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The Moorings

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Portmagee, Ireland
(066)9477108
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 107
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Far more than just a guesthouse

We ate in twice when we were staying in the guesthouse. Generally starters and mains were very good. We particularly liked the trio of fish and the chicken breast with spinach and vegetables. Puddings were a little less successful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Birmingham, England
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Food was beautiful and service friendly. Very busy the night we visited but still served quickly. Will definitely be going back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I found this restaurant to be very busy as the boats came back into harbor as it is right in front of you when you come off the boats. The service was not too bad considering the amount of people but the food was very average and overpriced. The atmosphere inside was good. I would try one of the other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We ate in twice when we were staying in the guesthouse. Generally starters and mains were very good. We particularly liked the trio of fish and the chicken breast with spinach and vegetables. Puddings were a little less successful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Amazing food, good service, great ambiance. Parking is very limited, so park in the public lot right next to the bridge to Valentia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went here with my wife and son's family recently. Everyone enjoyed their food. My seafood sampler platter was excellent, and it was great to see the large bowl of steamed vegetables that came with each entree. Fairly fine dining for such a small town in County Kerry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited here Friday 10th of July. Myself and my partner weren't that hungry. So we just ordered lunch for the kids. .The kids menu is one of the most extensive and varied I have seen in any eatery. Encouraging mash and veg and gravy with children's lunch selection is fantastic to see. Service was good and prompt and food to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Myself and my friend ate in the moorings restaurant last night. Must say service was fantastic, lovely friendly staff, food was delicious. The starter of mushrooms was the nicest I have ever tasted, I had the pasta seafood special, fabulous and huge portions. Overall beautiful! Highly recommend.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We recently stayed at The Moorings for 4 nights, and were delighted with our room, the staff & service, and food - breakfast choices were superb. Staff were friendly and helpful, even when under great pressure in the bar. We were given a large & very comfortable room overlooking the working harbour. Portmagee is a great base for touring the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We looked for the Moorings through several villages as our B&B host has suggested we stop there on our tour of the Ring of Kerry. It was quite a disappointment. The fish and chips was a huge let down: him fish, fishy taste, no mushy pees, chips weren't hot. The Moorings clearly did not live up to its reputation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Don't be decieved by the frontage, this B&B is a lot bigger than it looks. The rooms are adecent size (big for a B&B), clean and well appointed Breakfast is substantial and imaginative which is nice, you tire of the 'Full Irish' after a few days holidays. The staff are friendly and accomadating, they make that little bit of extra... More 

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Address: Portmagee, Ireland
Phone Number: (066)9477108
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Portmagee
Average Prices: USD 32 - 88
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood

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

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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