal, our top-class chefs will cater to every taste and budget, providing an unforgettable dining experience.
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Cambridge, UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Went with two colleagues, good food, decent portions. My steak well cooked (rare, as per order), my colleagues enjoyed their chicken and lamb shanks. They also enthused about the soda bread, which they insisted was the best they'd tasted: dense, but moist.

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Toronto, Ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A quaint bar with live entertainment. We ate dinner here and found the food was all good and there was a good selection. Live entertainment and the patrons were all very friendly.

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

KarenCAD, Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit, the food and the music. We hope to see you again sometime soon. More

niagarafallsny
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

And find a seat in this small but lovely pub. We had a good lunch and listened to good music. It was packed and spilled outside. When is Ireland gotta do...

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

tkasper3, Thank you for your review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and I will pass your compliments on to our chefs and staff. See you again soon. More

Cleveland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wish we had known this place accommodates up to a couple hundred guests at one time. That would have told us to head elsewhere. The music was the highpoint while the food was a sloppy second. Right next to Bunratty Castle with plenty of parking to accommodate buses!

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

cmhitch, Thank you for your review. While it is true that Durty Nelly's can accommodate large numbers of guests the layout of the building is quite segmented; a factor that adds to its historic charm and character. The layout allows different groups to settle or move around the different areas depending on their mood and requirements. We have four bars;... More

Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Durty Nelly's is a fun place to grab a bite to eat when you are in the Bunratty area. It is very old and has lots of atmosphere. We sat next to an couple from Ennis who eat there often because they really like the food. We just had a sandwich and it was very good. If you are looking... More

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

earlyretireesMaine, I was happy to read your review and find that you enjoyed your time in Durty Nelly's. We hope to see you again soon. More

Annandale, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When I think about Irish pubs Nelly's comes to mind. Nothing fancy but a honest pub that pours a great pint. The pub grub is exceptional, We were eyeing up a plate of fish and chips and we commented on how theirs are above average and a minute later they brought them to our table free of charge! [a order... More

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

James W, Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to Durty Nelly's. I will pass your compliments on to our chefs and we hope to see you again soon. More

Limerick, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been visiting Duty Nellies of and on for years and I was positively surprised by my last visit when a party of four of us stopped for lunch. The waiter/barman was friendly, welcoming and efficient, he took our order without a notepad and the order was perfectly delivered. The food was excellent, the four of us order different... More

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

John H, Thank you for your review. I was delighted to find that the Durty Nelly's experience, food and service was greatly enjoyed by everyone in your party. I will pass your compliments on to our chefs and service staff and we do hope to see you all again soon. More

FLAT ROCK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Because of the excellent location and reputation for being a tourist stop either coming or going from Ireland, one doesn't expect the high quality food or service that is here. We had a wonderful and reasonable lunch then returned after dinner nearby for some good music and Craic.

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

msusandel, Thank you for your review. I was very happy to read about your experience and I will pass your compliments on to our chefs and service staff. See you again soon. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

many time frequenter of this establishment & its been a super experience each time, bar staff are great, staff in restuarant just cant do enough for you & make the whole visit very enjoyable. Great value & a wonderful experince. Steve Elliott - ThyssenKrupp

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

Steve E, I was delighted to read your review. I will pass your compliments on to our chefs and service staff and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your review. More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A pint of cold Guinness, good company, good live Irish music all outside in the sun, Great conversations with interesting people from many places around the World, made the time pass all too quick.

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

jakntone, Thank you for your review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your time in Durty Nelly's and we hope that you'll come back and visit us again soon. More

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