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Lisanard | Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
353657077059
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tasted good but not fantastic. Good service. Helpful staff. Nice ambience. Friendly chef. Great location. Pretty view. Mussels provencale were tasty but that's all that was on the plate so had to order side salad and chips to top up! Fish and chips were Hake which was tasty & chips could've been good but I think oil was old. I... More 

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Thank Samantha W
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's great to have Monks back! This was one of Ireland's best pubs for food, right on the harbour in beautiful Ballyvaughan. But it went slowly downhill after the Monks family sold it, and eventually closed. It's now reopened, freshly painted under new local management. The staff are young and enthusiastic, the service is excellent. The range of food is... More 

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Thank finman2016
Management response:

Hi Finman, Lovely to hear from you and many thanks for both your visit and your review. You've obviously watch the Monks journey over the last few years. Delighted you like our new look, food and team. We'er open 5 weeks today so still learning our way but great that you had a pleasant time at Monks at the Pier.... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just stopped by for scones and coffee but the atmosphere was nice and staff very professional. The view on the bay is very nice and you can enjoy eating outside on a good day.

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Thank Graham S
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Many thanks Graham, Delighted you enjoyed your stop with us. You must have got one of those rare days when you can sit out!! Best wishes and many thanks again for your visit and review. John Monks at the Pier More 

Klagenfurt, Austria
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An irish friend recommended this restaurant to me in 2011 and he was so right. 2015 was the 5time I had been there and it is just heaven on earth to eat there

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Thank sonicelec
Management response:

Hi Sonicelec, Many thanks for visiting us at Monks at the Pier and for your review. 'Best Seafood Restaurant ever'. Now that is a big call. But we are delighted you made it on our behalf. Best wishes and many thanks again, John Monks at the Pier More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff at the restaurant were friendly and welcoming, including the manager also very attentive. The food came out in good time and was all freshly cooked and very tasty. Lovely restaurant to stop at on our travels - very happy.

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Thank Tara C
Management response:

Hi Tara, Lovely to hear from you and many thanks for both visiting us at Monks at the Pier and for taking the time to post your review. Delighted you found our team welcoming and friendly, and the food tasty. Many thanks again and best wishes, John Monks at the Pier More 

Chicago
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful restaurant under new management. They were harried and being slammed by the business but handled it with laughter and grace. Fantastic chowder, steamed crab and mussels

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Thank q3wasdgf
Management response:

Hi q3wasdgf, Many thanks for visiting us at Monks at the Pier and for taking the time to post your review. Delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. Having only opened 5 weeks ago, and in the middle of the busy season, we have been harried and slammed a few times. Laughter sometimes helps on those occasions. However you must... More 

Waco, Texas
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Monks had just reopened when we visited(3 or 4 days open) and were slammed with business the evening we visited. And they handled it beautifully! The waitstaff was attentive and anxious to get it right and ownership visited each table to welcome each party. Our dinner was excellent, beef stew and seafood chowder. Bravo!

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Thank Jane A
Management response:

Hi Jane, Lovely to hear from you and many thanks for taking the time to share your review. Had to smile with your 'slammed' expression. It sure has felt like that on many an occasion since we opened 5 weeks ago. Despite this, so glad we looked after you beautifully and you enjoyed your meal Yours is one of those... More 

Oregon
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch stop for our tour group. Pre-ordered from a menu several days before. Food starting hitting the table a minute after we sat down. Seafood chowder was excellent but roll was dry and hard to swallow. Needed a tub of butter to get it down. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Owner greeted us, saw us to out tables and... More 

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Thank Travelmanics
Management response:

Hi Travelmanics, Many thanks for stopping for lunch with us here at Monks at the Pier and for taking the time to post your review. Much of the credit for the efficient service has to go to your guide David Turner who suggested the 'order in advance' idea. As we've only opened 5 weeks, we are still learning how to... More 

Bunnik, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food with nice view on the harbourpier. Good service by Shaun. OK sole is expensive fish but this was really overpriced.

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Thank Scholten1
Management response:

Hi Scholten 1, Many thanks for visiting Monks at the Pier and for taking the time to post your review. Sean is a great guy and we are delighted he is on our team You are correct, Black Sole is very expensive to buy and thus the price on our menu. Many thanks again and best wishes, John Monks at... More 

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting right on the bay. The food was great and the staff was too.Pleanty of room for a group of 18 at lunchtime

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Thank Pat H
Management response:

Hi Pat, Good to hear from you and many thanks for your review. Delighted you and your group enjoyed your lunch with us. Best wishes, John Monks at the Pier More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $100
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, Irish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lisanard | Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: 353657077059

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?