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J.J. Murphy's

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ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 980 2870
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London, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This does what it says on the tin Cheap food and booze Good atmosphere Decent staff If you want to watch the footie or just have a good laugh with friends in an Irish bar then go!

Thank James H
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is hard to find empty tables at evenings and when there is a football match almost imposible to find a place even in the bar. The food is nice and the beer variety plenty. Some times the barman does not put beer from the beggining it uses the remaining of the preaviis filling... Is this normal?

Thank Teo R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice pub, good food and beer. I really liked it. Prices are high for Sofia standard, but worth it

Thank Matjaž K
Old Kilpatrick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcoming, smiley, helpful! Plenty of TVs for the football; good prices for drink and for food (and good food!)! Good atmosphere also unlike some 'Irish' bars around the world. Kilkenny was excellent! Brilliant hard-working barmaids - who got you pints and/or food. Liked the lampposts outside! Clean toilets, busy!! All good!! Will return!!

Thank peterlmurray
Sofia, Bulgaria
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a home away from home for many ex-pats living in Sofia. Go and get a Kilkenny or Guinness with Fish and Chips and watch whatever match is on. Oh and don't forget live music on Friday nights!

Thank Katherine L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect place for football games in the city. It is calm when the games are off and on the contrary when Live. The personnel is hospitable and manages with the football crowd. The food and drinks are very good.

Thank Stilian I
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

first time in and went for breakfast, good thick english bacon, 5 pork sausages 2 eggs beans lots of tv's for the sport will be going again

Thank Ian P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

fab breakfast here, much better than other places that claim to cook a full english, tv screens everywhere for sporting events, excellent service, a pleasant experience in here👍

Thank Ian P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A real hit and miss experience over several visits here. Mostly depending on which staff are on! I visited more than 6 times normally quite late for a quick pint. I had two meals which were ok but nothing special. If football is on the place is rammed solid! Being a Rugby fan it was a bit frustrating they didn't... More 

Thank Jon636
Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Unprofessional staff, advertising football games they can not show, mixing up orders, often not having change,... a lot can be improved here. On the positive side, price-quality wise the place is ok and the food is definitely not bad. These pros can not make up for the many cons, disappointing place!

Thank Laurens_dj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 17
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 2 980 2870
In 1856, James Murphy in partnership with four of his brothers founded the J.J.Murphy & Co. Brewery in Cork, Ireland.Since then his name has been associated with only the highest quality for his world famous Murphy’s Irish Stout, Red Beer and J.J. Murphy & Co. Irish Bars. In 1998 J.J.Murphys Irish Pub was founded in Sofia, Bulgaria.J.J. Murphy’s is the first authentic Irish Pub in Bulgaria. If you like the Irish atmosphere and food, there is no need for you to travel all the way to Ireland. Here you can try the traditional Irish Stew, Shepherds Pie and Beef Steak. Also on draught at J.J. Murphy’s are Kilkenny, Guinness, Carslebrg, Heineken, Stella Artois and Krombacher. During the summer you can enjoy an ice cold pint in the beer garden, with some great BBQ food.On the big screen televisions we show all main sport events from football to rugby, american football and many other sports. Every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy live music ( Jazz, Pop, Rock, Irish and Bulgarian Music).Through the years J.J. Murphy’s proved to be the best Irish Pub in the country. The excellent reputation is brought by the nice warm atmosphere, the quality of food and brilliant service.

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