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Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

Great place to eat staff are fantastic food was great. One of the staff(lady with blonde hair and wearing glasses) went above and above

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

I was introduced to this pub recently by an Irishman and returned with Phil to try the food. Although it has a motel attached to it and is a large stone house with a chimney, it's almost a blink and you'll miss it Irish pub....It has a full range of Irish beers on tap, indoor and outdoor seating, and a lovely ambiance decked out with all things Irish. We didn't stay for the live music, but it's nice to know that you can while away a Sunday here being entertained. I had the mushroom aranci balls, which were tasty with stringy mozzarella in the centre. Phil has the Guinness beef pot pit with mash and peas. The pie slightly overspiced, but tasted beautiful with tender beef pieces. The mash was nice and creamy and peas tasted fresh and were nicely minted. Now that we have discovered the D'Arcy Arms, we will return. I only wish patrons could also use the pool attached to the motel behind the pub 😉More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Great find!! Not to be underestimated this place is clean and tidy. Rooms nice and clean, ample car parking. Restaurant bar was nice, good food. Well priced, perfect for a short stay.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2021 via mobile

Had a booking. Walked in and waited for quite a few minutes. Staff were talking to 3 friends and then proceeded to walk past a few times and must have thought I was a new decoration. Ended up going around to the public bar then...had to wait again. Menu is basic and service was poor. Not what we are used to here. Usually get good service and good food. Disappointing to say the least. Pub is nearly empty. Wonder what has changed in the last few months….More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

The wife and I went here last week and had a great meal. We ordered the Chicken Parmi and the banger and mash, both meals were huge and very tasty. Great selection of Irish/UK beers as well. This is a proper Irish bar not a...themed Irish pub like so many others.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

Excellent all round. Fast and friendly service, awesome food and good selection of beverages. The lamb shank is a must try and the garlic prawns are also sooo tasty.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

Had dinner at our local. Fun place Had steak and also Irish stew - both very good and hearty serves Folk having fun pre- St Pats Day

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 December 2020 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant and bar, absolutely love the place and feels like a real taste of Ireland from the moment you walk into the place. Always great music on a Sunday.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2020

We'd been some years, in pre-covid days, to this restaurant and thought we'd try it out on our first night in Surfers, a Sunday. Our hearts sank when we heard live entertainment but we quickly overcame our misapprehensions because the guy was actually very good....The crowd there in the courtyard obviously thought the same and, mercifully for us diners, the guy stopped after one hour of non-stop entertaining. We started with a turkish bread with dips, and they were spot on! Next came my pasta chicken but I have to say that it was w-a-y too spicy for my taste whereas my partner's choice of chicken curry was also declared "spot-on". I'll know next time to order something a little safer. The service was friendly and the ambience likewise.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 29 April 2020

Amazing fresh food, so tasting and great portions sizes. Recommend the Lamb Shanks they are so YUM Quick service via Uber Eats while in lockdown Thanks Guys

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

I enjoyed a visit to that restaurant when I had chicken nuggets and drinks for dinner on Thursday 12 March 2020! Plus there were so many customers visiting that restaurant for dinner not just my group and we enjoyed a night out!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE ... we booked an overnight stay via WOTIF and turned up after hours .... no key left in the safe to check ourselves in ... called onsite manager who told us there is no booking and no room available and left...us stranded in the early hours!!!showed him my email confirmation with all the correct details on it and still couldn’t explain why ! Staff tried to then blame US for booking at 9pm??? Cannot even take responsibility for their idiotic mistake accepting bookings they cannot fulfil!!!! Sat on the side of the road at 1am looking for somewhere else to stay... no luck. Had to fork out for a cab just so we were not left on the streets and had somewhere to sleep. they have continually refused to cover our out of pocket expenses caused by darcy arms negligence. Disgusting mistake made by this hotel and will never ever go back to this place! STEER CLEAR !!!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

Lacks atmosphere but good food for great price. We had the beef burgers. At $12 each they were Excellent value.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020

had a few beers there Jan 17th, great service and food was even better, the table service was top rate...we will visit there again.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

We dropped in on the way back to our motel for dinner. The two ladies who were serving all the tables were friendly and efficient. The one who ended up serving us was fantastic and the reason for this review. The food was good, I...had the lamb shanks, and the serving sizes were certainly big enough, but the service was the stand out for us and we felt it deserved special mention. Unfortunately I am bad with names but if you are lucky enough to be on when these two ladies are working, you will certainly know it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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D'Arcy Arms Motel & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5