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“Avoid this place”
Review of The Merry Monk

The Merry Monk
Ranked #23 of 44 Restaurants in Ballina
Price range: $7 - $15
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Galway
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Avoid this place”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Just returned from this place, and it's a disgrace. I was refused the password for their Wifi, and the barman, Gerry, thought it was a great joke, had a good laugh along with some of the regulars at the bar. Earlier, a lady inquired as to whether there was going to be music tonight (it is advertised outside) - he thought that was a great laugh too. No music and WiFi that no-one is allowed to use - it's no wonder people tell Irish jokes. I'm staying in the nearby Caravan Park, and if this is what Ballina hospitality is like, it's my last visit to the town. Places like this brings the tourism industry in Ireland into disrepute.

  • Visited May 2013
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7 Thank Paul_Dunne
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English first
Ballina, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great staff, lovely pints, wholesome barfood that caters for various tastes, live music at the weekend really adds to the atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Paula C
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Killala, Ireland
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Microwave meal at best”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

After waiting a hour for our food , the portion's were small . One of our party had to change her dish cause of so much fat . And it left me sick all night and next day ! Terrible experience and will never set foot in the place again .

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6 Thank rosman096
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Derry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Breakfast at 3pm”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

I happened by here at 3pm on a Saturday and was eating full Irish breakfast at about 3.15pm with plenty of food, tea and toast - all for 9 Euro - not really much else too say about that except hard to beat these days!

  • Visited February 2013
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4 Thank Moflo_11
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killala
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“quick bite!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

the wraps and paninis are beautiful carvery not for me but for a quick bite lovely ! very busy place at noon time hard to get a clean seat !

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank mary d
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