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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: $13 - $39
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We called into Durty Nelly's for a late afternoon meal on a Thursday after arriving in Bunratty. We had been told about it during our travels in Ireland and wanted to visit. I think you have to accept that not everything works for you and Durty Nelly's was not for us. We have got used to restaurants in Ireland where... More

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

Twinturbomike, I was disappointed to read your review as we encourage all of our service staff to be professional, pleasant and friendly. There are some busy periods were staff might not be able to offer their own personal touch as much as they would like but I would expect that all guests are checked throughout their meal. I will also... More

Ploiesti, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Just being in this old historical building is an experience that should not be missed, it has a certain vibe that makes everyone cheerful and happy. Food is absolutely great!... even though we went for the traditional courses, everything that was going out of the kitchen onto everyone else's table looked incredibly delicious. We toured Ireland for two weeks and... More

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

Mariana M, Thank you for your review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed our food and the Guinness. I will pass your compliments on to our chefs and we do hope to see you again soon. More

Fort Lau
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Durty Nelly's was founded in 1620. It is nearby to Blarney Woolen Mills, Bunratty Castle, and Bunrattly Castle Hotel. The food is very good, the service is friendly, the pints well poured!

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

John M, Thank you for your review. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to Durty Nelly's. I will pass your compliments on to our service staff and chefs. Hope to see you again soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We arrived on a Sunday in August and were expecting to be turned away as we had not booked.bearing in mind the place is only a stones throw from BUnratty Castle.we were quickly shown to our table and were supplied with menu and a list of specials even quicker. We ordered a bottle of Chablis which was delivered to us... More

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

Francoise C, Thank you for your review. I was very happy to read to that you enjoyed your visit, the food and the service. Hope to see you again soon. More

Malton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The place is awesome and the food really lovely I would highly recommend this place to eat and drink.staff very helpful and polite

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

debzseedyburd, Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope to see you again soon. More

Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Excellent food, friendly people. Bring your police or fire department patch to hang on the wall of the restaurant.

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

buffalotraveler93, Thank you for your review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and found the food to be excellent. I will pass your compliments on to our chefs. See you again soon. More

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

In Bunratty for 2 days and our first meal after checking into our B&B (parkhouse B&b which we also recommend!). dinner on a Sunday evening. Servers found a seat quickly for our family of 4. Seated in an empty area behind the bar and it remained that way for our meal. Hubby enjoyed pulling his own Guinness behind the bar... More

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

Nolenurse2000, Thank you for your review. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your visit, the food and the service. We hope your oldest is feeling well again and we hope to see you again soon. More

Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Well you cannot go to Bunratty without paying a visit here. Good spot and always a good atmosphere. Had lunch and dinner here. Food was great on both locations. You may have to wait for a table but worth waiting for

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

CorrinaIreland, Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope to see you again. More

Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice location staff seemed overworked but friendly enough , they seemed to be friendlier towards Americans / French than towards the irish . Nice food .

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

Happy H, Thank you for your review. I will address your concerns and we do hope to see you again soon. More

Wilmington, Delaware
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Durty Nelly's was a lunch stop on our bus tour. It was fast and the waitress went out of her way to provide us the service we requestes. I had the standard fare of ham and cheese panini. It was good and reasonable. An interesting place and probably a fun place for dinner.

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

Patrick M, Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and experienced good service. Hope to see you again soon, maybe for dinner. More

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