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The Moorings

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, Portmagee, Ireland
(066)9477108
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: With the ocean's bounty at our doorstep, it comes as no surprise that...
With the ocean's bounty at our doorstep, it comes as no surprise that seafood plays a large part in The Moorings cuisine. We are committed to only using the best quality produce,from the freshest fish and shellfish, to the choicest Irish beef and lamb and locally-produced vegetables and ingredients. Open 6pm-10pm Mar-Oct. Closed Mon except Bank Holidays. Booking advisable.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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If you're in the area and looking for something to eat you have to go here. The restaurant has a really nice vibrant atmosphere, the food and service were both exceptional and very good value for money. One of the best meals of our holiday.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
matthew_graham23
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Dublin
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Stopped off here before heading to Valentia. Staff were polite but to the point. I had the open smoked salmon sandwich. It was ok. My husband had the chicken wings which were good. I think that sums it up. It was good. Not great. But good.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you're in the area and looking for something to eat you have to go here. The restaurant has a really nice vibrant atmosphere, the food and service were both exceptional and very good value for money. One of the best meals of our holiday.

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Abbeyfeale, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visited The Moorings during a day trip last year on the recommendation of friends. Excellent food all day. Large crowds in attendance all day but quality of food was not compromised. As we had overnight accommodation booked elsewhere in the locality we promised to return again this year. Our visit more than lived up to our expectations. Excellent food. All... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stayed at the Mootings for an anniversary celebrations. This place is fab. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable .The food is amazing ,portion sizes are huge .Staff are so friendly and really made our stay most enjoyable.Nothing is too much trouble for management and staff at this family run premises.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Busy pub on Ring of Kerry , dropped in for a quick bite were not dissapointed , try the chowder a meal in its self.

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Middelburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This guesthouse as well as restaurant and bar is a gem! My husband stayed there 17 years ago with a group of international anglers. He always said he wanted me to see this place and took me there after all these years! I now understand why he always promised to take me there. There is not much to see in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ate at 'The Moorings' with family, twice this year on holidays. Each occasion was a treat and a most pleasurable evening. Bank holiday Monday was manic so thank goodness I had a reservation. You will not get next or near this fine establishment without one. That is how popular it is. If you like seafood this is the place to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Really great service and excellent food. We had breakfast as a part of the hotel, and dinner here after a trip to the Skelligs, and all was just great.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Superb service and food. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. The sea food dishes are highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had no reservations on a Sunday in summer, but the owner made room for us and made us feel right at home. The steak was really incredible as were the veggies. The desserts were delicious. The Irish coffee was one of the best I have had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Portmagee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Portmagee
  • Phone Number: (066)9477108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 88
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

With the ocean's bounty at our doorstep, it comes as no surprise that seafood plays a large part in The Moorings cuisine. We are committed to only using the best quality produce,from the freshest fish and shellfish, to the choicest Irish beef and lamb and locally-produced vegetables and ingredients. Open 6pm-10pm Mar-Oct. Closed Mon except Bank Holidays. Booking advisable.

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