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“A great night out.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Irish Murphy's

Irish Murphy's
211 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania TAS 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 4440
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Ranked #105 of 230 Restaurants in Launceston
Price range: $14 - $24
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A great night out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Particularly good meal at good prices in a lively but relaxed atmosphere, complete with open fire and live music.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Spent a few lazy afternoons here enjoying a pint or two!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We really enjoyed finding a pub where the service was friendly, there was a large range of beers on tap and we could get a good meal.

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful one visit, disappointing the next”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Last time we ate there, we couldn't recommend the place more highly. This time was very disappointing. I ordered pizza and the crust wasn't properly cooked. The only good thing about it was the Guiness!

Visited June 2014
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Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Disapointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had a booking for nine people on a Sat night at the Shamrock, venue was warm and inviting and the menu looked ok for a pub. Staff were cheerful and accommodating. The majority of us however were disappointed in our meals. I had a beef & reef, the steak was ok and cooked as requested however the seafood sauce was watery rather than creamy, the chips cold. Fish of the day was Tassie salmon, over cooked and served on a bunch of broccalini only. The person eating the seafood platter was disappointed and not happy that it was served on a broken wooden platter. (great place for germs to breed) Two chicken schnitzels were nothing out of the ordinary. Guinness Pie was good, seafood pizza ok and the person who ordered the pasta dish was pretty happy. Then came the dessert! two of us ordered a chocolate mint panacotta.
Panacotta it certainly wasn't! It was extremely firm, and the cream on the side I am pretty sure came out of a pressure can. Sure it was tasty enough but to call this dessert panacotta no way! Overall, disappointing food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Beauty Point, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“service was very good but unfortunately food was below average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Pleasantly surprised by the warmth and size of 'shamrocks' restaurant, as a table of 5 with no booking we were seated straight away with no problems, Our waitress was friendly but not intrusive, drink orders and starters were taken and delivered promptly.. Unfortunately this is where the good ends.. My 'chilli and sea salt' calamari salad which was described as being flash fried was overcooked, tough and the coating had all fallen off, leaving it bland and greasy.. the salad could have done with a bit more than cucumber, rocket and onion. My sister ordered the veg pizza and couldn't eat anymore than half as it had no flavor.. she added sweet chilli sauce to make it palatable when she got home!, The Irish stew again lacked seasoning, meat was cooked until tender but just needed a pinch of herbs, salt and pepper to take it from so so to awesome.....the fish of the day was 70% batter... I don't usually leave an 'average' review but as it was not just myself but everybody else at the table that finished dinner feeling disappointed I feel the criticism is constructive and hopefully next time the chefs will have been introduced to ALL kitchens wonderful friends: SALT and PEPPER! and of course a little love doesn't hurt either

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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