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Murphy Blacks Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Award winning seafood restaurant in an award winning destination. Listed in the McKenna Guides Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2016/2017. Sunday Times Top 50 Places to Eat Seafood 2017
$17 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Irish, Seafood, European
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Had a meal here last night. I had crab tart for starters and hubby had the calamari. Calamari was tough and the crab tart was tasteless. Main course was Hake fish pie and lamb hotpot. Take was not the fish used in the pie as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank josiejolly
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Had a super meal here on New Year’s Eve. The staff were lovely, the food was excellent and the ambience was top class. We both had fish and it was so fresh, despite the time of year. If eating in the Kilkee area this is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mocalla
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the area and saw this place had really good reviews. Was not disappointed. Food was delicious and so fresh. Had the battered mushrooms to start. Mushrooms were very fresh and batter was light. Tasty and a decent serving. Shared with another person snd had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Don-Susi
Reviewed September 23, 2018

You come along, stop at this nice painted house, look at the menu and instantly feel the desire to have dinner here. And when finally Killian, a true gentleman, welcomes you at this cozy place with all the locals, you know this is it. Seafood...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Burkhard042
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I spent many happy Summers in Kilkee in the 60s and 70s. I returned last weekend to visit friends who have alovely holiday home on the West End.Our hosts brought us to Murphy Blacks in the Square a stones throw from Erin St. where I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We had an overnight stay in Kilkee and enjoyed a great meal here. I had the John Dory fillet and it was “get in my mouth” good! My wife had the monkfish which was also very good. Great wine selection for a small place. Shared...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were a group of three. We shared Goats cheese tart and home made flatbread and hummus for starters. For the mains - my wife had incredible cannelloni of place fillet stuffed with crabmeat in a white...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank John R
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We ate here on the recommendation of our hostess at our B&B. I had the evenings seafood special which was very good. My husband had the steak and unfortunately it was not good. It was tough and this is supposed to be a seafood and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Cillian M, Owner at Murphy Blacks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

“Very Unpleasant Staff”.....How dare you impugn the character of my waiting staff on a public forum such as this. They work for us because they have proven to be bright, friendly and efficient; this is borne out by the fact they are mentioned in glowing...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife, four children and I enjoyed a fabulous evening meal at BiaBaile tonight. Cillian Murphy (triathlete and MMU Masters degree, not Peaky Blinders actor) and his staff looked after us superbly. One of our party is Coeliac and was catered for excellently. We enjoyed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Loads of awards outside and lots of 5 star reviews on here made us think it was going to be a better restaurant than it was. Food was over priced but decent enough - chips are frozen not real hand cut ones which was disappointing...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Cillian M, Owner at Murphy Blacks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. We take pride in the experience we offer and are always very disappointed with anything that falls below the standard we expect ourselves when we go out. Cillian Murphy

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July 12, 2016|
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Response from Cillian M | Property representative |
Hiya, we certainly do...after all, kids are only slightly smaller adults..:-) we can do GF pasta and tomato sauce, a GF seafood pie or GF chicken/fish goujons with either potatoes and veg or chips.
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