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Durty Nelly's

Bunratty, Bunratty, Ireland
353 061 364861
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Ranked #4 of 11 restaurants in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $41
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Durty Nellys is an institution and not to be missed. Great for drinks and also food. Bar food is excellent and full dinners are tremendous. Locals and tourists both come here, which tells you something. Our group LOVED the seafood - oysters etc. I had heavenly Irish strawberries and cream. Best thing I ate in Ireland. We also enjoyed watching... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We dropped into Durty Nelly's after visiting Bunratty. After all the walking in the sun we needed some refreshment. On the sunny day the inside of the bar was quite dark so we took a seat outside which was lovely. The bar was very busy at the time , so it took us some time to be served but this... More

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Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Just stopped for drinks but a great atmosphere and view of the Bunratty castle and small village. Very busy but excellent service and friendly staff.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is nice, the decor a bit odd and the drinks are as you would expect them to be. But maybe we were unlucky, the staff could not care if we lived og died. Absolutely miserable service. Not a friendly or welcoming smil. They should find another job.

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

Mogens C, As you will see from the vast majority of our reviews our service staff are most often praised and complimented. We aim to provide a professional and pleasant standard of service to all of our guests. I will internally investigate the point raised in your review and if you wish to send me further details to aid me... More

virginia beach, virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The staff were very hospitable and offered us seating indoors or out, restaurant or pub section. Very good selection on menu and fresh soup of the day.

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

SarahShaves, Thank you for your review. I will pass your compliments on to our service staff and chefs. See you again soon. More

Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Durty Nelly's is a historic place in a perfect historic setting just next to Bunratty Castle. Though it's best to visit the restaurant if you want to eat good and receive mindful service. My personal experience is the following: I broke a glass of wine and the shattered glass is all over my wife's plate. The staff is there to... More

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

360Spi, Thank you for your review. I was delighted that the food and service impressed. Thank you for your compliments and we hope to see you again soon. More

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You just have to come here for a drink and take in the surroundings. People from all over the world come here and if you look up at the ceilings you'll see money pinned to the ceiling of all currencies especially the Americans. On our visit we was surrounded by Canadians having a singsong of traditional irish music. We eventually... More

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

TraceyP648, Thank you for your review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Durty Nelly's. See you again soon. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The pub itself is nice with a good atmosphere. It is lively and the music creates a buzz. The bar staff were very busy though and we had to ask for things that we had ordered more than once as did the couple sitting beside us. I had duck salad and it was swamped in mayo. It was dissapointing. My... More

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

Miriam M, Thank you for your review. I will follow up on your comment regarding the duck salad with our chefs but the dish you speak of (Warm Duck Confit Salad with a Red Currant Dressing) does not contain mayonnaise. I was pleased to read that your husband was happy with his steak sandwich. I do apologise for any inconvenience... More

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We rocked up to Durty Nelly's Bunratty after the Bunratty Castle Banquet. What can I say... great staff, great service, great crowd. ... Drink prices reasonable, atmosphere unbelievable. Loved this pub.

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

Jashanco, Thank you for your review. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Myself and fiancé went here dinner tonight,we got fab three course meal and wine for €27 each which was beautiful and the service was super friendly and efficient,def recommend this place

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

livey L , Thank you for your review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and the service. I will pass on your compliments and we hope to see you again soon. More

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