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Monks Ballyvaughan

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The Pier, Ballyvaughan H91 W9TN, Ireland
+353 65 707 7059
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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South Bend, Indiana
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here for refreshments after going to New Quay for lunch and visiting Kinvara. We liked the atmosphere, but beer and wine choices were good. I tried the local Galway oysters, but they were not agreeable to my taste (I like American east coast and west coast oysters). This place is a stop on the frequent bus tours through... More 

Thank Publicola76
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The meal started of well with a very nice goat's cheese starter. However, the main course of baked salmon was extremely disappointing and overpriced (€19) as a result. The piece of salmon was tiny, and the "lemon veloute" sauce just tasted like unflavoured cream. The "seasonal vegetables" accompanying it were so bland that I didn't bother eating them - bog... More 

Thank PennyPetrovski
Prague, Czech Republic
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there for a dinner. Food was served very quickly and it tasted delicious. The staff was welcoming, smiling, very friendly and quick. We recommend this restaturant.

Thank Salma S
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Restaurant was not overly busy but all diners were requsted to "wait to be seated". Several people actually sat of there own accord due to the unreasonably long wait for attention from the lacking staff. Once seated we had to ask a passing member of staff to take our order, as we were left for far too long waiting for... More 

Thank andrew11046
Charlotte, North Carolina
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149 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is the traditional fare with a few extras. The prices were on the higher side but not outrageous. They can also get quite busy during the high season so expect a wait if you're there at the peak times.

Thank Dave E
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Location can't be changed and think God for that. Went on a busy Bank Holiday Saturday and was quickly brought to a table even though it was hopping. Quick friendly service with a joke and a smile. Colours for kids and plenty of distractions of photos, etc Prompt food served and cooked beautifully. Well impressed and pleasantly surprised with a... More 

Thank Austin M
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a quick lunch. Food was served very quickly and it tasted delicious. The staff was welcoming and we highly recommend this restaturant.

Thank Wiktoria Z
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been many years since our last visit to Monks, having heard some poor reports about the food. However, on driving past the newly refurbished pub on Saturday afternoon and receiving positive feedback from our b&b host, we decided to give it a try. It did not disappoint! Despite having no reservation (Easter Saturday), a table was found for... More 

Thank Sarnia G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous meal in Monks on Wednesday last. This restaurant serves the most amazing sea food. Sampled some of their famous oysters. Delicious. Four of us for a meal and everyone more than happy. Their Pil Pil Prawns are something else. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys top quality food and a friendly environment.

Thank Jacinta D
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food, but shame about the service which was a struggle with one young man running to keep the show on the road. It was stressful just watching him. Departed without receiving full order.

Thank Brian D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 32
Irish, Bar, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pier, Ballyvaughan H91 W9TN, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 7059
Traditional, rustic and rewarding. Fresh, flavourful and full of taste and heart is what Monks food is all about – because we bring you ‘local’ at its best.

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