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The Moorings Restaurant

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Main Street, Portmagee, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped off here for a bite to eat on our travels around the Ring.Ordered Chowder but it was a glorified soup orange in colour with big lumps of smoked fish only 1 kind no mixture of fish as I had hoped for.Normally when I order chowder it comes out a lovely creamy white with a variety of seafood.Will not return... More 

Thank wosser
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by how big the room was, as well as how fresh and clean everything was. The breakfast choice was really good - so much to choose from & delicious. Barfood & restaurant food gorgeous - chowder, mussels, seafood risotto, hake - the list goes on - all lovely! The atmosphere in the place... More 

Thank GerriFisher
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We both had lunch and dinner here and where very satisfied. Great food, perfectly cooked, tasted fresh. Nice wine. Friendly staff (Spanish) and good atmosphere. For dinner we made a reservation (high season). Afterwards there was live music in the pub. Thanks for the lovely evening.

Thank tomtomnor
County Kerry, Ireland
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited after a half day boat trip to skelligs so we'd worked up a good appetite. have eaten here a few years ago and hada good experience then. It seemed alittle busier this time and we did have to wait a bit for a table. The food was very good with our highlights the crab claws and sea trout. staff... More 

Thank elimron
Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food here is nice with generous helpings. Staff are also very helpful. There doesn't seem to be an issue with toddlers either, heading there again tonight for some more

Thank jfinglas44
Cancun, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was rainy and cold outside, so The Moorings was a real refuge and we loved the food and the service. High quality Irish specialities sourced locally and cooked to perfection - simple and tasty, with a great kids menu too. It got a bit busy and we had to wait 10 mins for a table, but it was worth... More 

Thank anitagallagher
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious fresh sea food. try the catch of the day and anything with prawns.......they are to die for! Will be back. Ate there each night of our stay in Kerry.

Thank IrishOmollo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not many choices in Portmagee. The Moorings is 1 of 3 or 4 places to eat in Portmagee. We had to wait over an hour for a table. I ordered the Cesar salad and chowder. Some of the salad was brown/not fresh. The chowder was average.

Thank Geelonka
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited wt a friend on Monday n what a warm welcome on a beautiful sunny day , we both chose fresh plaice and what a treat it was delicious n very very tasty . We shared apple crumble for desert n it too was tasty . I highly recommend this very special place near Valentia island n the great skelligs... More 

Thank Gerard O
Athlone, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there, a group of us,there were six of us on our first night on Valentia island. The food was so wonderful that we all had to go back on our second night. I would highly recommend Here to anyone.

Thank Eithne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32 - $88
Irish, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Portmagee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Portmagee
  • Phone Number: 353669477108
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?